Malteser Popcorn Cluster

makes 20

These chocolatey clusters make mighty fine munchies

Ingredients

  • 75g popping corn
  • 125g butter
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 135g Maltesers
  • 30g milk chocolate, broken into pieces

Instructions

  1. Line a large tray with baking parchment or Magic Non-Stick Liner.
  2. Pop the corn and discard any un-popped kernels.
  3. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan over a medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the sugar has dissolved, allow the mixture to boil then reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 5-6 minutes until it is a light golden brown. Pour carefully over the popcorn and mix well to combine.
  4. Working quickly, use a spoon to place small clusters of the mix on the lined tray, adding a few Maltesers to each as you go. If the clusters begin to set, dot a little of the syrup mixture onto each Malteser to help it stick.
  5. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 20 second blasts, stirring well after each time, until smooth and completely melted. Use a teaspoon to drizzle each cluster with a little melted chocolate then leave until set. Place in cupcake cases to serve.