These Dulce de Leche Popcorn and Brazilian Chocolate Pizza Recipes are Brazilian Dessert Recipes you’ll want to make sure you file away!
If you read my blog, you know that one of my favorite times of the week is Friday night, which in our house is when we celebrate Movie Night. I love it for so many reasons, but mostly because my whole family cuddles on the couch together and we get to eat popcorn.
I also love it because we can do Family Movie Night without any fanfare or we can kick it up a notch for a fantastic evening the kids will be over the moon about. Which is what I did Friday night.
We all (yep, all five of us) came down with a cold this week, and were just starting to collectively feel better. A celebration was in order. So we celebrated Brazilian style.
The movie? Rio 2.
The treats? All things South American.
My first stop was to World Market, where I knew I could get some international goodies and entertaining essentials to inspire my spread. I’ve seen all of the rage about Brigadeiros on Pinterest, which inspired the whole Brazil-night concept, so I picked up a high-quality Dutch Process Cocoa Powder. I got some Dulce de Leche, not sure how I was going to use it, but knew it must be done. And, grabbed some super-interesting popular South American sodas and a few bottles of South American red wine for the grown-ups.
Here’s the Movie Night Menu I came up with:
Brazilian Chocolate Dessert Pizza
To me, the perfect family movie night starts with pizza. Move over pepperoni. It’s time for Brazilian Chocolate Dessert Pizza.
I baked my pizza crust, covered it with chocolate from a traditional Brigadeiros recipe, then topped it off with sweetened coconut flakes, chopped nuts, and flaky sea salt. So. Good. So so good.
It didn’t take me long what to do with the dulche de leche I scored at World Market. How ’bout a South American twist on caramel corn. Drum roll please…
Salted Dulce de Leche Popcorn
OMG. Y’all, this may be hands down the best thing to come out of my kitchen. Ever. And, I don’t say that lightly.
Sweet. Salty. Popcorn. The (new) trifecta of the Gods. We may never eat regular popcorn again. Plus, it’s so easy. Pop a plain batch of popcorn.
Mix in the pre-made dulce de leche, spread onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt.
Bake until golden. The whole process is spoon licking good. In fact, so good that it may not make it from the baking sheet into a bowl.
Do you have any movie lovers in your family? Be sure to share your own Movie Night adventures using the hashtag #movielovers.
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I was provided with World Market Gift Cards as compensation for my time. All opinions are my own.