Monday, December 20, 2010

White Chocolate Popcorn

I wanted to share one of my most favorite holiday treats I make every year for friends and family: White Chocolate Popcorn! It's the best popcorn you will ever eat -- I don't even like white chocolate but I cant get enough of this stuff. It not only tastes good but it's hella easy to make, too. If I can make it, then anyone can.

Here's what you'll need. Pretty simple, right? This year, I popped six bags of popcorn. You should have one bag of white chocolate chips for every one bag of popcorn you pop (although you'll probably have leftover chocolate -- but it's better to have too much than too little).

-1 bag white chocolate chips

-1 bag buttered popcorn

-1 large brown paper bag

Pour a bag of chips into a medium pan and heat on low. I want to stress the LOW heat, peeps -- if you see the chocolate start to harden or turn brown, lower your heat. I was able to melt the chocolate with the lowest heat my stove offered. Stir constantly. MMMM, this smells amazing...

After a few minutes, you'll have a nice, thick sauce. I like to stir all of the lumps out, but you could leave some chunks in there if you want (and if you like the taste of white chocolate by itself).

Pop you bag of popcorn. Let it cool for a few minutes. Place the cooled popcorn into your large brown bag. Then, scoop about a cup's worth of the white chocolate sauce and drizzle it into the brown bag over the popcorn. Close the bag and shake! This will distribute it evenly. Don't worry about how you drizzle the sauce -- it does a good job of getting all over the popcorn. Scoop, drizzle and shake one more time.

Then, pour glazed popcorn into a bowl to cool. Taste your work! I like to make one bag of popcorn first to test how much chocolate I want on it. Some years I've added more chocolate than other years -- it's really up to you on how much you want on. But typically, two scoops of chocolate is plenty.

This was how much I got out of six popped bags of popcorn. I was able to make 25 holiday bags with that! I sent some of the bags off with The Hubs to take to work, and I'll pass them out to the kiddos' teachers and our neighbors. Everyone loves this stuff...and I think you will, too!

Also, stay tuned to The Housewife Diaries for a special Christmas Tupperware Giveaway!


Wendy said...

Thanks! My hips needed one more yummy recipe this season. Brat ;-)

Lizzie said...

so, this would be a better alternative to me shoving a kit kat bar in my mouth with a handful of popcorn????


looks yummy, thanks for the recipe :)

Nicole said...

Yumm! I have never heard of it....

I made popcorn for the kids class parties. I make mine in the stove top popper and then I add the butter and salt and then Shay said he wanted carmel corn, so I made that too. I ended up making almost 60 baggies full. I was tired of popcorn after that ;)

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Mrs. Jeremy said...

The use of a paper bag to mix it all up is brilliant. I used it yesterday and it made it so much easier!!! Thanks:)

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