Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Popcorn

Monday, December 17, 2012

White Chocolate Popcorn

My weekend in numbers:

20 hours spent in the car

3 states travelled through

1 entire book read

5 meals at restaurants

hundreds of hugs, kisses, and laughs

95 family members all together to celebrate

Mike and I went to Kentucky for our family Christmas party this weekend.  It was quite a whirlwind trip, but we haven't gone for Christmas since before we got married, so this trip was long overdue.  It was so good to see so many of our family members (can you believe that 95 didn't include everyone?!).

Of course, driving for so many hours means that there were plenty of opportunities for snacking.  When I was growing up, my mom always packed a huge box full of "road trip treats".  My favorite was (and is) Twizzlers.  It's a good thing my parents rode with us this year, because my mom brought along a bag packed with goodies.  I, on the other hand, brought water and a small plate of cookies.  Silly me. 

If I had been thinking ahead, I would have made up a batch of this white chocolate popcorn.  It's insanely easy to make--you probably don't even need a recipe.  I added in some Christmas colored sprinkles to make this popcorn more festive.  You could omit them, or use any color you want to match a holiday or special occasion.

White Chocolate Popcorn

Serves 8

1 cup of popcorn kernels
1 cup of white chocolate candy melts

1.  Pop the popcorn according to the directions on the bag.  Remove any unpopped kernels.

2.  In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate candy melts.  I begin with 30 seconds, then stir. Then continue on 15 second intervals, stirring until the chocolate is smooth.

3.  Put the popped popcorn into a large bowl.  Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the popcorn, stirring gently until the popcorn is evenly coated.

4.  Spread the popcorn out on 2 cookie sheets.  Top with sprinkles.

5.  Allow the chocolate to harden before breaking the popcorn apart.

This is best eaten the day it is made.  If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.


  1. Glad you were able to go - and had no snow for driving either! I saw a few pics that you and your parents were tagged in on FB.
    This popcorn looks yummy!

  2. From the thumbnail I was think it was pepper on the popcorn, but these sprinkles look more appealing!

  3. I doubt there will be any leftovers for the following day! They look scrummy.

  4. That looks so delicious! (from Leave a Happy Plate)

  5. What a delicious looking treat. Cannot wait to make this one! Come and visit us today. We are having a terrific giveaway this week from a talented Southern writer.

  6. Featuring YOU today! Thank you for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @

  7. Oh wow!! what a nice treat to serve unexpected guests!! thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  8. Hi Melissa,
    I can almost taste this awesome snack, we will just love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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