Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn

White Chocolate Popcorn
White Chocolate Popcorn

I adore popcorn. When I was in college, I considered a big batch of popcorn a perfectly acceptable meal. Even when we were dating, Bill would roll his eyes when my funds were tight and I’d choose buying a chic sweater over groceries. Popcorn always came to my rescue if I was hungry. So it’s no surprise that I wanted to make a huge batch of this Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn…and I could have eaten every last crumb myself!

This is a snack I made for my book club gathering…I think my friends were expecting an exotic, complicated recipe when they asked about this white chocolate popcorn. It couldn’t be simpler. I popped a couple bags of microwave popcorn…I prefer those labeled “natural” to avoid any artificial butter flavorings…and tossed it with a bag of melted white chocolate chips with a touch of vegetable oil. Easy as pie…and equally as delicious as pie. I added in some autumnal hued M&M’s for some color…the red and green ones that appear around Christmas would transform this into a fun holiday treat. Many other additions would taste incredible, too…nuts, other candies, dried fruit. Just add your favorites.



Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn~

Ingredients

  • 2 bags "natural" flavored microwave popcorn (I used Orville Reddenbacher brand), popped, unpopped kernels removed
  • 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup M&M's, I used a bag with fall colors for my autumn book club

Instructions

  1. Gently melt white chocolate chips with vegetable oil in microwave, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds or so, till smooth. Put popped popcorn in a very large mixing bowl. Pour melted white chocolate over popcorn, gently tossing. Quickly sprinkle with M&M's and continue tossing till most of popcorn is coated.
  2. Spread popcorn onto large baking sheet and allow to cool completely. Break apart large pieces to serve. Best on day made.
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Look who crashed the party:



For those of you who love to read, here is a list of the books my book club has read and discussed over the past 16 years.

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