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.
- 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
- ¾ cup M&M's, I used a bag with fall colors for my autumn book club
- 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.
- Spread popcorn onto large baking sheet and allow to cool completely. Break apart large pieces to serve. Best on day made.