A few years ago, a friend of ours brought us this popcorn treat during the Christmas season, and every year we look forward to his treats arriving at our doorstep. This year, however, we were making treats for another family party and wanted to take this wonderful popcorn.
Instead of asking my friend if I could buy 3 or 4 bags of the good stuff, I sat down and came up with the recipe. It really was as easy as I thought it was. My friend’s batches are still better than mine, so I don’t know what else he adds extra, but this recipe captures the basics.
This makes a LOT of popcorn. You can divide the recipe into smaller portions if you need less. White chocolate is sold in packages of 12oz at my store, and it’s hard to use one package of chocolate to 1.5 bags of popped popcorn, but I guess it’s not too difficult to make that change.
White Chocolate Popcorn
- 3 bags microwave popcorn popped
- 24 ounces white chocolate chips
- ½ stick butter
- Pop the bags of popcorn and add them to a large mixing bowl. I like to use disposable aluminum turkey roasting pans for easy clean up
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter. Do this slowly or the chocolate might break. I use a heat resistant glass mixing bowl on top of my double boiler to ensure that the chocolate doesn't get too hot. Continually whisk the chocolate until it is creamy and smooth. Do not overheat.
- When the chocolate is smooth, pour over the top of the popcorn.
- Quickly mix the popcorn and chocolate until the popcorn is evenly coated. You can use a wooden spoon or your hands.
- Package into reasonable sized portions. Yield about 24 cups of deliciousness.