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Chocolate covered “party popcorn” for #SundaySupper

Well, the holiday season is officially in full swing! I’m beginning to anticipate all of the treat making that has to occur over the next few weeks. I’m sure I am not the only one: the holidays are a time when I exchange a good deal of homemade sweets. It can be a daunting process if left to the last minute. And let’s be honest: as much as I try to prepare in advance, there is always something that has to be made at the last second for some reason or another.

chocolate covered party popcorn

That’s why I like to have a few delicious and easy to make sweet treats in my back pocket for just an occasion. Or…for when I completely botch a batch of something else I was spending a long time preparing. Yeah…that’s happened too. Having an alternate plan on the back burner is pretty much necessary in my house.

I love this chocolate covered “party popcorn” for those instances. Heck, I just like this treat in general and whip up a batch pretty regularly. When you use the white chocolate melting bark to cover the popcorn, you can add food coloring to suit the holiday/event/etc. Red and green might be great for Christmas…or a nice light blue paired with white/silver/blue sprinkles. The combination is really up to you depending on the occasion, and you could even use multiple colors for extra fun! I have also added mini M&Ms in the past for some extra chocolate goodness…the combination is truly a mix and match situation!

Do you have any quick sweet treat recipes always on hand?

chocolate covered party popcorn

Chocolate Covered “Party Popcorn”

Ingredients

3/4 cup unpopped white corn kernels

10 oz almond bark or other white chocolate melting bark/chips

4 drops blue food coloring (or other color of choice)

1/4 cup multicolored jimmy sprinkles

Instructions

1. Pop the white corn kernels (I use an air popper, but you can also pop a microwave bag). When popped, spread the kernels in a single layer on parchment paper or tin foil, and remove any stray unpopped kernels.

2. Melt the almond bark/white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler, according to package instructions. Add drops of food coloring to achieve the desired color for the chocolate.

3. Use the tines of a fork to sprinkle the melted chocolate over the top of the popcorn evenly. Then, sprinkle the jimmies over the top of the chocolate so it sticks to the mixture.

4. Allow popcorn to cool completely, then carefully break apart the pieces and store in an airtight container before serving. Enjoy!

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20 Comments on Chocolate covered “party popcorn” for #SundaySupper

  1. Katy
    December 1, 2013 at 8:46 am (5 months ago)

    That popcron makes me happy just looking at it – so bright and cheery!

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    • Katie
      December 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Katy! Bright colors are always a good thing in my book!

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  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    December 1, 2013 at 9:27 am (5 months ago)

    Yum!! I love popcorn and I love chocolate! What a great combination of flavors!! I love the blue color you added to the chocolate!! This is such a fun treat!!

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    • Katie
      December 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm (5 months ago)

      I made some of this for/with my students recently and it was kind of hilarious to hear the questions… “How did you make the chocolate BLUE?!?!” You’d think it was magic that I dyed it! ;)

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  3. Laura Dembowski
    Twitter: piesandplots
    December 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm (5 months ago)

    Love having quick and easy recipes to make for friends. This looks so festive too!

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  4. Tara
    December 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh how fun, I love this idea. Kids would go crazy for this!! You can make this at anytime of the year, thanks so much for a great recipe!!!

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    • Katie
      December 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm (5 months ago)

      I do like to have some more seasonal items for my holiday treats, but gosh darn, this one definitely comes together in a pinch if I don’t have a lot of time to devote to things (or if um…I mess something up and need to course correct)!

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  5. Liz
    Twitter: thatskinnychick
    December 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm (5 months ago)

    So festive! So pretty! I love, love popcorn…and coating it with white chocolate only makes it twice as irresistible. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!

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    • Katie
      December 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm (5 months ago)

      Two of my favorite things combined, I say! Since I got my air popper, I’ve been eating popcorn more regularly than I should admit…

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  6. The Ninja Baker
    December 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm (5 months ago)

    Sooo pretty and yummy looking, Katie. Fantabulous idea indeed for the holidays =)

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  7. Stacy
    Twitter: srushton1
    December 2, 2013 at 8:27 am (5 months ago)

    I love that you can change the color up to suit the occasion, Katie! My girls would LOVE this!

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  8. Renee
    December 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm (5 months ago)

    That popcorn is a party all by itself. How pretty! And the color options are limitless. So cool!

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  9. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons
    December 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm (5 months ago)

    This is so much fun, Katie! It just screams TIME TO PARTY!! I’m bookmarking it to make for my little niece’s next birthday party. She’ll love it :)

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  10. Courtney
    Twitter: neighborfoodie
    December 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm (5 months ago)

    How fun and festive! Sweet and salty popcorn is one of my weaknesses. It’d be dangerous to keep this around my house for long!

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    • Katie
      December 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm (5 months ago)

      Sweet and salty is definitely an irresistible combo for me!

      Reply
  11. Sarah
    December 4, 2013 at 7:02 am (5 months ago)

    That looks like a perfect stocking stuffer!

    Reply

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