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.
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”
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
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!
Make sure you check out all of the other “covered” recipes by the other Sunday Supper contributors!
Covered Appetizers and Entreés
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Party Mix from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Personal Steak Pot Pies from The Foodie Army Wife
- Slowcooker Bean and Ham Soup from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Butternut Squash & Cheddar Potatoes Au Gratin from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Salmon en Croute from Curious Cuisiniere
- Excellent Beef Stew from Noshing With The Nolands
- Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy from Food Lust People Love
- Pigs in a Blanket (Cabbage Rolls) from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Streusel Topped Apple Pie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Chocolate Satin Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Banana Butterscotch Muffin-Cake from What Smells So Good?
- Chocolate Banoffee Pie from Happy Baking Days
- 1 Easy Chocolate Macaron Recipe, 3 Japanese Wine Fillings from NinjaBaking.com
- Chocolate Covered “Party Popcorn” from Ruffles & Truffles
- Caramel Apple Bundt Cake from Pies and Plots
Not Sure What To Do? We Got You Covered
- Cilantro Turkey Salad with Farro and Mango from Shockingly Delicious covering turkey leftovers
- Back to Basics: How to Truss a Chicken for Roasting from Crazy Foodie Stunts covering a cooking technique
- Peppermint Whip Cream from Peanut Butter and Peppers covering a vegan and dairy-free dessert topping
- Gluten Free Lego Cookies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks covering a gluten-free dessert
- Mexican Coffee Bun from The Urban Mrs covering a dessert with an uncommon ingredient
- Cranberry Walnut Crumble Bars from Magnolia Days covering an idea for fresh cranberries
- Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars from Alida’s Kitchen covering a quick and easy cheesecake fix
- Prosciutto covered Rosemary Pork from Family Foodie covering a holiday meal on a budget
- Homemade Yellow Cake Mix from Treats & Trinkets covering a cake mix without the chemicals from store-bought ones
- Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches from Neighborfood covering turkey leftovers
- Apple Cider Doughnuts from The Texan New Yorker covering a dish made at home so you don’t need to wait in long lines for it
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