So I know this week is when people start to feel all of the holiday treats and decide to make diet-related resolutions, but I still need to share this awesome party popcorn with you.
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love popcorn as a snack. And it’s made even more fun when it’s jazzed up for a party or special event. And the good news is that it’s not too hard.
First, you’ll need to start with popped popcorn. I did mine in a big pot on the stovetop since I don’t have a microwave, but a bag of popcorn or the microwave kind will work just as well. You’ll also need white chocolate chips, sprinkles or nonpareils, and Lucky Charms cereal.
Before I got started on the time-sensitive chocolate, I measured out a tablespoon or so of my rainbow nonpareils, and divided out a cup of the marshmallows from the cereal. I also spread my popcorn out on a large baking dish with sides (similar to what you would make lasagna in).
Next I melted about 2 cups of the white chocolate chips, using a double boiler system on the stove. I stirred continuously until the chips were just melted together. After your chips are smooth and melted, you’ll want to pour the chocolate over your pan of popcorn. Move quickly to immediately also pour in the sprinkles and marshmallow pieces, trying to distribute them evenly throughout the popcorn. You’ll then want to use your hands to mix up the whole thing, being careful of the temperature (don’t burn yourself!), and the force used (you don’t want to break up all of the popcorn and marshmallows).
Once you’re happy that all of the pieces are well coated and not too globby, let the popcorn sit to cool for an hour to an hour and a half. It will be hard to leave the popcorn for that long, but it will be worth it.
After the popcorn has cooled and the chocolate has firmed up, this treat is ready to serve!
It’s the perfect addition to a birthday or movie night, and would make a great treat for a kid’s sleepover party. I just love how happy and celebratory this snack looks.