Looking for a quick and easy snack for the holidays? This stuff is addicting, it’s quick, easy and yummy. It makes great party food and a great gift. I am not a fan of white chocolate. But I get alot of requests for this, so I make it. Did you know that there really isn’t such a thing as white chocolate? It’s actually a white confection. But never mind about that. I made a batch of this today to share with ya’ll. Well, not so much to share the popcorn, but rather the recipe. Folks have been asking me for some Christmas treat ideas and this came to mind immediately. It’s super easy. I just use the microwaved popcorn….cuz I always burn fresh made popcorn. You might want to make a big batch…..some for friends and some for yourself.
I made half of the batch with coconut and half the batch with crushed peppermint candies and some Christmas sprinkles. If you want to add some crushed nuts or pretzels, that would be good too. Or, you can even add red and green M&M’s. Make it festive. Package it up in some cellophane bags tied with ribbon, or fill up a nice Christmas tin.
Fa la la la la.
Now, since both the popcorn and the coating is white, you cant really see that the popcorn is coated, but it is!
1 regular size bag of popped microwave popcorn
1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
1 cup shredded coconut
2 candy canes (broken in small pieces)
Optional: broken pretzels, nuts, M&Ms, cookie pieces,
Pop your popcorn as directed on the package and allow it to cool a bit in a big ol bowl. Melt your chips in a heat proof bowl and add the teaspoon of shortening to the melted chips. Immediately pour the melted chips over the popcorn and stir it up gently, being careful not to crush your popcorn. Spread it out onto a foil lined baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to completely set. Break apart and package it up.