Confetti Popcorn (for Julie!)
We could talk about two things today. We could talk about my ridiculous, out-of-control popcorn obsession. Or we could talk about how it’s Julie‘s wedding month!
Let’s go with the latter! Yes, our friend Julie is getting hitched this month so a few of her blogging friends got together to throw her a little surprise virtual bridal shower, complete with amazing treats!
I, um, chose popcorn. Should I be sorry? Because I’m not really. Even though I just shared a popcorn recipe last week. This one is different. And dare I say it’s better? I mean, we are talking sprinkles. And white chocolate. ON POPCORN, friends.
I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t get better than confetti popcorn. And I’m pretty sure that any celebration I’m involved in is bound to have sprinkles involved. Right?!
So here we are, simple stove-top popped popcorn with tons of white chocolate and celebratory sprinkles, all in honor of our beautiful and fabulous bride-to-be, Julie! Congrats to you and Jason, my friend! I wish you many countless years of love and happiness! xoxo
PS – I tried to find all purple sprinkles but I failed. I liked the purple, blue and green! 🙂
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Chocolate Eclairs with White Chocolate Drizzle by Baked By Rachel
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Yield: 4 cups
Total Time: 15 min
Stove-top popped popcorn with white chocolate and lots of fun sprinkles!
1 Tbs. grapeseed oil (or canola oil)
1/3 cup popping corn (unpopped)
4 ounces white chocolate, melted (see notes below)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup nonpareils sprinkles
Heat the grapeseed oil in a medium heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.
Add a few popcorn kernels, cover the pan and let it heat up. When one kernel pops, add 1/3 cup of uncooked popcorn kernels and cover the pan. Shake the pan a little to spread the kernels in an even layer. Let the kernels pop for several minutes until the pan is full and the popping slows down, shake the pan often. Remove from heat and transfer popcorn to a large bowl.
Stir the vanilla into the melted white chocolate. Gently pour over the melted chocolate and shake the bowl to distribute. Add the sprinkles and stir well (use your hands if necessary) and continue to shake the bowl/stir until all is distributed.
The popcorn will hold into clusters as it sits so if you don't plan to serve it immediately, spread onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper to let it set. Store in an airtight container.
I used white almond bark in this recipe. You can use vanilla baking wafers, white chocolate chips, etc. Just be sure to melt according to package directions. I prefer melting chocolate using a double boiler.