Another fun recipe to share with you today! This is a perfect snack and its hard to stop eating. Most of us enjoy that sweet and salty aspect to foods, which you totally get in salted chocolate covered popcorn. I made this a few weekends back for a party and it was a hit! Its not too over indulgent, but still a tasty dessert. It would be fun next time to try it with milk chocolate too! I hope you enjoy this recipe, have a fabulous day!
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
6 ounces white chocolate, chopped or morsels
1 tsp of butter
1/4 cup birthday sprinkles
1/4 cup silver sprinkles (optional)
In a medium saucepan, pour in olive oil and heat over medium-heat. When oil is hot, add popcorn kernels, making sure all the kernels are touching the bottom of the pan. Cover with a lid and wait until you hear kernels start to pop. Once they commence, grab the pan; while simultaneously holding down the lid, give it a good shake. Return pan to the stove and repeat a few times. This will ensure that all of the kernels pop. When popcorn is done, turn off heat, transfer to a bowl, and add a few pinches of salt. Add about 1-inch of water to a double boiler (or a saucepan with a glass bowl nestled on top and be sure your bowl is completely dry). Heat white chocolate and a teaspoon of butter over medium-low, watching the chocolate the entire time. White chocolate has a lower melting point, so it can seize easily. When chocolate is melted, stir until smooth, the butter will make it glossy and smooth. In a few batches, pour chocolate over popcorn, mixing gently to coat each kernel lightly. Evenly spread popcorn onto a baking sheet and add confetti sprinkles. Let popcorn sit for 3-4 hours (or until dry) - I put mine in the fridge to cool faster and then broke it up once ready to serve.