Spiced White Chocolate Popcorn

February 27, 2011

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Tonight is Oscar night which deserves a treat.

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Such a momentous occasion calls for spice, salt, and sweet.

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This zesty, white chocolate popcorn can be made in a pop.

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It’s so delicious, you won’t be able to stop.

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A sinful delight? No, that’s not quite right.

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It’s truly naughty, but oh so nice.

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Lick your fingers good and clean.

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But, please don’t stick them back in the bowl because that’s just mean.

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See the recipe below. Enjoy the Oscars tonight!

Ingredients: (makes one large bowl of popcorn)

olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of a sauce pot)

roughly 1/2 cup of white popcorn kernels (enough to evenly coat the bottom of the pot)

1/2 baking bar of white chocolate (melted)

1 tsp chipotle chili powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons course ground salt (such as Kosher salt)

Directions:

Pop the popcorn using this method- coat the bottom of a sauce pot with olive oil (or canola oil) and put an even layer of corn kernels on the bottom. Put a lid on, crank the heat to high and let it pop. When the popping becomes slower, take it off the heat right away. Pour popcorn into a bowl and add the seasonings (salt and spices) to taste. I’ve set out rough measurements, but you could adjust it to your liking.

Next, melt the white chocolate over low heat on the stovetop. Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn and stir until all the kernels are coated. Pour onto a baking pan lined with parchment to set. Drizzle any remaining white chocolate onto the kernels (or lick the bowl, it’s up to you). For a quick set, put the pan in the fridge for 5 minutes.

Serve individual portions in brown paper cones, or in a large bowl for sharing. I highly encourage smuggling this into the movie theater on date night.

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Catherine July 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I am making a bunch of this for a party. Can I use microwavable popcorn to save time or will it not taste good? Thanks for the great recipe! My friend loves white chocolate and we are having a circus themed party so I thought this would be the perfect snack to serve!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods July 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Give the microwaved version a try. Maybe do a test batch to be sure. I am not a huge fan of microwavable, but I think it will still give you the same flavors you’re after. Once popped, let the popcorn cool a bit. Then drizzle on the white chocolate and spices. Toss and cool to set. Hope it works for you! :)

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Fresh and Foodie March 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

WOW! I LOVE this! Making popcorn this way reminds me of my grandmother, but I assure you she never made it quite like this! Great idea — and cute poem, too. :)

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Thanks for your comment! You made my day! Finally, some love for my silly poem. :)

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Homer February 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm

SO – FREAKING – GOOD !!!

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Ana February 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

hi Jen– the popcorn looks great, but i actually found you via HTP when you asked your question about reception food at your wedding. My fiance’ and I had the same issue/concern about having a variety of foods for all the different dietary needs, so we actually are having a later ceremony and a dessert/cocktail reception. So now, we have dairy and nondairy desserts, fruit and cheese, cake, etc., which enabled us to have a great variety of everything and it was very affordable.

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Great idea, Ana. Thanks!

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TA February 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

Tried it today and it’s delicious. (Although I would use a little more white chocolate because I love the sweetness.) Your blog is great!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Thanks! I agree, more white chocolate is never a bad thing.

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VeggieGirl February 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

LOVE the combination of popcorn and any type of chocolate – yum!

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