White Chocolate Popcorn



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All the rage–these days, and for good reason. Incredibly simple. Dang yummy. Perfect for your New Year celebration.

White Chocolate Popcorn


4 c. popped popcorn

1 Tbsp. Crisco Shortening

1  11 oz. bag Ghirardelli Chocolate Classic White Chocolate Baking Chips

1 cup dry roasted peanuts, M&Ms, raisins, pecans, pretzels –or any combination you’d like


Important Note:

You can pop the corn yourself or buy the bagged kind–either way is fine. However–please, please pour the popped corn in a large bowl and shake it around–to get the un-popped kernels and the “Old Maids” to sink to the bottom. Then, lift the whole, popped corn out and set in another big bowl. Throw away all the nasty little tooth breakers. Seriously, they don’t get to be part of our adventure. Now, then–with that said…

Melt the Crisco and white chocolate together. Pour the mixture over the popped corn mixture and thoroughly coat all the pieces. Spread on waxed papered cookie sheets to set. Store in tightly covered container.

Nibble until 2010…and beyond.

12 Replies to “White Chocolate Popcorn”

  1. Um, wow. Does that mean the batch we gave you had nasty little toothbreakers, then? And where on earth does the Crisco come in? For stove cooking? We’ve never needed any in air poppers.

  2. No, of course not. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased popcorn balls or caramel corn in my life that I’d swear were made from the bottom of the bowl–that’s all. And it’s very hard to pick through a sticky popcorn ball to pull the little beggars out.
    No, no–we love your popcorn.

    Oh, and the Crisco helps the white chocolate (in this recipe) have a better pouring consistency.

  3. Oh that looks so yummy.
    Thanks so much.
    That is perfect just what I wanted yum yum.
    Now I just need to go to the store and get some white choco. Wish me luck.
    Thanks again

  4. Hahaha. Oh, wow. Sorry. Pregnant reading comprehension skills are the best! I swear I read the directions six times and never saw where the Crisco came in. That totally makes so much more sense now.

    I got totally paranoid about our popcorn being bad because I remember a lot of the heavier, smaller stuff had sunk down underneath the popcorn and pretzels, so Charles usually has to spoon the M&M’s and nuts in as he fills the bag. “Oh, no! The heavier stuff probably included some unpopped stuff!” I didn’t know that about the store bought popcorn balls — what a rip off!

  5. I set your popcorn right by my computer and before I knew what I was doing–I’d eaten 3/4 of the bag. It was so embarrassing. I had to move it up to the kitchen to leave it alone.
    Sooo good!

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