Party Popcorn

Party Popcorn

Okay, I’m going to cut right to the chase, this candy popcorn, what I’m calling Party Popcorn for a lack of a better term, is the quickest tastiest thing I’ve made in a while. And there are reasons for that. With just a few ingredients (as few as three, depending on what route you take), and not really any cooking, just some melting, this is a fast favorite for me now. Perfect for a party of any kind. And to think of all of my children’s birthday parties in years gone by that I could’ve used this one for.

Like I said, it’s simple. You only need 3 things: popcorn + melted white candy melts + sprinkles.

For the popcorn, you can pop your own (this is a good method from Simply Recipes), or take a short cut like I did, and use microwave popcorn. I like Orville Redenbacher’s Natural, Simply Salted. It had the least amount of crud I could find in the way of microwave popcorn, and just the right amount of salt to balance the sweetness.

The Vanilla CandiQuik or wafer style candy melts worked great for me. I tend to like using them better than the white chocolate chips. Sometimes white chocolate chips act wonky when melting.

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Party Popcorn

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Basically pop the popcorn, melt the white candy/chocolate, gently mix them together. I used my hands, clean hands, of course. If you’re using your hands to mix, be aware that melted candy coating is hot-ish. Not scalding mind you, but you’ll want to work swiftly. A large baking sheet worked great for a surface to combine the popcorn and melted candy. Once mixed, sprinkle with your favorite sprinkle colors before candy hardens. I had multi-color nonpareils on hand, but wouldn’t your favorite team’s colors be perfect for a Super Bowl party, or tailgating? Or customize to match the birthday girl or boy’s cake. The fun never ends when sprinkles are involved.

Party Popcorn

I hope you enjoy this easy one. And party on with your popcorn!

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Party Popcorn
 
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This super simple treat is perfect for any party or special occasion.
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Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: Makes about 8-9 cups.
Ingredients
  • 6-7 ounces (weight) white candy melts, melted
    (substitute your favorite color, or chocolate)
  • 8-9 cups popped popcorn, lightly salted
    (I used Orville Redenbacher's Natural, Simply Salted, 1 pack makes 9 cups popped)
  • sprinkles or nonpareils in your favorite color
Instructions
  1. On a large baking sheet or bowl, gently mix in the melted white candy/chocolate into the popped popcorn.
  2. Now for the sprinkles! Sprinkle the sprinkles before melted candy/chocolate hardens.
  3. Gently mix together before candy/chocolate hardens.

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