Tuesday, December 11, 2012

recipe: funfetti popcorn

While searching for holiday desserts recently I ran across a recipe for Funfetti Cake Batter Popcorn from  Erica's Sweet Tooth. Not really a holiday dessert, but it looked delicious. I love funfetti cake and cake batter so I knew I had to try it out. I'm not supposed to eat popcorn with my braces, my orthodontist strongly recommended against it, but I'm bad and made the recipe anyway.

I will tell you that the recipes makes A LOT of popcorn. Jason and I barely made a dent in it and threw most of it out, so I suggest cutting the recipe back or making it solely for a group. I also nixed the sprinkles when we made it, only allowing the ones that come in funfetti cake mix so I didn't risk any extra trouble with my braces. Mine isn't as pretty as that from the original recipe but it was still yummy!

So, what does Funfetti Popcorn entail?

2 bags of microwavable kettle corn
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups cake mix (I used funfetti, but the original post suggests white or yellow cake mix)

1/3 cup sprinkles

-Follow packaging instructions to pop your popcorn. Once complete, pour popcorn into a large bowl and carefully pick out any unpopped kernels.
-Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each. It took me about 3 minutes total to melt the chocolate.
-Add the vegetable oil and stir until smooth. Then add the cake mix, stir well. This will be pretty thick in comparison to cake batter.
-Pour the mixture over the top of your  popcorn (add half of your sprinkles here if you're using them) and use your hands to carefully mix everything up. I pulled popcorn from the bottom and kept turning it over the top continuously.
-Once well mixed, pour the popcorn over wax lined parchment paper. (Add remaining sprinkles now if you're using them.)
-Allow the chocolate to set for 20-30 minutes, longer if the chocolate is still gooey. You can also pop it in the fridge for faster results.
-When the chocolate has hardened you can scoop it back up into a new bowl and serve.

Do you have an unique dessert popcorn recipes?

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  1. YUM!!! I really need to try this!


  2. This looks really good! One of my favorite things to do is melt chocolate chips with coconut oil, drizzle it on popcorn, refridgerate it for about 30 minutes and enjoy. I love the salty/sweet combo :)


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