I made pumpkin popcorn many weeks ago as the Fall spirit starting to set in. When it was complete I couldn’t help but think it still needed something more, that it still needed tweaking. I knew I would spend more time on this recipe when I had some time! Honestly there are probably many things you can do with the basic pumpkin popcorn recipe but I know one of MY favorite seasonal treats to make is chocolate popcorn. Yes, this recipe would be perfect for that! That is what I did, WHITE chocolate in fact!
So here is the recipe:
Pumpkin Coating Mix (Combine all ingredients lised below in a bowl until well incorporated):
- 3 tablespoons Pumpkin Powder (not pie spice – purchase online if not available in available in your local stores – see product link at bottom of post)
- 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg (I grated my own)
You will also need:
- 1 XL Bag of buttered popcorn.
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips for the second part of this recipe!
Pop the XL bag of buttered microwave popcorn as directed on the package (you can use a regular sized bag but you will have lots of excess coating mix fall to the bottom). While the popcorn is still hot, open the bag and dump the pumpkin coating mixture (prepared as instructed above) in. Hold the bag shut carefully and shake to coat the popcorn with the mixture. It is important that the popcorn is hot so the coating will stick. Allow the popcorn to cool. You have pumpkin popcorn! Yum!
Now for the white chocolate!
Spread your popcorn out in a single layer on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Melt one cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave as instructed on the package. When the chocolate is well melted use a fork to drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn generously. Place your cookie sheets in the refrigerator for several minutes so that the chocolate will harden. Your popcorn is ready for eating!
Bring your popcorn back to room temperature and store in an airtight container! Enjoy!
Sorry, no lunches today! The children are on a brief hiatus from school due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Don’t worry, lunches will be back soon!