Spicy white chocolate popcorn

Spicy white chocolate popcornOne of B’s co-workers makes this amazing spicy popcorn and occasionally he sends some to our house. It’s one of my favorite treats and so I decided to spice up a classic party treat, white chocolate popcorn. I didn’t make my popcorn from scratch (like he does), but it still turned out really tasty. Go light on the spice…it absorbs in the popcorn and gets spicier as it sits.

White Chocolate Popcorn


1 bag of microwave popcorn (I like Pop Secret’s plain…but you can use whatever you like, just don’t get ones that have extra butter or salt or it will get greasy)

1 16 0z bag of white chocolate chips

Dash of cayenne pepper (use less than an 1/8 of a tsp)

Red or green sanding sugar (optional)


Pop your popcorn according to the instructions. I go through it after it is popped and try to remove as many unpopped kernels as I can. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl, sprinkle with the cayenne pepper, then stir it. Let the popcorn cool for a few minutes while you melt your chocolate. You can melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for thirty second intervals (stirring after each) until smooth, or you can melt it in a double boiler (the method I use), using low to medium heat and making sure the water from the bottom sauce pot doesn’t touch the top. Once the chocolate is melted working quickly pour over the popcorn and mix well. Then top with sanding sugar. Let the mixture sit for about an hour until the chocolate has hardened. Then I usually transfer it to another dish and top with a little more sanding sugar. Breaking up the popcorn before you transfer it is a good idea, so people aren’t standing there trying to break it apart in the bowl (causing popcorn to fly everywhere…not that I would know about this happening). And that’s it! Super easy!

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