My family loves popcorn. Now that no one has braces any longer, I can make some fun popcorn treats, like this white chocolate cranberry popcorn. It’s perfect for movie night, party favors, a hostess gift or to tuck in holiday gift tins.
I’ll be honest, I was very hesitant to use white chocolate. I never have luck melting white chocolate chips. They just don’t seem to melt well, whether I do it on the stovetop, in a double boiler or in the microwave. So I sprung for a better brand of white chocolate, Ghirardelli, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. A nice, smooth, creamy melt. I did melt them in a double boiler over simmering water.
Surprisingly, this snack keeps well on the counter for a couple of days. If you plan on packaging it up in gift bags, do so just before you plan to give them. The popcorn will keep better in a tightly closed container than in the bags.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Popcorn
- 2 3.5 ounce package microwave popcorn
- 1 11 ounce bag white chocolate chips
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Spread popcorn on large baking sheet. Sprinkle ¼ cup of dried cranberries over popcorn. Set aside.
- Melt white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli) according to package directions. Drizzle white chocolate over popcorn and cranberry mixture. Sprinkle remaining dried cranberries over melted white chocolate. Place baking sheet in refrigerator for 10 – 15 minutes to set chocolate.
- Remove from refrigerator and break into pieces. Store tightly covered or package into individual bags for gift giving.
I’m excited to be sharing this recipe as part of #CranberryWeek – now in it’s third year! See all the tasty cranberry recipes being shared today below and follow #cranberryweek on social media for more ideas all week long.
- Chicken and Stuffing Casserole from Lemon Blossoms
- Cranberry Apple Crisp from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cranberry Apple Sangria from The Redhead Baker
- Cranberry Chicken Noodle Soup from Palatable Pastime
- Cranberry Orange Muffins from Kate’s Recipe Box
- Cranberry Smoothie from Our Good Life
- Creamy Cranberry Chicken Wild Rice Soup from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Fall Magic Bars from Books n’ Cooks
- Herbed Cranberry Chèvre Truffles from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries from The Gingered Whisk
- Turkey Cranberry Bagels from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- White Chocolate Cranberry Popcorn from Family Around the Table