It is a busy couple of weeks for me with two birthdays, Easter, a party, and weekend guests on the docket.
I have the birthdays organized, the Easter baskets purchased, and this great Easter popcorn made.
I threw this recipe together on the fly after purchasing white chocolate disks and a bag of candy chocolate eggs at the store.
The first thing to do is pop up some corn. Hear me now people, DO NOT use microwave popcorn. Go old school and pop it in a large pan using vegetable oil. That way there will be no artificial flavors competing with the white chocolate.
That is an order.
Another note about the popcorn - add salt! It gives that great sweet salty combination that is AMAZING!
Once your popcorn is popped and placed in a large bowl, prepare your chocolate disks. I always melt them in the microwave - I found that 45 seconds, a stir, and then another 35 seconds was perfect. Every microwave is different so err on the side of caution - if you overdo it, the chocolate will seize up and there is no fixing it.
I used pink, blue, green, and white colored disks and one by one poured them on the popcorn in sections. While the chocolate was still wet I added in some colored sprinkles.
Once the chocolate cooled and hardened up, I added in the small chocolate eggs. I wouldn't be a good mom unless I tasted it to be sure it was good enough for the enchanted children :)
I bagged it up to keep it fresh and keep me from eating it, and tied the bags with pretty ribbon.
This is dangerously yummy - I'm telling you, the salt takes it to another level. The kiddos had better guard this with their lives when the ribbons come off!