White Chocolate Popcorn with Dried Cherries

Patroitic White Chocolate Popcorn with pops of dried cherries and festive sprinkles is an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing treat for a patriotic special occasion…or your next family movie night!

This easy Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is perfect for any festive, red, white and blue holiday or family movie night!

I’ve caught the flavored popcorn bug. Dear readers…consider yourself warned! After thoroughly enjoying Savory Popcorn with Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Herbs, I moved to the sweeter side of the spectrum.

When perusing Pinterest for easy ways to add patriotic touches to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend festivities,  I could have easily become obsessed with gourmet mustards to top hot dogs and hamburgers at our barbecue. Or, I thought about preparing a batch of homemade fortune cookies (which have been on my bucket list for some time.)

Instead, I came across an article for 10 Flavored Popcorn Recipes. Ten! Let’s just say I’ve been enjoying sweet and savory popcorn allllll weekend looong. 🙂

This easy Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is perfect for any festive, red, white and blue holiday or family movie night!

Since we are headed into the holiday weekend, I couldn’t wait to share this festive sweet concoction!

White Chocolate Popcorn Tips

Making chocolate covered popcorn seems like a no-brainer. Pop the corn kernels. Drizzle with chocolate. Enjoy! And, it is easy. But, just in case you have ever ended up with clumps of coated popcorn and others with none at all…or a big mess in your kitchen, I’ve got a few tips:

  • 1/4 cup of kernels yields about 8 cups popped. I used an air popper. You can also pop corn in a brown paper bag, on the stove or buy microwave popcorn bags at the store. It’s best to start with plain, unbuttered, unsalted (or lightly salted) popcorn.
  • Be sure to pick out any un-popped kernels!
  • Transfer the popped kernels to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and push the pieces together.

This easy Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is perfect for any festive, red, white and blue holiday or family movie night!

 

  • Drizzle the melted chocolate in a back and forth motion over the popcorn and use a tooth pick to further distribute the chocolate over the popcorn. Add sprinkles, if desired.
  • I looove the pop of dried cherries in the mix. They are hard to spot because I mixed them into the chocolate before drizzling it over the popcorn.
  • Allow the popcorn to set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Once it has set, break the popcorn into pieces and enjoy!

This easy Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is perfect for any festive, red, white and blue holiday or family movie night!

Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn with Dried Cherries

White chocolate popcorn with pops of dried cherries and festive patriotic sprinkles is an easy to make, crowd-pleasing treat for a special occasion or movie night!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Marjory

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popcorn popped, 1/4 cup unpopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate 6 ounces
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • Sprinkles as desired

Instructions

  • Place popped popcorn on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high in 30 second internals. Stir each time. It takes about 1 minute and 30 seconds to melt.
  • Stir dried cherries into the melted white chocolate
  • Drizzle chocolate in a back and forth motion over the popcorn.
  • Use a tooth pick to further distribute chocolate, if desired.
  • Shake sprinkles over the top of the popcorn.
  • Place baking sheet in the refrigerator and allow chocolate to set for about 30 minutes.
  • Break in bite-size pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3.1% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 2.5%

This easy Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is perfect for any festive, red, white and blue holiday or family movie night!

Enjoy!

This easy Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is perfect for any festive, red, white and blue holiday or family movie night!

 

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Comments

  1. I know this will be a POPular recipe that all can enjoy, anytime! Thanks for sharing, Dinner-Mom!-

  2. Sweet and salty is my favorite snack! Love the patriotic colors!

  3. Flavored popcorn is sooooo addictive! The festive sprinkles are a real treat.

  4. What a great way to spruce up boring popcorn

  5. My kids eat their weight in popcorn! Can’t wait to try this out on them.

  6. Ginny McMeans says:

    What a yummy snack. Perfect for the 4th.

  7. Why has it never occurred to me to put sprinkles on popcorn before?! So much fun!

  8. What a fun snack! Sweet and Salty is the best!

  9. I’ve never heard of a popcorn like this. My Dad loves white chocolate and cherries, he’d devour this!

  10. Oh that sounds yummy. And so easy to make

  11. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks….and these additions sound great!

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