Here is the original recipe from Mrs. Schwartz's. We made this with white chocolate and it took forever to melt and actually didn't melt until I added the shortening. And then I had to add more Crisco to get it to melt. Maybe the chips were old?
1½ cups melted almond bark or white chocolate chips
¼ cup Crisco
1½ cups white or yellow cake mix
6 cups popcorn, popped
Melt the almond bark/chocolate in the
microwave. I put it in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring
between each 30 seconds until it is fully melted.
Add the vegetable shortening to the almond bark/chocolate and stir
until it is melted. I usually don’t have to put it back in the microwave
to completely melt it but you can if you have to.
Then add the cake mix to the almond bark/chocolate.
Pour the coating onto the popcorn and coat evenly. I use 2 spoons and toss it almost like a salad.
Pour the popcorn out onto cookie sheets to cool/harden. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of sprinkles.
Wait until fully hardened (if you can) and enjoy!