March 31, 2012

Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn

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!

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