White Chocolate Popcorn


I’m not a popcorn-at-the-movies kind of person. Buttery popcorn just doesn’t do it for me; I’d rather have the sour patch kids or peanut M&Ms. But when it’s chocolate on popcorn—that’s another story.

I’ve been obsessed with white chocolate lately and this is just another way to eat it up. It’s a crunchy, creamy, salty dessert that’s unexpectedly incredible. And it has whole grains so it’s not entirely unhealthy, right?


If you’re worried about this being a messy treat, the chocolate doesn’t actually stick to your hand once it’s cooled down to room temperature. It’ll make your hands about as greasy as any buttered popcorn, though, so have a napkin nearby.

White Chocolate Popcorn

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 8 servings):

  • 8 cups plain popcorn
  • 6oz white chocolate
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt



  1. In a microwave or over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate and butter together until smooth.
  2. Stir the salt into the white chocolate evenly.
  3. In a large bowl, poor the melted white chocolate over the popcorn. Fold the popcorn into the white chocolate until it’s all coated.
  4. Let the popcorn sit at room temperature and the chocolate solidify slightly. Scoop into bowls and serve.


This is definitely not as good as leftovers since it keeps so poorly, so I would suggest making it and eating it on the same day. I don’t think it’ll be too hard once you take a taste to finish the batch.

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7 Responses to White Chocolate Popcorn
  1. Faith @ For the Health of It
    April 23, 2012 | 9:13 am

    I’ve been having a love affair with Ghiaradelli white lately – the idea of putting it with salty popcorn is almost too much deliciousness to handle!

  2. Amber K
    April 23, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    I’m a candy person at the movies too. I never understood the giant bag of popcorn when you can eat junior mints or reese’s pieces.

  3. Luv What You Do
    April 23, 2012 | 8:50 pm

    That looks like an amazing combination. I love popcorn, it is my favorite food and drizzled in chocolate is even better!

  4. holly
    April 24, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    holy shiz…i want this right now. white chocolate (preferably the Green and Black brand) is my JAM!!!

  5. The Candid RD (Gina)
    April 25, 2012 | 6:58 am

    mmmm…this sounds like heaven in a bowl!

  6. Paige @ Running Around Normal
    April 26, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    Mmm I love white chocolate popcorn. I love all popcorn, actually. Kettle, chocolate, movie theatre fake buttery, give it all to me!

  7. xeyedmary
    April 27, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    Silly girl! You MUST add Craisins (dried cranberries) and shelled pistachios to the white chocolate popcorn! Then you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven!