Happy Halloween! Are you dressing up tonight? Maybe taking your kiddos out trick or treating or handing out candy?
In all seriousness, I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy that may still be without power or dealing with flooding and can't celebrate Halloween tonight. Hopefully, all our east coast friends are safe. Lots of love to you all!
To celebrate Halloween a little bit last minute, I wanted to share this delicious, festive treat with you today. You can whip this up in no time at all and snack on while you hand out candy tonight. This popcorn is addictive. I found myself sneaking a few bites of it even after I had brushed my teeth. It is crunchy, sweet, and salty. You could totally change up the colors of the M&M's and sprinkles to make this for other holidays too!
Halloween Popcorn CrunchFrom Fabulous K
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons canola oil (for popping on the stove)
Alternatively: 2 bags plain microwaveable popcorn
1/2 teaspoon seas salt
6 ounces white chocolate chips
1/2 cup Halloween sprinkles
1 cup orange and black M&M's or Smarties
If popping on the stove: Pour the oil and popcorn kernels into a large heavy bottomed pot with a tight fitting lid. Turn the heat to medium. Stir until the kernels are coated with oil. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, shaking the pan often. Once the popping starts, shake the pan constantly, cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes or until popping has almost stopped. Let the pan stand for one minute, then transfer the popcorn to a large mixing bowl. Season with salt.
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn, stirring well to coat the popcorn. Then stir in the sprinkles and M&M's.
Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then store in an air tight container.