Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pin to Present - Cake Batter Popcorn

Today's "Pin to Present" post is cake batter popcorn. Yes, it's as delicious as it sounds and it's super easy to make! I apologize for the photos...I really want to get a DLSR camera to better capture the deliciousness of the recipes I make. Maybe I'll get one for Christmas? **Hint hint Tom! ;)

Recipe and photo from TastyKitchen.com
Anywhoodles, back to the recipe. All you need is 5 ingredients - that's right, only 5! Plus, it takes just 5 minutes to make! So if you find yourself in a pinch to make something for a get-together/potluck, this recipe is great because it consists of basic pantry staples: yellow cake mix, popcorn seeds, white chocolate chips, vegetable shortening and sprinkles (optional).

Here's a breakdown of the recipe:
  • 1-½ cup melted white chocolate or almond bark
  • ¼ cups vegetable shortening
  • 1-1 ½ cup yellow or white cake mix
  • 6 cups popcorn (popped)
  • ¼ cups sprinkles
First, melt the white chocolate/almond bark in the microwave. I put it in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each 30 seconds until it is fully melted. Then, stir in the vegetable shortening to the melted chocolate. I didn't have to put it back in the microwave to completely melt it but you can if you have to.



Next, add the cake mix to the almond bark/chocolate. The recipe calls for 1 – 1 ½ cups cake mix, but I would err on the lesser side - it makes the chocolate mixture super thick which in turn makes it more difficult to mix in the popcorn.

Pour the chocolate coating onto the popcorn and use your hands to toss everything together—it's waaaay easier than using a spoon, but watch out, it gets pretty messy! If you don’t get every single white chocolate cake batter clump perfectly mixed in with the popcorn, don't fret - it'll harden anyway and work out just fine.

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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