Snackity Snack

There has been a lot of snacking at my house the past few yearsmonths weeks.  I know I instigate it.  It’s what I do.  I like to make lots of sweets  to just surround myself with…to have on-hand…just in case.
In case of what, I am not entirely certain, but you know..just in case…
 Knowing that a handful of M&M’s is just a few steps away makes me smile… or a spoonful of buttercream….
  You know you wish you had a spoonful of buttercream a few steps away.
If you didn’t wish that, chances are fairly high you wouldn’t be interested in this blog.
I don’t know why I have this love affair with sugary treats…it’s like my love affair with pajamas.
I can’t get enough.
I love pajamas…maybe more than my black yoga pants…gasp!
Ok..I took that too far.
So, in the vein of snacks, check it out…
I will tell you that I didn’t know that I liked Craisins before I made this, but apparently I do.
I’m not much of a fruit in dessert person, plus “Crasins” just sound gross.
BUT, I will tell you, they are delicious in this fun mix.
Granted they are coated in white chocolate…and isn’t everything palatable when it’s coated in white chocolate?  But giving Craisins the benefit of the doubt, they tasted good and I don’t think a raisin would have worked as well.  Raisins wouldn’t have added that slight tartness you need to cut through the sweet and salty going on.
So high five to the “Craisin”…now, we need to find you a new name.

White Chocolate Popcorn
adapted from Southern Living 

2 (3.3 oz bags) microwave buttered popcorn
2 cups salted mixed nuts
2 cups Craisins (dried cranberries)
2 (12 oz bags) white chocolate chips
1 t. cinnamon

Microwave popcorn.  Dump into a large bowl.
Remove kernels that didn’t pop. 
Add nuts and Craisins.
Melt white chocolate according to directions on package, either in microwave or with a double boiler.
Pour melted chocolate over popcorn/nut mix.
Using 2 jelly roll pans or wax paper covered countertop (a trick my girlfriend taught me) dump popcorn into a thin layer and sprinkle with cinnamon

Let sit until chocolate hardens…about 30 minutes.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

I made this specifically for my husband to take to Poker Night…and I worried it wouldn’t be “dude” food, but apparently I was wrong…I made a massive bowl and he came home with only a little bit left.
So go ahead and snack away…there’s fruit in it, so it’s ok 😉

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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41 Responses
  1. Lauryn

    mmmmm, I love choc covered popcorn!! And with the craisins, I bet this was a delicious snackity snack! Oh, and there is nothing I love more than pajamas!

  2. Diane {}

    I love to have items on hand just in case too….YOU NEVER KNOW….is what I always say, you never know who will stop by and you'll need it, I guess you just never know!
    It looks delicious, I really enjoy popcorn and this sounds yummy, I love tart and sweet and salty all in one, oh you have kicked in my "snack tooth"

  3. Abby

    That looks AMAZING. Homemade popcorn is my favorite snack in the world, especially with a side of chocolate. So this is perfection for me!

  4. Monica H

    Dude food- ha ha!

    At first u was think this would be too sweet for me (don't hate me!) but then I saw there was cinnamon in it- yum!

  5. Kate

    This looks like a great snack! I've never had the white chocolate – popcorn combo. My son has been requesting caramel popcorn lately and I'm getting a little tired of it. We need something new!

  6. Sara Tea

    White chocolate covered popcorn?? Um… yes please. Also, as a craisin convert myself… they make flavored craisins… I had orange ones and they were epic I put them in a pistachio and white chocolate fudge. epppicccc.

  7. A Busy Nest

    I made this recipe from Southern Living a couple months back and just used almonds instead of mixed nuts. White chocolate popcorn by itself is great, but when Craisins and nuts are tossed in, it takes it to the next level! (And I'm pretty sure I ate the batch in pajamas!) 🙂

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  9. GrapeSugar

    Mmmmm! I love the salty sweet combo! Don't you wish all the great snacks you see on blogs every day would just magically show up as samples every morning!? I do. 🙂

  10. Joanne

    You got me. I always wish I had buttercream lying around. That stuff is addictive. And so comforting. Not that I eat my feelings or anything…

    This popcorn looks amazing for dudes and dudettes (can't believe I just wrote that…)

  11. Amy

    Looks yummy – you're right, what's not to love covered in white chocolate?! TFS! I need to try this – I can't imagine it will last for the 3 days! 🙂

  12. Velva

    This white chocolate popcorn with craisins really rocks. I could eat this all day.

    Cheers to you for enjoying the sweet things in life-life is too short not to enjoy it.

    Great blog posts. I really like the photos too. Nice.

  13. Molly

    I love the picture at the top of this post! My son loves Craisins, and that's even before they're dipped in white chocolate. He's going to love this snack!

  14. Bridgett

    I love my black yoga pants so that they can stretch to accommodate my snacks, ha ha. Unfortunately I have given up the snacks lately but my pants are happier! My kids would love this snack.

  15. Raina

    This sounds sooo good. Great idea with the Craisins. They are so tart on their own, but I bet they are great with the white chocolate. I would have never thought to put white chocolate on popcorn but I cannot imagine those two together could be anything but awesome!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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