Today is the very last day of July, which means it's also the very last day of my birth month and allllmost the very first day of my sister's birth month. And it's Harry Potter's birthday. Which obviously means that there have been birthday celebrations going on for basically the whole summer, and they're not stopping anytime soon. (Cue Rihanna. "Cake, cake, cake, cake....")
I relish in birthdays. Birthdays, birthday weeks, birthday months... I fully support the dragging out of celebrations. They're like little holidays all devoted to you or someone you love! I started thinking that I hadn't done a single birthday related post, and that made me a little sad. Then started thinking about the fact that I hadn't done a single funfetti-related recipe, which made me even more sad. This all made me think of wanting to combine some salty snack with my love of all things funfetti, and this popcorn was born! It's so festive and perfect for birthdays or any celebration when you want a little sprinkle of fun with your snacks. I bet you can't eat just one handful.
Makes about 8 cups, or 5 generous servings
4 Tablespoons of unpopped popcorn kernels or 2 Bags of Regular Popcorn
1 Cup of White Chocolate Chips
1 Cup of White Cake Mix
1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
- Pop popcorn and separate all unpopped kernels from the mix.
- In a double boiler melt down the chocolate chips while stirring. You can also use a microwave, zapping for 30 second at each go and mixing continuously until fully melted.
- Add half of the vegetable oil and all of the cake mix. If it's too clumpy and thick, add a little more oil until it's a smoother consistency.
- Drizzle half of the mixture over the popcorn and shake out sprinkles over the popcorn. Mix together using a large spoon or clean hands.
- Spread the popcorn on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and sprinkle on rainbow sprinkles to your heart's desire.
- Allow to dry, this may take an hour or two depending on the humidity in your house. If it doesn't dry, throw the popcorn in the fridge for about an hour. It'll help the white chocolate harden and it won't be as messy to eat!
The $$$ Breakdown:
Ingredient cost: Less than $10 with supplies left over. Tip: Buy the unpopped kernels of popcorn and airpop yourself - healthier and you'll have tons of popcorn to make for future snacks.
The cherry on top is that it was our Twitterversary last week! Hooray for more celebrations. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram below!
Recipe and Photography by Lauren Durden