March 5, 2012

Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn

With yellow and baby blue M&M's, this fun Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn is just perfect for a little boy baby shower.  Or, change the M&M colors to match any occasion!

Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn


As I mentioned in my last post about Baby Shower White Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispie Treats, my friend Andrea is expecting a baby boy soon.  Well, so is my friend Jenny (Jenny of Salted Chocolate Cake Pops post fame, that is).  So, I recently had the wonderful honor and pleasure of co-hosting a double baby shower for these two fabulous ladies.  Such a joy, a treat, and a blessing to be able to be involved in celebrating this special time in their lives!

When I came across this "She's Ready to Pop!" popcorn from Scissors & Spatulas, I knew it was just the treat to make for my two very special friends.  No doubt about it. 

Speckled with blue and yellow M&Ms to give this baby shower white chocolate popcorn subtle pops of color, it looked simply gorgeous for our boy shower.

Instead of putting it in the "Ready to Pop!" favor boxes offered by Scissors & Spatulas, we chose to use these absolutely adorable blue cupcake papers from Wilton.  Aren't they precious?  We clustered them together in groups of three as table decorations, and they looked like beautiful baby blue tulips adorning the room.  Just the decorating touch we were looking for!

Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn

We also served up a big crystal bowl full of baby shower white chocolate popcorn on the food table.  You know, just because we could.  And because this stuff is so good.  Let me just tell ya ... this popcorn was a major  hit!  Not just beautiful, but delicious too. 

The colors could be adjusted to fit with any occasion, theme, or holiday.  Simply change the color of M&Ms used.  Cool, huh?

How do you make this, you ask?  It's easy!  Pop up some popcorn, ...

Making Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn

... melt some white chocolate, pour it over the popcorn, ...

Making Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn

... sprinkle in some colored M&Ms, stir it all together (I found that a big spatula worked best), ...

Making Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn

... and spread it out on waxed paper to set.  You're done!

Making Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn


Serve it up in individual containers, like these beautiful blue cupcake papers ...


Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn


... or, in an elegant crystal bowl.  (Or both!)

Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn

Either way, with baby shower white chocolate popcorn you'll have a sure-fire hit for your special celebration.  I sure can't wait to meet the two little bundles of joy that this batch of popcorn honored.  One thing's for sure - knowing their moms, they're already two of the luckiest little boys around! 



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Baby Shower White Chocolate Popcorn
Source:  Adapted from Scissors & Spatulas
Ingredients
2 bags microwave popcorn, popped
1 (24 oz.) package white bark coating
2 T. shortening
3/4 to 1 c. M&Ms


Directions
1.  Place popcorn in a large bowl.  

2.  Melt bark coating and shortening together in the microwave per package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between).  Pour melted coating over popcorn; gently toss with a large spatula to coat popcorn.  

3.  Sprinkle M&Ms on top and gently toss again.  Spread out on waxed paper to set.

Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.

Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. Lovely popcorns for a very special day! Congratulations to your friend. Having a baby is a blessing =)

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  2. I need to try a popcorn variation one of these days!

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  3. Very cute idea! Might have to give this a try for the baby shower I am co-hosting in April! Thanks for sharing! Hopped over from Kristen's Creations - would love for you to "Hop" over to see my Master Bedroom Closet renovation!
    Hugs- Carol@arewethereyet

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  4. This is too cute! I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday_11.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday! I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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  5. I've never seen popcorn looking so cute! Beautifully presented and I bet it's tasty, too!

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  6. This is so darn cute!! You could switch up the colors for any occasion! Love this idea! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you back!! -The Sisters

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  7. What a sweet post!!!! And, the popcorn was amazing! So blessed to have you in my life!

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  8. Wow! This looks so nice and delicious. I like the idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great idea for a baby shower. It would work as favors for other occasions too by varying the colors of m&m's! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

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  10. YUM!!! Popcorn = LOVE and White Chocolate = LOVE... This looks FANTASTIC!!! Will definitely have to try it :D

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  11. Oh my gosh this looks so delicious! My blog focuses on baby showers and nursery designs and I would love if you guest posted about the shower or this treat. Let me know if you are intersted. Oh I'm excited to be your newest follower. If you get a chance feel free to stop by and follow back at
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  12. That looks delicious! Cute idea! Perfect for Valentines with some red, white and pink m&ms

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  13. So yummy, thank you for the recipe. I made two batches, one as listed and a twist of raspberry on the other by adding some raspberry jello powder to bark and using the raspberry dark chocolate M & M's. Both are tasty! ~Sheila

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  14. Hi, can you tell me where you got your cups? I've trying to look them up everywhere, Wilton's website, JoAnn's, PartyCity... no luck. I want to make the same ones since I am attending a baby boy shower and i think this would be a great idea. Thanks.

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    1. The blue cups are Wilton brand, and I got them at Michael's craft store. I have recently seen them at a local dollar store, which leads me to believe they may have been discontinued by Wilton (though I'm not sure!). Enjoy the popcorn!!

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