Instead of putting your popcorn in a plain old boring bowl, make an Edible White Chocolate Popcorn Bowl! This delicious treat is a great addition to any movie!
White Chocolate Popcorn Bowl
The idea to create a bowl made out of popcorn has been swirling around my brain for a while so when I finally attempted to make one, I was so happy it not only worked, but was easy.
And, it looks great.
Next time, I make one, I’m going to decorate it. This time, I just really wanted to make sure the idea worked and I wanted the Peanut Butter Popcorn Speckled with Twix Bites to be the star of the show.
This snack was gobbled up while we watched our movie last night. My friends raved about it, and were all so amazed by the popcorn bowl. It was fun to see chunks broken off and eaten.
It was so warm and cozy in our basement movie theater last night which was such a nice change. If you’ve ever spent two hours watching movies in an unfinished basement you know how cold it is.
I love how the room looks with the new carpet and am now excited about getting it decorated. We have dozens of board games that we want to display on shelves and I’d like to make a really cool display. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear about them.
White Chocolate Popcorn Bowl
Note: If you don’t have experience working with chocolate or confectionery coating, read my Chocolate Making Tips page before you begin.
2 bags Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals Lightly Salted microwave popcorn
40 ounces melted and tempered white chocolate or melted confectionery coating (Candy Melts)
6 quart plastic bowl*
Reynolds Non-Stick Grill Tin Foil (long box) – optional, but a great idea
food handling gloves, also optional but will save you from having very messy hands
*If you use a plastic bowl you don’t have to line it, but I still would just to make it easier to remove the popcorn bowl. If all you have is a glass bowl then you definitely will need to line it with the non-stick tin foil in order to remove it. If you don’t have a 6 quart bowl, any plastic bowl will work, you just might need more or less white chocolate popcorn to line it.
Unless you have a really giant mixing bowl, you are going to need to make one batch of white chocolate popcorn at a time. So, pop one bag of popcorn then remove all the un-popped kernels. Repeat, keeping the popcorn in separate bowls.
See that white bowl on the right? That’s the bowl I lined with non-stick tin foil and used as my popcorn bowl mold. It’s a 6 Quart Tupperware bowl.
Pour 18 ounces melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating over one batch of popcorn. Use a large spatula or spoon to gently fold the popcorn and chocolate just until the popcorn is covered. Move quickly as you don’t want your popcorn to start to set up.
Working quickly dump one batch of the white chocolate popcorn into your plastic bowl (mine is lined with the non-stick tin foil for easy removal.)
Press the popcorn in the bottom and up the sides of the bowl, compacting it as you go.
Make the second bowl of white chocolate popcorn using another 18 ounces of white chocolate and the remaining bag of popcorn. Take handfuls of the popcorn and press it into the sides of the bowl. Once you get all the popcorn in your bowl, press down all around the bottom and sides of the bowl making sure the popcorn is really compact, but not broken into small bits.
Now use the remaining 4 ounces of white chocolate to work as glue to hold any loose pieces of popcorn together.
As I worked up near the top of my bowl, I felt some pieces weren’t sticking together as well as I’d like. I worried they would break off, so I used a silicone pastry brush to work some melted white chocolate in between the popcorn pieces.
Put the popcorn bowl in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Remove it and if you used tin foil, lift the foil and the popcorn out of the bowl, then peel off the tin foil.
If you skipped the foil, then turn your bowl upside down, and press down on the bottom of your plastic bowl and the popcorn should pop out. If it doesn’t you may need to scrape around the top edge of the bowl, removing any white chocolate that has hardened on the lip of the bowl, then try again.
Items used to create this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
More Delicious Popcorn Recipes
from Hungry Happenings
White Chocolate Popcorn Infested with Milk Chocolate Roaches
(this is the basic candy coated popcorn recipe
you can skip the chocolate bugs)