Instead of putting your popcorn in a plain old boring bowl, fill an Edible White Chocolate Popcorn Bowl with your popcorn!
White chocolate popcorn is a great snack to serve for your movie night and you will really impress your family and friends when you serve it in an edible popcorn bowl.
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.
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 (or 9 cups of popped 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.
STEP 1: Pop popcorn and remove unpopped kernels.
- Pop one bag of lightly salted popcorn then, remove all the un-popped kernels.
I typically pour the popcorn into one bowl, shake it to allow the un-popped kernels to fall to the bottom, then I use my hands to gently scoop the popcorn out of that bowl and place it into another bowl, leaving behind the un-popped kernels.
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.
STEP 2: Coat popcorn in white chocolate.
- 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.
STEP 3: Shape the popcorn bowl.
- 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.
STEP 4: Layer white chocolate popcorn in the bowl.
- Pop the second bag of popcorn.
- 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.
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.
STEP 5: Coat popcorn with a layer of white chocolate.
- Now use the remaining 4 ounces of white chocolate to work as glue to hold any loose pieces of popcorn together.
STEP 5: Chill then unmold.
- 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.
You can use a similar technique to make a football-shaped popcorn bowl then fill it with dark chocolate popcorn.
Or color the white chocolate orange (or use orange Candy Melts) to make this festive Jack-O-Lantern Popcorn bowl filled with Halloween popcorn.
You can even decorate a popcorn bowl for a birthday using modeling chocolate or fondant. I tossed some sprinkles and mini M&M candies on the white chocolate popcorn to make it colorful and festive for a birthday. Sorry, there is no blog post for this one.
Items used to create this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
A 100% edible bowl made from white chocolate coated popcorn makes a fun movie night snack.
- 2 bags lightly salted microwave popcorn (or 9 cups popped pocorn) (natural, no butter added)
- 40 ounces melted and tempered white chocolate or melted confectionery coating Candy Melts
Line a 6 quart plastic bowl with non-stick tin foil.
Pop one bag of lightly salted popcorn then, remove all the un-popped kernels.
Pour 18 ounces melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating over one batch of popcorn.
Fold the white chocolate and popcorn together just until evenly coated.
Working quickly pour the white chocolate popcorn into your lined bowl.
Press the popcorn in the bottom and up the sides of the bowl, compacting it as you go.
Pop the second bag of popcorn then toss with 18 ounces of melted white chocolate or candy melts.
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.
Brush the inside of the popcorn bowl with the remaining 4 ounces of white chocolate.
Chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
Remove the popcorn bowl from the plastic bowl and peel off the tin foil.
Fill your bowl with two batches of Peanut Butter Twix Bites Popcorn, Cookies 'n Cream Popcorn, or just plain White Chocolate Popcorn.
Calories are approximate and will vary depending on the popcorn and white chocolate you use.
This recipe post was originally published on May 7, 2014.
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from Hungry Happenings
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you can skip the chocolate bugs)