Halloween Dessert - White Chocolate Popcorn Skull
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Make White Chocolate Popcorn in the shape of a skull
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Halloween
Keyword: halloween popcorn, popcorn skull, white chocolate popcorn
Servings: 1 Skull
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 16 ounces melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating*
  • 4 ounces melted and tempered dark chocolate or melted dark cocoa or black confectionery coating*
Equipment Needed:
  • 1 skull shaped plastic cake pan or non-stick metal pan
  • air popper for the popcorn or a plain brown lunch bag and a microwave
  • extra large mixing bowl
  • disposable pastry bag or a zip top bag
Instructions
  1. Pop 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an air popper. If you don't have an air popper, then place your kernels in a plain brown lunch bag, fold the top of the bag over a few times, heat in microwave on high power for 2-3 minutes until you hear the popping of the kernels slow to one to two pops per second.
  2. Place the popped kernels in a very large mixing bowl and discard any unpopped kernels.
  3. Pour melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating over popcorn.
  4. Use a large spatula or spoon to gently fold the popcorn and chocolate just until the popcorn is covered.
  5. Quickly spoon the white chocolate popcorn into the skull mold, pressing down, making sure the top is level.
  6. Refrigerate if using white chocolate, freeze if using confectionery coating, until set, about 15 minutes.
  7. To un-mold, hold your hand over the popcorn, turn mold upside down and set just above your work surface.
  8. Press gently on mold, allow popcorn skull to fall out. If it wont release from mold, it may need a few more minutes of chilling time.
  9. Pour melted and tempered dark chocolate or melted dark cocoa candy melts into a disposable pastry bag or zip top bag.
  10. Snip off one tip.
  11. Pipe on eyes, nose and mouth.
  12. Refrigerate for 7-10 minutes until set.
  13. Serve skull within two days or store it in a large metal popcorn tin for up to 3 weeks.