Springtime Popcorn Clusters

March 29, 2014Deanna
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I am finishing up my “Springtime” vacation in Pittsburgh with my family. If you been a reader of my blog, you know I am at a real disadvantage at my parent’s house. My family likes things very plain, the only spice is salt and pepper. So making any dish here is usually out the question. I have managed to make things here and there when I visit, and yes they like it, but as the saying goes, “you can not teach an old dog new tricks.” My parents, like most people’s, are just stubborn to change.

However, I did manage to make 2 dishes while I was here, one of which is this popcorn. My mom buys those movie theater candies from the store, like Mike and Ikes, Lemonheads, etc, all the time. I wanted to do something with Lemonheads that she buys. I will admit it is one of my favorite candies, so that was why I wanted to do something with it. I saw where someone made popcorn with jelly beans and pretzels, which was the inspiration for this recipe.

For this recipe, I wanted to balance with sweet, tart, and crunch. I also wanted to be a fun, easy thing to make. All these thoughts, what to do. Then it came to me at Wal-Mart when I saw a bag of Indiana Movie Theater popcorn. That would be perfect for this. I choose white chocolate over milk because I wanted the main flavor to be that of the Lemonheads. So I went about making this Springtime treat, I admit when it was all done, it became very addicting to eat. How did I come up with Springtime Popcorn Clusters as the name? Well, my mom said they looked like Daisies. Plus with Easter coming, I just thought it would be a cute name for this lovely treat.

 

Springtime Popcorn Clusters

Preparation 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 6     adjust servings

Easter and Springtime is in the air, what a perfect no bake treat then with these Springtime Popcorn Clusters. They are a great combination of sweet white chocolate, tartness of Lemonheads, and the crunch of buttery popcorn. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen. #springtime #easter #recipe #chocolate #candy #lemon #popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag of Indiana Movie Theater Popcorn
  • 1 bar of Ghirardelli White Chocolate
  • 1 movie theater box of Lemonheads

Instructions

  1. In a large, microwaveable bowl melt 3 squares of the chocolate in the bowl on 30 second intervals and stirring in between each interval till the chocolate is melted.
  2. Mix in the popcorn **Note, use your best judgement, you do not have to use the entire bag** and the Lemonheads with the melted chocolate.
  3. Give a good mixing so the chocolate lightly coats the Lemonheads and popcorn.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with some foil and spread out the popcorn/Lemonhead mixture on it.
  5. Melt the remaining white chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on 30 second intervals again until it is all melted.
  6. Drizzle the melted white chocolate all over the popcorn mixture on the cookie sheet.
  7. Let the chocolate set up on it, about an hour, then ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 76kcal Calories from fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 13mg1%
Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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7 Comments

  • MonuTeena RecipesPassion

    March 30, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Yeah it is not easy to teach Parents a new thing .. Well lovely reciPE thanks for sharing my dear <3

    1. Deanna Samaan

      April 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      No it isnt, but we still love them 🙂 Thank you!

  • Joanne T Ferguson

    March 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

    G’day! Looks great! Spring is in the air!
    Cheers! Joanne

    1. Deanna Samaan

      April 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Yes it is! I am so glad Warm weather is coming 🙂

  • Melanie

    March 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Such an interesting combination! I would not have thought of pairing the Lemonheads with the popcorn, but I suspect that tying them together with the white chocolate gives it a very nice sweet salty sour sensation. Looks great!

    1. Deanna Samaan

      April 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      I love playing with flavors, I knew white chocolate and lemons have a great flavor 🙂

  • Deanna Samaan

    April 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you so much 🙂

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