Valentine’s Day is in the air. And so is the smell of popcorn!!
By now a lot of people have had some version of zebra popcorn. While there a few companies out there that make it well and I can easily devour an entire bag, making it at home from scratch with an extra little touch is so much better!!
This is zebra popcorn with dried cranberries (and sprinkles!!). Okay to be honest, this stuff does not last in our house long enough to warrant making it prettier with sprinkles. However, because love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is near…go sprinkle crazy!
It is a really easy treat to wrap up in little bags and give to those you love for the holiday. Or make a batch for a Valentine’s movie date at home and enjoy the entire pan yourself.
However, truth be told, this popcorn is delicious anytime of year. Can you ever go wrong with sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy?! It is really easy to make with kids and would even be super fun for a birthday party if you used birthday sprinkles!
Sweet and Salty Zebra Popcorn
makes about 10 cups (1 baking pan)
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
3/4 teas salt
1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Heat oil over medium high heat in large pot. Add popcorn and cover with lid. You will begin to hear the popcorn popping. Shake occasionally so nothing sticks to the bottom and continue until the popping slows down. Add salt and shake again.
Pour popcorn onto parchment lined baking sheet so it is in a single layer. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove. Put melted each chocolate into piping bag (or freezer ziplock bag with the corner cut). Drizzle white chocolate, then dark chocolate over popcorn. Sprinkle dried cranberries over the top while chocolate is still soft. Then add sprinkles if desired. Place in refrigerator so chocolate can harden. Break apart and enjoy!