Monday, February 22, 2010

No-Bake Mondays: White Chocolate Popcorn Cupcakes

No-Bake White Chocolate Popcorn Cupcakes

Oh yes I did.

Inspired by a Long Island bakery that makes chocolate-covered popcorn, this no-bake cupcake recipe is made with white chocolate chips, butter popcorn, dried cranberries, and walnuts. I'm no white chocolate fan but I find that with cranberries, it's a match made in dessert heaven. Pick at it or sink your teeth in it, this is a sweet treat for kids—and big kids. It's G-double-O-D good.

No-Bake White Chocolate Popcorn Cupcakes
In Minutes 20
Makes About 10 pieces

1 100-calorie bag microwaveable popcorn, light butter flavor
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
pinch of salt

1. Make popcorn according to instructions.
2. Place white chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds or until completely melted (careful not to burn it!).
3. In a large bowl, stir in popcorn, cranberries, and walnuts. Add salt.
4. Line muffin pan with baking cups and fill with mixture. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
5. Ta-dah! Super cute popcorn cupcakes, ready to eat. Enjoy.

Quick, absolutely no-fuss, and completely adorable. Now you've got your next party dessert covered. 

You're welcome. 

- Kris Alcantara