White Chocolate Cherry Pecan Popcorn- Popcorn Thursday #7

Hi there, Popcorn Thursday friends. I’m bringing you popcorn visions of chocolate, cherries and pecans today for our weekly snack. I was inspired by a bread I had once in a bakery and I loved the flavor combination. I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate on its own, but I feel that it works with popcorn because it balances out the salty, buttery flavors perfectly. The other great thing about this combination is that you can easily substitute one ingredient for another with equally delicious results.

What are your favorite popcorn toppings/combinations/add-ins? I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you like to jazz up your popcorn! Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll talk popcorn and other food favorites. I love hearing from you all. In the meantime, here’s how to make this sweet version:

White Chocolate Cherry Pecan Popcorn

9 cups Popcorn, lightly salted and picked through for unpopped kernels

3 Tablespoons Butter, melted

1 Tablespoon Sugar

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

Pinch Nutmeg

1/2 cup Dried Cherries

1/4 cup Pecans, Toasted

4 ounces White Chocolate, melted

In a large bowl, drizzle the butter over the popcorn and toss to combine. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sprinkle over the buttered popcorn. Toss to combine well and spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle the dried cherries and toasted pecans over the popcorn, then drizzle with melted white chocolate. Let sit for about 25-30 minutes for chocolate to harden. If you’d like to switch it up a bit, gently mix in the white chocolate instead of drizzling it over the popcorn and pour the mixture onto baking sheet. Let chocolate set and break into clumps with your hands. Store any leftovers in an airtight container. This will also make great gifts packaged in a clear bag or a box and tied with ribbon or twine.


28 thoughts on “White Chocolate Cherry Pecan Popcorn- Popcorn Thursday #7

  1. I am amazed at your variations! I think you have helped me with sister’s Xmas present…I am going to provide her the ingredients, and she can make the popcorn!

  2. You had me at popcorn, and the fact I get that whole sweet/salty taste all in one bite? Wow, looks great!!

  3. What a great combination.. I would not have thought of putting these together. Yummy!

    You asked what we like…One of my faves is caramel and cheese popcorn mixed together.

    Looking forward to the next popcorn entry.

  4. I am bowing down right now 🙂 I was just telling my hubby that I don’t like the popcorn they sell at the cinemas here cuz they only have one flavour. And I love flavoured popcorn, salted caramel, chocolate etc it makes it less boring. So when I saw your recipe I was super excited!!! I love all your popcorn ideas. Thanks for sharing 😉

  5. Kathrina I love all your popcorn recipes! You are very very creative, you should think of having a brand 🙂

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