As we launch into cooking our way through Jackie Alpers' Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts, I thought we'd start with something a little less sugary. Or so I thought. At least it has a savory base: popcorn.
Here's our Hollywood Stars Party Popcorn, slightly adapted from Sprinkles!
As Reluctant Kitchen Elf is our resident popcorn maker, I put him to work. He popped us two bowls' full of corn. One bowl was for the recipe; the other bowl was for if the recipe wasn't a hit. Thank goodness for Bowl B.
While the popcorn popped, Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf looked at all of the sprinkles we'd gotten on sale this evening. Cupcake gems in gold and silver, rainbow stars, dots, and more. Honestly, I didn't pay that much attention to them. But he carefully compared the photo in the cookbook to our options and selected three different jars.
- 5 C popped corn
- 1/2 C white chocolate chips
- 1 T butter
- silver cupcake gems
- rainbow star quin sprinkles
- rainbow nonpareils
Place the popcorn in a large heatproof bowl. Put the white chocolate chips into the top of a double boiler. And over simmering water, stir till smooth. Stir in the butter.
Pour the mixture over the popcorn and toss with a rubber spatula to coat. Sprinkle with the decorations. Enjoy!
The verdict: waaaaaay too sweet! Dylan got up from the table after his first bite and brought us all glasses of water. Riley said we should try it with dark chocolate instead of the white chocolate, but I'm inclined to move on. We have a book full of sprinkled fun to cook through.