Minty Shamrock M&M Popcorn
Minty Shamrock M&M Popcorn is a super easy & delicious treat to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day. If you are a fan of white chocolate popcorn, the added mint M&M's in this snack will make you swoon!
Servings 8 cups
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 11 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 tbsp shortening
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups Mint M&M's
- 1/2 cup green milk chocolate M&M's
Prepare the popcorn using an air popper popcorn maker into a large bowl & set aside.
In a glass bowl, combine white chocolate chips & shortening.
Nest the bowl in a pan filled halfway with water & heat on the stove over medium heat. (you can use a double boiler for this.
Stir constantly until chocolate is in a very liquid state & smooth. Do not over heat.
Remove from heat- pour immediately over popcorn.
Fold the chocolate into the popcorn until it's coated & well combined.
Sprinkle in salt & continue to stir.
Pour in M&M's & continue to mix in. (Best to do this in small batches- you want some of the M&M's to get melted a bit from the heat of the white chocolate. Then you want to add more as it cools otherwise they will sink to the bottom.)