Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

makes 6 cups

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

Place a 3 quart saucepan (or Whirley Pop) over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and popcorn kernels to the pan. Close the lid and  move pot back and forth  (or whirl around!) on the stove and pop the popcorn until you start to hear the popping slow down. Remove from the stove and sprinkle popcorn evenly with salt. Put half the popcorn in a large bowl and the other half in a 13 x 9 inch roasting pan.

Melt white chocolate with orange juice and orange zest on the stove over medium-low heat using a double boiler or a small saucepan with water at the bottom covered with a heatproof glass bowl. Stir constantly until chocolate fully melts and reaches a drizzling consistency.

Drizzle the reserved popcorn in the baking pan with the melted chocolate using the tines of a fork. Stir to evenly coat and place pan in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set the chocolate. When chocolate is set, stir orange chocolate covered popcorn into the salted popcorn until well combine. Season with salt to taste.