White Chocolate, Cranberry & Cashew Popcorn

Oh my sweet goodness, this recipe was the bomb! Is that still a cool word? I never know. I’m a homeschooler. I don’t get out much. ;o) Except to buy cashews for this recipe…yeah baby!



  • 1 large bag microwaveable butter flavor popcorn (I use a reduced fat version. Because it makes me feel better about eating an entire bowl of popcorn, never mind the marshmallow and cashews. Oh yeah, and the white chocolate. But still.)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips…mmmm
  • LARGE microwave safe bowl

Step 1: Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside. Or just lay it out on your counter, that’s what I did. Why dirty a pan when you don’t need to?

Step 2: Pop the bag of popcorn and pour half of the hot popcorn into a large microwave-safe bowl. Top it with the marshmallows, cashews, and dried cranberries. Then top it with the rest of the hot popcorn and toss everything together.

Step 3: Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high, stir to smooth. If the chocolate is too thick, put the bowl in the microwave for 10 second increments until you are able to drizzle the mixture over the popcorn and toss until everything is nicely coated with the white chocolate.


Step 4: Spread the popcorn out on the prepared wax paper. Cool completely, then gently break up the popcorn and put in cute little popcorn bowls for the family!


Makes about 8 cups…but you don’t have to tell your kids that ;o) Oh, and grab a tall glass of ice water, you’re gonna need it!


And try to be a good girl and save some for your husband. Unless you’re a man reading this…then save some for your wife…you’ll be rewarded ;o)


  • Valerie July 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Uh. Did you really just post that at Midnight? Really? 😉 You're killin' me here homes'hahahaha

  • Melissa July 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    This looks so wonderful! I will be making this soon, like tomorrow.

  • Vanessa (Housewives Inc) July 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Ooooooo I so want some RIGHT NOW!!!! yummy….

  • KP July 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    That intro paragraph just made my day! LOL! Thanks!

  • momofbugs July 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks. I needed something different to do with my white chocolate. I guess this will be our treat on Friday!

  • Anonymous July 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    What's the purpose of it being a microwave safe bowl, as opposed to just a big bowl? I don't see where it's going back into the microwave in the recipe. Did I miss something?

  • melissa fleming August 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    will be making this!! your site is so much fun. i could spend hours here, but not sure the Lord would want me to do that seeing that i have 3 little ones and a husband to take care of too!

  • Vicky August 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This sounds like it would make a great gift. If I don’t eat it myself first! Thanks!

  • Kimberly December 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Hi! I know I am a few months late finding your recipe, but I just have to tell you how much I LOVE it!!! I was looking for one with popcorn, white chocolate, and cranberries, but when I stumbled across your recipe that includes cashews and marshmallows…well, I knew it was love. 😉

    Thanks for sharing! Just made a batch to share at work tomorrow.

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