Award-Winning Popcorn


8 cups popped popcorn
2 cups mini pretzels
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces (see Note)
1/2 cup mini nonpareil candies
3/4 cup dried cranberries
8 ounces white chocolate melting wafers, chips, or squares


1. In a large bowl, combine popcorn, pretzels, candy-coated chocolates, nonpareil candies, and dried cranberries; mix well.
2. In a medium, microwaveable bowl, melt white chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth. (Do not overheat.) Pour chocolate over popcorn mixture and toss evenly until coated.
3. Spread onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. Let cool completely, then break up into chunks. Store in an airtight container.