It’s award season, and the big day is coming up next weekend, The Oscars! Ok, I am going to admit, I have not seen most (or any) of the movies this year…but that doesn’t mean I can’t still get a crew of friends together and gawk over the gowns, right?? If you are hosting, and still looking for the perfect snack to serve, might I suggest some uber amped up golden popcorn and bubbly? I mixed together every edible gold candy I could find: stars, beads, and my secret ingredient, ebible 24 K gold leaf covered mini Kit-kat bars, and then added more white chocolate to create the most decadent popcorn possible. Put your salty sweet snack in cute popcorn boxes and up the luxury factor by serving with a chilled glass of Sterling Brut Sparkling Wine, the perfect pairing with its notes of caramel that balance out its fruity flavors, and you have a party! Recipe after the break… 


What You’ll Need
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light-color corn syrup
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
8 oz. white chocolate
Gold Sprinkles
Mini White Chocolate Kit Kats
Gold Leaf Sheet
Baking Sheet with Parchment Paper
How To
Step 1: Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In the saucepan combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar, and salt. Over medium-high heat until mixture boils, stirring to dissolve sugar (about 6 minutes).
Step 2: Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until the syrup is at hard-ball stage, about 20 minutes. (Hard Ball Stage: syrup will form into hard balls when dropped into cold water)
Step 3: Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in vanilla extract (or flavoring of choice). Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 4: Pour syrup over popcorn, coat evenly, and then spread the popcorn out onto the baking sheet. Set aside to let cool.
Step 5: Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, and slowly melt chocolate in intervals of 15 seconds, stirring between each, until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over the cooled popcorn, and while the chocolate is still warm, add gold sprinkles.
Step 6: Using a small paint brush, slowly and careful, pull off pieces of the gold leaf sheet and attach to mini Kit Kats.
Step 7: Once popcorn bark has set, add in golden Kit-kat bars and serve in popcorn boxes. Enjoy!



This post is made in partnership with Sterling Wines, thanks so much for supporting the sponsors who make I SPY DIY possible! Wine is intended for those whom alcohol is legal and appropriate. Please Drink Responsibly!




  1. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style says:

    This looks like such a cute treat! X

  2. Polly says:

    White chocolate and popcorn sounds like such a delicious combo! This would make a great party treat. Yum!


  3. Michelle says:

    That popcorn looks too valuable to eat! Seriously, I love the mixture of white an gold. Are those pearls and stars really edible?

  4. Sophie says:

    Oh my god, this looks to die for! I’m definitely making some. Popcorn has always been my weak spot, but this is just SOMETHING ELSE

  5. francesca says:

    look delicious !


  6. Edel says:

    OMG this looks incredible! Definitely have to try this out, I ADORE white chocolate!

  7. Trina says:

    Sparkly and scrumptious! Adding these ingredients to my shopping list!

  8. Eva C says:

    Pop corn and chocolate is not a combination I thought I would like… until I saw your photos. Looks like a fairy tale.


  9. Tina says:

    This looks so amazing!!! Is there any work around to eliminate the corn syrup?

  10. Sherry says:

    So pretty. I could eat some now.

  11. Kristy Jones says:

    I love popcorn a lot and this one looks extra special. I would love to make some at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  12. Paige says:

    This popcorn looks beautiful and delicious all at the same time!


  13. Yankee Burrow says:

    my mouth is watering…but I wouldn’t have the patience for putting the gold fleck on the kit kat bars. I’d be eating them…lol

  14. Elisa Berry says:

    That is the prettiest popcorn I have ever seen!

  15. Fiorella De la Cruz says:

    OMG I love the colors and the popcorn looks delicious ! I’m gonna make some for my little brother and his friends… love your blog.

  16. Delaina says:

    This looks delicious! I definitely need to try it!

  17. Stephanie says:

    These look soooooo luxurious! I almost don’t want to eat these, they’re too pretty. They would make for extremely beautiful props for blog photos haha. I think this would be perfect for a dessert table, especially when the theme matches!

    The Thrifty Vegetarian

  18. Iryna | says:

    Looks great, but my teeth hurt just thinking about it :)))

  19. Sharleen says:

    This is one elegant snack. Could be used at several different celebrations.
    Thanks for the wonderful and yummy idea.

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