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White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn (Easy Holiday Recipe)

Experience the magic of the holidays with this easy white chocolate Christmas popcorn recipe.  It makes a perfectly sweet & salty treat for the holiday season.

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

This Christmas popcorn is the ideal treat to make and take to holiday parties.  Popped popcorn is coated in melted chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes, m&ms and Christmas sprinkles.  

This easy treat is also great for a Christmas movie night. Serve this festive popcorn mixture in a big bowl and give everyone a brown paper bag to make individual servings.  

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Create a new tradition this Christmas season with your favorite Christmas movies and this holiday popcorn recipe. Or bring it to your next holiday party to share with friends and family!

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

I also like to scoop this salty treat into cellophane bags and tie them with a ribbon to create the perfect gift for friends or neighbours.  Make and gifting sweet treats is one of my favorite holiday traditions.  

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

I like to have Christmas baking and holiday treats on hand at all times for those unexpected guests or to create a quick, last minute gift when needed. This popcorn recipe is perfect for that!

Christmas Popcorn Recipe
Christmas Popcorn Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients:

Start with a few simple ingredients from the grocery store.

  • Popcorn, salted
  • White chocolate melting wafers
  • Red & green m&ms
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Festive sprinkles
Christmas Popcorn Process

Instructions:

1. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Spread the salty popcorn over the sheet in a single layer.

3. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 15 second intervals, stirring in between.

Christmas Popcorn Process

4. Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn.

5. Top with m&ms, peppermint candies and holiday sprinkles

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

​6. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set before breaking the popcorn into pieces.

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • Any kind of popcorn works for this recipe, kettle corn or microwave popcorn, just make sure there are no unpopped kernels in the mix.
  • Wilton candy melts are my go-to for any recipes that needs melting chocolate, but white almond bark works great too!
  • Store this festive mix in an airtight container until ready to use.
White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Frequently asked questions:

1. Can I make this White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn in advance?

Yes, you can definitely make this popcorn in advance. In fact, it’s a great make-ahead treat for holiday parties or gifts. Once completely cooled and hardened, transfer the popcorn to an airtight container. It should stay fresh for up to a week, making it a convenient and tasty option for holiday gatherings.

2. Can I use microwave popcorn for this recipe, or is air-popped popcorn better?

While you can use microwave popcorn, air-popped popcorn is recommended for the best results. Microwave popcorn may have added butter or artificial flavors that can affect the overall taste of your White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn.

3. Can I customize the toppings?

Absolutely! The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility. Feel free to get creative and customize the toppings based on personal preferences or dietary restrictions.

White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn Recipe

4. How can I store the White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn to keep it fresh?

To maintain the freshness and crunchiness of your Christmas Popcorn, store it in an airtight container at room temperature. Ensure that the container is sealed properly to prevent moisture from affecting the popcorn’s texture.

If making the popcorn in advance, it’s recommended to store it in a cool, dry place. Avoid refrigerating the popcorn, as the moisture in the fridge can cause the white chocolate to develop condensation and lose its smooth texture.

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

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Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Experience the magic of the holidays with this easy white chocolate Christmas popcorn recipe.  It makes a perfectly sweet & salty treat for the holiday season.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (120 g) popcorn, salted
  • 12 oz white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 cup red & green m&ms
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 2 Tbsp festive sprinkles

Instructions

1. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Spread the salty popcorn over the sheet in a single layer.

3. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 15 second intervals, stirring in between.

4. Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn.

5. Top with m&ms, peppermint candies and holiday sprinkles

​6. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set before breaking the popcorn into pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 1gSugar: 53gProtein: 4g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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