Christmas Popcorn 


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The Christmas Popcorn recipe is a delightful and easy-to-make treat that perfectly captures the spirit of the holiday season.

Combining the classic flavors of freshly popped popcorn with the sweetness of white chocolate and the festive colors of Christmas M&M’s, this recipe is a hit at parties and makes for a wonderful edible gift.

It’s a simple yet irresistible snack that brings joy and festivity to any holiday gathering.

Christmas Popcorn Ingredients

The key to this delicious Christmas Popcorn lies in its simple yet festive ingredients:

  • 7-9 cups of lightly salted popcorn (either from a plain microwave popcorn bag or pre-popped)
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) of vanilla melting wafers
  • Optional: 2 tsp of coconut or vegetable oil (or shortening) to smooth out the chocolate
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) of Christmas M&Ms or other candy-coated chocolate candies
  • Optional Christmas sprinkles for a festive touch


Easy Steps for a Delicious Holiday Treat:

  1. Preparation: Start by lining a large sheet pan with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  2. Pop the Popcorn: Follow the package directions to pop the popcorn. Remove any un-popped kernels. You can also use pre-popped popcorn to save time.
  3. Combine M&M’s with Popcorn: Add the M&M’s to the popcorn in a large bowl.
  4. Melt the Chocolate: Mix the chocolate melts with oil and melt them until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn and M&M’s, stirring well to coat.
  5. Add Sprinkles and Set: Spread the coated popcorn on the prepared sheet. Add sprinkles as desired and let it set at room temperature.
  6. Enjoy: Once set, break into pieces and indulge in your festive treat!


Helpful Tips for the Perfect Christmas Popcorn:

  • Choosing Popcorn: Pre-popped popcorn is a quick option, but popping your own adds a personal touch.
  • Melting Chocolate: To prevent scorching, microwave in short bursts and stir in between. The chocolate should be melted but not too hot to avoid melting the M&M’s.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in a zip-top plastic bag in a cool, dry place, away from heat and sunlight.


Each serving of this festive popcorn treat offers a balance of sweet and salty flavors:

  • Calories: 366 kcal per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 42 g


Common Questions About Christmas Popcorn:

  • Can I freeze Christmas Popcorn? Freezing is not recommended as the popcorn softens upon thawing. It’s best enjoyed fresh within 3-5 days.
  • What can I use instead of vanilla melting wafers? Any high-quality white chocolate that melts well can be a good substitute.
  • Can I add other ingredients? Absolutely! Feel free to customize with nuts, dried fruits, or other festive candies.

Enjoy crafting this simple yet delightful Christmas Popcorn, a treat that’s sure to add a pop of joy to your holiday celebrations!

For those who love festive treats, complement your Christmas Popcorn with another delightful recipe. Don’t miss out on our mouth-watering Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars, a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table.

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Christmas Popcorn 

This Christmas Popcorn recipe is a festive and delightful treat, perfect for holiday gatherings. Combining the sweetness of white chocolate with the crunch of popcorn and the festive charm of Christmas M&M’s, it’s a surefire hit for both kids and adults.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings (~1 cup per serving) 1x




  1. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Pop the popcorn and remove any un-popped kernels.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn and M&M’s.
  4. Melt the chocolate with oil until smooth and pour over the popcorn mix. Stir to coat.
  5. Spread the coated popcorn on the sheet and add sprinkles. Let it set at room temperature.
  6. Break into pieces and enjoy!


  • Substitute the vanilla melting wafers with any high-quality white chocolate.
  • Store leftovers in a zip-top bag in a cool, dry place for up to 3-5 days.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 366 kcal
  • Sugar: 42 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: .
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

Keywords: Festive snack, holiday recipe, Christmas treat

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