White Chocolate Popcorn Crunch is a perfect holiday treat – a combination of sweet and salty.
Be sure to watch the video below on how to make the popcorn.
Are you one of “those” – one of “those” that has ALL of their holiday gifts purchased and wrapped??
I must admit I am kinda one of “those.” The gifts for my children and family are bought and wrapped (o.k. except for a couple!) but every year I find myself scrambling for all those miscellaneous gifts – you know the ones -the teachers, the neighbors, etc.
Today’s recipe for white chocolate popcorn crunch is the perfect thing to throw together when you are scrambling for one of those last minute gifts you need. It uses microwave popcorn so it is quick to put together.
A few holiday seasons ago my friend Jeanne dropped by a bag of yummy white chocolate popcorn. We loved it – in fact I am not sure the family even got to eat any of it because I think I consumed most of it myself! I love popcorn – especially when it is covered with white chocolate and mixed with chocolate , pretzels, peanuts and marshmallows!
Today’s recipe is one of my favorite holiday treats. I only make this at Christmas and look forward to it each year. The pretzels, chocolate candy and peanuts give it the crunch! I think my favorite thing in it though is the marshmallows. Love biting into that soft, sweetness.
The combination of the sweet and the salty in the popcorn is so good. You can use your favorite type of chocolate candy. I am a big fan of Sixlet chocolate candy. I have loved them since I was a kid and would pop them straight into my mouth for that little plastic tube they come in. When I saw that they now come in fun holiday colors I couldn’t wait to use them in the popcorn crunch!
After you coat your popcorn and other add ins with white chocolate you then top off everything by drizzling with milk chocolate for more chocolate goodness.
Of course if you are going to use the popcorn crunch for gifts you need a fun way to package it up. I used some cellophane bags I picked up at the craft store and used t his darling tag my friend Mique put together just for me! But I’m going to share it with you! It’s your lucky day.
Just attach the tag with a little baker’s twine and you’ve got a pretty and delicious gift! Download free printable here.
White Chocolate Popcorn Variations
Grinch Popcorn. Use Wilton green melts to give the popcorn a green color and then add in either red hots or red M & M’s for a fun “Grinch themed” popcorn.
Fall Popcorn. Add in fall colored M & M’s or Sixlet candies instead of the red and green.
Melted Snowman Popcorn. Add in mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups for the snowman’s hat and some googly eyes. The pretzel sticks make the perfect snowman arms.
Some of my other favorite popcorn recipes:
My favorite kitchen tools for making WHITE CHOCOLATE POPCORN:
SHEET PAN – I have at least six of these in my kitchen. I use them everyday. The 13 x 18 size is perfect and I use them for everything!
ALMOND BARK – Melts easily and smoothly and is perfect for bark making and dipping candy.
For all of my other favorite kitchen products and tools visit my Amazon Store.
White Chocolate Popcorn
White Chocolate Popcorn
- 2 bags microwave popcorn butter kind
- 12 - 16 oz. white chocolate chips melted
- 3/4 C chocolate candies Sixlets, M & M's etc.
- 3/4 C peanuts
- 1 1/2 C stick pretzels
- 1 C mini marshmallows I wish I had used more
- 6 oz. dark or milk chocolate
- Pop popcorn, remove unpopped kernels.
- Put popcorn in a big bowl.
- In separate bowl, mix together melted white chocolate, M & M’s, peanuts, marshmallows and pretzels until coated with white chocolate.
- Pour over popcorn and mix to coat popcorn with white chocolate.
- Spread onto two jelly roll pans or cookie sheets.
- Optional: Drizzle with melted dark or milk chocolate.
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Munch away!