Christmas Popcorn Recipe

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With its mix of crunchy sweetness and festive cheer, Christmas popcorn is a guaranteed hit with anyone wanting an easy evening treat!

Christmas Popcorn

Calling all Christmas fanatics, we have something special for you this holiday season!

If you love the flavors of the season and crave something unique to snack on while watching Christmas classics like Home Alone or Elf – then look no further.

This delectable popcorn recipe is sure to brighten up your decorating sessions with friends and family, movie nights snuggled up under a blanket, or gift-wrapping Viennetta extravaganzas.

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With its mix of crunchy sweetness and an abundance of festive cheer – it’s a guaranteed hit with kids, busy parents, or anyone wanting an easy evening treat!

So grab some buttery goodness (or vegan alternative), get ready to sprinkle some sugar essence, and join us as we create delicious Christmassy popcorn that will make any gathering merry and bright.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Give your Christmas season a flavor boost with this festive popcorn recipe!
  • Perfect for cozy movie nights, gift-wrapping sessions, or family gatherings.
  • Mix buttery goodness (or vegan alternative), sugar essence, and crunchy sweetness for that extra holiday cheer.
  • Enjoy this delicious Christmassy treat with kids, busy parents, or anyone wanting an easy evening snack.
Christmas popcorn recipe get the full recipe.

Servings:  6

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Large marshmallows
  • Red and green M&MS 
  • Christmas sprinkles 

For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.

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How To Make Christmas Popcorn

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

Add butter and salt to a deep skillet.

Let the butter melt and add the marshmallows.

Four pictures showing how to make marshmallows in a pan.

Stir occasionally to help the marshmallows melt. 

Once the marshmallows are almost melted turn the heat off and stir continuously to completely melt the last bits of marshmallow.

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Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl, pour the marshmallow mixture on top of the popcorn, and mix until well incorporated.

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Press popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet in order to create one layer.

Sprinkle Christmas sprinkles on top.

Two pictures of popcorn with sprinkles on it.

Sprinkle M&M’s on sprinkles.

Lightly press down so that sprinkles and M&M’s stick to marshmallows.

Once cooled, break into pieces. 

Two bowls of popcorn with sprinkles on them.

Christmas Popcorn Variations

Here are a few Christmas popcorn variations to add some festive flair to your snacking:

1. Peppermint Crunch:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, crushed candy canes or peppermint candies, white chocolate or melted white candy coating.
  • Preparation: Drizzle melted white chocolate over the popcorn, sprinkle crushed peppermint candies, and let it cool before breaking it into pieces.

2. Gingerbread Spice:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, melted butter, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar.
  • Preparation: Mix the spices and sugar in melted butter, pour over popcorn, and toss to coat evenly. Bake for a few minutes for a crispier texture.

3. Cranberry White Chocolate:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, dried cranberries, melted white chocolate, optionally add nuts like almonds or pecans.
  • Preparation: Mix popcorn, cranberries, and nuts. Drizzle melted white chocolate over the mix, allow it to set, and then break into clusters.

4. Chocolate Drizzle Delight:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, dark or milk chocolate, crushed pretzels or nuts.
  • Preparation: Melt chocolate and drizzle it over popcorn. Sprinkle crushed pretzels or nuts for an extra crunch and let it set before serving.

5. Cinnamon Sugar Bliss:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, melted butter, cinnamon, sugar.
  • Preparation: Toss freshly popped popcorn in melted butter, sprinkle with a mix of cinnamon and sugar, and shake to coat evenly.

6. Holiday Spiced Caramel Corn:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, caramel sauce, holiday spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves), optional nuts.
  • Preparation: Mix popcorn with caramel sauce and sprinkle the spices, bake until the caramel sets. Add nuts for an additional twist.

7. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark:

  • Ingredients: Popcorn, melted white chocolate, crushed candy canes.
  • Preparation: Mix popcorn with melted white chocolate, sprinkle crushed candy canes, let it set, and break into chunks.

These variations offer a mix of sweet, spicy, and crunchy flavors perfect for the holiday season! Adjust the ingredients to suit your taste and enjoy the festive treats.

More Christmas Recipes For You

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

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Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

With its mix of crunchy sweetness and festive cheer, Christmas popcorn is a guaranteed hit with anyone wanting an easy evening treat!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups air popped popcorn
  • 2 ½ TBS butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups large marshmallows
  • Red and green m&ms
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. Add butter and salt to a deep skillet.
  3. Let the butter melt and add the marshmallows.
  4. Stir occasionally to help marshmallows melt. 
  5. Once the marshmallows are almost melted turn the heat off and stir continuously to completely melt the last bits of marshmallow.
  6. Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl, pour marshmallow mixture on top of the popcorn and mix until well incorporated.
  7. Press popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet in order to create one layer.
  8. Sprinkle Christmas sprinkles on top.
  9. Sprinkle m&m’s on sprinkles.
  10. Lightly press down so that sprinkles and m&m's stick to marshmallows.
  11. Once cooled, break into pieces.  Christmas popcorn recipe is a delightful treat perfect for the holiday season. With a mix of festive flavors and colors, this easy-to-make snack is sure to be a hit at any Christmas party or gathering.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 222Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 14mgSodium 458mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 2g

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Conclusion

So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking for an easy snack to share amongst friends or a nutritious nighttime treat, this simple and delicious Christmas-flavored popcorn recipe is sure to bring some holiday cheer.

And don’t forget, add festive tunes and blankets, carry on the joyous tradition of Christmastime snacking, and let the enjoyment and festivities commence!

Let’s get in the spirit of Christmas with this quick and delectable treat that is sure to become a favorite season after season.

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