With a handful of ingredients and about ten minutes, you are on your way to this Christmas Popcorn! The sweet and salty combination of this easy holiday treat is perfect for gift giving, cookie exchange trays and even movie night at home. 

Christmas Popcorn in Santa Buckets

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Christmas Popcorn in Santa Buckets with sprinkles

Inspired by Christmas Candy Crunch, this recipe has a few different ingredients and makes a great Christmas gift as well! Not only is this Christmas Popcorn delicious, which of course we love, but it’s also really easy to customize to your own taste. 

The base is popcorn, and the “glue” that holds all the ingredients together is white chocolate, then you can add other ingredients that you want. For this Christmas Popcorn recipe, we added mini pretzel twists, chocolate candies in red and green and sprinkles. 

You could also add mini peanut butter cups, pieces of crushed peppermint, or mini marshmallows. 

Ingredients for Christmas Popcorn

Christmas Popcorn

Ingredients

  • Popcorn – you can pop on the stove or make microwave, whatever you like best. I used a Popcorn Popper for the Microwave and did not add butter. 
  • Pretzels
  • White Chocolate – I think Almond Bark is the best for melting, however you can also use white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate candy pieces – aka M&M’s 

 Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Large Bowl
  • Microwave or Pan for popping popcorn
  • Microwave safe bowl for melting chocolate
  • Cookie sheet with edges
  • Parchment Paper 
  • Rubber Spatula 

How to make Christmas Popcorn

How to Make Christmas Popcorn

  1. Begin by mixing the popcorn, pretzels and candy in a large bowl
  2. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper then spread the mixture on evenly onto the paper. You may need to place the candies on top if they fall to the bottom
  3. Melt the almond bark in the microwave and pour evenly over the popcorn mixture
  4. Immediately add the sprinkles
  5. Let set on the counter for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate is hard

Christmas Popcorn in pan

Now you are ready to enjoy this festive holiday popcorn or give it as gifts. Here are a few gift ideas for you – 

  1. Add Christmas Popcorn to metal buckets, tie with a ribbon or wrap in plastic and deliver to friends, family or neighbors. 
  2. Make a batch for a teacher
  3. Christmas Popcorn goes great on cookie exchange trays
  4.  Put the popcorn into a plastic bag, then add a movie for a fun gift

Christmas Popcorn for gifts in Santa Bucket

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Christmas Popcorn

Christmas Popcorn

Christmas Popcorn

Yield: 10 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy Christmas Popcorn makes great gifts

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 1 cup chocolate candies in red and green
  • 6 squares (1/2 package) white almond bark
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, stir together popcorn, pretzels and candy
  3. Spread mixture onto cookie sheet
  4. Put almond bark in microwave safe bowl, heat for 1 minute then stir. Continue heating for 30 second intervals until chocolate is almost completely melted, stir until chocolate is smooth
  5. Evenly pour melted chocolate over popcorn mixture
  6. Immediately add sprinkles and additional candy if desired
  7. Let set on counter for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is hard
  8. Break into pieces
  9. Store in airtight container

Notes

Gift Giving Ideas

  1. Add Christmas Popcorn to metal buckets, tie with a ribbon or wrap in plastic and deliver to friends, family or neighbors. 
  2. Make a batch for a teacher
  3. Christmas Popcorn goes great on cookie exchange trays
  4. Put the popcorn into a plastic bag, then add a movie for a fun gift

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 189mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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