It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it's also time to indulge in some delicious Christmas popcorn! This recipe is perfect for a festive party or get-together, and it's sure to please everyone. So gather your friends and family around the stove, and let's make some Christmas popcorn!
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Ingredients Needed To Make the Christmas Popcorn
- 6 cups popcorn (already popped)
- ½ cup white candy wafers
- ¼ cup M&Ms (green and red)
- 1.5 oz pretzels
- ½ tsp red sprinkles
- ½ tsp green sprinkles
How to make the Festive Christmas Popcorn
First you will need to pop your popcorn by following instructions on microwave bags or on the corn kernel package
Then on a lined or oiled baking tray, lay out the popped popcorn.
Then break up half of the pretzels and spread both the broken and whole pieces of pretzel over the popcorn.
Spread out the red and green M&Ms over the popcorn.
In a microwave bowl melt the candy wafers in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds, stir and then repeat until its melted and liquid.
Drizzle the melted candy wafers over the popcorn mix using a teaspoon.
Then add the sprinkles to the popcorn mix and toss everything to make sure the ingredients stick to each other.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Recipe notes and tips:
While the recipe is straightforward, it is always nice to have a few different tips and suggestions to make things easier. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:
- If you want to make this recipe vegan, simply use vegan candy melts and M&Ms.
- Feel free to get creative with the mix-ins! You can add in other festive candies or nuts to make it your own.
- Leftover popcorn mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make more popcorn mix.
Variations to try:
Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.
- Try using different colors of M&Ms or sprinkles to match the theme of your party or event.
- For a fun twist, try using popcorn balls instead of regular popcorn.
- If you want a more savory popcorn mix, try adding in some cheese puffs or corn chips.
Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to get in touch directly.
What is the best popcorn to use for this recipe? You can really use any type of popcorn you like, but I prefer to use a light and fluffy popcorn, you can make it from scratch from corn kernels or buy the microwave bags.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time? You can make the popcorn mix ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
How can I make this recipe vegan? Simply use vegan candy wafers and try to choose some vegan festive candy.
What other variations can I try? You can really get creative with the mix-ins! You can add in other festive candies or nuts to make it your own. You could also try using different colors of M&Ms or sprinkles to match the theme of your party or event. For a fun twist, try using popcorn balls instead of regular popcorn.
Do I need to melt the candy wafers/melts? Yes, you will need to melt the candy wafers so that you can easily spread them over
Christmas Popcorn is the perfect holiday treat! A delicious and festive Christmas popcorn recipe that will be the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations. It's easy to make and can be tailored to fit any party theme. So get creative, Merry Christmas!
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