Tis the season for holiday movies, so of course you want Christmas popcorn recipes to go with them. We’ve got popcorn bark, popcorn balls and elegant holiday popcorn for the perfect Christmas movie snack.
Even Santa needs these Christmas popcorn recipes with all the fun and flavor of the season when he watches holiday movies with his elves.
Quick and easy snacking with all the flavors of the season.
Popcorn balls can be a family night project to make yummy gifts for family & friends. Or, scoop popcorn treats in little buckets to give.
These Christmas popcorn recipes are ready to become a tradition as much as the movies you’ll watch while you’re eating.
Peppermint Crunch Popcorn
- 6 c plain popped popcorn
- 1 bag Holiday M&Ms or candy coated chocolate 12 oz
- 12 oz white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 tsp McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
- 1 Tbsp red and green sprinkles
- In large bowl, mix popcorn and candy-coated pieces. Line large, shallow baking pan with wax paper. Set aside.
- Melt white chocolate according to package instructions. Stir in peppermint extract. Pour over popcorn mixture. Toss to coat evenly. Spread in single layer on prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with red and green sprinkles.
- Let chocolate cool and harden completely. Gently break into clusters. Package in cellophane bags with ribbons for holiday gifting.
Easy, Elegant Holiday Popcorn
- 8 c popped popcorn
- ½ c milk chocolate chips
- ½ c white chocolate chips
- Christmas sprinkles
- Line baking sheet with wax paper. Spread popcorn in thin layer on prepared pan.
- Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in additional 10-second increments, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle over popcorn.
- Place white chocolate chips in separate microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in additional 10-second increments, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle over popcorn.
- Sprinkle desired amount of candy sprinkles over warm chocolate-coated popcorn.
- Allow chocolate drizzles to set until firm. Break popcorn into pieces.
White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Bark
- 5 c popped popcorn
- 12 oz white chocolate baking chips
- 1 c crushed hard candy peppermints
- Cover baking pan with foil or wax paper; set aside.
- Place popcorn in large bowl; set aside.
- In double boiler over barely simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth.
- Stir in crushed peppermints.
- Pour chocolate mixture over popcorn and stir to coat.
- Spread onto prepared pan; cool completely. When chocolate is cooled and set, break into chunks.
Cranberry Popcorn Balls
- 2 c sugar
- 1 c whole berry cranberry sauce, slightly mashed
- 1 Tbsp grated orange peel
- 1 c cranberry juice
- 1 c light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vinegar
- ½ tsp salt
- 5 quarts unsalted, popped popcorn
- Put popcorn into a large bowl. Set aside.
- In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cranberry sauce, grated orange peel, cranberry juice, corn syrup, vinegar and salt.
- Bring to boil; lower heat and cook until temperature reaches 250 F on candy thermometer.
- Slowly pour cranberry mixture onto hot popcorn; mix until well-coated.
- Let stand 5 minutes, or until mixture can easily be formed into balls.
- Butter hands and form into 3-inch balls.
Popcorn Christmas Tree Treats
- 10 c popped popcorn
- 10 oz miniature marshmallows
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- nonstick cooking spray
- green decorating sugar
- blue decorating sugar
- 1 tube white frosting
- small, colorful candies such as sprinkles and miniature silver dragees
- Place popcorn in large bowl. Set aside.
- In medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stir marshmallows and butter until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour mixture over popcorn in bowl. Toss well to coat popcorn evenly.
- Line baking sheet with foil.
- Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray then scoop about 1 cup popcorn mixture.
- Shape mixture into cone, keeping base flat to form tree.
- Sprinkle tree with decorating sugars; place tree on baking sheet.
- Make nine additional trees.
- Using decorating tip, pipe frosting on trees to make garland then decorate with sprinkles and silver dragees, as desired.
- Serving suggestion: Place each tree on sugar cookie and decorate serving tray with shredded coconut to resemble snow.
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