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Easy White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn Recipe

This Christmas Popcorn Recipe is an easy and delicious treat to make for the holiday season. It is the perfect Christmas movie night snack the whole family will enjoy.

bowl of white chocolate christmas popcorn

The perfect holiday snack consists of sweetness and crunch. I don’t make the rules, it’s just simple Christmas math – ha!

With that being said, this Christmas popcorn snack mix will give you the perfect mixture of crunch and sweet.

It is very easy to make and can be made in large quantities for a large crowd. Serve it up in a very large bowl at your next holiday party. You can even make it and place it inside cute Christmas tins to give as a Christmas gift.

woman's hand holding piece of christmas popcorn

Looking for another Christmas popcorn recipe? Try this Grinch Popcorn recipe.

And if you’re looking for another easy treat for the holidays, this Edible Grinch Cookie Dough is a must try!

white bowl of christmas popcorn

Helpful Tips:

  • I recommend heat treating the cake mix before making this recipe (see how to do it below)
  • You can use colored chocolate or candy melts if you want to color your popcorn
  • I suggest using a white popcorn without butter for best taste and look. You can also use kettle corn if preffered.
  • You can use any sprinkles or candy toppings you’d like.
  • You can customize and make this recipe for any holiday using different colors, sprinkles, etc.
up close view of bowl of christmas popcorn

Heat Treating Cake Mix

In this recipe, we use cake mix to make this Christmas Popcorn. Normally, cake mix is heated to a high temperature during the course of baking it which kills any potential bacteria that may be in the flour.

Since this popcorn isn’t baked, it contains “raw” flour. So, if you are concerned about this, I recommend heat treating the cake mix prior to making the Christmas popcorn.

The easiest way to heat-treat cake mix is in the microwave. Simply add the to a microwave-safe bowl. Then microwave on high in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in between each burst. Use a thermometer to test the mixture in a few places to make sure it has reached 165 degrees F throughout the entire mixture.

white bowl of christmas popcorn

Ingredients Needed to Make Christmas Popcorn

How to Make Christmas Popcorn

Start by cooking your cake mix. Yes, cake mix should be cooked in a microwave prior to consumption because it can contain harmful bacteria and other contaminants.

The safest way to consume the flour in the cake mix is to heat-treat the flour before consumption (see below in the recipe card on how to do this).

Once that is done, add all of your ingredients together and mix well.

Top with Christmas sprinkles and enjoy!

step-by-step on how to make christmas popcorn
Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Christmas Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 6 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

How to make the perfect white chocolate Christmas popcorn for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Popped Popcorn (white without butter)
  • 1 Bag of White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup White Cake Mix
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

Melt the chocolate chips in your microwave for one minute. Stir and then microwave the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each one until they are smooth.

Add 1/2 cup of cake mix and stir into the melted chocolate.

Add 1 bag of popped popcorn to the bowl and stir until it is evenly coated.

Spread the popcorn out on parchment paper, and sprinkle the entire pan with a liberal amount of sprinkles.

Allow it to cool completely.

Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

In this recipe, we use cake mix to make this Christmas Popcorn. Normally, cake mix is heated to a high temperature during the course of baking it which kills any potential bacteria that may be in the flour.

Since this popcorn isn’t baked, it contains “raw” flour. So, if you are concerned about this, I recommend heat treating the cake mix prior to making the Christmas popcorn.

The easiest way to heat-treat cake mix is in the microwave. Simply add the to a microwave-safe bowl. Then microwave on high in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in between each burst. Use a thermometer to test the mixture in a few places to make sure it has reached 165 degrees F throughout the entire mixture.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here: https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/nutritional-disclaimer/

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