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White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn

Looking for food gift ideas that won’t break the bank and that any skill-level in the kitchen will be successful with, even the kiddos? Look no further. This Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn is a  tasty treat everyone on your gift-giving list will enjoy receiving!

Easy Delicious White Chocolate Popcorn for Gift Giving | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

The ingredient list for making White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn is super short. You’ll need popcorn (stovetop, microwave, or pre-popped), white chocolate chips, coconut oil, butter, salt, and red and green sugar.

What’s that? You’d like to use microwave popcorn instead of popping your own on the stovetop so the kiddos can easily help in making this White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn for their family and friends? DO IT!!!

White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn will be delicious no matter what kind of popcorn you use. Just make sure to have plenty of it, because it’s quite addictive once you start munching, and you’re going to want to keep some for yourself as well as making it for gifts.

Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn for Gifts

Watch and listen to the pot closely until the popping has slowed considerably and the pot us full with popped corn. Remove the pot from the heat source immediately. Pour 4 tablespoons of melted butter over the popped corn along with 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Place the cover back on the pot and shake vigorously to distribute the butter and salt evenly throughout the popcorn.

If using microwave or pre-popped popcorn START HERE.  In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Microwave on medium power, stirring occasionally until the white chocolate is smooth and completely melted. Pour the melted white chocolate over the popped popcorn.

Stir well to combine. Spread the chocolate covered popcorn evenly on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with baking spray. Sprinkle the colored red and green sugar liberally over the popcorn and allow to dry completely. *Note – this white chocolate popcorn is also wonderful for Hanukkah by swapping out the red and green sugar with blue sanding sugar. Once dried, the popcorn may be packaged for gift giving or munched on immediately! 😉

Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn for Gift Giving | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn.

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White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Looking for food gift ideas that won't break the bank and that any skill-level in the kitchen will be successful with, even the kiddos? Look no further. This Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn is a  tasty treat everyone on your gift giving list will enjoy receiving!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snacks and Munchies
Servings 12 cups
Calories 593 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • cups popcorn kernels
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • red and green colored sanding sugar or colors of your choosing
  • baking spray
  • OR
  • 10 - 12 cups of pre-popped popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • red and green colored sanding sugar or colors of your choosing

Instructions
 

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil in a large stockpot over medium/high heat.
  • Add the popcorn kernels and stir well to coat.
  • Cover the pot. Watch and listen until the corn stops popping, shaking the pot from time to time.
  • Remove the pot from the heat immediately.
  • Pour the melted butter over the popped corn and add the salt.
  • Cover the pot again and shake well to evenly distribute the butter and salt throughout the popcorn.
  • START HERE IF USING PRE-POPPED POPCORN
  • Add the white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil to a medium sized microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on medium power, checking and stirring frequently, until the chocolate is creamy and completely melted.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate over the popped corn and stir well to coat.
  • Pour the chocolate coated popcorn evenly onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with baking spray.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate popcorn immediately with colored sugars.
  • Allow the popcorn to dry and then package the popcorn for gift giving or in a large zip-top bag.

Notes

Tools and equipment:
Large stock pot
wooden spoon
measuring cups
baking sheet
baking spray
colored sugars
medium sized microwave bowl

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 593kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 8gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 1382mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5g
Keyword chocolate popcorn, white chocolate christmas popcorn
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White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn for Gift Giving | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Besides this Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn, I have other great food gift gifting recipes that I think you’ll also enjoy. By clicking on the titles below you’ll be taken directly to the recipes for:

Gingerbread Toffee With Almonds

Mexican Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

Sriracha Firecracker Snackers

Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

Sweet Spicy Cinnamon Fudge

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Easy Delicious White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Recipe Rating




Ana

Monday 23rd of November 2020

This looks super fun and yummy! I'd like to make it ahead of time to give as gifts and planning on putting it in jars. Just wondering if you know how long is keeps for before it loses its crunch? Thanks so much for sharing :)

Renée

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Hi, Ana! Great question. Although I don't 100% know the answer because we eat it quickly around here. That said, if you store it in air-tight jars, and not make it too far in advance, I'd think it would last and be crunchy for at least 2 weeks. That's my professional opinion and I'm sticking to it. :) Take good care, Ana. Be well. Renee

Carolyn

Friday 24th of November 2017

This sounds perfect for holiday movie nights!

Renée

Friday 24th of November 2017

I couldn't agree more! :)

Richa Gupta

Friday 24th of November 2017

Such a wonderful snack idea for Christmas!

Erin Clarkson

Thursday 23rd of November 2017

This looks so cute and delicious!

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Great idea! I love how you wrapped it!

Renée

Friday 24th of November 2017

Thanks! It makes for a nice presentation.