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Salty and sweet popcorn sprinkled with a festive mix of M&Ms and Christmas sprinkles, this delicious Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn is fun and festive treat that’s quick and easy-to-make!

If you’re looking for a fun and festive Christmas treat that’s quick and easy-to-make, then look no further than this Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn recipe!

Salty and sweet popcorn sprinkled with a festive mix of M&Ms and Christmas sprinkles, this delicious Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn is fun and festive treat that's quick and easy-to-make! #recipe #Christmas #hoildayrecipe #Christmastreat

Our Witches Brew Halloween Popcorn was such a big hit that I just knew I had to make it again! And what better time than Christmas?!

Christmas Crunch Popcorn – An Easy Christmas Treat!

Christmas Popcorn is one of those easy treats that’s highly likely to become a holiday tradition. Not only is it a cinch to make, but everyone loves it! There is just something SO good about salty popcorn covered in sweet melted marshmallow! It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Plus it’s perfect for holiday parties and gifting since it makes enough to feed a crowd. It would also make a special snack for Santa instead of Christmas cookies.

How to Make Christmas Popcorn

This Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn recipe has Christmas M&Ms, candy cane sprinkles, Christmas tree sprinkles, and a scattering of red and green Christmas Confetti Sprinkles. Here is the recipe for this holiday popcorn treat.

easy holiday recipe

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Christmas Popcorn Recipe Ingredients

You only need five simple ingredients to make this festive holiday snack: salted popcorn, butter, mini marshmallows, red and green M&Ms, and Christmas-colored sprinkles (the complete ingredients and instructions are listed in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post).

Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn recipe ingredients

Christmas Popcorn Recipe Instructions

This addictive marshmallow coated treat can be made in less than 15 minutes. In fact, the longest step is melting the marshmallow and butter.

  • Cover a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or foil.
  • Add the popped popcorn to a large bowl. Make sure you remove all of the unpopped kernels!
  • Salt the popcorn liberally.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then add in the mini marshmallows. Stir until melted.
  • Slowly pour about ¾ of the melted marshmallows over the popcorn, gently folding the popcorn with a spatula or spoon until most of the kernels are covered in the sweet and sticky mixture. Hold on to the remaining marshmallow until the next step.

combine melted marshmallow with salted popcorn

  • Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.

spread on baking sheet

  • Drizzle the remaining marshmallow over the popcorn mixture.
  • Then immediately add the chocolate candies.

add chocolate candies to popcorn

  • Then add all of the Christmas sprinkles.

add colored sprinkles to popcorn

  • Allow the candied popcorn to cool before breaking it apart to serve.

And that’s it. Doesn’t it look yummy?!

holiday popcorn served in Santa pails

Tips for Making and Storing Christmas Popcorn

Here are some handy tips on making and storing this Christmas Popcorn. If you have any questions I haven’t answered, leave them in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn Cooking Tips

Want to save even more time making this holiday popcorn? Use a bag of already popped popcorn!

While this recipe calls for adding all of the melted marshmallows to the mixture, how much you add is really up to you.

To make it easier to mix the popcorn and melted marshmallow, first, add a little butter or cooking spray to your spatula.

Re-butter the spatula before using it to spread the marshmallow-coated popcorn on to the baking sheet,

Christmas popcorn served in Santa pails and bowl

How to Remove Unpopped Kernels

A simple way to remove those pesky unpopped kernels of popcorn is to place a cooling rack over the bowl of freshly popped popcorn, then invert and shake. All of the unpopped kernels will fall through the holes, leaving a bowl full of fluffy popcorn!

How Long Will Christmas Popcorn Last?

This Christmas Popcorn recipe is so good it’s hard to imagine that there will be any leftover. However, this recipe does make a lot. Luckily you can keep it for a few days by storing it in an airtight container. Just note, that the longer the popcorn is kept, the chewier it will become as it absorbs some of the moisture from the marshmallow mixture. However, it still tastes great!

If you’re planning to give Christmas Popcorn as a gift, make sure you put it in an airtight container that can be resealed. Include a little note about how to store it.

If you're looking for a fun and festive Christmas treat that's quick and easy-to-make, then look no further than this Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn recipe! #recipe #ChristmasRecipe

Christmas Popcorn Printable Recipe

Here are the complete recipe ingredients and instructions in a handy printable format! Enjoy!

Yield: 10 servings

Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn

Christmas popcorn served in Santa pails

Salty and sweet popcorn sprinkled with a festive mix of M&Ms and Christmas sprinkles, this delicious Candy Claus Christmas Popcorn is fun and festive treat that's quick and easy-to-make!

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Decorating Time 3 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popcorn, popped
  • 3 tbsp butter, salted
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup M&M Candies, red and green
  • 3 tbsp Christmas Confetti Sprinkles
  • 3 tbsp Candy Cane Sprinkles
  • 3 tbsp Christmas Tree Sprinkles
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pop 10 cups of popcorn, salt liberally, and place in a large bowl.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan.
  3. Once the butter is melted, add in 3 cups of mini marshmallows stirring until they are completely melted. Be sure to turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.
  4. Slowly pour around ¾ of the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn in the bowl and gently fold it into the popcorn with a spatula or spoon until most of the popcorn is covered.
  5. Pour the marshmallow popcorn onto a prepared cookie sheet, spreading it into a single layer with the spatula.
  6. Drizzle the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn.
  7. Quickly sprinkle the candy and sprinkles over the popcorn while the marshmallow coating is still warm.
  8. Allow the popcorn to cool before breaking into pieces and serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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