White Chocolate M&M Popcorn

White chocolate M&M popcorn is salty and sweet snacking perfection! It is easy to make and even easier to eat.

This tasty bowlful is the perfect afternoon snack or delish movie nosh. For more movie night snacks be sure to try White Trash, Pretzel Snicker Bites,White Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge, Easy Candied Almonds, and Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites. That should give you plenty of movie-night goodness!

White chocolate popcorn in white bowl

A Movie Night Favorite

Hi. It’s me, Lily. I love to share sweet treats with you that are easy to make! I’d love to share a favorite recipe with you!

Every Friday night we have movie night. We pick up a movie from Redbox and we make popcorn (sometimes we make homemade Kettle Corn too!) Every once in awhile we get to make a special kind of popcorn that is my favorite. It’s White Chocolate M&M Popcorn.

It is SO yummy and good, and I help my mommy make it awhile back. She had to do the hard part of melting the chocolate, but then I got to put all the M&Ms in it! Oh yeah – it is so good and fun to make with your kids!

Popcorn in bowl

How to Make White Chocolate Popcorn

POP. Start by popping the popcorn. When it’s done pour it into a bowl and try not to get any of the yucky kernels in it.

MELT. Break your candy coating into squares (it makes it melt better) and place in a pan on low heat. Stir until it is all melted.

COAT. Pour candy coating over the popcorn and mix until all the popcorn is coated.

TOPPINGS. Add M&Ms (however many you want) and spread out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

COOL & ENJOY. Refrigerate for a bit but take out ½ hour before you eat it so it’s not so hard. ENJOY!

Popcorn with white chocolate on top

Ingredient Tips + Storing Info

If you want to air pop the popcorn to make this treat, instead of using microwave bags, you’ll need about ½ cup of kernels per microwave bag. Each cup of kernels will yield about 13 cups of popped corn.

I like to use bark or candy coating because it melts well, but you can also use white chocolate chips. Add a little coconut oil to help thin it out so it will coat the popcorn more smoothly. You can melt the coating in a saucepan on the stove. 

  • Set up a double boiler (a heat safe boil over a pot of simmering water). Stir constantly and make sure it doesn’t burn or clump up.
  • You can place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt it in 30 second intervals stirring between.

This is delicious simply using M&Ms, but you can add any mix ins that you want. A few ideas include:

  • Peanuts
  • mini pretzels
  • different types of M&Ms like peanut butter, caramel, or even mint
  • Sprinkles have fun coordinating with holidays
  • If you want more of a crunch you can do half popcorn and half chex mix.
  • Mini Oreos
  • Mini marshmallows

STORE any leftovers in a Ziploc bag and keep at room temperature for up to a week. You can also stick the popcorn in the FREEZER. Allow the popcorn and candy to thaw before eating. 

No matter how the popcorn is stored, the longer the popcorn is stored it may become slightly chewy as it can absorb some moisture from the candy coating, but it’s still delicious. 

White chocolate popcorn recipe with M&Ms

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White Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

5 from 7 votes
White chocolate M&M popcorn is salty and sweet snacking perfection! It is easy to make and even easier to eat.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 943 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1-2 bags Popcorn plain
  • 24 oz Vanilla Bark or Candy Coating
  • 1-2 cups M&M's

Instructions
 

  • Start by popping the popcorn. When it's done pour it into a bowl and try not to get any of the yucky kernels in it.
  • Break your candy coating into squares (it makes it melt better) and place in a pan on low heat. Stir until it is all melted.
  • Pour candy coating over the popcorn and mix until all the popcorn is coated.
  • Add M&Ms (however many you want) and spread out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate for a bit but take out ½ hour before you eat it so it's not so hard. ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Mmmm this looks awesome Lily and what a fun Friday night tradition! Think of all the Halloween candy you can put in this popcorn soon 🙂

  2. We have Friday family movie nights too!! It’s so much fun!! This looks so yummy!! Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Wow, you’re so talented, Lily! My best friend and I will have a sleepover movie marathon tonight, so I want to make popcorn, but with a twist. This will be the perfect movie snack. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this just now with my hubby and it was absolutely delicious! Couldn’t find plain popcorn so we got “simply salted” and it turned out excellent.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad it was a hit!! It’s one of our favorite treats to make. 😀

  5. LOVE this popcorn! We also like to try different types of M&Ms with it– our favorite is with the peanut butter ones!!

  6. 5 stars
    This is a recipe that I can only make once in awhile because I CANT stop eating it! It is that yummy! My kids are requesting to make it again this weekend! I guess I will take one for the team…lol.

  7. 5 stars
    Best popcorn treat ever!! I had no idea that sweet & salty go perfectly together!! It’s hard to eat popcorn plain now!

  8. 5 stars
    My girls aer having “scary movie night” with friends this evening and this will be the perfect treat to serve!

  9. 5 stars
    So easy and I swear it transforms into something purely magical.. we like switching up the mix-ins depending on our mood and pantry availability!