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

This delicious bowlful is the perfect afternoon snack or movie nosh. Other movie night snacks favs include White Trash, Puppy Chow or Caramel Popcorn.

White chocolate popcorn in white bowl

A Movie Night Favorite

Every Friday night we have movie night. We pick out a new movie or favorite and we make popcorn (sometimes we make homemade Kettle Corn too!) or make a yummy treat.

Every once in awhile we get to make a special kind of popcorn. My favorite is this White Chocolate M&M Popcorn – and mostly because it’s sweet, salty and full of M&Ms. We love to change it up by adding different M&Ms!

The treat itself is very simple to make but is also great to bag and gift as gifts to neighbors and friends around the holidays.

Popcorn popped in white 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

By: Lil’ Luna
White chocolate M&M popcorn is salty and sweet snacking perfection! It is easy to make and even easier to eat.
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 (3.29-ounce) bags 3.29-ounce bags plain microwave popcorn
  • 1 (24-ounce) package vanilla bark (or candy coating)
  • 1 cup M&M’s
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Instructions 

  • Pop popcorn and pour into a large bowl, removing any un-popped kernels.
  • Break vanilla bark into squares and place in a medium pot over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until melted. Remove from the heat.
  • Pour candy coating over popcorn and mix until coated.
  • Add M&M’s and mix, then spread popcorn out onto a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Let sit for 15 minutes, until hardened.

Video

Notes

Make Ahead: In an airtight container at room temperature, this popcorn will keep for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 1mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 39IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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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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33 Comments

  1. Linda says:

    Sounds like a delicious treat. On my to make list, thanks

  2. Colleen T says:

    5 stars
    This is so good and so addictive!

  3. Lisalia says:

    5 stars
    This looks so pretty and tastes delicious too. WE tried some peanut butter filled M&Ms and it was just like heaven!

  4. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    This is the ultimate movie treat!! Nothing better than sweet & salty! We love it!

  5. Katie says:

    5 stars
    I love changing out the m&m’s in this for festive ones. Everyone loves this too!

  6. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    The Salt and Sweetness of this popcorn is perfection! I love the colorful M&Ms too!

  7. So cannot wait to make these popcorn caramel marshmallow with my granddaughter says:

    So cannot wait to make these popcorn caramel marshmallow with my granddaughter

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      Let me know how they turn out. I’d love to hear!