White Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

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Need a sweet treat but don’t have time to bake?

As much as I love the baking of cookies and candy around the holidays, sometimes it’s nice to have a simple recipe up your sleeve when you need something in a pinch.

This white chocolate popcorn is just that. Pop the popcorn yourself, drizzle with some melted white chocolate chips and top them off with some festive red and green sprinkles.

Don’t have any sprinkles?  I think crushed candy canes would be a delicious way to finish them off too.

Bag this treat up as a gift for teachers, or surprise your kids with a fun, festive lunch box dessert.

White Chocolate Popcorn
Cuisine: Treats
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels (yields 16 cups popcorn)
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • Christmas colored sprinkles
  • Parchment paper
  1. In a large pot, over medium-high heat, melt 1-2 tablespoons butter.
  2. Once butter is melted, pour in popcorn kernels.
  3. Cover with lid.
  4. As popcorn begins to pop, give pot a shake every now and then to toss kernels and prevent burning.
  5. When popping slows, remove from heat and spread popcorn in a single layer on parchment paper.
  6. While popcorn cools, melt bag of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second increments until completely melted.
  7. Using a fork, drizzle melted white chocolate over popped corn.
  8. Immediately follow by decorating with Christmas sprinkles.
  9. Allow 1 hour for chocolate to harden.
  10. Break into pieces and store in an air tight container.




  1. Shawna says

    So sad. I ruined a big bag of white choc chips trying to make this yummy looking recipe. The white choc was too thick to drizzle. I tried adding butter, but the choc seized and turned into a rock. :( But I’m gonna try again with almond bark or white choc discs made for melting in the microwave.

    • says

      Shawna, I’m so sorry this didn’t work for you. My suggestions would be to try melting the white chips over a double boiler on the stove, or in shorter time increments if you go with the microwave (stirring between each time). It should be thin enough to easily drizzle without needing to add butter or milk. I hope your next try will be more successful!

    • Susan says

      Chocolate too thick to drizzle? Add Crisco 1 teaspoon at a time to thin the chocolate out. I would not add more than 3 teaspoons total. NEVER add milk or water it will make the chocolate sieze. And, if you don’t burn the chocolate, this method will work to recover your choclate if it seizes. DO NOT USE liquid oil, it will not allow the choclate to harden, that is why you use a solid shortening and I always use Crisco.

      • says

        Hi Susan! I use coconut oil instead of crisco but you are right. I believe happened to the previous commenter is that the chocolate was burned.

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