This delicious white chocolate popcorn is the perfect sweet treat for an afternoon snack or movie night. It’s easy to make in 10 minutes and would make a great holiday gift, too!
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White Chocolate Covered Popcorn
This white chocolate popcorn recipe is a favorite quick and easy treat around here and yes, it’s as addicting as it sounds! Stovetop popcorn coated in sweet white chocolate makes the perfect no bake dessert for popcorn and chocolate lovers alike!
I do love the taste of fresh popcorn made on the stove, but you could make things even easier and use microwave popcorn instead. For a sweet and salty combo, decide how much salt you want to add and for a bit of added crunch and flavor, throw in some additional candies and treats for a white chocolate popcorn mix.
Other fun popcorns we love to make on a regular basis include homemade caramel corn and this easy snickers popcorn!
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Popcorn: You will need 8-10 cups of popped popcorn.
- White chocolate: I prefer white chocolate melting wafers but white chocolate chips can be used.
Fun Popcorn Mix Ins
- Add a dark chocolate drizzle
- Pretzels would add a salty crunch
- Throw in a handful of M&Ms or sixlets
- Crush Oreo cookies for cookies and cream popcorn
- Add colorful sprinkles like I do in cake batter popcorn our use nonpareils
How to Make White Chocolate Popcorn
It couldn’t be easier to put together since there are only two ingredients. You just have to know how to melt chocolate and how to pop popcorn and you’re set. It’s something older kids can do on their own, for sure!
- Melt white chocolate: Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Microwave an additional 15 seconds if needed.
- Pour white chocolate over popcorn: In a large bowl, combine popcorn and white chocolate.
- Coat popcorn: Stir until the popcorn mixture is coated. Lay the popcorn and chocolate combination out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add sprinkles, mini marshmallows or candy on top if desired.
- Enjoy: Leave on counter or place popcorn in the refrigerator until it has hardened and then break up the clumps and enjoy one of your new favorite snacks :)
- Two tablespoons of popcorn kernels equals 1 cup of popped popcorn.
- Be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl when heating your chocolate, otherwise you risk cracking.
- Work quickly and add the popcorn to the chocolate before it sets.
- Using parchment paper helps to keep the popcorn from sticking.
This popcorn will keep fresh for a few days, so you can portion it out and give them away as little gifts for Christmas or treat bags at birthday parties. Wrap them up in cellophane or plastic bags and tie them with a ribbon.
Use whatever type of popcorn kernels that you love. Plain, salted, with butter, microwave, or stovetop.
I prefer Ghirardelli white melting wafers but Wilton candy melts, Candi Quik or white almond bark could be used as well. If you can’t find candy melts white chocolate chips are also an option.
I prefer the microwave and microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each interval to prevent burning. You could also use a double boiler on the stovetop. If have trouble getting your white chocolate to the right consistency add in some coconut oil or vegetable shortening.
Storing Leftover Popcorn
Keep popcorn stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Other popcorn recipes that we love to make include peppermint bark popcorn, halloween candy popcorn and M&M popcorn!
More Easy Popcorn Recipes
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White Chocolate Popcorn
- 8-10 cups popcorn
- 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers , melted
- Lay down a piece of wax paper onto a baking sheet. Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Microwave and additional 15 seconds if needed.
- In a large bowl, combine popcorn and white chocolate. Stir until coated. Spread mix onto the wax paper in an even layer. Add sprinkles or candy on top if desired.
- Leave on counter or place popcorn in the refrigerator until it has hardened and then break into pieces.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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This is so delicious, I’ve made it twice already and everyone here loves it!
So happy to hear that! :)
Super easy snack idea! We love using extra buttered popcorn for that salty & sweet experience. It’s fun with sprinkles, too. ;)
So delicious and so easy! Love it! I added some pink & red sprinkles because today is Valentine’s!! So festive and fun! And so easy!!!
Love it! Happy Valentine’s Day! :)