White Chocolate Popcorn is a sweet and salty snack with only 3 ingredients. Anyone can make this in just minutes for a sweet treat.

White Chocolate Popcorn in a bowl.
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White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is a simple recipe but tastes delicious. It is refreshingly easy but the perfect movie night treat.

Popcorn Recipes are so inexpensive to make. I love to make Glazed Donut Popcorn and Sugar Cookie Popcorn. The kids love popcorn and I have been making it since they were little.

This recipe also makes a great gift for friends.

Why this recipe is amazing:

  • 3 ingredients. With only 3 easy ingredients, this recipe is so easy.
  • Budget Friendly. It is easy to make this recipe for a crowd and not spend much.
  • Sweet and Salty. The sweet chocolate and salty popcorn make this recipe delicious.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for white chocolate popcorn: oil, white chocolate, popcorn.
  • Popped Popcorn
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vegetable Oil

Substitutions and Additions

  • Almond Bark. Feel free to substitute the white chocolate chips for almond bark or candy melts.
  • Pretzels. Add pretzels to the popcorn for added crunch.
  • Nuts. Peanuts, Cashews or Almonds make a great addition to the mixture.
  • Candy. M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces taste great with the popcorn.
  • Mini Marshmallows. Toss in a handful of mini marshmallows.
  • Sprinkles. Top the mixture with sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
  • Crushed Cookies. Crush your favorite cookies and add to the popcorn. Some ideas include Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cookies, fudge stripes and more.

How to make White Chocolate Popcorn:

Sheet pan with popcorn on it.

Step 1. Spread out the popped popcorn on a baking sheet. Make sure to remove any un-popped kernels from the pan.  

Bowl of white chocolate chips.

Step 2. Get out a microwave-safe bowl. Pour the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil in the bowl.

Melted white chocolate in a bowl.

Step 3. Gradually melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Stir in between intervals.

Popcorn on a sheet pan coated in white chocolate.

Step 4. Drizzle the melted white chocolate on the popcorn. Do this quickly so it does not harden. Let the popcorn cool at room temperature. Break apart and enjoy!

Tips for Success

  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line the pan with parchment paper to make clean up easy.
  • Remove popcorn kernels. After you pop the microwave popcorn, make sure to remove any unpopped kernels.
  • Work quickly before the chocolate sets. The chocolate does not take long to start to harden. Work quickly to coat the popcorn.
White Chocolate Popcorn in a bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Store the leftover popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

How do you melt chocolate?

You can melt white chocolate in the microwave using 30 second intervals. Another option is to use a double boiler on the stove top.

If the mixture is not smooth enough, add a little bit of coconut oil and combine.

What type of popcorn is best to use?

I prefer plain popcorn. However, you can use butter flavored if you prefer.

Can I make this seasonally?

Yes, definitely! This popcorn is a great base recipe to adapt for holidays and special occasions. Try using various colors of candy melts for holidays.

Red and Green would be perfect for Christmas. Pastels for Spring or Easter. Red and Pink for Valentines Day. The ideas are endless for mix-ins that you can add to the popcorn mixture.

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White Chocolate Popcorn

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White Chocolate Popcorn is a sweet and salty snack with only 3 ingredients. Anyone can make this in just minutes for a sweet treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 397

Ingredients

  • 10 cups Popped Popcorn or use 2 (2 oz. bag of microwave popcorn)
  • 1 bag White chocolate chips 12 oz. bag
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
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Instructions

  • Pop the popcorn and spread out the popped popcorn on a baking sheet. Remove any unpeopled kernels from the pan.
  • Place the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a small microwave safe bowl. Melt by heating in the microwave at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and creamy.
  • Quickly drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn covering as much as the popcorn as possible.
  • Allow to cool completely at room temperature. Then break apart the popcorn and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 397kcal, Carbohydrates 48g, Protein 6g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 52mg, Potassium 222mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 34g, Vitamin A 53IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 114mg, Iron 1mg

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