This fun and festive white chocolate Halloween popcorn is perfect for munching on while watching scary movies. You may not be able to stop yourself!!
When we had a baby shower for my sister, I made this popcorn (of course with blue colors for her baby boy). My sister loved it so much, I made a huge bag of it to take with her when she moved. Bre and I also made the same popcorn, but with red, yellow, and blue for a Jackson Pollock project she was doing for school years ago.
White chocolate popcorn can be made so many different ways for so many different occasions: Christmas with red and green, Easter with pastel colors, Valentine’s Day with pink and red, you name it! When I peruse the holiday baking aisles at the grocery store and find cute little sprinkles, I always think about this popcorn.
My kids are no longer little (they’re adults now) and I often find myself missing those times when I would make special little treats for holidays, Halloween being one of ’em. I’m a kid at heart and I love making cute edible things, just like the gluten free witch’s hat cupcakes I recently made. You’re never too old to enjoy holiday treats🎃
THE SIMPLE STEPS IN MAKING WHITE CHOCOLATE HALLOWEEN POPCORN
It’s so simple and easy to make this white chocolate popcorn, even kids can do it! These are the simple steps:
- Pop the popcorn any way you want to, on the stove, in an air popper, or a microwavable bag. If I use microwave popcorn, I always get salted because I feel it works well for a salty/sweet combo.
- Remove any unpopped kernels. You don’t want to break a tooth!
- Put the popcorn in a very large bowl followed by any add-ins you’re using. M&M’s are the norm, but I also like adding nuts, dried fruit, etc.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave as per package instructions.
- Drizzle one of the colors of chocolate all over the popcorn, saving about 1/4 cup, and stir. Allow that color to harden before doing the second color, again saving about 1/4 cup.
- Spread on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using the tines of a fork, drizzle with the rest of each chocolate coating color and sprinkle with plenty of sprinkles, followed by fine sea salt (if desired).
A FEW TIPS FOR MAKING THIS POPCORN GLUTEN FREE
- Wilton Candy Melts are NOT considered to be gluten free! They’re produced in a facility that processes wheat products, so they can’t guarantee they are gluten free. If you aren’t as sensitive to this, go for it. If you are, use another brand, such as ChocoMaker or Make N Mold (Make N Mold can be found at AC Moore craft stores, and I found ChocoMaker at Walmart). There are also other brands on Amazon that are gluten free, such as Merckens. Just be sure that the distributors follow safe practices as there are different distributors and some may also work with wheat products.
- Most Wilton sprinkles are also NOT gluten free, so make sure to get sprinkles that are. I found the ones I used in this recipe at Walmart and they say gluten free right on the container 🙂
- Be sure all your add-ins are gluten free as well. Some of the Halloween M&Ms and other specialty M&M’s aren’t, so just know what you’re using.
This sweet and salty snack is so addictive, you’ll be wanting to make it for every occasion.
White Chocolate Halloween Popcorn
- 2 bags microwave popcorn (or popped corn totalling about 12 cups)
- 2 12 oz bags candy coating (one orange and one bright green)
- add-ins of choice (M&M's or other candies, nuts, dried fruit, etc)
- Halloween sprinkles
- fine sea salt to taste
- Pop popcorn as desired or instructed on package. Remove any unpopped kernels. Pour into a large bowl and scatter your add-ins over popcorn.
- Melt chocolate coating and one color over the popcorn, saving about ¼ cup, and stir well. Allow the first color to harden and then add second color, again saving about ¼ cup, and stir.
- Spread popcorn onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Using the tines of a fork, flick your wrist back and forth over popcorn to create drizzles of the rest of the chocolate coatings. Add sprinkles and fine sea salt (if using) before chocolate sets.
- Allow to set and break up any big pieces before storing in large ziptop baggies or individual little baggies tied with a festive ribbon. Store at room temperature for 4-5 days.
White Chocolate Halloween Popcorn was originally posted on 10/18/18 and has been updated with some new photos and more tips and tricks.