White Chocolate Popcorn is an addictive homemade holiday gift or snack for any gathering. Whatever the occasion this sweet and irresistible snack fits the bill!

Move over caramel corn, there’s a competitor in town! This White Chocolate Covered Popcorn is lightly coated with white chocolate and will disappear quickly whenever it’s served!

Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn in a red and white serivng bowl Perfect for gifting and/or snacking!

Why You Must Make

  • This is a super easy, festive, and delicious snack!
  • You only need FOUR ingredients to make this.
  • It can be made for any holiday or occasion just by swapping out the M&Ms for those with seasonal colors.

I adore popcorn. When I was in college, I considered a big batch of popcorn a perfectly acceptable meal. Even when we were dating, Bill would roll his eyes when my funds were tight and I’d choose to buy a chic sweater over groceries. Popcorn always came to my rescue if I was hungry. So it’s no surprise that I wanted to make a huge batch of this Easy White Chocolate Popcorn. I could have eaten every last crumb myself! I served this to my book club, and they all wanted the recipe details.

Ingredient Notes

  •  Microwave Popcorn – Look for a brand that has a “natural flavor,” then pop and remove unpopped kernels. I used the Orville Reddenbacher brand.
  •  White Chocolate Chips – I used a 12-ounce bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips.
  •  Vegetable Oil – Use a neutral oil, not olive oil. I used canola oil.
  •  M&Ms – Use colors that work with the occasion. There are always seasonal M&Ms available around specific holidays.
Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn in a red serving bowl with a red and white checked napkin.

Recipe Tips

  • This is a snack I made for my book club gathering. I think my friends were expecting an exotic, complicated recipe when they asked for this white chocolate popcorn recipe. It couldn’t be simpler.
  • I popped a couple of bags of microwave popcorn. I prefer those labeled “natural” to avoid any artificial butter flavorings. Then I tossed it with a bag of melted white chocolate chips with a touch of vegetable oil.
  • Make sure to remove any unpopped kernels before adding the chocolate. They could be choking hazards for young children.
  • I added some autumnal-hued M&M’s for a pop of color in this candy popcorn. The red and green ones that appear around Christmas transform this into a fun holiday treat.
  • Other additions such as nuts, dried fruit, sprinkles, and other candies would taste incredible, too. Just toss in your favorites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is White Chocolate Popcorn?

White chocolate popcorn is popped popcorn that’s coated with white chocolate.

If You Don’t Have Microwave Popcorn, Can Regular Popcorn Be Used Instead?

Yes! Just pop your kernels in neutral oil, cool, then coat with white chocolate as directed in the recipe.

Can You Use Candy Melts Instead of White Chocolate Chips?

Candy Melts don’t have any cocoa butter in them, so technically, they’re not chocolate. The taste and texture won’t be quite as nice, but they can be used in a pinch.

How Long Can You Store White Chocolate Popcorn?

Make sure it’s cooled thoroughly, then store it in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for up to a week.

How Do You Keep White Chocolate Popcorn Crisp?

It must be cooled to room temperature before coating in white chocolate. If it’s even slightly warm, the popcorn may lose its crispy texture.

Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn in front of a serving bowl with M&M's.

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Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn | Perfect for gifting and/or snacking!

White Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Yield 8 servings

A sweet popcorn treat coated with white chocolate and tossed with M & M's!


  • 2 bags "natural" flavored microwave popcorn (I used Orville Reddenbacher brand), popped, unpopped kernels removed
  • 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup M&Ms, I used a bag with fall colors for my autumn book club


  1. Gently melt the white chocolate chips with vegetable oil in the microwave, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds or so, till smooth.
  2. Put popped popcorn in a very large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour melted white chocolate over popcorn, gently tossing. Quickly sprinkle with M&M's and continue tossing till most of the popcorn is coated.
  4. Spread popcorn onto a large baking sheet and allow to cool completely. Break apart large pieces to serve.


This popcorn is best on the day it is made.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g


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