Santa munch Christmas popcorn snack mix is super crunch and addictive Christmas snack mix
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5 from 3 votes

Santa Munch Christmas Popcorn

Christmas popcorn- a fun and festive popcorn snack mix that everyone would love. This super easy 5 ingredients popcorn snack mix comes together in 5 minutes. It’s so easy that kids can make it with your assistance!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snacks, Christmas snacks, popcorn, marshmallows, candy
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 cups of popcorn
  • Generous salt
  • 3 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • Christmas sprinkles – red green, white ones
  • Peppermint candy – crushed

More add-ons (options)

  • Pretzels
  • M&M’s - Green and red
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Nuts – like almonds, pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  • Pop popcorn kernels in pressure cooker, click here to know how to make popcorn in pressure cooker. If using microwavable popcorns, pop as per instructions on the packet.
  • Note : If using microwavable popcorn bags I’d suggest you to use plain popcorn and add salt to it once popped. Butter flavoured popcorn turns out yellow and it does not look pretty to make Christmas popcorn. Christmas popcorn is prettier when it’s white not golden yellow. That’s me!
  • Transfer popcorn onto baking sheet lined with cookie sheet (silicon mat).
  • Note : Make sure to remove all the un-popped kernels. You don’t want to bite into it.
  • Add salt over popcorn and toss well.
  • Melt butter in a pan. To melted butter add mini marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are melted completely. DO NOT OVER HEAT MARSHMALLOWS.
  • Remove immediately from stove and pour it over popcorn.
  • Using rubber (or wooden) spatula mix gently until all popcorn is coated in marshmallow mix.
  • While popcorn is still warm and gooey add candies over it – Christmas sprinkles or confetti’s, M&M’s, crushed peppermint candy and other add-on’s. Mix gently.
  • Allow popcorn to cool completely. Break the popcorn apart and store in air tight containers.
  • Christmas popcorn is best served immediately!

Notes

If you don't want have marshmallows, you can use white chocolate. Melt white chocolate with a teaspoon of coconut oil in microwave and pour it over salted popcorn and mix. With white chocolate you won't have the gooey texture of popcorn, but it will still be delicious!
Buttered popcorn flavored packs yields golden yellow popcorn (movie popcorn types) and I personally did not like how it looked when mixed with marshmallows and holiday sprinkles. It was yellow, didn't look Christmas-y!? (you know that snow white types that reminds you of snow for Christmas?, you get it right?). So I recommend you to use plain popcorn. 

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.4mg