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Santa munch Christmas popcorn snack mix is super crunch and addictive Christmas snack mix
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📋 Santa Munch Christmas Popcorn

Santa munch Christmas popcorn is 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 Time10 mins
Course: holiday gifts, holiday recipes, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popcorn
  • Generous pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • Christmas sprinkles – red, green, white colored
  • 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 : 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!

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Notes

No marshmallows? If you don't have marshmallows, use white chocolate. Melt white chocolate with ¼ to ½ teaspoon coconut oil in microwave. Pour melted chocolate over salted popcorn mix. Note: With white chocolate you won't have the gooey texture of popcorn, but it will still be delicious!
Use  plain popcorn - I recommend you to use plain popcorn. Butter flavored popcorn 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-ish, didn't have that snow white Christmas-y feel to it. 
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

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