This easy Hot Chocolate Popcorn recipe coats popcorn with white chocolate and hot chocolate and tosses it with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips! Drizzle with chocolate and top with sprinkles or crushed peppermints for a crunchy, festive snack perfect for munching on all year long!
Whether you need a last minute gifting idea or just a good snack to have on hand for munching on, here is a simple recipe that is sure to be a hit!
So simple that it just uses a handful of ingredients. All you need is popcorn, candy melts, hot chocolate, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows to make this Hot Chocolate Popcorn!
The holidays are a great time for foods that you can set out for snacking. This hot chocolate popcorn is perfect for munching on with friends and family while chatting, playing games, or watching movies.
Since you don’t want to miss out on any of the action, the quick prep for this popcorn is just what you need.
With lots of chocolate and marshmallows and actual hot chocolate powder for authentic flavor, this popcorn will disappear in a hurry!
Switch up the flavors of the hot chocolate mix and chocolate chips or change up the colors of the sprinkles for a fun treat to enjoy all winter long!
How to Make Hot Chocolate Popcorn
Start with air-popped popcorn or a plain or lightly salted microwave popcorn.
Place the popcorn in a large bowl. You’ll want a bowl large enough to have room to stir the popcorn.
Melt white chocolate candy melts according to package instructions. Make sure the chocolate is nice and runny. Drizzle over the popcorn, and stir or toss to coat.
Sprinkle with your favorite hot chocolate mix, and stir until popcorn is coated.
Add in chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
If you want to add the optional toppings, spread out popcorn mixture on a rimmed baking sheet.
Melt chocolate candy melts according to package instructions. Drizzle over popcorn.
Sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles and/or peppermint candies.
Allow chocolate drizzle to harden. Break into pieces, and serve.
Store leftovers in an airtight container.
- Caramel bits
- Peppermint chocolate kisses
- M&M candies
- Reese’s pieces
Tips for Making Hot Chocolate Popcorn
- When you’re picking out a large bowl, make sure that the bowl gives you plenty of room to stir your popcorn. This will make coating the popcorn with the melted chocolate a lot easier.
- You can use whatever flavor of hot chocolate you like best. Salted caramel and peppermint taste great. However, mixes with out marshmallows in them work best.
- Feel free to use whatever chocolate chips you like best. We used dark chocolate to off-set the sweetness of the candy melts.
Love the flavor of hot chocolate? More Hot Chocolate Recipes to Try!
- Mini Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bundt Cakes
- Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Brownies
For the Popcorn
- 12 Cups air-popped popcorn or plain/lightly salted microwaved popcorn
- 10 ounces white chocolate candy melts
- 1/3 Cup hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 Cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 Cup chocolate chips of your choice
- semi-sweet or dark chocolate candy melts
- crushed peppermint candies
- Place popcorn in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Melt candy melts according to package instructions. Drizzle over popcorn, and toss or stir to coat.
- Sprinkle with hot chocolate mix, and stir to coat. Stir in mini marshmallows and chocolate chips until combined.
- If adding optional toppings, spread mixture in a rimmed baking sheet.
- Melt chocolate candy melts according to package instructions. Drizzle over popcorn. Sprinkle with sprinkles and peppermint candies.
- Allow chocolate drizzle to harden. Break into pieces, and serve.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. Nutrition values can vary greatly based on brand used. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.