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Santa Crunch Popcorn recipe


  • 10 cups of Popcorn
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons of Butter
  • 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini M&M Candies – Red and Green
  • Pretzel M&M Candies – Red and Green
  • Christmas Confetti Sprinkles

Start with approximately 10 cups of popcorn. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels. You don’t want to bite down on one of those! Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally. It is so nice to taste the salty with the sweet marshmallow coating.

To make the Marshmallow Mixture for the Santa Crunch Popcorn, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.

Spread your popcorn out on a prepared cookie sheet, covered in parchment paper. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and then gently fold the popcorn with a spoon until most of the kernels are covered in mixture.

Once the popcorn is covered in marshmallow mixture it is time to add the candy. But don’t wait too long. You want the marshmallow mixture to still be warm and sticky. Sprinkle the candy onto the popcorn, concentrating on the areas with the most drizzled marshmallow mixture. We added red and green Mini M&M’s and red and green Pretzel M&M’s. We also threw in a small handful of mini marshmallows and some Christmas Sprinkles. Allow the popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve. This popcorn doesn’t keep very well so we suggest that you make it as close to the time you’re going to serve it as possible.