Candy Cane Popcorn

Candy cane popcorn

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 21 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 12 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
229 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 107mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Candy cane popcorn is a cure for the Christmas munchies! Popcorn is coated in white chocolate and crushed candy canes for a sweet, minty treat that's a perfect party food or edible gift idea.


  • 1 (2 4/5-ounce) bag microwave popcorn, about 10 cups popped

  • 8 large candy canes

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips, chopped or white chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for candy cane popcorn
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  2. Cover a baking sheet with foil or waxed paper and set aside.

    Cover baking sheet
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  3. Pop the popcorn in the microwave, then pour it into a large bowl, separating out any un-popped kernels.

    Pop the popcorn
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  4. Unwrap the candy canes and place them in a food processor. Pulse on-off several times for 5 to 10 seconds each, until the canes are finely crushed, with just a few larger pieces remaining. Alternately, place the candy canes in a large plastic bag and seal tightly. Use a rolling pin to roll/smash the candy canes until they are finely ground.

    Blend candy canes
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  5. Melt the white chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl and stir until smooth.

    Melt the white chocolate
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  6. Add about 1/3 cup of the crushed candy canes to the white chocolate and stir them in.

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  7. Pour the white chocolate over the popcorn in the bowl and stir to coat the popcorn with the chocolate.

    Spread across popcorn
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  8. Scrape the popcorn onto the baking sheet and spread it into an even layer to cool.

    Popcorn on baking tray
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  9. While the white chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the remaining candy cane pieces over the top of the popcorn.

    Cover popcorn
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  10. Let the popcorn set at room temperature until the white chocolate is firm.

    Let the popcorn set
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  11. Break the popcorn up into small pieces, then serve.


  •  Candy cane popcorn can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Depending on the humidity in your location, it might start to get stale after several days.