It is the week of Christmas! Can you believe it?!?! I’ve got one more quick gift idea to share with you today. If you’ve been following along with me for awhile, you may know how much I love to make flavored popcorn. My family could eat a whole batch in one sitting. Today however, I decided to make winter popcorn. This is one of our favorite gifts to give our neighbors during the holidays. This is a great treat, not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! This candy coated popcorn is really simple and only requires 2 basic ingredients.
All you need to make this winter popcorn is popped popcorn (I use microwave popcorn) and candy melts. You know those disc shaped candy in the baking section, you sometimes see in the store? Well for this popcorn, I use 2 different shades of blue and some white candy melts. All you need to do is follow the melting directions on the back of the candy melts, pour your melted candy over your popcorn, toss and set on parchment or wax paper to set.
Then you can squeeze the white candy over the blue popcorn, trying to cover it as best you can.
Once the blue and white candy have had a chance to set up and harden, break the popcorn into pieces.
- 3 bags microwaved popcorn - divided into 2 big bowls
- 1 bag dark blue candy melts
- 1 bag light blue candy melts
- 1 bag white candy melts
- Melt dark blue candy melts per package instructions and pour over 1 bowl of popcorn.
- Gently stir together, coating all popcorn.
- Spread out onto large piece of parchment paper.
- Now melt the light blue candy melts and do the same thing for the 2nd bowl of popcorn.
- Add ⅓ of the bag of white candy melts to a plastic bag and melt candies.
- Cut tip off of the bag and squeeze white candy over both dark and light blue popcorn.
- Let candy set back up and break into pieces.
You can see more detailed instructions here if needed.
Since I wanted to use this winter popcorn as neighbor gifts, I created some Winter Wishes tags, and I’m sharing them with you! Just print them out and cut apart to attach to your package.
I always have cellophane bags on hand. I filled the bag with some of the winter popcorn and tied it with a tag and a little snowflake ornament. It also looks really cute in a jar too. Whatever kind of packaging you have, this popcorn will look great. Especially with a cute tag attached!
Doesn’t that look delicious!?!? If you are a fan of popcorn, you won’t be able to stop eating this. (That is why I give it away. I might eat it all myself!)
You might also like my Candy Cane version: