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.
You can help the candy along in the melting process by using your hands to mix the candy together in the bag. Once it is all melted you cut just the tip of the bag off to have a small opening.
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.
Candy coated popcorn
Candy coated popcorn
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:
Thanks for checking out my Winter Candy Coated Popcorn post. Check out the full collection of Christmas articles, and also find more Christmas gift, decor, and recipe ideas by Tauni Everett, Michelle Stewart, Randi Dukes, Ashton Swank and Mariah Leeson.
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