This sweet and salty white chocolate popcorn has a melted white chocolate drizzle AND white chocolate chunks! It’s an easy dessert that’s perfect for party favors, holiday gifting, or a spontaneous movie night!

Looking for an amazing white chocolate popcorn recipe? You’ve found it! Check out my tips to learn how to make it at home.

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You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to make this easy white chocolate popcorn. All it takes is three ingredients to make this perfect sweet treat!

My love of fancy popcorn and chocolate runs deep, so you can be sure that there’s PLENTY of sweet white chocolate chunks, white chocolate drizzle, and salty popcorn in every bite.

Although the melted white chocolate drizzle is essential, I also love saving some of the white chocolate chips for throwing into the popcorn at the very end. Then you get some nice chunks of white chocolate every now and then — it’s the perfect sweet and salty combination!

I love making this salty white chocolate popcorn for summer movie night snacks, family game night, birthday parties, or during the holidays.

Tie it up in a treat bag with a bow for a great neighbor gift or party favor. Or just eat it right off of the baking sheet for an irresistible tasty dessert!

Now grab that bag of white chocolate chips and let’s get down to business making this delicious white chocolate popcorn!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Sweet and salty snack
  • Easy treat for parties or movie night
  • Great for holiday gifts
  • Endless ways to customize

You also might like these recipes for snickers popcorn, m&m popcorn, oreo popcorn, peanut butter popcorn, candy popcorn, microwave caramel corn, caramel corn and chocolate drizzle popcorn.

You also might like this article on is popcorn gluten-free.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this white chocolate popcorn:

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  • White chocolate chips: White chocolate chips add a bit of sweetness and delicious flavor to the popcorn. We’re drizzling some of the white chocolate over the popcorn and keeping some of it as chocolate chips, so we get white chocolate in every bite!
  • Popcorn: I like to use white popcorn kernels rather than yellow popcorn kernels for this recipe. This keeps the popcorn bright white! But you can use whatever kind of popcorn kernels you have on hand.
  • Salt: I like to use kosher salt for this recipe. It helps balance out the sweetness of the white chocolate and adds a bit of texture!

If you love white chocolate, be sure to try these gluten-free white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, gluten-free blondies, Christmas rice krispies treats and gluten-free triple chocolate cookies.

How to Make White Chocolate Popcorn

Popcorn in a pot
  • (Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • As an alternative to air-popped popcorn, heat a large nonstick pot over medium heat. Add the kernels and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Shake the pot gently every 5 seconds until the kernels begin to pop. Then continue shaking the pot until popping is 5 seconds apart. Immediately remove the popcorn from the heat and pour it into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. (Feel free to line with parchment paper before pouring popcorn onto the baking sheet.)
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  • Place 1 ½ cups of white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
White chocolate popcorn on a baking tray
  • Drizzle the white chocolate mixture evenly over the popcorn and then sprinkle over the remaining white chocolate chips and salt. 
  • Allow the white chocolate popcorn to sit at room temperature until the white chocolate is set– about 30 minutes. Then break the popcorn mixture into clusters and enjoy!

You also might like this Halloween snack mix. This popcorn is also delicious with M&Ms! Check out this post on are m&ms gluten-free.

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Storage Instructions

Store white chocolate popcorn in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

FAQs

What is black and white popcorn?

Black and white popcorn is typically made by drizzling kettle corn or salted popcorn with melted dark chocolate and melted white chocolate. It’s an irresistible combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy!

What is the actual flavor of white chocolate?

White chocolate has a sweet vanilla flavor that’s buttery, creamy, and smooth. Despite the name, it doesn’t actually contain any chocolate (cocoa solids). It’s made with sugar, milk, and cocoa butter.

Is white chocolate just chocolate dyed white?

No — white chocolate isn’t regular chocolate that has been dyed white. It’s actually made without any cocoa powder or cacao! Instead, this candy is made with sugar, cocoa butter, and milk.

Cocoa butter is the vegetable oil derived from cocoa beans, and it doesn’t possess the same chocolatey flavor you find in cocoa beans.

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Expert Tips & Tricks

  • I like to use white popcorn kernels rather than yellow popcorn kernels for this white chocolate popcorn recipe. This keeps the popcorn bright white! But you can use whatever kind of popcorn kernels you have on hand.
  • If you want to make black and white popcorn, simply add a drizzle of dark chocolate or milk chocolate along with the white chocolate.
  • Feel free to dress up this white chocolate popcorn mix however you’d like! There are so many possibilities for delicious mix-ins, like cashews, almonds, peanut butter drizzle, marshmallows, milk chocolate chips, festive sprinkles, and more.
  • It’s normal to end up with unpopped kernels after air popping or making popcorn over the stove. You can leave the kernels in the batch of popcorn and just eat around it, or take the time to remove the kernels before pouring onto a cookie sheet and adding the candy coating.

MORE RECIPES TO TRY

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this easy white chocolate popcorn recipe, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you! 

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White Chocolate Popcorn (Easy Recipe!)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
This sweet and salty white chocolate popcorn has a melted white chocolate drizzle AND white chocolate chunks! It’s an easy dessert that’s perfect for party favors, holiday gifting, or a spontaneous movie night!

Ingredients

  • cup popcorn kernels about 10 cups popped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • (Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium heat. Add the kernels and cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Shake the pot gently every 5 seconds until the kernels begin to pop. Then continue shaking the pot until popping is 5 seconds apart. Immediately remove the popcorn from the heat and pour it onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place 1 ½ cups of white chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate evenly over the popcorn and then sprinkle over the remaining white chocolate chips and salt.
  • Allow the popcorn to sit at room temperature until the white chocolate is set– about 30 minutes. Then break the popcorn into clusters and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
  • like to use white popcorn kernels rather than yellow popcorn kernels for this white chocolate popcorn recipe. This keeps the popcorn bright white! But you can use whatever kind of popcorn kernels you have on hand.
  • If you want to make black and white popcorn, simply add a drizzle of dark chocolate or milk chocolate along with the white chocolate.
  • Feel free to dress up this white chocolate popcorn mix however you’d like! There are so many possibilities for delicious mix-ins, like cashews, almonds, peanut butter drizzle, marshmallows, milk chocolate chips, festive sprinkles, and more.
  • It’s normal to end up with unpopped kernels after air popping or making popcorn over the stove. You can leave the kernels in the batch of popcorn and just eat around it, or take the time to remove the kernels before pouring onto a cookie sheet and adding the candy coating.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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