If you’re in search of a tasty snack, popcorn can easily get paired with an array of ingredients. But what about M&M’s? There is so much you do when you combine this popular bite-sized chocolate deliciousness with popcorn.
Popcorn and M&M’s can be made into a tasty treat. Popcorn is the perfect food to pair with chocolate as it is salty and buttery, while M&Ms are sweet and crunchy. You can mix popcorn and M&M’s with white chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow and many other treats to make an irresistible combination!
We decided to take this idea one step further by coming up with some fun recipes that combine the best of both worlds: popcorn and M&M’s. The only thing that will be hard is deciding which one you’ll make first!
Can I Use White Chocolate And M&M’s With Popcorn?
White chocolate lovers won’t be disappointed when they whip up this sweet creation of white chocolate-covered perfection. This snack is ideal for a Saturday night movie with your spouse or if you want a fun snack for the kids around the holidays. Even better, you can make it in just a few simple steps.
Begin by popping your popcorn in the microwave. You can use a skillet or an air popper if you wish as well. Just be sure to discard any unpopped kernels so your masterpiece won’t get ruined.
It’s easier to melt your white chocolate if you cut it into squares beforehand. If you have a double boiler, that is ideal. However, a microwave can be used with white chocolate morsels, but ensure you use a microwave-safe bowl and remove it every 30 seconds to stir to avoid clumping.
After the chocolate is melted, add a small amount of coconut oil to help the mixture spread evenly over your popcorn. In a bowl, mix your popcorn and the white chocolate until the popcorn is covered. Spread your popcorn on a flat cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, so it doesn’t stick.
Then you can add as many M&M’s as you desire! Let it cool and enjoy yourself. You can feel free to mix in some other goodies like pretzels, Oreos, or sprinkles too.
How Do I Add A Salty Flavor To M&M’s And Popcorn?
The only bad thing about this recipe is that you’ll find it challenging to stop eating it. But, if you’re using it for a holiday recipe, the green and red M&M’s do the trick! Start by preheating the oven at around 330 degrees Fahrenheit while popping the popcorn.
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and corn syrup, and a touch of vanilla extract. Stir frequently until the ingredients are melted.
In your popcorn bowl, add salted peanuts (without the shell, of course). Next, you’ll want to pour in the sugar mixture and stir well to ensure all your popcorn and peanuts get coated.
Next, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread your popcorn mixture on to the sheet and bake for 15 minutes. You can then spread the M&M’s and mix well, let cool, and then you have yourself the perfect sweet and salty snack.
Can I Use Marshmallows, M&M’s, And Popcorn?
Anyone who has kids will absolutely love this creation! In a few simple steps, you can create delicious popcorn balls that your children will be devouring and hopefully not spoil their dinner!
Start by melting 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan, keeping the heat on low, so it doesn’t burn. Next, in a large bowl, add your popcorn and M&M’s. After the butter has melted, you can pour in a large bag of marshmallows, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt and mix until the marshmallows are melted.
Finally, add your popcorn to the mixture and stir until it’s coated. Add the mixture to a parchment lined cookie sheet and let it cool for a few minutes(cool enough to touch and warm enough to shape). You can roll them into balls or bars if you wish, then place them on parchment paper to let them set. Once set, eat away and enjoy!
Can I Use Peanut Butter And M&M’s With Popcorn?
We couldn’t possibly leave peanut butter lovers out with this list of recipes! All members of your family will be begging you to make it again.
Start by getting your popcorn ready. You’ll need about 10-12 cups of popcorn, peanut butter, M&M’s, butter, marshmallows, Reese’s Pieces, and salt for this recipe. After you’ve made the popcorn and removed the unpopped kernels, apply a generous layer of salt and set aside. Melt your butter (3 tablespoons) in a saucepan. Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of miniature marshmallows, and stir vigorously. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.
Once your marshmallows are melted, fold in your peanut butter (1/2 cup of creamy, natural peanut butter works best) and mix completely. Slowly add the mixture to the bowl of popcorn mixing a little at a time to ensure your popcorn get covered.
You can use a spatula to spread the treat over parchment paper before adding your M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes before diving into this peanut butter chocolate confection.
What Are Other Ideas To Use Popcorn And M&M’s?
- Use peppermint M&M’s instead of regular with the white chocolate recipe above for an exciting Christmas treat. (Peppermint White Chocolate Popcorn!)
- Fold in a layer of the hot caramel over your popcorn and M&M’s for a golden river of flavor
- Make a trail mix for your kids with popcorn, pretzels, assorted nuts, M&M’s, and raisins
With a little bit of creativity and some M&M’s, popcorn can be transformed into an incredible family-friendly treat. The recipes we’ve shared are perfect for any occasion-from movie night to birthday parties! We hope you’ve enjoyed these fun recipes with M&M’s and popcorn as much as we have. So, wherever your taste buds take you next, give one or two of these recipes a try. You won’t regret it, and you’ll undoubtedly be trying more as your creative juices get flowing.
Note: If you want to surprise your co-workers, bring some popcorn with M&M’s into work. I like to package in 6×10 cellophane bags and set them on my desk with a sign to take one. I like to watch everyone’s joy when they see them and grab one. I usually get a story about when they made them as a kid and I enjoy hearing the stories and getting to know my co-workers a bit better.