Christmas Crunch Popcorn Snack Mix is the perfect sweet and salty treat! This easy and addictive snack can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes and ready to go!
It was chilly when I woke up here this morning – cold enough to build a fire in the fireplace. We also put our tree up over the weekend and started decorating the house.
Our Christmas party will be smaller this year, but we will still be entertaining our immediate family and of course, there will need to be appetizers and snacks – like this Christmas Crunch Snack Mix!
That’s why this recipe is perfect for the Homemade Holiday Inspiration posts I’m sharing this month. Each week I’ll share a post filled with recipes, crafts, decorating ideas, and more! I’d encourage you to check out all the posts, click through and bookmark a few that you want to make this Thanksgiving or Christmas season!
I’ve made popcorn snack mix like this about a million times and for every occasion under the sun – including Easy Easter Bunny Snack Mix and this Fall M&M’s & Popcorn Snack Mix and of course… my favorite Candy Corn Snack Mix.
Christmas Crunch Popcorn Mix
But for whatever reason, I can’t remember ever making it for (or around) Christmas. But now I have and I’m calling it Christmas Crunch Popcorn Snack Mix.
You see yesterday, after talking to Amy, who was making some while we chatted… I just could.not.quit. thinking about it. I got a “hankerin'” for it, as my mama used to say. When I woke up today still thinking about it, I told the kids I wanted to make some, so they helped and we mixed up some!
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
So, that was that… about 5 minutes later we had a delicious afternoon snack ready. Unfortunately, being the mean blogging Mommy that I am, I tortured the kids by not letting them eat any until I took pictures and checked pictures and then more pictures… just so I could share it with YOU! Now that I think about it – my kids should be mad at YOU, not ME, right?
Just kidding. I think 😉
Are you ready to make some of this totally addictive snack mix? I promise you won’t be able to put it down!! Oooh, and if you need a snack for a party, or want to bag it up for class favors – kids and adults alike love this stuff!!
To see more pics with instructions and sweet little bags I made for Easter, check out my Easter Bunny Snack Mix post here – I have step-by-steps!
Holiday Entertainment Ideas
The holidays are rapidly approaching and if you need some more inspiration, check out these amazing bloggers and their recipes:
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Appetizer from Chipa by the Dozen
Christmas Appetizer Tree from Design Dazzle
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from Devour Dinner
Cranberry Brie Bites from Fresh Coast Eats
Easy Holiday Bar from Hoosier Homemade
Sausage Balls from House of Nash Eats
Spinach Artichoke Dip Wonton Cups from J Z Eats
Dried Beef Cheese Balls from Marty’s Musings
Cherry Cream Cheese Puff Bundles from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Eggnog from Savory Experiments
Blue and White Tablescape from Sondra Lyn at Home
Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts from Tastes of Homemade
Alrighty, if you’re ready to make these, the printable recipe is below or you can join my daily email list and you’ll instantly get a pretty printable pdf in your inbox!
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The perfect sweet and salty treat! This easy and addictive snack can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes and ready to go!
- Pop the popcorn and pour into a large bowl. I used microwave (the “extra butter” variety but you could use air popped or whatever is your favorite! Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Spread the popcorn out on the cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle the M&M’s and pretzels evenly over the popcorn. Melt white chocolate and pour over the popcorn mix. I do this by chopping up the almond bark, then putting it in a microwave-safe measuring cup and microwaving for 1 minute. Stir and microwave again – in 30 second intervals until smooth and completely melted.
- Pour it over the popcorn, then gently stir it up to coat the popcorn. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles to make it extra festive!! 🙂 Let it dry/harden, then break it up and enjoy!
- PS. If you want to speed up the drying/hardening, pop it in the fridge or freezer for a couple of minutes!
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: popcorn, snack mix, christmas, crunchy, christmas snack mix, m&ms, pretzels