White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn


Now that Thanksgiving is over it’s safe to bring out Christmas flavors in full force right?

First of all, let’s talk about all these specialized flavors that companies bring out for this time of year. Gingerbread, Peppermint, Eggnog… you can pretty much find any treat (marshmallows, M&M’s, Oreos, etc.) in these types of flavors. Some are winners, some… not so much.

If you’re a fan of Gingerbread and white chocolate, then you’re going to L.O.V.E. this White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn

Funny story… Since being in Canada, I feel like I am getting ripped off when it comes to experiencing all these fun different flavored treats. Truth is, Canada just doesn’t get the good stuff. At least, not where I’m living (read: I live in the middle of nowhere). So when my husband took a quick trip back to the US recently, I begged him to pick me up some of these Gingerbread M&M’s.

I told him that it was for sure only carried by Target, so he HAD to go there. He called me while he was at Target and said that he could not find them, and that he was giving up. NO! I told him to ask an employee, which is like asking him to ask for directions, which he hates more than anything. He could tell I was desperate, so he asked. He asked 3 different employees, to which all of them said, “No, we do not have those. Never heard of them.” 

White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn

Then, I realized that it must be WalMart that carries the Gingerbread M&M’s, so I sent him to Walmart in search of my candy.

After an exhaustive search, he finally found them and to be on the safe side, he grabbed me two bags. While he was at WalMart getting me said candy, I found out (on Facebook) that there are in fact Gingerbread Kisses… only sold at Target.

I begged him to go back to Target to get me the Kisses…

White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn

To which he replied, “No. Way.”

snif snif… 

Ok, no Kisses for me, but at least I was going to get my M&M’s. I was plenty impressed that he went to the trouble to go to two stores and actually talk to three employees to find my candy.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn

Then, I had a few minutes before I had to pick him up at the airport so I ran to WalMart.

Where I found Gingerbread M&M’s…

Let’s just keep that between you and me… mmmkay? 

I also found Gingerbread Oreos, which led me to make this delicious White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn. This mix was seriously so good, I made a big batch and it was gone within a couple hours. How cute would this be wrapped up with a bow and given out as a gift?

DO IT!!!

White Chocolate Gingerbread Popcorn
  • 1½ cups white chocolate candy melts
  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup stick pretzels
  • 1 cup Gingerbread M&M's
  • 8 Gingerbread Oreos, cut into quarters
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  1. Melt the white chocolate candy melts according to package instructions.
  2. Put popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl and pour in the white chocolate. Gently stir to coat. Spread out on a wax paper lined baking sheet and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles, mini marshmallows, gingerbread Oreos, and gingerbread M&M's.
  3. Let cool, then gently break into pieces and enjoy!
Notes from Shawn:
Try stirring in a pinch of ground ginger and nutmeg to the melted white chocolate before pouring over the popcorn for an even bigger Gingerbread taste!


  1. This looks so delicious, a perfect snack for our holiday movie nights.

  2. That’s a funny story. I love gingerbread so I’ve been afraid to try the M&M’s for fear they’ll be weird. And now I must find the gingerbread Oreos so I can try your recipe, which looks really amazing.

    • The M&M’s don’t have an overpowering gingerbread taste to them. They are really subtle, but after a handful… you’ll really get the flavor. Don’t ask me how I know that… lol. 😉

  3. Yum!!! I have a bag of those M&M’s sitting on my counter just waiting to be put to good use. Chocolate covered popcorn is always a good bet for candy and cookies. Love this fun story…too funny you found the M&M’s!!!


    Love this popcorn. I have a bag of those M&M’s waiting for me…

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