Do you need something salty and sweet to snack on while watching those Hallmark movies or waiting for the ball to drop on New Year’s Eve? I’ve got you covered! The Gingerbread mix will transform your popcorn into a gingerbread house tasting bowl of magic. Gingerbread Flavored Popcorn is the perfect holiday snack.
It starts with making a from-scratch gingerbread mix. It’s easy as can be and in a matter of minutes, you’ll be snacking on the most irresistible snack of the season.
It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and you will not be able to stop eating it. Trust.
- Makes: about 8 cups
- For the Gingerbread Popcorn Seasoning:
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Combine spices in a small bowl, mixing well. Store in an airtight small jar or spice container.
- For the Gingerbread Popcorn:
- 8 cups popped popcorn (I used a 6.5 ounce bag of pre-popped popcorn)
- 3 teaspoons Gingerbread popcorn seasoning
- 8 ounces white chocolate/vanilla candy melts or vanilla almond bark
- 1 cup red and green chocolate-coated candies
- holiday sprinkles, optional
Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. To one prepared pan, add the popcorn and top with the gingerbread popcorn seasoning; toss to combine. Melt the candy melts or bark according to package instructions and evenly drizzle over the popcorn. Add the red and green candies, sprinkles, and again toss to combine.
Turn the popcorn out onto the second baking sheet lined with parchment and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and for the chocolate to set. Popcorn mix will keep for up to 2 weeks if kept in an airtight container.
Popcorn mix will keep for up to 2 weeks if kept in an airtight container.
You’ll likely not want to share, but if you do, or if you decide to make a second batch you can create a super cute holiday gift by including the popcorn in a festive popcorn labeled bowl (got them at Target in the dollar area last year but here’s one similar: popcorn bowl). Or, you can whip together the flavored mix and add a recipe card with a bag of pre-popped popcorn.
Here’s a downloadable recipe card for you to use:
And this post has some tags you can print out if you don’t want to handwrite any: Homemade Seasoning Blends for Gift Giving.
Do you have a favorite snack for watching Hallmark movies? I keep saying I’m going to do a roundup post of all the things I like to make just prior to hunkering down for weekend movie marathons!