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Festive Easy Grinch Popcorn Recipe

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This Easy Grinch Popcorn Recipe is calling your name. The best part about this DIY Grinch popcorn is that you know it’s going to have to be paired up with the movie, too! Just because the Grinch stole Christmas doesn’t mean that he has to steal your snacks. Check out my other gourmet popcorn recipes, too.

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas snack, you’re going to love the ease and flavor that this popcorn recipe brings. It’s one of our favorite ways to snuggle up and chow down.

easy grinch popcorn recipe

This recipe really couldn’t be easier. You just add your ingredients per the recipe below, and enjoy. Once you’re done, you add your popcorn to a large bowl and chow down! Sounds awesome, right? This recipe is just one of my favorite Grinchmas Ideas!

Everyone’s heart is certain to grow three sizes after trying this simple dish. Easy recipe for popcorn!

Easy Grinch Popcorn Recipe

In a short amount of time, you’re going to have a seriously good treat. The melted chocolate and red heart sprinkles are what takes this Grinch Popcorn over the top. Once those kernels pop, you’re well on your way to making these easy treats a reality.

This is one recipe that we all love. It’s so easy to pop popcorn, add the rest of the ingredients, sprinkle in a few drops of food coloring, and chow down!

Grinch Popcorn

What else could you add to this simple dessert popcorn recipe?

Sprinkles are always good but there is always room for more. Mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and even slivered almonds can be a fun addition that can add a ton of flavor and taste.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Grinch gourmet popcorn recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re on the fence about meal planning, don’t be. Meal planning is one of my favorite ways to get prepared for the week and let everyone in the house know exactly what’s on the menu, too.

Main Dish: Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe

Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Instant Pot Cheeseburger Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Peppermint Mocktail for Kids

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Best Popcorn Recipes:

Once you make this Christmas Popcorn Recipe, why stop there? I love the fact that I can turn popcorn into any type of treat that I’m craving just by altering the ingredients a bit. Dessert or a snack, it doesn’t matter!

Unicorn Popcorn is one of those snacks that the kids are going to love and crave.

Peanut Butter Popcorn is truly out of this world delicious. And it’s so simple to make!

The level of flavor in this Cotton Candy Popcorn is insane!

This Red, White, and Blue Snack Mix is easy to whip up fast.

I also love these July 4th Popcorn Balls as well!

Patriotic Popcorn is one of our favorite snacks to make for the 4th of July holiday.

If you’re looking for a recipe that isn’t sweet, this Buffalo Hot Popcorn is calling your name!

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How do you store leftover popcorn?

The great thing about this simple popcorn recipe is that it’s coated with sweetness and sugar. It’ll stay fresh for longer just because of that reason. BUT you still need to be certain that you’re storing it in an airtight container to enjoy it later on.

What is the healthiest way to pop popcorn?

The healthiest way to pop popcorn is through air-popping. Air-popping uses no oil and only requires a few tablespoons of kernels, making it much better for you than using fat-laden microwavable bags or stovetop popping, which relies on large amounts of oil and butter.

Additionally, when the popcorn is popped without any oil or preservatives, you won’t be getting any added sodium or fatty by-products that can come with microwave popcorn and canola oil.

Using air-popping eliminates a lot of unhealthy things commonly found in other forms of popping and results in a snack full of beneficial sources of antioxidants while still being tasty with your favorite seasonings.

How do I keep popcorn from going stale?

Keeping popcorn from going stale can be tricky, but luckily there are several ways to do it. The best bet is to store the popcorn in an air-tight container such as a plastic bag or a Mason jar.

If you put the popcorn in an air-tight container, you can keep the moisture out and make sure that your popcorn stays crunchy and fresh for much longer.

You can also add a small pinch of salt to the container before storing it, which will help absorb any excess moisture. In addition, keeping the popcorn away from direct heat and sunlight is essential; it’s best not to store the shipping window right next to your oven or on a sunny windowsill.

With these simple strategies in mind, you should be able to enjoy crunchy and delicious popcorn for weeks on end!

Should popcorn be savory or sweet?

Popcorn is an incredibly versatile snack that can be dressed up sweet or savory. On the one hand, having popcorn topped with sugar and cinnamon evokes memories of childhood birthday parties and movie nights.

Sweet popcorn is a truly nostalgic treat, and the sweetness combined with the crunchiness adds to its appeal.

For those looking for something healthier, however, savory toppings like nutritional yeast or garlic powder add depth to this popular snack.

Savory popcorn has grown in popularity among health-conscious eaters seeking something low-calorie that still offers intense flavor.

No matter what direction you take your popcorn, it will always make for an enjoyable snack.

Is popcorn a healthy snack?

When it comes to snacking, popcorn is a great option as it can help you satisfy your hunger without having to worry about gaining too many calories.

It’s a light and fluffy snack that can provide your body with whole grains and some important vitamins and minerals.

Popcorn is low in fat, but adding butter or other high-fat toppings can ruin its health benefits. Therefore, the best way to keep it healthy is to simply season it with herbs, spices, or even salt for added flavor.

Using an air popper instead of microwavable popcorn will give you some extra nutrients yet still be low-calorie overall.

So if you want a delicious snack without any guilt attached, then popcorn is definitely the way to go.

More Grinch Recipes:

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Grinch Popcorn

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This Grinch Popcorn is made using simple ingredients. It makes the perfect holiday treat.


  • 1 cup of popcorn kernels, popped
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 ¼ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Heart sprinkles or other types of sprinkles for decorating


  1. Start by preheating our oven to 250 degrees. Spread the popped popcorn over 2 baking sheets.
  2. Put a saucepan on add butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Cook until the butter is melted over medium heat.
  3. Let boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Take off the heat and stir in condensed milk, vanilla, and food coloring. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour the butter over the top and stir to coat. Put both baking sheets in the oven and cook for about an hour. You're going to want to stir every 15 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and let cool. Add sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 0gSugar: 74gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/23/2020

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