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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 treat 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:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

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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Must Have Resources:

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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.

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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