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It’s a Who-liday movie night with How the Grinch Stole Christmas 20th Anniversary Edition along with some Grinch popcorn! We just love holiday movies for family movie night.
I got the girls all matching Christmas, and we made some deliciously fun Grinch Popcorn with JOLLY TIME Popcorn for the perfect snack!
What do you need to make Grinch Popcorn?
This is easy! It just takes microwave popcorn, green candy melts, and some heart confetti.
I like to use JOLLY TIME popcorn’s Simply Popped. It takes the color of the green candy melts the best and makes a vibrant “grinchy” color. Plus, it tastes so good, and there’s hardly any kernels left after it’s done popping.
How do you make Grinch Popcorn?
If you have a kid who likes to mix things up like slime, they are going to love making Grinch Popcorn.
First, you’ll need to pop two bags of the popcorn and pour it out on a cookie sheet. If you want to keep your cooking sheet clean of candy melts, you should cover the cookie sheet completely with foil. If you don’t care (like me), it takes some soap and water to clean it up when you’re done.
Then, you’re going to melt the candy melts. I found that about 2 1/4 cups of light green candy melts mixed with 1 cup of bright green gives a nice vibrant color that is somewhat “grinchy.”
I melt them in the microwave. Make sure to use a microwave-safe bowl because if you don’t, the bowl can get too hot and the candy melts just clump together and never melt.
Microwave for 30-second increments and then stir. I found this is the best way, and it prevents the candy melts from getting too hot and clumpy. It usually takes me a total of about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes to get them smooth and melted.
Next, you’ll pour the candy melts over the popcorn and then mix with your hands. I have tried this a number of ways, and while it’s messy, it’s the best way to mix the popcorn and candy melts. My kids LOVE doing this part.
Then, it’s time to wait and let the candy melt harden. You can speed this up in the fridge or freezer, but be careful and only let it cool a few minutes. Because if there is a bunch of candy melt on the bottom under the popcorn, you’ll have more of a popcorn bark that you need to break up.
When it’s ready, transfer it to a bowl and add the big heart sprinkles to the mix. Now you’re ready for family movie night with The Grinch!
Get the JOLLY TIME Coupon!
When you get your Valpak envelope, make sure to find the $1 JOLLY TIME Popcorn coupon, so you can make some yummy Grinch popcorn for movie night, too! You might be lucky enough get one of the thousands of envelopes that will contain a certificate for a free box of JOLLY TIME Popcorn! Don’t forget to check!
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- 2 bags JOLLY TIME microwave popcorn
- 1 1/2 bags (about 2 1/4 cups) of light green candy melts
- 1 cup of bright green candy melts
- Large heart sprinkles
- Pop the popcorn according to instructions.
- Pour out onto a cookie sheet and remove any un-popped kernels.
- Melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second increments and stir after each time. The candy melts should be melted and smooth around 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or so.
- Pour the candy melts all over the popcorn and mix with your hands to coat.
- Allow to dry. (Do this quicker in the freezer for about 10 minutes)
- Mix the popcorn with the heart confetti.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 3g
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