Make this immediately. Was that bossy? I don’t mean to be, but this delicious holiday popcorn party mix is just THAT good. It has all of my favorite flavors of the season — ginger, cranberries, almonds and white chocolate. This recipe is super easy and perfect for serving at your holiday parties.
You will need popped popcorn (if you have an air popper, use that but you can also use plain micro popcorn (micro poco as it is known in my family), gingersnaps, candied ginger, dried cranberries, almonds and white chocolate. Don’t those flavors just say “holidays” to you?
I like to put the popped popcorn in a large disposable pan that you can pick up from any store. It makes stirring the mix less messy. Put the gingersnap cookies in a plastic storage bag and smack the heck out of them. You don’t want tiny pieces but not whole cookies either. Chop the candied ginger into small pieces. It can be spicy so I kept the pieces pretty small… and I was going to say that they were optional, but they are not. You HAVE to use them. They have the best flavor when mixed with the white chocolate and popcorn.
For the almonds, grab a pan and give them a quick toast on the stove. I actually candied them with a little honey and cinnamon but the white chocolate overpowered the flavor. But you definitely want them toasted which helps to bring out their flavor and provide a nice crunch.
This holiday popcorn party mix is perfect for all your holiday entertaining, neighbor gifts or just eating for fun. And this is a perfect recipe to get your kids involved with. There is lots of mixing, not much heat and, of course, they make excellent taste testers.
Holiday Popcorn Party Mix Recipe
3 quarts popped popcorn
About 20 gingersnap cookies, broken into medium-sized pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 large pieces of candied ginger, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 bag white chocolate chips
Place popped popcorn, broken gingersnaps, dried cranberries, chopped candied ginger and toasted almonds in a large disposable baking pan. Toss quickly with a large spoon or your hands, taking care to not break up the popcorn too much. Melt the white chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Pour over popcorn mix and stir to coat. Let sit on a sheet pan. Store in an air-tight container.
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