Grinch Popcorn Movie Snack Recipe

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Today is Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and today we are sharing our favorite Christmas movie and a craft or recipe!

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My favorite Christmas Movie

You probably guessed by the title of this post but my favorite Christmas movie of all time is The Grinch... the Dr. Seuss cartoon version. I mean, just look at that face... how can you not love him?!

Maybe that's just me... does this say something about my personality? 😳

The song (You can listen to it here: The Grinch Song) was sung by Thurl Ravenscroft. He was also the voice behind Tony the Tiger's "They're GRRREAT!"

To go along with my favorite movie, I'm sharing a recipe for Grinch popcorn which is the perfect snack while you're enjoying the movie!

Make this yummy Grinch popcorn to eat while you watch the movie!

Grinch Popcorn Movie Snack Recipe

Ingredients (you can cut this in half for a smaller batch for just one or two people):

  • 20 cups of popcorn (I used Pop Secret)
  • 6 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 4 tbsp. salted sweet cream butter
  • yellow and blue food coloring
  • Red M&M's or cinnamon heart candies


  1. Pop the popcorn (it will take about 3 regular size bags of microwave popcorn to make 20 cups) and place in a large bowl.
  2. Pick out any unpopped kernels.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  4. Add the mini marshmallows. Stir continually until they have all melted.
  5. Add 5 or 6 drops of yellow food coloring (until you have a bright yellow color)
  6. Add 2 or 3 drops of blue food coloring to get the Grinch green color (tip: start with 2 drops and then add more as needed)
  7. Pour over the popcorn.
  8. Stir to coat all of the popcorn.
  9. Throw the red M&M's or cinnamon hearts in as you are stirring so they will stick to the popcorn.
  10. EAT IT!!! Mmmmmm...

Step-by-step... pop the popcorn and place in a large bowl.

I found it easiest to measure out the popcorn a cup at a time and remove the popped kernels by hand leaving the unpopped kernels in the bottom of the measuring cup to throw out rather than trying to pick through the large bowl of popcorn. They all fall to the bottom anyway!

Melt the butter over medium heat.

Add the marshmallows and stir continually (they will scorch if you stop stirring!) until they are melted.

Add yellow food coloring.

Begin adding blue food coloring a little bit at a time until you have the green you want.

Pour it over the popcorn and stir to coat.

Throw in some red M&M's or cinnamon heart candies while it is warm so they'll stick into the mixture. These represent The Grinch's small heart that grew 3 sizes that day!

I was only able to find red and green M&M's so I just picked out some red ones. You won't need very many.

Now enjoy, this is so good!

At this point you could form it into popcorn balls if you want, then everyone will have their own snack while watching the movie!

You could also make this as Rice Krispie Treats!

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  1. My mouth is watering! I love popcorn in any form but these look so good and and are so fun!

  2. Blowing Away Out WestSaturday, December 02, 2017

    I swear there isn't anything I wouldn't pour over popcorn! I never thought of making it Grinchy! Super cute.

  3. How fun! This would be perfect for snacking on while watching an all time great movie! Pinned.

  4. Looks yummy in spite of the sickly green hue! LOL!

  5. What a fun snack! Now to see if my family will eat green popcorn as one time I did green pancakes and hubby couldn't get past the

  6. If you can get them to try just one kernel they will be hooked!! psssshhhh... picky eaters! ;)


  7. That popcorn looks yummy!! The animated Grinch movie is my favorite too (but I HATED the Jim Carrey one!).

  8. It is really good! It doesn't keep for very long though but if you're like me that won't be an issue! ha ha!


  9. I'm with you... almost any flavor of popcorn and I love it!!!


  10. Hi Beverly! Thank you for stopping by and pinning!


  11. It was delicious and I at it all by myself! :)


  12. This is awesome. I am totally making this while we watch the movie this year! Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Thanks Michelle, enjoy!!


  14. What a fun treat idea and I never knew that about the voice behind the Grinch. I love his voice.

  15. Thanks! I like his voice too, when you see him it doesn't look like he would have a voice that deep!!


  16. Emily Harper Waggoner FishWednesday, December 13, 2017

    Yum! We go through tons of popcorn in our house! And love the movie

  17. My boys would get such a kick out of making this and watching the Grinch!! It's a tradition in our family.

  18. I bet they would love it, it's really good!


  19. What fun to have popcorn that goes with the movie!


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