This Oreo Popcorn is such a fun and delicious twist on movie night popcorn that takes just 5 minutes to make and 4 ingredients. The popcorn is coated in white chocolate candy melts, Oreo crumbs and salt for a sweet and salty snack the entire family will love.
If you’re a big popcorn lover and are looking for more delicious versions, then you’re in luck! My Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn, Candy Cane Popcorn Crunch, and Maple Bacon Popcorn recipes are some tasty variations you have to try!
Why This Recipe Works
- New take on popcorn. When it comes to movie night popcorn, it’s always fun to mix things up! This Oreo popcorn recipe is a great way to make a snack as simple as popcorn something even more fun and delicious!
- Fast and easy snack. This snack is put together in just 5 minutes! It’s perfect for a last minute treat as well.
- Minimal ingredients. You don’t need a ton of ingredients to make a delicious treat! This recipe only calls for 4 ingredients and it’s so good!
- Candy Melts: I prefer using white chocolate candy melts because they don’t include stabilizers like white chocolate chips do. This means they will melt easier, more smoothly, and won’t seize up. See my recipe tips below for a hack if you are using white chocolate chips!
- Oreo Crumbs: Use a rolling pin over a Ziplock bag filled with Oreos to make the crumbs, or you can put the Oreos in a food processor.
- Salt: The salt is important in this Oreo popcorn because it balances out the sweetness from the chocolate and Oreo crumbs.
- Add the popcorn to a large bowl. Pop the popcorn according to the instructions, then place the popped popcorn in a large bowl.
- Melt the chocolate. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the candy melts. Stir every 30 seconds until completely melted and smooth.
- Pour the white chocolate over the popcorn. Quickly toss to coat so chocolate doesn’t set before you add the remaining ingredients.
- Add the Oreo crumbs and salt. Sprinkle the Oreo crumbs and kosher salt over the popcorn and toss until the popcorn is evenly covered. Enjoy!
Feel free to make your own air-popped popcorn or air fryer popcorn. If you are making your own, I wouldn’t butter and salt it prior to making this recipe. Just use plain since we are adding chocolate and salt.
Microwave the popcorn on half power to reduce the chance of over-popping and burning. I always pull my microwave popcorn out just before the popping stops.
If using white chocolate chips, add 2 tsp of shortening (can use vegetable shortening) to the white chips before melting them in the microwave. I’ve found that white chocolate chips are a bit more finicky to melt, but when I add the shortening I never have issues with the chocolate seizing.
If using white chocolate chips (which often times takes a tad longer to set), spread the popcorn onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Let set for 10 mins or so, then break apart into smaller clumps.
After adding the melted chocolate to the popcorn, toss quickly. You want the chocolate to still be melted and not set so the Oreo crumbs and the salt will stick to it.
I didn’t pulverize my Oreos because I wanted there to be some bigger chunks in there along with the crumbs.
If using table salt instead of Kosher salt, I would cut the amount by 1/3.
Variations: Use orange, green, or red candy melts to adapt this for different holidays!
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
Store in airtight container for 4 days.
To freeze, store the popcorn in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. The popcorn won’t really freeze per se; it simply helps the popcorn stay fresher longer. Let the popcorn come to room temperature or you can enjoy it cold.
You can also store any popcorn kernels in the freezer to increase their shelf life. Pop from frozen.
Yes you can! There are so many fun Oreo flavors out there to choose from. Grab your favorite and give it a try!
You sure can! If you are using white chocolate chips, I would recommend adding 2 tsp of shortening (or vegetable shortening) when microwaving the chips. This will help the chips melt easier, smoother and reduce the risk of seizing up. White chocolate chips include stabilizers which helps the chips hold their shape. Candy melts don’t have stabilizers so they just melt easier, smoother and don’t seize up.
If you are making your own popcorn, I wouldn’t butter and salt it. This recipe calls for 1 tsp. Kosher salt. Because of the sweetness from the chocolate and the Oreos, the salt really helps balance out that flavor. If you are using a bag popcorn, it’s fine if it’s a buttered and salted kind. You may just want to add the salt in increments and test it until you get the right ratio.
Yes! This is really similar to the Cookie Pop Oreo Popcorn. It’s got lots of delicious Oreo crumbs and chunks and a smooth white chocolate coating too!
More Delicious Popcorn Recipes
- 10-11 cups popped popcorn - about 1/3 cup kernels
- 12 oz white candy melts - or white almond bark, or white chocolate chips see note #1
- 1 cup Oreo crumbs - crushed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt - optional
- Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the white chocolate disks at half power, stirring every 30 seconds. Continue until fully melted.
- Pour the white chocolate over the popcorn kernels and toss to coat. Work quickly because the candy melts or chocolate can set quickly. You want to add the Oreo crumbs and salt before it sets!
- Sprinkle the Oreo crumbs and kosher salt over the popcorn and toss until the popcorn is evenly covered.
- Optional and if using white chocolate chips (which often times takes a tad longer to set): Spread the popcorn onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Let set for 10 mins or so
- Enjoy! Store in airtight container for 4 days.