Popcorn mixed with M&Ms and Reese's cups

An M&M Popcorn Recipe That's All Treat and No Trick

Looking for a quick candy popcorn mix? This easy M&M popcorn recipe will satisfy your sweet and crunchy cravings!

What’s crunchy, colorful, and just the right amount of sweet? Ding, ding, ding — M&M popcorn. 

This candy popcorn mix isn’t only seriously addicting. It’s also something you can make in a few minutes. You’ll definitely make your sweet tooth happy when you make this for trick-or-treat, movie night, or anytime you want a quick, satisfying snack.

Now grab your Popper and let’s get popping!

M&M Popcorn Ingredients

  • ½ cup kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
  • 1 ½ cup M&M’s
  • Sea salt to taste

KEEP IN MIND: This recipe is good for 3-4 people. 


Step 1: Heat

Set your Popper over medium heat and allow it to pre-heat for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2: Throw in Oil and Kernels

Man pours kernels into a mint Popsmith Popper

Add your oil and kernels to the stovetop popcorn popper.

Step 3: Turn

Man turns crank of Popper

Close the Popper’s lid and turn the crank clockwise. The kernels will start popping. 

Step 4: Pop

Man takes off the lid of a mint Popper

Once popping slows, remove the pot from the burner and take out the lid. 

Step 5: Add M&Ms

Sprinkle sea salt and your favorite M&Ms into the Popper and toss everything together. 

Step 6: Serve

Pour your M&M popcorn into a bowl and serve!

More M&M Popcorn Tips

Popcorn and M&Ms

  • M&M’s come in different flavors. White chocolate, peanut butter, milk chocolate — you name it. Either of these will complement your popcorn perfectly. You can also add pecans, drizzle melted chocolate, or for more saltiness, throw in some mini Reese’s cups for the perfect candy popcorn mix
  • Popcorn with M&Ms is a great Halloween party favor. Just scoop a couple handfuls into sandwich bags and hand them out to your guests. Tie orange and black ribbons around them to double the treat. 
  • Besides Halloween, you can make M&M popcorn for other occasions. Red and green M&M popcorn makes a festive Christmas snack, while red and pink M&M popcorn would make a romantic gesture for Valentine’s Day.

Bring On the Sweet and Crunchy

M&M popcorn is everything we love about popcorn — it’s fun, versatile, and so stinkin’ good. 

With a wide range of flavors and colors to choose from, you’ll always have something up your sleeve to impress your loved ones, guests, or your own tastebuds.

Let us know what your favorite popcorn with M&Ms combo is and, for more snack inspiration and interesting popcorn trivia, check out our blog!

FAQs About M&M Popcorn

Is it normal to put M&Ms in popcorn?

Popcorn and M&Ms may seem like an unlikely pair, but they work well together. The  sweet chocolate combined with the saltiness of the kernels makes M&M popcorn a real delight.

Is M&M popcorn good?

While there are healthier ways to enjoy popcorn, mixing popcorn with M&Ms is one guilty pleasure you just can’t get enough of. It’s the perfect treat to surprise trick-or-treaters or enjoy during your annual horror movie fest. 

Is M&M popcorn gluten free?

A lot of M&M’s don’t have any gluten in them, but Mars Wrigley — the company that makes them — doesn’t advertise the candy as gluten-free. Double-check the label. If it says “may contain wheat,” you’re better off avoiding it. It might have been contaminated with gluten.

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