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Cookies & Cream Popcorn

Cookies & Cream Popcorn

I’m still on my quest to make bite-sized snacks that will combat my sweet tooth! First I made chocolate dipped pretzels and then I made chocolate peanut butter banana bites. This time it’s Cookies & Cream Popcorn!! I love to have a bowl of popcorn as a snack. Or, being a Chicago native, scarfing down delicious bag of Garrett’s popcorn with the classic combination of cheddar and caramel popcorn. {Sidenote: I know that combination sounds a little weird but holy moley is it heavenly! You seriously need to try it!} So, being a popcorn lover, I wanted to make a sweet treat variation of popcorn so I made Cookies & Cream Popcorn!

Cookies & Cream Popcorn
Recipe type: Snack
  • 2 bags microwaveable kettle corn popcorn
  • 24 Oreo cookies, finely crushed {I did half regular and half mint flavored}
  • 1 {12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
  1. Pop 2 bags of popcorn according to instruction. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the cookies and popcorn. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, mixing in between until smooth.
  4. Pour half of the melted chocolate chips over the popcorn/cookie mixture and use spatula to evenly coat.
  5. Pour the other half of the melted chocolate chips over and stir to coat again.
  6. Spread popcorn out on parchment paper and allow chocolate to set for about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Cookies & Cream Popcorn

I love that you can switch this recipe up by using any “flavor” of Oreo cookies to make this! Since I used half mint oreos, it has a subtle minty flavor! Delicious! And perfect for St. Patty’s Day! But you could use any flavor out there to give it a little twist! Try it with the chocolate peanut butter Oreos, or the berry Oreos, or even the coconut Oreos for a different flavor each time! YUM!

I realize that this isn’t necessarily a “healthy” treat. If I sat and ate it all in one sitting I may just get diabetes. But a small handful would definitely help satisfy when those sweet tooth cravings! Like I’ve said before, I’m trying to combat my love of sweets with small, semi-healthy “bites” of deliciousness! Plus, I’m pretty sure that a small amount of this popcorn would be healthier than the ice cream sundae I may have made myself otherwise, right!?

So what is your favorite variation of popcorn?? Cheddar? Caramel? Possibly the combination of both!?