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Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Popcorn

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posted: 10/22/19

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This Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Popcorn is very simple to make but delicious and addictive! A great popcorn recipe perfect for celebrations and parties!

a large metal tray with parchment paper full of pumpkin spice white chocolate popcorn

I’m so happy to be partnering with Sabra Hummus to bring you this delicious and easy Friendsgiving snack.

We are headed into the holiday season, and one of my favorite thing about it is holiday traditions. They literally make me giddy.

I don’t know what it is about holiday traditions that are so wonderful. Maybe it is because the whole point of them is coming together with people you love to celebrate. So they immediately start off with joy.


One of my favorite ways to celebrate around the holidays is with Friendsgiving! It’s like Thanksgiving’s cooler and more chill little brother.

While Thanksgiving is wonderful, what I love about Friendsgiving is that it is more relaxed. If the turkey isn’t done at the same time as the potatoes, everyone just pours another cocktail and waits.

And! The recipes are more fun. You can make Persimmon Cranberry Sauce and Ranch Mashed Potatoes. You can mix everything up!

This Pumpkin Spice White chocolate Popcorn is absolutely perfect for a Friendsgiving celebration.

Sabra, my very favorite hummus that I eat daily for breakfast, also loves Friendsgiving. In fact they love it so much they have put together a whole Pinterest board full of amazing Friendsgiving ideas. Just like hummus, Friendsgiving is a chance to start with something amazing and then get creative.

a small bowl full of a white chocolate popcorn recipe


This recipe is very simple to make, which is perfect if you are hosting Friendsgiving.

Start by popping some popcorn.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the popcorn on the parchment paper.

Melt white chocolate and stir in some pumpkin spice.

Pour the white chocolate over the popcorn and stir in some Pumpkin Pie M&Ms. Using clean hands mix it all together. It will get messy but it will be worth it.

Let it air dry in one single layer and then break it apart and serve it.


While this easy recipe is perfect to throw together for a Friendsgiving celebration, there are a few things that help it along.

The first is making the popcorn. This recipe calls for 8 popped cups. That is about the amount in a typical bag of microwaved popcorn.

Make sure when the popcorn is done popping you remove any unpopped kernels so they don’t get mixed into this delicious recipe.

overhead view of two small bowls full of pumpkin spice popcorn recipe next to a larger tray full of the same recipe


The other key to this white chocolate popcorn recipe is melting the white chocolate.

White chocolate can be tricky. If any water gets in it, it won’t melt properly. It will seize up and become gummy looking. The same thing will happen if it gets overheated.

Your best bet is to follow the instructions on the package closely and stir after each time in the microwave much more than you think you need to. It will distribute the heat and help the morsels melt faster.


Here are some other great recipes to spice up your Friendsgiving celebration!

If you make this Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Popcorn Recipe please leave me a comment and let me know! Or tell me what your favorite Friendsgiving recipe is!

side view of a galvanized metal try lined with brown parchment paper and full of white chocolate popcorn recipe flavored with pumpkin spice
a large metal tray with parchment paper full of pumpkin spice white chocolate popcorn
5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Serves: 20 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn is a delicious and easy snack! Perfect for fall get togethers and hoilday parties!


  • 8 cups popped popcorn (This is the size of most microwave popcorn bags)
  • 12 ounces white chocolate morsels
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning
  • 8 ounces White Pumpkin Pie M&Ms


  • Spread the popped popcorn on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Take care to remove any unpopped kernals.
  • Carefully melt the white chocolate according to package instructions. See notes in the post about melting white chocolate.
  • Mix the pumpkin spice into the white chocolate. Pour half the white chocolate over the popcorn. Add the M&Ms. Pour ont he rest of the white chocolate and use clean hands to mix it all together.
  • Spread it into one even layer and allow for it to dry. Once dry, break it apart. Eat immediately or store in an air tight container for up to three days.
Calories: 149kcal (7%) Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Trans Fat: 6g Sodium: 30mg (1%) Potassium: 3mg Fiber: 19g (79%) Sugar: 7g (8%) Vitamin A: 1IU Calcium: 2mg
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
a large metal tray with parchment paper full of pumpkin spice white chocolate popcorn

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  1. tanya says

    I’m always leery of adults dressed in costumes!!! Lovin this popcorn Lisa! I could eat the entire batch by myself!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Right? Especially when there’s not reason for it . . . like getting paid to be a clown at a party, convention, Halloween . . . lol!

  2. Nancy [email protected] says

    I am completely bonkers this week for popcorn! Love this!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Nancy!

  3. Meaghan Voigt says

    Yum! I need to try this…I didn’t even know pumpkin spice m&m’s existed!!! (next time I go to the jewelry store, I won’t wear the panda suit;)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahaha!! You crack me up Meaghan!

  4. Cristina @ Just My Crazy Kitchen says

    I’m gonna go make this popcorn and then google “Panda robs jewelry store” for the rest of the day.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lol!! Let me know what you find, Cristina!

  5. [email protected] says

    If you had tons of time and nothing else to do…..wouldn’t you love to know what was going on with the panda??? Love this popcorn! And since the base is popcorn…..I’m pretty sure that means it’s good for you. Right?

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    LOL! Okay! That is seriously hilarious and I totally get the 20 minutes of silence – silence truly is golden! My husband always wants to know why I want to drive by myself in the car while he takes the kids…ummmm…yeah. This popcorn is fab-u-lous! Pinned it!

  7. Melissa @Serendipity and Spice says

    LOL you had me cracking up with the panda story!! I would have done the same thing! I’ve been addicted to the Mickey Kettle Corn ever since we got back from Disney and I’m almost out…so hopefully this will be a wonderful substitute!!

  8. Jessica says

    I’m not big on adults in costume…I would steer clear of that panda! Your recipe, on th other hand, looks delicious! Yummy!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    You are too funny!!! Ugh, and I hope Gavin is better!

    I want this popcorn!

  10. Heather @ French Press says

    silence is truly priceless! and that popcorn looks SO good Lisa

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