Melted Rudolph Popcorn

December 2, 2016 by Jenny Melrose

Who is your favorite Christmas character?  There are some consistent Christmas characters that appear over at The Melrose Family.  You can easily find Rudolph and certainly the Grinch.  My girls love the holidays and we especially love cute snack ideas that they can help make like this Melted Rudolph Popcorn. It’s simple, easy and so good!

Melted Rudolph Popcorn

Who is your favorite Christmas character?  We love Rudolph so this Melted Rudolph Popcorn is always a huge hit each year when we watch our Christmas movies.

I was inspired by these simple Rudolph candies to make the popcorn.  The face is a mini peanut butter cup with googley eye candies and a red M&M as the nose.  The antlers are a mini pretzel broken in half.  It’s some serious cuteness on a plate.  I’m pretty sure I threw back at least four of these guys before finally making the popcorn.  I just can’t resist mini peanut butter cups.


We usually make our popcorn recipes by covering it in melted white chocolate, which you certainly can still do.  Check out our Melted Snowman Popcorn for the recipe using white chocolate.  For our Melted Rudolph Popcorn I used melted marshmallows instead.  My girls like it with the marshmallow because the marshmallow makes it gooey.  You pull apart the popcorn and you get the strings of marshmallow coming off it.  What kid doesn’t love gooey snacks right?  


A bowlful of this Melted Rudolph Popcorn makes the perfect snack idea to watch all your favorite Christmas specials, especially Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  It’s bound to become a new family tradition that everyone will want to get on.  


Plus, if you’re looking to give the Melted Rudolph Popcorn as a gift idea, how cute would it look in these Rudolph Jar Gifts?


Recipe: Melted Rudolph Popcorn


1 bag of microwave popcorn

handful of red M&M’s

handful of mini peanut butter cups

handful of googley eye candies

handful of mini pretzels broken in half

1 tablespoon of butter

1/2 bag of jet puffed mini marshmallows


Pop the microwave popcorn according to the instructions on the bag and pour onto a baking sheet.

Remove all of the unpopped kernels from the baking sheet.

Add in the M&M’s, mini peanut butter cups, googley eye candies, and broken in half mini pretzels.

On the stove top in a pan melt the tablespoon of butter over medium high heat.

Add in the half a pack of jet puffed marshmallows and stir until full melted.

Pour the melted marshmallow over the popcorn mix and stir with a spoon {marshmallow is HOT}.

Pull into chunks and serve!

Here are some more great Rudolph gift ideas:


Rudolph Cups


Rudolph Donuts




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