Holiday Popcorn Crunch Bark


  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 10-12 cups (2.4 L - 2.8 L) popped popcorn
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mini pretzel twists
  • 12 oz (350 g) vanilla- or chocolate- flavored almond bark or candy melts (see cook's tip)


Coconut Macadamia1 1/2 cups (375 mL) toasted sweetened coconut (see cook’s tips)
1 cup (250 mL) lightly salted, macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup (250 mL) blue candy coated chocolate pieces
Peppermint  7 large candy canes or 20 peppermint hard candies, coarsely crushed
1 cup (250 mL) red & green candy coated chocolate pieces
*Gingersnap1 cup (250 mL) pecans, coarsely chopped
16 gingersnap cookies, coarsely crushed (1 cup/250 mL)
1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
Double Chocolate Mint16 fudge-covered mint cookies, coarsely crushed (1 cup/250 mL)
1 cup (250 mL) dark chocolate & mint morsels



  1. Choose a variation. Spray bottom of Large Sheet Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place popcorn in large Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl, being careful not to add unpopped kernels. Place pretzels in small resealable plastic bag; seal. Using hands, break up into smaller pieces and add to mixing bowl.
  3. Place almond bark in large Silicone Prep Bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 1½ minutes; stir. Continue microwaving 1–1½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. (*If preparing Gingersnap Variation, stir ginger into bark).
  4. Pour melted bark over popcorn mixture. Mix gently with Small Mix 'N Scraper until evenly coated. Add remaining mix-ins and mix gently.
  5. Pour popcorn mixture onto pan, spreading evenly. Refrigerate, uncovered, 5–10 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and serve. Store at room temperature in airtight container for up to 4-5 days.


  • 32  servings of 1/2 cup/125 mL average of all

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 132, Total Fat 7.5 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 74 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g

Cook's Tips:

You can find almond bark in the baking section of your grocery store. Candy melts can be found in specialty craft stores. 

You can use the Electric Pop & Stir to make popped popcorn. Add ½ cup (125 mL) popcorn kernels and 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil to the pan. Place the lid on top, then select the POP setting and cook until the kernels have popped and there’s about 3 seconds between pops, about 5-8 minutes.

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