Cookies and Cream Popcorn

I have really bad luck with making popcorn – Ryan has even forbidden me from making popcorn in our apartment after consecutively burning 2 bags in the microwave within the same week.  I love a small bag of kettle corn as a snack, but unfortunately I’m not very lucky when it comes to popping them, and the terrible smell of a burnt bag of popcorn seems to linger for weeks.  However, after ignoring my microwave popcorn restriction and making this amazing cookies and cream treat, I’m pretty sure I can now make popcorn whenever I want.  Ryan, myself, and a few friends I shared this with were all 100% addicted to this popcorn and the fact that it’s so easy to make is a scary thought – bikinis beware!

Making this is SO SO easy, as in the hardest part is not burning the popcorn.  Freshly popped kettle corn is mixed with crushed Oreos and melted white chocolate and laid out to dry.  I love Oreos and everything cookies and cream (ice cream, cookies, cakes, cheesecakes) so it only makes sense that cookies and cream popcorn be added to the list.  I always make sure to have a package of Oreos on hand (double-stuf, of course) for easy recipes like this, or just a late night snack.  This is a great recipe for a party snack – you can simply double the ingredients and definitely impress a large group of friends.  Although make sure to set aside a healthy portion for yourself – I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s addicting!

After such success with this “recipe”, I think there will definitely be more popcorn concoctions in my future.  I’ve spied a few peanut butter cup and even funfetti variations online and I’m pretty sure Ryan wouldn’t even be mad if I burnt a batch of popcorn in the process…

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Cookies and Cream Popcorn

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy


1 bag kettle corn or regular white popcorn
12 Oreos, crushed finely
6 oz vanilla candy melts


Pop bag of popcorn according to package instructions - listen to your microwave and make sure not to burn the kernels! Remove any unpopped kernels or you'll end up with some cracked fillings - just give me a call if you forget and need those fixed

Mix the popcorn and crushed Oreos together until evenly distributed.

Melt candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing well in between until glossy and smooth.

Drizzle half of the candy melts over the popcorn and use a rubber spatula to coat evenly.

Add the rest of the candy melts and toss mixture gently for about a minute.

Spread mixture onto a large sheet of wax paper and allow candy coating to set completely - about 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.


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52 Responses to “Cookies and Cream Popcorn”

  1. #
    Sonya — May 16, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    you have combined two of my very most favorite things in this world…BLESS YOU!!!

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    Rebecca — May 16, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    I’ve done this recipe with Pretzels and Rice Chex instead of popcorn. Holy heavens it’s soooo goood! Thanks for sharing!

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    Rebekah — May 16, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    Hi Erica! I’m Rebekah. Love your entire blog! I’m always looking for new recipes to try out and this blog is absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to try this popcorn — not sure if I can handle all of it’s amazing-ness. <3

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    Anonymous — May 16, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    Looks DELICIOUS! One question, what exactly are vanilla candy melts and where can I get them? :)

  5. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — May 16, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    Amazing!! My son would be in heaven – he loves popcorn and Oreo’s!

  6. #
    Laura @Wylde Thyme — May 16, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    This looks super yummy!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 17, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    This looks beyond heavenly. And I always ruin popcorn too, but I think I’d make an exception for this.

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    Macaroni and Cheesecake — May 18, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    We made this for New Years and have made it several times since! It’s so addictive and delicious! I love that you used the kettle corn that’s a great idea!

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    Kelbian — May 18, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Oh, my goodness. What have you done? Cookies ‘n Cream popcorn? lol This is too much and just right at the same time!

    I landed on your blog after googling pink lemonade icing. That was an hour ago.

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    Angie — May 20, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    Ever try a whirley pop? It cooks faster than the microwave, and eliminates unhealthy chemical additives. I even use olive oil to pop the corn. It tastes great too. I haven’t burned a single kernel since switching over.

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    Trisha — May 21, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    Whoooooa, this looks totally amazing. Guess I’ll get back on my healthy eating train AFTER I eat this. ;)

  12. #
    chantelle — June 1, 2012 @ 3:09 am

    Your blog is amazing. It is truly my go-to guide for desserts whenever I am asked to make something for a party or I just get a sweet tooth at home. I just wondered if you have ever thought about turning all of your recipies into an actual dessert book that people can buy. And of course include your wonderful photos with them. I guarantee you would make some serious dough and make a lot of people happy! Please consider it!

  13. #
    Debbie D — June 4, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    I just tried birthday cake popcorn and can’t wait to try this cookies and cream one!

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    Jackie — June 21, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    First, this looks incredibly delicious and I am going to have to make it as soon as I get home. Next, as a HUGE popcorn fan and someone who eats a mini bag of kettle corn every. single. day. I’ve discovered the secret is to put it in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. It turns out perfectly every time! Give it a try!

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    Keri — July 12, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    How do you think chocolate chips would turn out instead of melting chips?

    • Erica — July 16th, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

      I think melted white chocolate chips would turn out fine. Good luck!

  16. #
    Sweet Athena — August 14, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    What a crazy, yummy combo. I can’t wait to try it.

  17. #
    Kathy — October 12, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Fanfreakingtastic! Love, love, love this! I linked this recipe on my blog, I’ve got to always give credit where credit is due! Love love love. I’m seriously not sharing this with anyone in my house, EVER! Thank you!

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    Judy — March 27, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    Erica -the best way (and foolproof) to make popcorn is with an air popper. No oil needed, and the hot air pops the kernels and simply shoots them out into a bow. Never a burnt kernel, and none of the artificial flavors and chemical additives in the microwave kind. Cheap, too.

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    Kim — October 13, 2013 @ 2:40 am

    Do you think this flavor could be molded into popcorn balls and placed on sucker sticks or skewers before it hardens?

    • Erica — October 13th, 2013 @ 3:42 am

      I don’t think so, not as written as least. Maybe if you added more white chocolate but I’m not sure exactly

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    Steve Brennan — March 19, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

    Sorry what’s candy melts?.live in the uk so anything candy does not exist here.Do u have another name for candy melts .i am going to make this soon.

    • Erica — March 20th, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

      Hi Steve – candy melts are a form of baking chocolate sold here that melt really nicely for things like this. Here’s a link: You could substitute with white chocolate and a splash of vegetable oil, just make sure to use good quality white chocolate so it melts nice and smoothly! Best of luck :)

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    Alesha G — April 12, 2015 @ 1:05 pm

    How much does this recipe make?

    • Erica — April 12th, 2015 @ 7:54 pm

      It fills up an entire Kitchen Aid mixing bowl, so about 5 quarts of popcorn!

  22. #
    popping candy — May 12, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    Great post.

  23. #
    any walrus — October 17, 2015 @ 1:40 pm

    جيد جدا

  24. #
    Gloria — February 8, 2018 @ 9:13 am

    No idea what a bag of kettle corn is,( size)?. Must be un-popped kernels as you give micro instructions . I have bought 1 lb, 2 lb and even 3 lb bags of popcorn kernels. It might be helpful to give volume ( cups of popped popcorn) for 1 recipe. That seems to be the norm with recipes I find elsewhere.

  25. #
    Girish Jha — March 9, 2022 @ 12:01 am

    This cookies and cream popcorn seems so delicious and unique . Never tried these kind of cookies before . Will love to try this amazing one . Thanks for sharing with us.

  26. #
    Rose — April 4, 2022 @ 1:37 am

    This cookies and cream popcorn seems super delicious and amazing . Will love to try these , thanks for sharing these unique style corn.

  27. #
    Best Tour Packages for Uttarakhand — November 30, 2022 @ 6:34 am

    I was actually searching for cookies and cream popcorn , seems amazing . Thank you for sharing this cookies and cream popcorn.

  28. #
    Buy Handmade Wooden Bookshelf Online — December 14, 2022 @ 6:50 am

    I never tried these cookies and cream popcorn , these seems delicious and amazing . Thanks for sharing this one with us, will love to try this one for sure.


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