Pina Colada Popcorn

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Who is ready to party? We are in the season of football, hockey and holiday parties, and you can only eat so many Buffalo Chicken Wings! Pineapple chunks, shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts are tossed together with white chocolate to create the ultimate Pina Colada Popcorn.

For even more pineapple and coconut inspired recipes, check out my Tropical Pina Colada recipes page.

Pina Colada Popcorn in a cocktail glass with a straw and paper umbrella stick out of the top of the glass and popcorn scattered around the table

All of your favorite pina colada cocktail flavors are there, minus the hangover! This Pina Colada Popcorn is kid friendly and super easy to make.

What you’ll need:

Feel free to adjust the mix-ins based on your family’s preferences. Don’t like coconut flakes, leave them out.

Two cocktail glasses filled with Pina Colada Popcorn with straws and paper umbrellas

How to make tropical Pina Colada Popcorn:

Melt white chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl, 30 to 45 seconds on HIGH.

Melted white chocolate and coconut oil in a white bowl

Pour the chocolate mixture over the popped popcorn in an extra-large bowl. Gently toss to combine.

Popcorn mixed with the white chocolate in a large white bowl

Add the chopped macadamia nuts, pineapple and shredded coconut flakes. Toss to combine.

Coconut, macadamia nuts and pineapple added to the chocolate covered popcorn in the large white bowl

Spread popcorn mixture out over a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.

Pina Colada Popcorn spread out over a parchment lined baking sheet

Place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to set. Break apart and serve.

Pina Colada Popcorn overflowing a cocktail glass with a straw and paper umbrella sticking out the top of the glass

You may need to make two batches so your party guests don’t fight over it!!

Recipe Notes and Tips:

To pop popcorn in the microwave:

Place 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels into a brown paper lunch sack.

1-3rd cup of popcorn in front of a brown paper bag

Press the Popcorn button, or cook on HIGH for 2 minutes (I have a 1200 watt microwave)

Popped popcorn in a brown paper bag

This should make 8 to 10 cups of popcorn depending on how well your kernels pop.

More delicious party food recipes:

Enjoy!!

Pina Colada Popcorn in a cocktail glass with a straw and paper umbrella stick out of the top of the glass and popcorn scattered around the table

Pina Colada Popcorn

Pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts are tossed with white chocolate and popcorn to create the ultimate Pina Colada Popcorn snack!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn, pineapple, coconut, tropical, white, chocolate, macadamia, nuts, recipe, party
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 845kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn I used 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 8 ounces white chocolate baking chocolate broken into pieces or candy melts
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts I used dry-roasted with sea salt
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped, dried pineapple

Instructions

  • Melt white chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl, 30 to 45 seconds on HIGH.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the popped popcorn in an extra-large bowl. Gently toss to combine.
  • Add the chopped macadamia nuts, pineapple and shredded coconut flakes. Toss to combine.
  • Spread popcorn mixture out over a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to set. Break apart and serve.

Notes

To pop popcorn in the microwave:
  • Place 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels into a brown paper lunch sack.
  • Press the Popcorn button, or cook on HIGH for 2 minutes (I have a 1200 watt microwave) Add more time for lower wattage microwaves.
  • This should make 8 to 10 cups of popcorn depending on how well your kernels pop.

Nutrition

Calories: 845kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 6mg

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