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Festive White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Recipe

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Make this a super easy, Peppermint Popcorn holiday treat for Christmas movie night or to give as a gift from the kitchen. Its light popcorn crunch, salty-sweet chocolate coating, and sprinkled crushed peppermint are flavors everyone loves.

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn on a white dish

This white chocolate peppermint popcorn recipe includes the option for milk chocolate also. It’s the perfect sweet and salty snack for the most wonderful time of year. Give as a gift or serve at holiday parties. Serve your candy cane popcorn in festive treat bags for individual servings.

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ingredients for peppermint popcorn

Ingredients

Simple ingredients you can find at your grocery store. This holiday recipe is ready in minutes.

  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) white chocolate chips or melting chips
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) milk chocolate chips or melting chips
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermints
Festive Chocolate Peppermint popcorn

Instructions

Step 1

Pop the popcorn.

Divide the freshly popped popcorn between two large mixing bowls. Remove any unpopped kernels. Set aside.

Step 2

Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper for easy clean-up. If you are out of parchment paper, you can use non-stick spray.

Step 3

Crush your peppermint candies and set them aside.

How To Crush Peppermint Candy

There are multiple ways to crush peppermints. You can use your food processor which is a nice easy method. Place candy canes into a large ziplock bag then cover with a towel and use your rolling pin, meat mallet, or hammer to crush the candy.

Step 4 Melting the chocolates

In a microwave-safe bowl place the white melting chocolate and melt in the microwave for 1 minute, using 15-second intervals. Stir every 15 seconds. Continue until melted and smooth.

Popped popcorn in 2 bowls with melted milk and white chocolate in 2 bowls with crushed peppermints

Step 5

Add a spoon of crushed peppermint to the bowl of melted white chocolate and stir to blend.

Step 6

Pour the melted white chocolate with peppermints over one bowl of popcorn and stir to cover well. Continue stirring until all of the popcorn is well coated with melted white peppermint chocolate.

melted white chocolate poured onto popped popcorn

Step 7

Now pour your candy-coated popcorn out onto your lined baking sheet and spread it into a single layer. Sprinkle more crushed peppermints over the top.

Optional

You can also use festive sprinkles, like these if you would like to make this holiday treat even more fun.

White chocolate peppermint popcorn on a sheet pan

Step 8

Repeat the process with the milk chocolate.

melted milk chocolate poured over popped popcorn

Last Step

Allow both batches of peppermint popcorn to cool completely on the cookie sheet. Then break the sweet treat into bite-size pieces and serve.

Peppermint popcorn

Tips

  • You can pop your own popcorn stovetop or air popper. If using microwave popcorn use a “natural” popcorn, preferably white, to avoid that heavy yellow color which will affect how pretty your popcorn bark is.
  • For a Salty-Sweet option for this popcorn lightly sprinkle with sea salt before coating with chocolate.
  • Drizzle melted white chocolate over the milk chocolate popcorn bark and vice versa.
Peppermint Popcorn

How To Store Peppermint bark popcorn

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week. Best if eaten within 2-3 days.

You might like to package portions in a ziplock bag for each individual so they can grab a snack anytime.

Store your double batch in a big airtight container and serve in a big bowl while watching your favorite Christmas movies. See my Christmas With The Kranks movie night for two ideas.

Yield: 24

Festive White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Recipe

Peppermint Bark Popcorn

Make this Peppermint Popcorn, a super easy holiday treat for Christmas movie night. Its light popcorn crunch, salty-sweet chocolate coating, and sprinkled crushed peppermint are flavors everyone loves.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) white chocolate chips or melting chips
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) milk chocolate chips or melting chips
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermints

Instructions

    Pop the popcorn. Divide the freshly popped popcorn between two large mixing bowls. Remove any unpopped kernels. Set aside.

    Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper for easy clean-up. If you are out of parchment paper, you can use non-stick spray.

    Crush your peppermint candies and set them aside.

    In a microwave-safe bowl place the white melting chocolate and melt in the microwave for 1 minute, using 15-second intervals. Stir every 15 seconds. Continue until melted and smooth.

    Add a spoon of crushed peppermint to the bowl of melted white chocolate and stir to blend.

    Pour the melted white chocolate with peppermints over one bowl of popcorn and stir to cover well. Continue stirring until all of the popcorn is well coated with melted white peppermint chocolate

    Now pour your candy-coated popcorn out onto your lined baking sheet and spread it into a single layer. Sprinkle more crushed peppermints over the top.

    Repeat the process with the milk chocolate.

    Allow both batches of peppermint popcorn to cool completely on the cookie sheet. Then break the sweet treat into bite-size pieces and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 50Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 29mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 0g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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