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Peppermint Popcorn

Peppermint Popcorn

Peppermint Popcorn: Dish Up Delish   This is one of the easiest, most simple, and most delicious popcorn recipes I've ever made. My Mom started making this years ago for Christmas treats and neighbor gift bags. Though more often than not, it never made it to our neighbors and friends because we ate it all too quickly! Everyone I know that has tried this popcorn has raved about it. The process is really simple and easy, but it isn't ridiculously fast. Though considering the amount of popcorn you have when you're done in relation to the time it takes to prepare, it's worth it!   The only reason it's time consuming is because you have to get all the popcorn popped, melt the almond bark, and crush the candy canes. All easy steps. I like to unwrap and crush the candy canes while the popcorn is popping. When crushing them, I prefer not to crush them to dust, but leave some slightly larger pieces at the top to give color and crunch. Refer to the photo below. I always melt the almond bark last, add the crushed candy canes, and then pour on the popcorn. Try to stir it carefully and quickly so it doesn't all cool and harden in one clump. You'll need a pretty big bowl or two. When it's all evenly coated, pour the popcorn onto waxed paper to cool. Easy as that!   candy canes   For some reason, as I went to melt a second batch of chocolate, when I stabbed the chocolate with a knife to break up the large chunks, the pressure shattered my bowl! Lost the bowl and the chocolate. Sad day. I was a bit baffled, but I guess all this moving of boxes and lifting of children (read: toddler) has given me Hulk-like musculature. Try not to be too jealous.   Now, don't just take my word for how good this popcorn is, stop surfing the web and go make it yourself! You can thank me later.
Peppermint Popcorn
 
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Sweet and salty peppermint popcorn. Fast and easy to make and is perfect for serving at Holiday parties or for Christmas goodies.
Karissa Dodds:
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ½ lb vanilla almond bark
  • 6 full size peppermint candy canes, unwrapped
  • 3-4 bags popped popcorn, homestyle or sea salt flavor
Instructions
  1. Pop the popcorn and remove the unpopped kernels.
  2. Unwrap the candy canes and break into pieces and place into a food processor or blender. Chop until there is some dust and some pieces.
  3. Melt the almond bark according to package directions. Pour the crushed candy canes into the melted almond bark, stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the candy cane mixture over the popcorn and toss, stir, and mix until all kernels are evenly coated. This may use two large bowls. When kernels are covered, pour onto wax paper to cool.

 



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