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White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn



I have been in the kitchen all weekend long preparing delicious snacks with my little girl Madison. She loves sweets and you may have heard me mention that I just absolutely hate giving out candy. I buy organic lollipops but even those are given sparingly. However with all the candy canes that I bought to go on the tree for decoration purposes, have been secretly disappearing. No secret as to who has been taking them. I finally decided that there was an easier way to give her something sweet and I can also enjoy it as well. We just love popcorn and the more flavorful the better. While caramel has to be my favorite since this is the Christmas season, I decided that we'll make a White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn and I'm so happy I did, because it was delicious. If you don't believe me, try it for yourself.

Here is what you'll need:

Ingredients

4 tablespoons unpopped popcorn
12 ounces white almond bark
8 miniature candy canes, crushed
3 tablespoons slivered almonds


Instructions

Line a 13 x 17" baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Crush the candy canes and set aside.


To make the popcorn, add it to a brown paper bag, fold the top over three times and cook it in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. The popcorn is done when you hear no popping for 3 seconds.

Give the bag a good shake so that the unpopped kernels fall to the bottom.


Remove the popcorn from the bag and spread it on your prepared baking sheet. Do not pour the popcorn out onto the pan or you will get all the unpopped kernels with it. Use your hand to scoop it out to prevent this.


Add the almond bark to a microwave safe bowl and put it in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth. Stir every 20 to 30 seconds to prevent scorching.

Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate all over the popcorn. You can use as much or as little as you like, but you want to have enough for the peppermint and almonds to stick to.


Working quickly, sprinkle the peppermint and almonds all over the top.


Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until the almond bark hardens.

Break the popcorn into bite-size pieces and serve.

Enjoy!



Annmarie John
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  1. This I am definitely going to try. I have all the ingredients and I'm with you on those candy canes. I put them on the tree and they disappear. :)

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    1. I think it's a kid thing with peppermint candy canes and trees. If you put one on there it's sure to disappear because it's "candy". :)

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  2. I want to eat this right off the screen! Oh man this looks so good. I am going to try this.

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    1. Zara I just know you'll love it. We've been doing quite a bit with our candy canes and this is by far one of my favorite recipe.

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  3. Delicious! I'm a huge popcorn fan on all levels, and Scarlet is finally catching on. She got a sugar cookie white chocolate kind from the store and it was good, but nothing beats homemade.
    I'll be making this.

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    1. If you do make it let me know if they love it. I love all flavor popcorn and there's a candy apple one I get whenever I go out that's just amazing. I would love to learn how to make that.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this not only sounds delicious, but it is aesthetically pleasing to my eyeballs! Great photography, teach me wasabi! ;)

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    1. LOL Rose, I think it's all about lighting and getting up close but guess what? It'll be even more pleasing to your taste buds. Give it a try.

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  5. No almonds for mine but I'm making this! Sound yummy

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