December 15, 2012

Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn

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Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn ~ Finely crushed candy canes, chocolate candies, and white chocolate coating turn popcorn into a deliciously festive Christmas treat.
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I've been a bit obsessed with peppermint over the past couple of weeks.  I'm really not sure why, but I've been drawn to recipes with peppermint this Christmas season.  So imagine my disappointment when today I tried out four new recipes with peppermint ... four ... and wasn't happy with a single one of them.  Not a one.

Major bummer-in-the-kitchen day.

But I sure do like this Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn!  And the funny thing is, I didn't even mean to make it!

Nope.  This peppermint-laced popcorn wasn't in my peppermint-obsession line-up.

Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn ~ Finely crushed candy canes & white chocolate turn popcorn into a deliciously festive Christmas treat.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

I was actually whipping up a batch of White Chocolate Popcorn for a bake sale when I thought to myself ... hmmmm .... I wonder what this would taste like with candy canes in it?

See, I told you I've been obsessed with peppermint.

So I went to my pantry, grabbed a candy cane, broke off a tiny piece, and popped it in my mouth with a small handful of the white chocolate popcorn I was making.

And it was good.  Like really good.

And I was surprised.  I didn't actually expect it to be good.  But oh, it is.  And so that's how this Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn came to be.

Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn ~ Finely crushed candy canes & white chocolate turn popcorn into a deliciously festive Christmas treat.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

The teeny tiny flecks of crushed candy cane give a refreshing pepperminty-ness to the popcorn.  Just a hint of peppermint ... with a hint of milk chocolate from holiday M&Ms ... and the saltiness of popcorn.  It's total yum.

I'm so glad this creation-of-my-random-thoughts concoction worked.  Because out of my peppermint obsession trials, none of the others have!  Sometimes it pays off  to be random.

Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn ~ Finely crushed candy canes & white chocolate turn popcorn into a deliciously festive Christmas treat.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Christmas White Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped {about 7 c. popped pop corn}
  • 1 (24 oz.) package white bark coating
  • 2 T. shortening
  • 3/4 c. to 1 c. red and green M&Ms
  • 1/4 c. finely crushed candy canes (approximately 10 mini candy canes)
Directions
  1. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Melt bark coating and shortening together in the microwave per package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between). Pour melted coating over popcorn; gently toss with a large spatula to coat popcorn.
  3. Sprinkle M&Ms and finely crushed candy canes on top and gently toss again. Spread out on waxed paper to set.
  4. Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.
Enjoy!



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8 comments:

  1. How cool!

    I would love to invite you link up with Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays through Thursdays-

    http://redcrowgreencrow.wordpress.com/tag/fall-into-the-holidays/

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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  2. Making this today for the office staff at my daughters school. Thank you!!!

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  3. Did you know that Target (and only at Target) they have white chocolate peppermint M & M's. I bet that would be good with the popcorn also.

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    1. I actually just bought them at Lucky for this recipe!

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  4. I'm loving peppermint right now, too! This is so going to become my new favorite Christmas popcorn recipe :)

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  5. Mmmmmmm! I remember this from my beautiful baby shower! Sadly, the momma only got 1 bite of it! I guess everyone else went a little crazy over it! Not that I blame them! Now, I can make it---thanks!

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  6. What a great combination of flavors. Delicious!
    Come and visit us this week. We are having a terrific giveaway from a talented Southern writer.

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  7. Hi Tracey,
    Your Christmas White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn looks awesome, a great treat! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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