Monday, December 16, 2013

Peppermint Popcorn

I like to have a couple tricks up my sleeve this time of year for easy entertaining or quick neighbor gifts. This is one of my favorite holiday tricks. I keep the three ingredients for this easy peppermint popcorn on hand so I can whip up a fabulous snack at a moment's notice. 

Popcorn (2 bags microwave; about 3/4 C. kernels if you're using a hot air popper)
White chocolate chips (1-2 bags)
Candy Canes, crushed

Get to work:
Start by unwrapping and crushing the candy canes. (My kids love to help with this step).
Pop the popcorn and put it in a big bowl.
Put the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, add a little vegetable oil to smooth out the chocolate as it melts. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds. 
When the chocolate is melted, pour over the popcorn and toss to coat. (Use the second bag of chocolate chips if necessary).
While the chocolate is still melted, pour in the peppermint pieces and stir.

Spread the popcorn out on waxed paper until the chocolate sets up.
When the chocolate is dry, put it in a festive bowl and enjoy!

This recipe is easy, fast, and inexpensive. But the finished product looks impressive and festive. Box it up cute and deliver it to teachers and neighbors, or whip up a batch as your cousins are headed over. Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

katherine marie said...

i absolutely have to make some this year! Your pictures are so pretty-- i just want to reach through my screen and take a nibble or two! I have the same bowls from C&B! :) xoxooxox! happy almost christmas!!!!