White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

White chocolate and peppermint.

A match made in heaven.

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I would love to paint a beautiful holiday picture in your head and tell you that I made this recipe last night and Ryan and I cozied up on the couch together in front of the fire to enjoy it while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.

But that would be a lie.

First, during round one of this recipe, I burnt the popcorn 

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Second, we don’t have a fireplace.

And third, while we did eat it together on the couch, our movie of choice had a little less Snoopy and a lot more wolf pack (umm, The Hangover).

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I got the idea for this recipe when I saw white-chocolate covered popcorn at the grocery store yesterday and then saw white chocolate and peppermint-covered pretzels on sale in the next aisle.

I’m such a sucker for sweet and salty, so when I had some white chocolate and lots of crumbled peppermint pieces leftover from the peppermint bark, I popped up a bag of popcorn and got creative!

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Serves Two

Ingredients:

  • 1 100 calorie-size bag butter popcorn
  • 3 ounces white chocolate (I used Baker’s white chocolate baking blocks)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 peppermint candies or one candy cane (plus more for garnish, if desired)

Directions:

  1. Pop popcorn according to package instructions in microwave. Set aside.
  2. Pulse peppermint candies in food processor until pieces are very fine and near dust-like consistency.
  3. Melt white chocolate in microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring regularly.
  4. Stir peppermint extract and peppermint candies into chocolate.
  5. Pour chocolate over popcorn, stirring quickly to ensure even coating over the popcorn.
  6. Garnish with additional peppermint candies and enjoy!

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Be warned: This recipe was inhaled in less than two minutes in our house and left us with white chocolate-covered fingertips which we happily licked clean.

Comments

  1. Rosa - Fitness Food Fulfilled says

    This sounds absolutely decadent and so appropriate! It would have to be good with some milk or chocolate drizzle too. Fancy!

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  2. Kanoe says

    OMG!! The popcorn looks delicious! Popcorn, white chocolate, & peppermint… Yummy!! I understand completely about the burning things! I was just telling my roommate about all the kitchen accidents I have. I burn things as well but kitchen accidents seem to be my forte HAHAHA!! :-)

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  3. says

    When I saw the title of this post I thought “grossss”. I’m a salty/buttery popcorn person. But by the end of the post I was sold, this looks delicious.

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  4. Leslie says

    Umm tried this last night for a movie at home with the husband…yeah, it’s ill. Sean Stockman, ill aka siiiick!

    Gone in probably an hour.

    I am making another batch tomorrow for our small group gathering. It is the holidays and I’m all about sharing ;) Thanks for the wicked awesome recipe!

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