Peppermint Bark Popcorn: Popcorn is tossed with melted dark and white chocolate and crushed candy canes for a perfectly sweet treat that makes a great gift for neighbors, teachers, friends or just for a family movie night.
When my son was little, he was the FUSSIEST baby ever. Ask anyone that knew him at that time and they will agree. One thing that helped keep him calm, was walks–long walks. In Ohio winters, that was NOT always fun. I use to take him to a local outlet mall and walk and walk and escape the cold by jumping into stores.
One of the highlights of these trips to the mall, other than the fact I didn’t have a screaming child, was a gourmet specialty food store. I would walk into this store and coffee was brewing and snacks were out for sampling. There was always a variety of foods to choose from, chips and dips, chocolates, and gourmet popcorn. And it was there on my long walks I fell in love with popcorn that was coated with chocolate and caramel. And around the holidays, they would have popcorn coated with chocolate and crushed candy canes–a bit like peppermint bark. Oh so good!!
I don’t know what brought this sweet treat to my mind recently, maybe as I thought back on how much has changed in 11 years and my once fussy child, is now the happiest, laid back tween around. Before tearing up about how times flies, I focused in on chocolate–because that always makes me smile!
This is SO easy to make too!
It is as simple as popping some popcorn (I used air popped, but microwave or a bag of Skinny Pop works as well) and then I drizzled melted dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed candy canes. Peppermint perfection. Snacking Perfection. Gifting Perfection.
- 8 cups air popped popcorn
- ½ cup dark chocolate morsels (or chunks)
- ½ cup white chocolate morsels (or chunks)
- 2 large candy canes, crushed
- Melt chocolate in microwave on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted completely.
- Place Popcorn in large bowl, fitted with a lid. Drizzle with dark chocolate and toss. Drizzle with white chocolate and toss. Sprinkle with peppermint candy canes and toss again. Spread out on cookie sheets to dry.
- Once dry, store in airtight container or package for gifts.
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