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What do you do with leftover candy canes?

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Are you left with some candy canes?

We loved them during the season…

but, is time for them to go.

White Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn

  • 16 oz. white chocolate (can use white chocolate baking morsels) or  vanilla candy coating.
  • 1 cup finely crushed (like sand) peppermints (about 10-12 candy canes or 40 mints) I crush my peppermints in my food processor. The mints will scratch the plastic.
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup corn kernels) I used this to pop my corn, so it had salt. If you are using air popped corn, throw in a pinch of salt when you sprinkle in the crushed peppermints.

Slowly melt white chocolate or candy coating in the microwave or on stove-top with double boiler. Stir often to keep chocolate from burning. Stir 1/2 cup crushed peppermints into the white chocolate. Place popped corn into a large bowl. Pour melted white chocolate and peppermint mixture over the popcorn. Gently stir to coat popcorn while sprinkling remaining crushed peppermints over the popcorn.

Pour out onto parchment paper and allow coating to harden.

oh yummy peppermint popcorn!

You can even drizzle with chocolate!

Mini candy canes make great heart shaped suckers, perfect for cupcake toppers.

and don’t forget a 1/2 cup of crushed peppermints makes a divine frozen peppermint cheesecake.

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