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White Chocolate and Peppermint Covered Popcorn

Posted by  ·  January 7, 2010  ·  Last Updated: January 7, 2010

Oh candy cane…

we love you…

but,  is time to see you go!

White Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn

  • 16 oz. white chocolate (can use white chocolate baking morsels) or almond bark
  • 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 almond bark 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 like Our Best Bites!

If you don’t like popcorn you might give Peppermint Bark a try.  Miniature candy canes make great heart suckers and cupcake toppers —perfect for Valentine’s Day! Learn more here.

Marie at Makes and Takes also has a round-up of ideas for left over candy canes.

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  1. Teresa
    Sunday, December 1st, 2013
    This is my FIFTH time making this yummy treat. Everyone loves it. I made it for jar gifts last year, and plan on surprising my students with some tomorrow- IF it lasts until tomorrow :)
  2. Vicki
    Friday, November 23rd, 2012

  3. JOAN
    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
    Absolutely fabulous idea, Looks real YUMMY, a must try, maybe use Choc. too! Thanks ;-)
  4. Sunday, January 1st, 2012
    Hi! Just wanted to share, I found your post on Pinterest, made this last night for a little New Years party, and it was gobbled up! So yummy. Thanks for sharing. I think it will be a early tradition. :)
  5. nancy
    Sunday, December 18th, 2011
    I made this and oh my Goodness, it was delicious and everyone loved it at the party
  6. heather
    Thursday, December 15th, 2011
    Do you think melted candy cane hershey kisses would work?
  7. Thursday, May 5th, 2011
    I love peppermint I put it on almost everything never thought of popcorn! I will def. Try it!
  8. Sarah
    Friday, December 31st, 2010
    Just made this-- AMAZING. I am in love!!!
  9. Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
    Came across this on Be Different Act Normal. Never really try too many recipes- but tried this since it seemed sooo easy! And it was! Loved it! And so did my coworkers!!!! Thank you!
  10. Saturday, December 25th, 2010
    I just made this...it was wonderfully easy and tastes wonderful too! Thanks so much for sharing.
  11. Penny R
    Friday, December 3rd, 2010
    OMG I loooove this recipe! I am going to make some for office gifts. Sounds yummy.
  12. Hillary
    Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
    SUPER YUMMY! The only thing I would add is mini-marshmellows-try it! It's yummy!
  13. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    Just wanted to let you know that I tried this and LOVED it! And I featured it on my blog (with a link back to you, of course).

    I am definitely looking forward to trying other recipes, as well as crafts, that you have on here! This is one of my favorite blogs! :)
  14. Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
    Popcorn never looked so good!!! YUM
  15. Monday, January 25th, 2010
    Ooo.. yet another fabulous idea from you! and to think I've wasted tonnes on candy canes, year after year!
  16. Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
    Yummmmm-O! What a yummy treat. I still have more candy cane dust to make this!

    Thanks for linking!!
  17. Monday, January 11th, 2010
    Wow, I came across your blog today and it has quickly become my favorite! This recipe looks awesome...will try to make it this week! Can't wait to browse through everything else on here and take lots of notes! :)
  18. sealbeachmama
    Saturday, January 9th, 2010
    Made this tonight. Loved it!!! Wish I had more candy canes!!! Next time I am doing a final drizzel of chocolate as it sets.
  19. Kristen
    Saturday, January 9th, 2010
    Thanks so much for this idea and recipe! I was just staring at what seems like hundreds of candy canes wondering what I was going to do with them. Now I know! :)
  20. Saturday, January 9th, 2010
    Oh my I love peppermint, but white chocolate isn't my fave..think I'll try it with semi sweet chocolate, I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks for the wonderful idea, Kim
  21. Silvelaine
    Saturday, January 9th, 2010
    Que ideia simples mas gostosa...
  22. Crystal
    Friday, January 8th, 2010
    Perhaps you could you use a coffee grinder for the candy canes?
  23. Adrienne
    Friday, January 8th, 2010
    This looks awesome. I have way too many candy canes so I have to try it--I just have a question. You said the candy canes scratch the plastic bowl of your food processor? Do you think if I "pre-crushed" them a little with a rolling pin they'd still ruin my still-pristine bowl? I am a food processor baby and don't want to wreck it for some popcorn, you know?
  24. Amy
    Friday, January 8th, 2010
    Hi-just wondering how you crush your candy canes? I've used a ziplock sack and rolling pin, but it always makes holes in the sack-do you have a better way? Thanks
  25. Mollie
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Wow! Looks delightful...I wonder if the recipe would work with the Candy Cane Kisses? Guess I'll give it a try, as we didn't buy any candy canes this year:)
  26. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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  27. Crystal
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    I am thinking you could also do the white chocolate and crushed candy canes with pretzels. Can't wait to try!
  28. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Oh my! I may just have to go whip some of this up right now!
  29. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    That looks amazing! I love peppermint bark and I love popcorn! You are a peppermint gourmet!
  30. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    yummy! i love popcorn...never tried anything like this though!
  31. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    This sounds yummy. We didn't get any candy canes this year.
  32. Laurie
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Oh my goodness!
  33. MK
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Left over candy canes also make a great stirring stick for a cup of Hot Chocolate!!! It gives the hot chocolate a yummy peppermint flavor, and kids just love stirring the candy cane around in their drink!!!
  34. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    That's funny! I did the same post a couple weeks ago.


    Isn't this stuff just the greatest? Every year my husband gets a request from his co-workers to have this. It's the third year I have done it.
  35. Jessica
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    This looks so yummy! I will be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.
  36. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    ok! You have really done it now..this is my favorite post for a long time..I am hooked on popcorn,,,,I think I need to try this today...especially since candy canes are on clearance...thanks so much....
  37. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Wow ~ this looks YUMMY!!!

    I just recently started following your blog and I'm loving it! :o)
  38. Shelley
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Note: you may want to have the microwave on half power when melting the chocolate

    Looks like a great recipe!
  39. jules p
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    this looks awesome. I can't wait to make this.

    I know i have not written to your blog...but I am going to start. And I just LOVE your blog. You have great ideas, great food recipes etc. Thanks!
  40. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    I bet my oldest daughter would love this!
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  42. Debbie
    Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Yummy!! This could also be considered recycling candy canes, right? lol
  43. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Wow! This certainly looks beautiful! And like the previous comment says: Who would've thought?

    Love the pictures too!

  44. Thursday, January 7th, 2010
    Who would have thought?!?! NOT me!! YUM!