Saturday, December 1, 2012

Peppermint Popcorn

I love popcorn! It's a snack that I make often and as soon as I saw this great Peppermint Popcorn I had to try it. Now some may say this recipe takes a healthy snack and turns it into candy...
But Earl says it's Christmas time-have some fun and enjoy!
Let's just try to not make a... well... Earl of ourselves:@)

The best tools for this job are a big bowl and clean hands, so get the kids involved!
After you pour the candy on the popcorn wait a couple seconds 
and test it to make sure it's not too hot for them to touch.

Peppermint Popcorn-from Taste of Home 
I made 1/3 batch and I'll add my measurements in italics.
1lb white candy melts-chopped - 5.3oz candy melts, 55 pieces
24 C popped popcorn - 8 C popcorn, 1/3 C unpopped using hot air popper
1/2 to 3/4 C finely crushed candy canes-approx 4-6 - I used 2 candy canes
  1. Melt candy melts in the microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  2. Pour candy melts over popcorn and sprinkle with crushed candy canes in large bowl, mix well and pour onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. Once set break apart and store in an airtight container.
I highly recommend trying this folks, the only problem... It's very addicting!
Have a happy day:@)

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  1. It's hard to beat a big bowl of popcorn! Think I'll make some tonite and watch a movie!

  2. Gosh does that look good! I'd love to make an EARL of myself on that yummy snack!

  3. Yumm! I can just imagine those crunchy bits of peppermint! Plus a great way to use up candy canes!

  4. I always make white chocolate popcorn for Christmas. Love buying pretty plastic bags and tying it up with cute ribbons. Earl looks very happy being in middle of a big bowl of popcorn. xo

  5. Ok Earl... it is on!!! Tomorrow ~ peppermint popcorn is on the agenda! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This sounds SO GOOD! I have never even THOUGHT OF the combo. But it sounds great! Thank you!
    Have a wonderful fun weekend,

  7. I agree with Earl. :) That looks yummy!

  8. Hi Earl,
    cute idea to make peppermint pop corn. The candy sticks pieces add a yummy color to the pop corn and probably a wonderful flavour. Thanks for sharing this great idea.
    Stay warm, Johanna

  9. Lynn~ I like Earl's attitude and I'm a big fan of sweet & salty together!

  10. Popcorn here I come! I have the candy canes too! YeeHaw!

  11. I can understand why Earl is in the middle of that. YUM!

  12. I woke up thinking about this today and you were right.... it is very addicting!!!! Yummo.

  13. I could make a pig out of myself! Sounds yummy! BTW, I made your peanut butter spritz and they are wonderful. I'll blog about them soon and give your blog credit.

  14. Sounds like a good light holiday snack. The girls would love the chopping up the candy canes part. Something about smashing things with a hammer...

  15. Peppermint popcorn - sounds good and I love pink. sandie

  16. Oh....I do love changing up my popcorn flavors! I just found an amazing caramel corn recipe for the microwave at
    I'm so going to try it!

  17. I love popcorn, almost any popcorn, so I'll give this a try. It looks yummy.
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    Wanda Ann

  18. It sounds delightful, Lynn! I love peppermint and I love popcorn--never tried them togehter but I will now! ;)

  19. I must confess, Lynn, that I've stayed away from your blog for a bit because you make the most mouth-watering goodies, and I'm on a very "goodie restrictive" diet right now. Sigh! But, I am getting better about being able to look, appreciate, and not touch those things I'm not supposed to have which means I will be able to start browsing, commenting and enjoying your lovely blog!

    This popcorn looks like something my "Grands" would totally relish at our Christmas Eve family party, so the recipe is definitely going on the meal plan for then. Thanks so much for sharing!


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