Peppermint Popcorn
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup white candy melts
  • ¼ cup red candy melts
  • ⅜ teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
  • ⅓ cup crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. Line a work surface with parchment paper and lay out the popcorn. Pick out any unpopped kernels and throw them away.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and candy melts to 3 zip top sandwich baggies (one for each color) and place in a microwave safe bowl with the tops open.
  3. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring in between each interval.
  4. Once melted, stir ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract into each of the chocolates. Squeeze out any extra air and seal the tops of the baggies.
  5. Snip the tip off one of the bottom corners of the milk chocolate baggie and drizzle it over the popcorn. Repeat with the white candy melts, and then the red candy melts.
  6. Sprinkle crushed candy canes all over the popcorn.
  7. Let sit until set (may take a couple hours), then package in airtight containers or baggies.
  8. Consume within 3 days.
Notes
My favorite microwave popcorn to use with this? Sea Salt. It balances the sweetness beautifully!
Recipe by Poet in the Pantry at http://poetinthepantry.com/2015/12/12/peppermint-popcorn-christmas-week/