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a white oval dish filled with peppermint popcorn
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White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

A refreshing burst of peppermint with a sweet and salty mix of white chocolate popcorn. This treat is perfect for the winter season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Rest Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 339kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: Recipe $5.05 / Serving $0.84

Ingredients

  • 1 3.2oz bag popcorn, popped (about 7-9 cups) ($0.42)
  • 2 pcs Almond bark (or 1 cup white chocolate chips) ($0.99)
  • 1 tablespoon red colored sugar sprinkles ($0.21)
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows ($0.07)
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermint candies ($1.12)
  • 1 pinch flakey sea salt (⅛ tsp) *optional
  • 1 cup Bob's Sweet Stripes soft peppermint candies (about 26 pcs) ($2.24)

Instructions

  • Pop your popcorn and remove all unpopped kernels. Place all the good popcorn into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, melt your white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
  • Once the chocolate has melted, stir in the crushed peppermint candies.
  • Toss the popcorn with the white chocolate peppermitn mixture to evenly coat.
  • Add in the red sugar, mini marshmallows, and peppermint balls. Toss to combine.
  • Let rest about 5-10 minutes for chocolate to set before eating.

Notes

Recipe Tips

You can use buttery, unflavored, salty, or kettle popcorn (any popcorn of choice) to get a different flavorful combination depending on what you want. I used Movie Theater Butter Flavored popcorn and was surprised by how well it worked with the peppermint. 
Fresh popcorn is best as the peppermint will become chewy as it ages, but my daughter ate it happily for about 3 days from an airtight bag held at room temperature.
While popcorn can be frozen, peppermint candies don't do well at cold temperatures. The colors run, the texture becomes chewy and messy. For best results just make a fresh batch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.7g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 9.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 77.9mg | Potassium: 126.8mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 40.8g | Vitamin A: 2.7IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 58.1mg | Iron: 0.5mg