Last night I went to a Relief Society Enrichment Meeting (ladies church group) and we were asked to bring our favorite holiday treat. I whipped up some of my favorite Peppermint Popcorn, snapped a quick picture for my Instagram (seen below) and tried my hardest not to eat it all. I was semi successful.
I was actually shocked by how many had never had it before! Have you had it? I thought it was a pretty common treat, but I guess I was wrong. So, that’s why I’m posting it today (with a iPhone pic/not the best) in hopes to maybe share this with some of you that haven’t had it either. And with only three ingredients, how could it get easier?!
10-12 cups popped popcorn (plain, not buttered)
12 oz. premium white chocolate chips
6-8 candy canes, finely crushed
Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30-40 seconds, stirring after each 10 seconds, until melted. Stir in 1/2 of the crushed candy canes and immediately pour over popcorn. Stir to coat. Pour out onto a cookie sheet and spread to the edges. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candy canes. Let it “dry” on the counter for 2-4 hours before serving. If you are in a rush, place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
*You can bring out the sweetness by sprinkling with a little salt once you’ve spread it out on the cookie sheet.