Peppermint Bark Popcorn

December 19, 2013

Peppermint Bark Popcorn! Like me, do you wait until the last minute to make a holiday treat for your friends or neighbors?

If you answered yes, then this recipe has definitely got you covered. It’s nothing like those 4 hour long recipes that seem as though they take all day to prepare, then 4 hours more to rest in the fridge.

Peppermint Bark Popcorn (easy 10 minute recipe)| Cooking Classy

This recipe takes about 10 – 15 minutes to make and it is completely addictive! Not to mention it’s got holiday festiveness written all over it, especially once you add the Christmas sprinkles.

If you like salty and sweet you could even add in 1 1/4 cups of broken pretzel pieces along with the popcorn.

This recipe definitely deserves to make it to this years treat list. Trust me, you’ll be so glad it did! Happy Holidays and enjoy!

Peppermint Bark Popcorn (easy 10 minute recipe)| Cooking Classy

Peppermint Bark Popcorn (easy 10 minute recipe)| Cooking Classy

Peppermint Bark Popcorn

4.67 from 3 votes

Such an easy to make perfectly irresistible holiday treat! Crunchy popcorn meets the delicoius flavors of holiday peppermint bark for a simple crave-worthy treat!

Servings: 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (10 cups popped)
  • 12 oz vanilla candy melts or vanilla almond bark
  • 5 candy canes (peppermint) , finely crushed (crush until it's half powder half tiny pieces. Scant 1/2 cup)
  • Few Tbsp Sprinkles (optional)
  • 1/2 cup good quality chocolate chips (milk, semi or bitter-sweet, whichever you prefer)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Pop kernels in a popcorn popper according to manufacturers directions, into a very large bowl. Remove un-popped kernels.

  2. Melt candy melts according to directions listed on package.

  3. Pour melted candy melts over popcorn and toss to evenly coat, then set aside 1 Tbsp of crushed candy canes and immediately (before coating hardens) add remaining crushed candy canes to popcorn and toss to evenly coat.

  4. Sprinkle with Christmas or red sprinkles if desired. Spread onto a large piece of parchment or wax paper into a single layer (add more sprinkles if desired).

  5. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.

  6. Stir peppermint extract into melted chocolate. Transfer to a piping bag (cut tip from corner) and drizzle evenly over popcorn.

  7. Sprinkle remaining 1 Tbsp candy canes over chocolate and allow chocolate to set at room temperature, then break popcorn into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Bark Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Treat, Peppermint Bark Popcorn
Author: Jaclyn