Wednesday, December 11, 2013

peppermint hot chocolate popcorn.

Hi folks! I'm here again with another peppermint recipe. Today, it's popcorn…my newest favorite snack. Popcorn is so versatile you can add sweet ingredients for a decadent snack, or things like taco seasoning for a more savory one. Either way, you can't go wrong!

This popcorn is made with hot chocolate mix and crushed candy canes. If you use bagged popcorn this is just a three ingredient snack! Make this on a cozy winter evening, turn off all the lights except for the Christmas tree, and watch a good holiday movie…I suggest White Christmas. 

I will also mention that I made homemade marshmallows to go in this mix and realized as I was chowing down on it later that I forgot to add them. I'll be sharing that recipe later this week. Please add marshmallows to this mix they make it super delicious. 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn

adapted from this recipe by Tracy.

  • 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix, I used this one
  • 4 candy canes, crushed to fine powder
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • salt
In a large bowl mix together the hot chocolate mix and candy cane powder. Set aside.

In a large saucepan on medium high heat add in the oil and popcorn kernels. Cover with the lid and swirl until the kernels start to pop. Swirl the popping kernels until the slowing begins to stop and remove from the heat. Immediately remove the lid (this helps keep the popcorn from getting soggy) and sprinkle with lots of salt. 

Spoon out popcorn 1/2 cup at a time into the hot chocolate mixture. Stir until popcorn is coated. Add in the marshmallows and chocolate chips. 

Eat it!

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