Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Candy Cane Popcorn

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Candy Cane Popcorn

One of our favorite family activities is snuggling up together to watch a family movie. Now that Christmas is upon us, we have been watching a lot of holiday movies. We always have to have something to snack on while we have a movie on, and it's almost always popcorn. Not just any kind of popcorn will work here. It always needs to have a kick of flavor to it. Our newest favorite is Candy Cane Popcorn. If you like Andes Mints, you are going to love this!


candy cane holiday chocolate


Ingredients

2 bags Popped Popcorn
1 bag of Wilton Vanilla Candy Melts or Nestle White Chips
1 tsp Peppermint Extract (this can be adjusted to more or less depending on how minty you like it)
2 Crushed Candy Canes


Directions

Pop your popcorn. Remove any unpopped kernels.
Crush candy canes. Set aside.
Melt white chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. (White chocolate burns quickly, so keep a close watch on it. I even add a pat of butter flavored Crisco to my bowl to keep it a bit runny).
Once white pieces are melted, stir in peppermint extract.
Place popcorn in a large bowl, then pour mixture over it.
Stir to evenly coat all pieces.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Pour popcorn mixture onto waxed paper. Evenly spread it out.
While coating is still wet, sprinkle candy cane crumbs on top.
Let sit until it is dry and candy melts are hard.
Break stuck up stuck together pieces and serve.
Store uneaten popcorn in an airtight container.


candy cane chocolate holiday christmas


29 comments:

  1. Yummy yummy! Miss Trinity likes this a lot.

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    1. I am such a sucker for any kind of flavored popcorn, but this one is so fitting for this time of year, isn't it?

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  2. Oooooh, how festive! It's easy enough to make and I know it would be a big hit with my boys. I am totally making this for the party we have to go to on Christmas eve!!

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    1. Make sure you make a batch for yourself. It will go quick :)

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  3. Theresa this looks so amazing! I have never heard of candy cane popcorn! But as someone who loves candy canes and loves popcorn, I must try this :)

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    1. If you do, come back and let me know how you liked it!

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  4. Yummy!!! My sister bought the kids stuff for an in home movie for Christmas. We'll have to try this when it's time to sit down to cuddle and relax.

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    1. Awww, that is so sweet of your sister! Your kids have an awesome auntie!

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  5. This is awesome, I'd love it (and so would my oldest who loves Andes).

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    1. Those little Andes are so good! I think they are what got me hooked all all things minty!

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  6. Sounds yummy Theresa. We are doing the same over here....watching holiday movies on the weekends. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Holiday movies are the best! We don't buy many movies throughout the year, but our holiday movie collection is almost through the roof lol.

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  7. this sounds wonderful--two of my favorite flavors-thanks :)

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    1. Mine too! How can you go wrong with peppermint and popcorn?

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  8. Oh my gosh.... If I could eat sugar, I would be all over that Peppermint Popcorn.

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  9. Mmmmm! You always have the best ways to do popcorn! We LOVE popcorn too and this sounds so yummy and festive :)

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  10. Theresa! i missed you! sometimes i see a post and then tell myself i will be back to it and of course, forget. so glad you came to mine and said boo! hahahaha. (Boo-haha)

    those green shoes are the same ones i had on few weeks ago. i only have one pair of green flats and i adore these fun $5 shoes. i only have about 25 pairs of shoes. i love them but i am not a shoe-aholic like my YOUNGEST DAUGHTER! (did i say that out loud?)

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  11. I would love this Theresa! I love popcorn and candy canes! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. how interesting! thanks for this festive idea! we love munching on popcorn too :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  13. Yum..I never thought of eating peppermint candy flavored popcorn. Tasty!

    I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

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  14. Ohhh I never even considered mixing the two flavors but am totally intrigued by the idea!! ! Thank you for sharing. I might have to actually try this because I love both flavors!

    I hope you are having a lovely week my dear and thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come back and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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  15. I have a recipe for peanut butter popcorn that's yummy as well!

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  16. what a fantastic idea, yum!!! i totally have to try this... thank you soooo much!!

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  17. Mmmm! This sounds scrumptious Theresa!! Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party. Hope your having a lovely weekend!!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  18. sweet and salty the perfect Christmas treat. Thank you or sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  19. It looks yummy, but I think I'll stick with my low fat, low carb, low cal variety.


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