Are you left with some candy canes?

We loved them during the season…

but, is time for them to go.

White Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn

  • 16 oz. white chocolate (can use white chocolate baking morsels) or  vanilla candy coating.
  • 1 cup finely crushed (like sand) peppermints (about 10-12 candy canes or 40 mints) I crush my peppermints in my food processor. The mints will scratch the plastic.
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup corn kernels) I used this to pop my corn, so it had salt. If you are using air popped corn, throw in a pinch of salt when you sprinkle in the crushed peppermints.

Slowly melt white chocolate or candy coating in the microwave or on stove-top with double boiler. Stir often to keep chocolate from burning. Stir 1/2 cup crushed peppermints into the white chocolate. Place popped corn into a large bowl. Pour melted white chocolate and peppermint mixture over the popcorn. Gently stir to coat popcorn while sprinkling remaining crushed peppermints over the popcorn.

Pour out onto parchment paper and allow coating to harden.

oh yummy peppermint popcorn!

You can even drizzle with chocolate!

Mini candy canes make great heart shaped suckers, perfect for cupcake toppers.

and don’t forget a 1/2 cup of crushed peppermints makes a divine frozen peppermint cheesecake.

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  1. What a fantastic idea! I just so happen to have a bunch of little candy canes left over that I was wondering what to do with.

  2. Last year we stretched out sending Christmas cards, so the candy canes became hearts for wishing you love at Christmas and then Valentine hearts for the rest of the list. It took some thin bubble wrap for them to arrive in decent condition. On an index card, they also work as school Valentines. We used the small canes. Then there was a box that made it through the year and ended up decorating 2011’s gingerbread houses.

  3. I give them to my brother. His horses love them for a treat…only the peppermint flavored ones though.

  4. I just put them in a ziploc and bash them with a hammer until crushed (not powdered) and then sprinkle on top of brownies before baking – mint brownies – yum.

  5. Oh Yes!! I will have one very happy 8 year when I make this for him especially. So many of his favorite things all shmooshed into 1 yummy treat. Thanks for sharing!

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