Here is a Friday Flashback that shares some ideas of what to do with any leftover candy canes lurking around your home.

Oh candy cane…

we love you…

but, is time to see you go!

White Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn

  • 16 oz. white chocolate (can use white chocolate baking morsels) or almond bark
  • 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 almond bark 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!

Miniature candy canes make great heart suckers and cupcake toppers —perfect for Valentine’s Day! Learn more here.

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  1. I just made this today and it is delicious! I can’t wait to give it out on Monday. 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Oh, my, my, my!! That looks SO yummy! Why did I throw out all our candy canes! This will be awesome next year to make and put in the containers to take to the neighbors for a friendly Christmas treat!

  3. That popcorn sounds amazing. I am sure a batch of it would disappear in seconds around my house!

  4. Darn it, I just tossed them. This sure looks good. I ‘ll go check the clearance bin at Wally World and Target, great idea!

  5. I buy the candy canes on clearance each year and use them as my valentines to my students. They love them!

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