Friday, December 19, 2008

Candy Cane Popcorn

We were given this yummy popcorn as a Christmas gift from some friends in 2007. This is my attempt at recreating it. Try to find candy canes that only have one red stripe - canes with too much red make the popcorn look pink. ;)

2 bags popped microwave popcorn- it gives it the sweet/salty taste (Pop Secret Homestyle)
or pop 3/4 cup popcorn kernals and add a sprinkling of salt
12 oz. Almond Bark (use 3 bags of popcorn for 16 oz pkg)
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes or peppermint pieces

Pop popcorn and place in a large roasting pan or a large baking sheet- removing unpopped kernels.

Melt almond bark according to package directions. Stir in peppermint extract. Working quickly, pour over popcorn and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Stir until evenly coated. Cool and store in airtight container.

1 comment:

George and Anna Hampton said...

We loved this popcorn! We're going to make it with our leftover candy canes. Happy New Year!