Sunday, December 19, 2010

White Chocolate, Peppermint Popcorn

This easy recipe can be adjusted in a variety of ways and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients
  • Natural/Plain Microwave Popcorn
  • Wilton Candy Melts in Peppermint Flavor
  • Candy Canes
Supplies
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Glass Bowl
  • Medium Pot
  • Spatula
  • Plastic Sandwich Bag
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Muffin Pans
Directions
  1. Pop the microwave popcorn and empty bag into the large mixing bowl--try to pick out any un-popped kernels
  2. Take 4 candy canes, remove the wrappers, and place in sandwich bag
  3. Using the bottom of the glass bowl, smash the candy canes into small pieces
  4. Line the muffin pans with liners
  5. Create a double-boiler using the medium glass bowl, and medium pot
    1. Fill the pot about 1/3 full with hot water
    2. Place the glass bowl on the top of the pot (it should set on the rim, not inside the pot)
    3. Empty the entire bag of candy melts into bowl
    4. Stirring with the spatula, heat on medium until water creates steam that melts the candy coating
    5. ***Be careful with double boilers--steam can easily burn you
  6. Once all the candy is melted, pour over the popcorn (use the spatula to scrape all melted candy into the popcorn bowl)
  7. Stir until the popcorn is evenly covered with the chocolate (it may seem like it will not cover, but do not fret, it will)
  8. Fill the cupcake liners with the popcorn mixture
  9. Sprinkle the broken candy cane pieces on top of the popcorn
  10. Let cool completely, then enjoy!
Try other types of chocolate, and sprinkles or other toppings to customize to your tastes and different occasions.

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