Sunday, December 22, 2013

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn...YUMMMMMMM

It's so easy to make a special homemade gift to give your friends and neighbors without spending a lot of time or money. Here's how I did it this year.

First I popped a huge portion of popcorn.

Then I melted some white chocolate.

You have to check it - to make sure you don't burn it.

I melt it slowly...checking on it as I go.
When it's smooth and glossy - you're ready.

I smashed about 8 candy canes -- but first I put them in a baggie to keep the mess contained - but you could use any peppermint candy - I just had these around the house during the holidays.

I stirred most of the crumbled peppermint into the white chocolate but I reserved some to sprinkle over the top of the popcorn to make it look prettier.

And I left a few big chunks of peppermint.

Then I poured the white chocolate and peppermint mixture over the top of the popcorn - in a stainless steel bowl - and I stirred it around to make sure it was well-covered.

Then I took some metal tins and lined them with aluminum foil and poured the popcorn inside.

That way they have the tin after they finish the popcorn for another little gift :D

But, if you don't have tins, you could use baggies - after the popcorn has cooled and the white chocolate has set - and wrap a pretty ribbon on the top and WAH-LAH a wonderful edible gift you can give and feel proud that it will be enjoyed. And, if you want to add a movie into the mix... no problem!

It can be a wonderful evening you can give a, if only FROZEN was out in dvd. :D


David Batista said...

This is GREAT, Kim! So thoughtful, and--best yet--so easy to make. You really must be the queen of thriftiness, not to mention craftiness. :)

Bet you're going to make several someones' Christmas with those beautiful tins. Lucky!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

So THAT'S how you made it...I was wondering.

Rena Jones said...

That sounds wonderful. I've never had it on popcorn before -- just pretzels. I might have to try this.

By the way, I saw in the grocery store recently that they sold big bags of crushed peppermint for stuff like this. I thought that was funny, but I guess if you're really lacking on time, that's one way to go. Personally, I love smashing up the candy canes myself, but I'm just weird ...