Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn.

Easy. Tasty. Wonderful for a last minute gift or party snack. The longest part of making this popcorn is waiting for the chocolate to re-harden.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn

I love peppermint hot chocolate so much. So much. These cookies are a testament to that. And the day I discovered that homemade popcorn was as simple as putting popcorn kernels in oil and I didn’t need to use any sort of fancy machine or microwave them in a bag was the day a million different ideas started brewing in my head.

Was anyone else under the delusion that microwave popcorn was the easy and cheap way to go? Because it’s really not. And, of course, if you’re looking to skip popping popcorn yourself altogether, you can give SkinnyPop a try! It’s a pre-popped bag popcorn (and in this case you would replace the popcorn kernels with 8 cups of SkinnyPop. Make sure you use original flavor 😉 )

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn

All things peppermint and chocolate get me in the holiday spirit. It’s like the pumpkin spice of December and January. Yes please to rain, yes please to snow, yes please to peppermint, hot chocolate, and a nice warm fireplace. And yes please to leaving my Christmas tree up until January 6th at the earliest, because I want to enjoy this coziness for as long as humanly possible.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Please take the time to reward yourselves with this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn 🙂

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Makes 8 Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Popcorn Kernels (or 8 cups SkinnyPop Original)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. White Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips or 1/2 Bar Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Milk Chocolate Bar
  • 1/8 Cup Andes Peppermint Baking Bits
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Marshmallows (I use Mini Dandies because they’re vegan)

Directions:

In a 10 inch saucepan over medium/high heat, heat up olive oil and 1 popcorn kernel. When the kernel pops, add the rest of the kernels. It will start popping rapidly.

When popping slows, remove from heat and transfer into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and salt, mixing through.

Pour popcorn out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Spread evenly into a single layer.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate. You can add up to 1 Tbsp. olive oil to make it slightly runnier (don’t go crazy), which makes it easier to pour.

When chocolate is melted, use your whisk or spoon to drizzle chocolate all over the popcorn layer. Sprinkle peppermint bits on top. Sprinkle marshmallows on top of that.

Allow chocolate to harden at room temperature, and then transport the mix into a bowl or container for storage. Give it as a gift or eat it all yourself!

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This easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe is delightfully festive and makes a perfect appetizer for a party or gift to give your friends!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 cups
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • ¼ Cup Popcorn Kernels
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. White Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips or ½ Bar Trader Joe's Pound Plus Milk Chocolate Bar
  • ⅛ Cup Andes Peppermint Baking Bits
  • ½ Cup Mini Marshmallows (I use Mini Dandies because they're vegan)
Instructions
  1. In a 10 inch saucepan over medium/high heat, heat up olive oil and 1 popcorn kernel. When the kernel pops, add the rest of the kernels. It will start popping rapidly.
  2. When popping slows, remove from heat and transfer into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and salt, mixing through.
  3. Pour popcorn out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Spread evenly into a single layer.
  4. In a double boiler, melt chocolate. You can add up to 1 Tbsp. olive oil to make it slightly runnier (don't go crazy), which makes it easier to pour.
  5. When chocolate is melted, use your whisk or spoon to drizzle chocolate all over the popcorn layer. Sprinkle peppermint bits on top. Sprinkle marshmallows on top of that.
  6. Allow chocolate to harden at room temperature, and then transport the mix into a bowl or container for storage. Give it as a gift or eat it all yourself!

 

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One Response to “Peppermint Hot Chocolate Popcorn”

  1. Debby
    December 31, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    This popcorn recipe was a HUGE hit at my cocktails party last night. After savory Hors d’oeuvres people needed a little something sweet! This did the trick and they ate it all gone!

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