PEPPERMINT POPCORN

Peppermint Popcorn- Butter With A Side of BreadThe holidays are upon us! I can always tell how close we’re getting by the state of my kitchen. Keeping the kitchen clean is a real challenge normally. Add in the fact that I’m making multiple holiday treats for 20+ people and oh, yeah, the kids are helping- things can go from messy to disastrous fast! I love shopping for cleaning products at Costco because I feel like I’m able to purchase quality products for a good price. I can purchase what I need before Thanksgiving, use them a ton and still have enough to make it through the holidays! It’s so handy to not have to constantly be adding items to my grocery list.

One of the items on my list for today was to make a batch of Peppermint Popcorn. It’s so easy to make and it is perfect for holiday parties since it makes a ton. When I make a big batch of popcorn, I just make sure I’m ready for clean-up since the recipe can be a bit messy!

Peppermint Popcorn- Butter With A Side of BreadI always make sure to have enough of my homemade all-purpose cleanser on hand. It’s great for cleaning and disinfecting countertops, appliances- even windows! It’s super simple to make: pour 1 cup of hot water, 1 cup of vinegar and 1 TBSP Dawn Platinum Advanced Power dish soap in a spray bottle. Shake gently to combine and start cleaning. I love using Dawn dish soap in this because it does a great job of cutting through the grease and grime of my stove after popping popcorn. Wipe it up with Bounty paper towels and the job is done in no time at all!

Load up the dishwasher as much as you can and pop in a Cascade Complete Action Tab. Dishes come out squeaky clean and spot free- and ready to set the table for dinner. I keep my Cascade in the cupboard right by the dishwasher so that my kids or even helpful guests can find them. Buying the Costco pack helps me ensure I always have dish soap on hand, even when you run the dishwasher as often as we do.

Peppermint Popcorn- Butter With A Side of BreadAfter dinner I toss all the kitchen towels and rags in the washer. I switch them to the dryer before I go to bed and wake up with clean kitchen linens. I’ve used Tide for years but Tide Advanced Power is a new favorite- it gets even my dingy kitchen towels bright and clean! You can’t beat the fresh Tide scent either- I love it.

Now that we have a plan to keep the kitchen clean, on to the recipe…

Peppermint Popcorn- Butter With A Side of Bread

Peppermint Popcorn

  • 3/4 cup popcorn kernels (or 5-6 bags of microwave popcorn- Kirkland microwave popcorn from Costco is awesome!)
  • 1/4 cup canola, vegetable or coconut oil*
  • 1 package white chocolate bark/ coating, broken into individual squares (1 lb 8 oz)
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint pieces (2 sticks or 10 candy canes)

*omit if using microwave popcorn

To pop popcorn on the stove: Pour oil in a large pot and heat on medium-high for 2 minutes. Add in popcorn kernels and cover, gently shaking the pot occasionally. Once popcorn begins to pop, decrease heat slightly and shake the pot more consistently. Remove pot from heat once you can count to 3 between pops. Remove unpopped kernels and pour popcorn into 1 giant bowl or 2 large bowls. Salt popcorn lightly if desired.

Microwave chocolate bark on high for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir gently, then microwave for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.

Pour chocolate over popcorn and sprinkle peppermint pieces on top. Stir thoroughly to coat. Spread on wax paper to cool. Break pieces up gently and enjoy!

 

Peppermint Popcorn- Butter With A Side of Bread

Peppermint Popcorn- Butter With A Side of Bread

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Yields 24

PEPPERMINT POPCORN

5 min

5 min

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup popcorn kernels (or 5-6 bags of microwave popcorn)
  • 1/4 cup canola, vegetable or coconut oil*
  • 1 package white chocolate bark/ coating, broken into individual squares (1 lb 8 oz)
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint pieces (2 sticks or 10 candy canes)

Instructions

  1. *omit if using microwave popcorn
  2. To pop popcorn on the stove: Pour oil in a large pot and heat on medium-high for 2 minutes. Add in popcorn kernels and cover, gently shaking the pot occasionally. Once popcorn begins to pop, decrease heat slightly and shake the pot more consistently. Remove pot from heat once you can count to 3 between pops. Remove unpopped kernels and pour popcorn into 1 giant bowl or 2 large bowls. Salt popcorn lightly if desired.
  3. Microwave chocolate bark on high for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir gently, then microwave for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  4. Pour chocolate over popcorn and sprinkle peppermint pieces on top. Stir thoroughly to coat. Spread on wax paper to cool. Break pieces up gently and enjoy!
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6 COMMENTS

  1. Yummers! What a great idea, I'm going to try this for sure. Every Christmas I make something different for my mom, a dessert bar, bark, cake, some other type of treat - this is going to fit the bill perfectly!!

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