Thursday, December 27, 2012

Peppermint Popcorn

Yesterday I shared the soaps Trevor and I made.  Today, it's Peppermint Popcorn.  We began by unwrapping candy canes, putting them in a ziplock bag, and gently smashing them with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer.  

 
We melted dark chocolate and stirred in fresh-popped popcorn.

 
We spread the chocolate-covered popcorn on a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprinkled the candy cane powder over the top.  



We let the chocolate set overnight.  (We started this later at night than we should have. Trevor was tired, which is why he's not his usual smily self even though he was actually enjoying making this.)  The next day, we added marshmallows and red/green M&M's and bagged it up.



My sister loves white chocolate, so we made a different version for her.  We divided our popcorn into two batches and coated one with regular white chocolate and coated the other with the leftover red candy melts from the cupcakes at Trevor's Lego party.  We sprinkled the crushed candy canes over both, then let them set.  We alternated adding the white and the red to the bag to give a candy cane effect.



Tomorrow I'm sharing December's Flamingo Four project, but on Saturday I'll show you the rest of the homemade Christmas gifts we gave.

5 comments:

  1. looks like fun and looks (sounds) yummy.

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  2. Looks yummy! Does the popcorn need to be very plain, like air popped to start, or will any work?

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    1. We used air popped, but I'd guess any would work as long as it's not so buttery or salty that those tastes overwhelm the chocolate and peppermint.

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  3. Mmmmmmm! Looks very delicious and really pretty, too! Thanks for sharng, Cindy!

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