Peppermint Bark Popcorn Recipe 

Peppermint bark popcorn combines chocolate and peppermint. Making popcorn on the stove with oil is easy and tastes better than microwave or air-popped popcorn.

– 2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil – ½ cup popcorn kernel – sea salt – 1 cup dark chocolate chip – 4 standard-sized peppermint candy canes (you’ll need about ⅓ cup finely crushed peppermint) – Maldon salt or flaky finishing salt (optional)


Step 1


Put parchment on a large jelly roll pan. Pour the oil into a large, heavy-bottomed pan with a lid (a medium Dutch oven works well). Add 2 corn kernels and cover on medium heat.

Step 2

Remove the lid and add the remaining popcorn kernels after popping. Cover the pot and shimmy it to distribute the kernels evenly.

Step 3

Medium simmer, shaking occasionally. To make crisper popcorn, crack the lid slightly and cook until one pop every few seconds. Place popcorn on parchment-lined pan after turning off heat.

Step 4

Salt lightly and remove unpopped kernels. Store candy canes in plastic bags. Rolling pin the candy canes in a tea towel-lined bag. Hammers work. Finely crush candy canes.

Step 5

Stir chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave for 20 seconds to smooth. Spoon chocolate over popcorn. Crush and sprinkle candy canes on popcorn quickly.

Step 6

Add a pinch of Maldon/finishing salt or sea salt. Put the pan in the fridge for 10 minutes to set the chocolate. Serve the popcorn sheet broken up by hand.

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