Whoa! This snack mix is a can’t stop eating this, get this bowl away from mix! With the combination of salty popcorn, white chocolate, and soft peppermint sticks, this snack mix is a winner! Here’s the recipe:

Peppermint Bark Popcorn - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

You’ll Need:

  • Popcorn Kernels – about 1/2 cup
  • Canola Oil – about 3 T
  • 1 bag of White Baking Chocolate
  • 1  bag – or more of Soft Peppermint Sticks
  • Red Chocolate Melts

Now:

  • Pour enough oil into to cover the bottom of a large pan – about 1/4 inch high
  • Pour the kernels in
  • Pop over med/high heat – covering the pan, but leaving the lid slightly ajar – when the popping slows, remove the popcorn from heat
  • Once your popcorn is popped, salt it to your liking – no butter
  • Put the peppermint sticks in 2 zip tight bags, and zip them tight!
  • I use a rolling pin to crush the peppermint by whacking the sticks. Don’t go too crazy here. I know it’s fun, but the popcorn bark tastes better when there are large chunks of peppermint
  • Pour the crushed peppermint over the salted popcorn
  • Peppermint Bark Snack Mix - a great Christmas Snack Mix
  • Put the white chocolate chips into a glass bowl, and microwave it for about one minute. Everyone’s microwave is different, so check on the chocolate’s consistency by stirring. If it’s nice, and smooth, then it’s ready
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn, and candy cane mixture
  • Use a large spoon to mix everything together
  • Now, have a little bite, ( good, huh?!) but then walk away to let the chocolate set, and get hard – encrusting the peppermint, and popcorn. Depending on the temperature of the room, about 10-20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with wax paper
  • Once the popcorn is ready, spread it out onto the wax paper
  • Melt the red chocolate melts, and drizzle it over the popcorn mixture
  • Let that chocolate set up, and harden
  • Peppermint Bark Snack Mix - a great Christmas Snack Mix
  • You’re done
  • Transfer the mixture into a serving bowl, or store it in an air tight container.

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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