After I did my Monster Munch back in October, I heard from several people that they had eaten something similar, but with candy canes in it.  I was thinking about doing peppermint bark this week, and the thought of combining the two together gave me warm fuzzies.I think this might be the perfect Christmas treat because:1. It’s yummy.2. It’s e.a.s.y. So easy! And quick too.3. Just one batch makes enough to fill up lots of goodie bags.

4. It packs well. It’s dry and in small pieces, so it’s perfect for filling any type of container, or throwing it in a big bowl for a party.

5. Did I mention it’s yummy?

Also, I am quite the connoisseur of candy canes, and in my educated opinion, Bob’s brand rocks. Seriously.  I’m not being paid to say that.  Just please don’t use Spangler brand, they have a really strange flavor and texture.

(you’ll need twice the amout of almond bark shown, I just made a half-batch for pictures)

Unwrapping the candy canes to crush them is the most labor intensive step of this easy treat, so you can do that ahead of time if you want to. I put my candy canes in a large zip-lock bag and have a whack with a heavy marble rolling pin or my meat mallet.  Put your bag on top of a kitchen towel to make it easier.


Once they’re crushed, dump them in a big bowl with some popcorn.  You can use airpopped, or microwaved popcorn, but if you use microwaved try to find a “natural” or lightly salted kind.  This looks much prettier when it’s not bright yellow, and the heavily buttered kind masks out the great flavors.  Light salt is just fine though.

Next, you’ll just melt some almond bark (which you can find near the chocolate chips, it’s a big block that looks and tastes like white chocolate.  There are absolutely no nuts in almond bark; some people think there is because of the name.  It’s just like white chocolate.)  and add either peppermint extract or peppermint oil to it.  The extract sometimes causes it to seize up (get lumpy) and that’s okay.  Just stir quickly and dump it over the popcorn.  Stir everything until it’s well coated and then pour it out onto a piece of waxed paper, parchment, or foil. Spread it out into an even layer and leave it alone!

While the popcorn is setting, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. I really like dark chocolate to counter-balance the sweetness of the almond bark, but I know there’s a lot of dark haters, so do what you want!
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn. You can use a fork, or put it in a zip-lock bag with the corner cut off.
Leave it until the almond bark and the chocolate is hardened. If you need to hurry it up, do this whole process on lined cookie sheets you can pop in the fridge.When chocolate is hardened, use your hands to break up popcorn into chunks. Toss in a bowl, a jar, a cute package, or in your mouth :)

Honestly, this is one of my favorite Christmas treats.  People will love you after you drop this off on their doorstep!

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  1. 1
    Jodi says:

    I love popcorn and peppermint. I’ve gotta try this! Thanks!

  2. 2
    jenimur says:

    You never disappoint! Yum!

  3. 3
    gigi says:

    Yummy! Thanks so much for starting off the season just right.

  4. 4
    Jae says:

    YAY My hero! Totally doing this for neighbour gifts!

  5. 5
    Danielle says:

    All I can say is YUMMY!!!!

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    becca says:

    This is SO good!

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    Crystal says:

    I don’t really have a favorite treat to give away. This popcorn looks really yummy and festive. I will have to give it a try. I love easy and quick.

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    Melanie says:

    This just looks too evil…. We might have to try it :)

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    Erin says:

    I have a fabulous cocoa recipe…it makes tons of dry cocoa. Then I put it in pint jars, screw a cute piece of holiday fabric into the lid, and voila! Easy peasy.

    This popcorn looks so…pretty. And yummy, I’m sure.

  10. 10
    Lisa says:

    This is something I will definitely be making to give to neighbors. Looks pretty too! thanks, Lisa k in tx

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    Lisa-Lou-Who says:

    I swear, every single thing you guys post looks so good. I always feel like a dork because I always come here and comment: “I am gonna have to try this one…” but it is so true. Y.U.M. You guys are awesome!

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    Katie Tyler says:

    I am interested in trying this- I never mix popcorn and chocolate… BUT since Thanksgiving we had your Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and the Focacia bread for Turkey leftovers yesterday.. (and all of them were HUGE hits) I will have to trust you and give this a try!

  13. 13
    Kate says:

    That looks AWESOME!!! Yum. I can’t wait to try it!

  14. 14
    heather says:

    i like to make a peppermint cream pie…but not really to give away…unless i take it to the ward christmas party lol! otherwise, i make it just for my christmas piggy…er, myself.

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    lesley says:

    Looks great! Welcome back for your Thanksgiving break!

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    erin.k. says:

    I like to make homemade hot fudge sauce (for ice cream). I put in in small jars, and print a cute label to stick on it. This year I think I’ll try the popcorn. It looks cheaper!

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    Becky says:

    I just got done making this! It is soooo yummy!!! Thanks so much! I love your site!

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    Joie de vivre says:

    Oh my. I don’t think I would be able to stop eating this once I started.

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    jenimur says:

    I made this tonight for family night treats! It was a big hit! I used milk chocolate for my drizzle and it was yummy!(I don’t buy semisweet or dark chocolate, I am a milk chocolate purist!)

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    Tara says:

    My mouth is watering

  21. 21
    jjcrew says:

    I wish I liked peppermint and candy canes. Any suggestion for an alternative??

  22. 22
    imajacobs says:

    I found the soft peppermint sticks on an endcap by the registers at Wal-Mart. Maybe you’ll have luck there. And thanks for this recipe!

  23. 23
    Heather says:

    My microwave is on the fritz. It has a tendency to burn popcorn – not pretty. But sometimes it pops just right… Anyhow, how many cups of popcorn would that be?

  24. 24
    Sara says:

    Heather, one bag has about 14 cups. I should go add that to the post. I meant to, but I guess I forgot!

  25. 25
    Jen says:

    YUM. I tried this tonight using the Bob’s soft peppermint balls and it turned out great! By the way, 40 balls = 1 1/2 cups crushed, if anyone else wants to use these.

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    Sara says:

    oooh, Thank you Jen! I was hoping someone would try it with the soft peppermints and tell me how it was!

  27. 27
    Christina says:

    I’m confused. One BAG of popcorn has 14 cups?! Mine has 3.5 cups per bag. How many bags do I really need?

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    Sara says:

    Christina- do you have the mini bags or something? The internet told me that a standard bag of microwave popcorn has 14 cups in it so I went with that. But I just looked and I have a few different brands and they all say 10 cups. So I’m gonna say that 10 cups is standard! Also, ironically I’m making this right now, so I measured and sure enough, exactly 10 cups. So I’m going to say you need 20 cups popped popcorn. Does that make sense? If you’re confused about the bags you have, just pop them and measure.

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    Christina says:

    Thanks! I went ahead and made it with my two bags and it was perfect…as well as a hit at the ward party. Every last bite was eaten! Thanks!

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    Brent, January, and Madelyn says:

    I tried this out and it was surprising easy and SOOOO delicious! I am going to make more to give out as a gift.

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    Sara says:

    I’m so happy so many of you have tried this and love it as much as I do! I just wanted to leave a note because I’ve edited this recipe in the past few days. So if anyone thinks they’re losing their mind because things keep changing, it’s not you, it’s me! lol. And really, I just fine-tuned it a bit. Just an FYI, from the original,

    - I increased the extract from 1.5 to 2 t

    - changed the air popping measurements to 20 C popcorn (2 microwave bags still)

    - and changed it to say that one 6oz box of candy canes is perfect.

  32. 32
    Jen says:

    Well, I’ve tried it with both the soft peppermints and the regular candy canes, and my vote is for the candy canes. But both are good! I took it to an RS cookie exchange and it disappeared. And someone just called this afternoon to beg the recipe off me!

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    Morgan and Derek says:

    Just did it tonight. We did 14 cups of popcorn (popped) on the stove and then doubled everything else and it is SOOOOO good. We even used *spanglers* candy canes, and well, it was AWESOME!

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    LuckyMatt says:

    I’ve made three batches now. The first I forgot the peppermint extract but it worked well. The next two I remembered the peppermint, but as soon as I stirred it in, the almond bark set up. Have you had this problem?

    By the way, they all taste good, they just don’t coat as well.

  35. 35
    Sara says:

    LuckyMatt- yes, when you add alcohol to almond bark it will seize a bit, but not so much that you can’t stir it in. It’s a little scary if you start seeing clumps, but I find that if I pour it on the popcorn right away and stir really well, it coats just fine! I’ve also noticed that different brands of almond bark react differently to the extract. I used a local brand yesterday and was a lot different than the one I was used to.

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      Renae says:

      I was wondering about this, I freaked when it seized a bit when I added the peppermint. I have pure peppermint oil, I wonder if that would work better. I also wonder if the peppermint extract was warm if it wouldn’t seize up. ALSO, do you really use only 1 lb or do you use the whole 24 oz package?

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    Jenn says:

    I made this for my neighbors this weekend. I’ve never had so many requests for a recipe!! Thank you so much :)

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    Baflien says:

    Can I use white chocolate as a substitute for the almond bark?

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Baflien- You *can* use white chocolate, but it doesn't coat quite as well and it tends to seize more when you add extract to it, so that's why I recommend using the almond bark.

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    Jen says:

    I just read you can use 1 lb vanilla chips melted with 1 tablespoon butter to make your own bark. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to make my own peppermint extract (since the stores are closed now)!

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    Michelle says:

    Can you please recommend your favorite Almond Bark? The one I normally use is the local brand and it hardens almost immediately if I add anything to it.

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    chu33la says:

    I had the same problem this evening as Michelle. I was taking this to book club. I think it worked out ok but it was definitely not easy to mix in and doesn't look anywhere near as pretty as the pictures. My almond bark turned into a paste even before all the extract was mixed in. Any suggestion on what brand to buy?

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Michelle and Chu33la- that's weird, I'm not sure what to tell you because I've never had that happen and I've used several different brands. The only thing I can think of is maybe it wasn't hot enough so it wasn't melted all the way? You could try adding less extract and seeing if that helps. It should seize up a little, but should stir up just fine.

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    KLee says:

    If you use peppermint oil instead of extract, it won't seize. You can get the oil in the Wilton section of stores like WM and Michaels. It's used for candy making. It might be available at the grocery store.

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    Michelle says:

    Sara and KLee, thank you both for your suggestions. I will give them a try.

  45. 45
    Stephanie says:

    Does it matter if the microwave popcorn is butter flavor? Should it be? Or should it be plain?

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    olivia's mommy says:

    ok since i'm in a planning mood i'll ask about this one also… time frame for making ahead? 1 week? have you experienced the popcorn getting soft or anything if it's packaged?

    thanks again girls!

    Sara

  47. 47
    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    The fresher the better Sara. It will hold up pretty well, like if you're going to ship it or something, but if at all possible, I'd make it as close to the time you plan on giving it away as possible.

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    olivia's mommy says:

    i *will* be shipping it as well as handing it out :)so i'll try to save it till the end!

    thanks again for your responses!

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    CrAzY JaY says:

    All I need to do is add the chocolate and it is finished… i must say, I snuck a little taste and it is even better than I had anticipated and remember, that is sans chocolate…. I can't imagine what the finished will be like!

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    Chad says:

    I made this to pass out to friends and neighbors and are just getting rave reviews for it. Thanks for so many delicious recipes!

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    Lorraine says:

    I am so excited that I found your blog on today. I will make all three of the popcorn recipes and give as gifts in sets of three in cello bags. I know all of my co-workers will be excited about receiving the popcorn treats. Thank you for your generosity and your great instructions.

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    Elaine says:

    I made your recipe tonight and it turned out great! Very yummy–I hope I can stop eating it so there will be some left to put on the plate of goodies I'll be giving to the neighbors. It's nice to have something a little out of the ordinary to add.

    Thanks for all your effort in posting so many tasty recipes on your blog. I check it almost every week and have added some of your recipes to my rotation of menus.
    Hawaiian turkey burgers, spicy honey chicken, asian lettuce wraps and creamy chicken tacquitos are my favorites. I made your Brazilian lemonade at a luncheon I had at my house, and the ladies all enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!

  53. 53
    Becky says:

    I made this tonight and it came out great! Very pretty but also quick, easy and kid-helper friendly!

    Merry Christmas!
    Becky <><

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    Family says:

    This is fantastic! I've made it three times. I mix the popcorn with the melted almond bark with my hands. It's easier than fighting with a spoon, especially if the almond bark has seized up. Thank you for a great recipe!

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    Dorothy says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I made a 1/3 sized batch to test out with some friends, and it was a hit! I'll be making at least 2 batches to put in tins to giveaway at our Christmas Eve celebration :) I couldn't find any non-buttered microwave popcorn. Seems like the trend is Butter, Extra Butter, Ultimate Butter, Butter lovers, Movie Theatre butter, etc. so I used microwave kettle corn. It worked great!

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    Melissa says:

    I can't find any almond bark anywhere. Where do you typically buy it? I looked in 2 different grocery stores. Anyway, I am going to try the white chocolate but now I'm worried about adding the extract. Oh well! I'm sure it will turn out fine. My first time doing anything with popcorn! Live and Learn!

  57. 57
    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Melissa- it's usually by the chocolate chips, often on the top or bottom shelf. It should be easy to find this time of year and it's often in the holiday displays at the grocery store. Did you ask anyone at the store? I've found at the holidays they often move it. Or, it's popular this time of year so sometimes it's sold out :(

  58. 58
    Melissa says:

    Thanks Sara! The store was too busy to ask but I will next time. I found the white chocolate and figured that's where it would be. Thanks for a great recipe…among the many on here!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Melissa, one thing that will help is melting a little shortening with your white chocolate. Try about 1/2 teaspoon with 1/2 C chocolate chips.

  60. 60
    Melissa says:

    Thanks for the tip Sara! I just found your site a couple weeks ago and am in love! Especially love that you are commenting back to us! Awesome!

  61. 61
    Melissa says:

    OMG! This is so wonderful! I couldn't keep my hands out of it even before the chocolate was drizzled on it! Can't wait to taste it when it is all set up! Thanks for the tip…it worked but I need a larger bowl b/c this was a little messy! Will definitely be making one more if not two batches!

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    Laura@Cowboy Boots says:

    haha ur not kidding when you said it would seize up on ya! freaked me out…i tried melting for another 15 secs…DON'T RECOMMEND THAT…:o)

    basically had to knead it carefully into the popcorn…after 6mins of sweating and thinking about giving up i got it pretty much worked on all the popcorn.

    instant manicure….my hands have never felt better or smelled better..from the oil of the bark and peppermint extract….
    haha thanks!

    now can't wait for the kids to come home to sample…if i haven't eaten it already b4 school gets out!

  63. 63
    TamelaOtto says:

    I am back for the 2nd time for this Peppermint Bark Popcorn recipe! I made it last year for my annual Cookie Exchange party….. everyone loved it! I will be making this a tradition in our house! Thank you!!

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    Wendy says:

    We've done almost the exact same thing the last couple of years for presents. I'm always shocked at how much people love this one! Also I'm loving all your goodies in little canning jars!

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    Anne says:

    I used five drops of essential oil of peppermint for a half batch and it was perfect the almond bark didn't seize up at all. This is so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  66. 66
    Lindsay says:

    Do you use buttered popcorn or just regular?

  67. 67
    Kami says:

    this is delicious! Made some today for neighbor/teacher gifts. So yummy and easy to do with kid helpers.

    I disagree, though…the hardest part was not crushing the candy canes…it was the spreading it into a single layer and "Leave it alone" part that got me! :)

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    meaaghaan says:

    This looks amazing! I have a question though, and I'll probably look pretty dumb asking it! I'm not a baker at all, but I always thought almond bark was hunks of chocolate with almonds in it? I don't see anything that resembles my idea of almond bark in the photos! unless it's white chocolate almond bark you used.. but I still don't see almonds in there! Am I missing out on something? :-)

  69. 69
    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    meaaghaan- not a dumb question! Almond bark just refers to the big blocks of white candy coating. It looks like a big chunk of white chocolate- with no nuts! It got its name because you can add almonds or anything else you want to it and make your own "bark" but it's sold plain!

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    RedFox says:

    Hershey's makes a mint chocolate candy cane that would be perfect for this!!

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    Heather says:

    I can't find almond bark anywhere in Maryland and no one's ever heard of it! I've checked Safeway, Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Walmart, and even a candy making supply shop. The man at the candy making supply shop had't heard about the plain kind you mentioned in your comment. I saw your recommendation to melt shortening with white chocolate chips. Should I try 1/2 tsp. of shortening with every 1/2 cup of chips?

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    that's reeealy weird heather! Maybe it's known by another name. You can use any kind of vanilla candy coating or candy melts. And yes, white chocolate chips would be fine too!

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    Darlene says:

    If people are having trouble with the mint extract causing the chocolate to seize up, why don't they try the mint chocolate chips? I haven't tried it, but it seems like it should work.

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    Brandi says:

    OMG! I think I'm addicted (to both the making and eating of this! LOL!)!

    I used "Bob's" peppermints–the chalky type ones–and they kinda melt in your mouth as you eat! So yummy!

    I wasn't crazy about the chocolate drizzled on it–made it a bit messy for little hands–so I'm going to try tossing some red & green M&Ms in there!

    Also I'm planning to take this to a church party tomorrow and think I'll put a little portion in cupcake liners instead of one big bowl to keep germy hands from touching it all. ;)

    Thanks so much for these recipes! I'll be getting y'alls cookbook when it comes out for sure!

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    Lauren says:

    While I was cruising through your blog today, came across this recipe and put it in action. I had "mint" extract which is spearminty, not pepperminty, so didn't use any and it turned out GREAT! I love a good recipe that uses everything I happen to have on hand and boy was it easy and delicious. From this pregnant, popcorn, candy cane loving woman, THANK YOU! Great recipe!

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    Jen says:

    TYF!!! Total Yum Factor! :) This turned out perfectly. I've made 3 batches so far. Great to give as gifts. Everyone seems to like it.

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    **Amy** says:

    I am totally making this! This will be perfect for our Christmas Eve party! Thanks so much for sharing. I loved it so much I stumbled it for you :)!

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    The Ross Family says:

    It's already on my To-Do list along with the Cinnabun Popcorn and the Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn:)

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    Bridget says:

    This is insane! I want to eat the whole batch right now!!!!

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    Janet says:

    I just made a batch to give my neighbors. I had to make a second batch just for me because this is GOOD!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It's a definite keeper!

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    atmomma says:

    I just made this and let me tell you- you are a genius! I was able to let my 5 and 7 year old do the work and they had a blast! This tastes so good I have to make more in the near future cause this wont last long.

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    melva says:

    I made this popcorn last Christmas and gave them out as Christmas gifts in cute containers. It’s November and people are already asking if I’ll be making this popcorn again this year. This is so yummy and it never lasts long. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Tracey L says:

    I’ve been waiting to find Bob’s candy canes….found’em and will make this fantastic treat THIS week!

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    Kellie says:

    I just made a batch of this, with one change… I made a batch of your caramel corn, and then used it to make this! Wow. It was a hit!

    Thanks for all your great holiday posts. I’m loving them!

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    Kristen S says:

    Just made this and it is amazing!! We also made 3 other flavors (regular, cheddar cheese and oreo) but this was by far my favorite! I think it is going on the list for neighbor gifts :)

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    Mary says:

    Oh.My.Goodness! Hands-down BEST popcorn ever!!! Thank you for the recipe! :)

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    Julia says:

    This sounds so good! I am a peppermint fanatic so this works… if there is NO dark chocolate.

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    TasteNSee3 says:

    I got this from a friend and HAD to make it for myself. Love it! The first time I made it I accidentally only used 10 cups of popcorn. It was a little heavy, (dare I say it??), but still SO delicious! NOTE TO SELF: 20 cups popcorn next time! Oh, and Butter Light microwave or what kind of popcorn is best??

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    marya says:

    Where do you buy almond bark?

    • 90.1
      sara says:

      just at the grocery store, near the chocolate chips. If you can’t find it, ask a store employee- sometimes it’s in holiday displays.

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    Ej says:

    Did I miss something or did you say where the crushed candy canes play their part? I guess I just mix them in with the finished project? Or does the almond bark need to be poured on them along with the popcorn so it sticks together?
    Also, since almond bark is similar to white chocolate, can I substitute white chocolate?

    • 91.1
      Patti says:

      Ej- Within the post it says “Once they’re crushed, dump them in a big bowl with some popcorn. ”
      On the printable recipe it says “Pour melted almond bark mixture over popcorn and pour crushed candy canes on top.”

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    Kelly says:

    This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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    Lisa Moss says:

    Are the round hard peppermint candies the same as candy canes? I have those or a box of Target brand candy canes and I’m wondering which would be better.

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    Theresa says:

    I agree with an earlier comment; if you use oil instead of an extract, the coating shouldn’t sieze up. Crikey! Last year I gave out your Cinnabon popcorn, if I do the peppermint bark this year, people are going to start thinking I am a great cook!

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    Jolynn says:

    I bought all the ingredients last week and plan to give them out to 20 neighbors and friends who are going to LOVE getting this. Hope I get it right!

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    kourt says:

    I agree, Bob’s brand is the best!

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    Lexi Majoue says:

    Silly question: Is popcorn gluten free?

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    amelia says:

    I know I’m late to the party here, but I made this last night. First? TOTALLY DELICIOUS. WOW. Second? I did not have very much almond bark, but I did have most of a bag of red candy melts. I used the candy melts plus two squares of almond bark (so together it was a pound). I used extract and had no problems with seizing up at all, plus the popcorn ended up all festive and red. I assume candy melts are more expensive (I just used what I had on hand), but I’d still spring for them if I (when!) I make this again. Thanks for another great recipe!

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    Christi says:

    Just made this for neighbor gifts–wow. So good! Keep ‘em coming, ladies, and THANKS!

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    Michelle L says:

    Weird question from someone who doesn’t cook much–I have some peppermint oil from doTerra and I was wondering if that kind of peppermint oil would work or if there is a different kind that is used for cooking? I can’t wait to try this!

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    Erin in AK says:

    OK, I’ll admit this tastes delicious, and looks lovely. But I had a terrible time making it. I’m hoping that 90% of my problems stem from my attempts to use white chips (both stores in town were sold out of almond bark!). I will try this again…after I recover from this debacle.

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    Stacey R. says:

    Babysitting for 7 kids tonight. I have everything but the peppermint extract. I live too far out of town to go pick any up, so we’ll see how it goes with out it.

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    Tracy says:

    Just made 1 1/2 batches to give to coworkers. It tastes fantastic!! The kids loved it too! Thanks for such a great recipe.

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    Iryna Cranny says:

    Hi, Sara!
    Thank you for wonderful recipe!
    Just made it and it rocks. However, when I followed original measurements, it did seem too sweet for me, so I popped an emergency batch of popcorn and mixed with the first. (So glad you increased amount of popcorn) It still worked ok, and brought sweetness down. Also, despite of checking the recipe before I went shopping, I, somehow, missed mint extract. Luckily, I had green mint chocolate chips, which I used instead of dark chocolate. Next time, I think, I will just drizzle popcorn with green mint and dark chocolate and sprinkle with candy canes.

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    Carri says:

    I made this over the weekend for my neighbor/work gifts. AMAZING!! My husband was sad when I put the last of it in gifts bags to hand out. This may be my new favorite holiday treat. Thanks for the great idea.

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      Carri says:

      I was asked several times if this popcorn was store bought. Or sent from a big client. I will be making this every year.

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    Katie says:

    Again amazing treats. My son said I should start selling my goodies. Haha
    I actually used the Bob’s mini candy canes, guesstimated about 6 oz, and unwrapping was a snap. Simply cut the wrapper and drop the candy cane out. So much easier than peeling the wrappers off the big candy canes.
    Everyone who has tried this loves it. Thank you for such delicious recipes. :-)

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    Rachel says:

    So Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Gina says:

    Wow! Loved it! I didn’t use the microwave but melted the chocolate and almond bark stove top. I did use Spangler (all we had) and it was still incredible. Dark Chocolate was the perfect choice. We also did a small batch with a few turns of a Sea Salt grinder added to the popcorn mix and it was supper yummy!

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    Reina says:

    Amazing! So easy and yummy, my family loved it!! It makes such a great gift! I had no trouble with seizing using peppermint extract. We’ve also made the rice krispie treats several times. Maybe you should have a section devoted to peppermint…I’m loving these recipes!

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    Peggy says:

    Made this for a Christmas gift & it was amazing!! The way to alleviate the seizing is to add a small amount of vegetable oil before you add the peppermint extract. I used white chocolate, added the oil and had no seizing at all! If you do use a bag of white chocolate chips though, you probably don’t need as much popcorn. I had a problem getting mine to coat because there was way more popcorn to chocolate, so I would recommend one and a half bags of popcorn.
    Wonderful recipe! I will definitely use it again & again!

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    Tamela Otto says:

    I have made this peppermint bark popcorn from your recipe for the last 3 years for my annual cookie exchange. It’s a huge hit!! I separate it out in little Christmas treat bags and the girls take one (or five!) for their cookie platter. I love your recipes!!

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    Savita says:

    I love this recipe good job

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    Savita says:

    I love this recipe

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    Lee Miller says:

    what a dirty trick! the popcorn was made for me and I wanted the recipe. My friend sent it and I tried to print it off and this site would print nothing but the comments. That’s pretty poor. I wasted 17 pages and all that ink for NOTHING!

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    Micha Davis says:

    I wanted a more subtle mint flavor and left out the extract. It turned out perfectly and I am having a hard time giving it away as planned :) I used the round starlight mints instead of candy canes (since it is February) and it turned out a gorgeous almost pink color perfect for Valentine’s day.

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    M.Dawn says:

    I made this last Christmas and it is absolutely delicious! I got SO many compliments on it–which is really funny because it’s so easy to make! Try it!! Your family and friends will love you for it!

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    Andi says:

    I’ve been looking around for almond bark. Bought some white chocolate and after reading that they use different oil bases, went out again to look, because I definitely want it to coat well. My question: I found CandiQuik Vanilla candy coating. Nowhere on it does it actually say almond bark, but it seems like the thing. Am I off again?

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    Jenna says:

    Unfortunately my local grocery store doesn’t carry almond bark. I need to stock up when I find it! Going to try white chocolate chips! Someone else also asked recently, but I didn’t see an answer, can I use doTerra peppermint essential oil?

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    Tracy says:

    I just found your recipe, and headed to the store. I bought chocolate flavored almond bark that’s brown, and then came home to double-check the recipe. Oops. Do you think that will taste bad? Should I drizzle with white chocolate to get the contrast? Thanks!

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    Deena says:

    Wow, can you believe that you are still reading comments from a post 3 years ago! I have made this before and it’s amazing, but this year I am making it for a relief society christmas dinner, as a take home gift, any ideas/guesstimations on how many servings one batch makes. I need to make 50!

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    Amelia says:

    Made this yesterday and it is awesome! I used my cuisinart to chop up the candy canes. Another good trick I did was buy the smaller candy canes that come in cellophane bags. Much easieser to unwrap. I will make this one again for sure!

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    Katrina says:

    I made this today with the little kiddos. They had so much fun breaking everything up. I added pretzels. YUM! It is like a drug, hard to stop. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Sara says:

    Hi Sara and Kate,
    So I’m not a huge fan of chocolate with popcorn but made the monster munch in October with popcorn and it was great. However, this time around for this munch I used Chex mix. Oh man, is it Heavenly!!!! We call it “Christmas Crack” at our house. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Vanessa says:

    My neighbor just have me a big bag of homemade peppermint bark. Do you think I could melt it and use it for this recipe? It’s yummy but i think I would enjoy it more in popcorn form. :)

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