Thursday, February 20, 2014

Recipe :: Double Chocolate Covered Peppermint Popcorn

I have the most amazing POPCORN treat for you today. How often do you follow a recipe on the back of a package? Honestly I don't really notice them or I forget to write it down. BUT that changed and I finally remembered to try one and by am I glad I did! But of course, I have to make it MY own and change it up a bit, so it all turns out amazing and delish, so it's all good. ')
I found the original recipe on the back of this package of Kraft Jet-Puffed peppermint marshmallows around the holidays. I changed it just a little by adding MORE chocolate because hello! . . .who doesn't like MORE chocolate.

Here's the altered recipe:
Double Chocolate Covered Peppermint Popcorn
- prep time: 10 min.
- bake time: 25 min.
Makes: 24 servings of 1/2 cup each
What you need:
- 1/2 tsp. salt divided
- 3 bags of microwave popcorn
- 4 oz. Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup (1stick) of butter
- 40-50 Jet-Puffed mini peppermint mallows marshmallows


Make it:
- heat oven to 275 degrees

- sprinkle 1/4 tsp. salt over popcorn in large bowl, toss to coat and set aside.
 - melt chocolate and butter in medium saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently.
- add marshmallows, stir until completely melted. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Pour over popcorn, toss to coat. Spread onto greased baking sheet.
- bake 20-25 minutes or until crisp, stir after 15 minutes.
- cool on wax paper.
- using chocolate melts (chocolate wafers) melt as directed and drizzle over popcorn for added color/flacor
- add any additional candies/sprinkles. (for this we added sixlets and M&Ms) 

Doesn't this look amazing? I'm tellin ya, if you are a popcorn lover, you are in soooooo much trouble as this is addicting! So who's gonna make some soon? 

Have you made any awesome treats with popcorn? 
Let me know what you've tried as I'd love to know . . .  

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