Cooking with the kids: Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

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Today while doing last minute stocking stuffer shopping, I grabbed a bag of Kraft peppermint marshmallows.  My kids love marshmallows, and I thought the peppermint ones would be really tasty in their Christmas morning cocoa.  Once I got home, Angel saw there was a recipe on the back and asked if she could make it for everyone.  I love letting the kids cook and create in the kitchen, so of course I said sure!

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn 

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp salt

12 cups air-popped popcorn (6-8 Tbs kernels)

1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels

1 stick unsalted butter

40 mini peppermint marshmallows

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Directions:

1.  Heat oven to 275.

2.  Add chocolate and butter into a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time until melted completely.

3.  Stir in marshmallows and heat for 15 seconds at a time until melted.

4.  Stir in salt.

5.  Pour over popcorn and toss until coated.

6.  Spread out on a greased baking sheet.

7.  Bake for 10 minutes, stir and bake for another 10 minutes until crisp.

8.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

This would make a great treat for a party, or a gift for someone special on your list.  Adding in extra marshmallows after the mix cools can give it some extra color and texture.  The original recipe called for semi-sweet chocolate, but we are big dark chocolate fans over here, so we used that instead.  If I hadn’t used all of our mint flavoring on fudge this week, I would have added in a bit more to the chocolate mix, as it wasn’t *quite* as minty as we would have liked.  Still delicious overall though!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Comments

  1. Katherine G says:

    I would totally give this a try.

  2. Ooo this sounds so good 🙂

  3. I never would have thought to put this together!! Totally have to try it now!

  4. oh my goodness I hadn’t even thought of doing this, thanks!

  5. That sounds heavenly! I will definitely have to give this a try!

  6. This sounds delicious and so easy! I’d love to try it. I really like chocolate mint combinations and think the salt in the popcorn would be a wonderful addition.

  7. This sounds like the perfect treat on Friday movie night.

  8. Love chocolate and popcorn. Have to try this real soon

  9. That looks really good! We might have to try that at our house.

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