Thursday, December 6, 2012

Candy Cane Popcorn!!

Every Christmas I make a lot of gift baskets filled with food. I stuff them with cookies, candies, and nuts, and sometimes I add sauces, like BBQ or hot fudge. The process of putting it all together, deciding what recipes to make, and how to package the goodies is a source of great joy to me. When I see how happy recipients of the baskets are, it really is a present ~ for me! This year I have an abundance of glass jars (remnants of my biscoff obsession) that I wanted to put to good use. I wanted something that would look pretty and taste great. That's how I came up with this Candy Cane Popcorn!
Candy Cane Popcorn
16 cups popped Popcorn
12 squares of Vanilla Almond Bark
20 Candy Canes
Pop your popcorn and chop up your almond bark.
Let it melt slowly, stirring and using low heat.
Meanwhile, line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
 Crush your candy canes into small pieces.
Pour your popped corn in to a large bowl. 
You will need a large bowl for extra mixing room.
 Add your melted  almond bark. Mix thoroughly.
Distribute the wet popcorn between the two
baking sheets.
Sprinkle with your crushed candy canes.
Let dry.
Here is a close up to see how it sticks to the
popcorn with the help of the melted bark.
To make the jars I tied bakers twine around the lid,
 stuck a mini candy cane in the bow, and.....
 decorated the top of the lid.
They will be the perfect addition 
to the gift baskets!

Thanks for joining me today!

I will be partying at these fun spots!:
Wicked Good Wednesday 


  1. I really want to make this, it sounds wonderful!! I love that you are in a peppermint phase LOL I do that too, get hooked on certain things. I had a peppermint candle one year that smelled SO good. Anyway, great post. Love it, very original I have never even thought of doing peppermint popcorn

  2. I love this idea! My son would love it! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon. ~EMM

  3. Teri, I love your idea of giving food baskets. I may need to 'borrow' that idea this year :) I have to say, this popcorn not only looks easy to make, it looks pretty tasty. Thank you for sharing it at Wicked Good Wednesdays! See you again this week!

  4. Oh I wish I were getting one of those baskets! They sound great!Thanks for Linking Up to Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!