RECIPE: White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Bark
Popcorn, peppermints and white chocolate: Yum! Photo courtesy Popcorn.org.
We enjoyed this confection so much at a holiday party that we asked for the recipe. Turns out it’s from Popcorn.org, the consumer site of The Popcorn Board.
And it’s easy! Make it for gifts, for your guests and for yourself!
Also take a look at this recipe white chocolate peppermint pretzels.
Ingredients For 1 Pound (Twelve 3-Inch Squares)
1. COVER a baking pan with foil or wax paper; set aside. Place the popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
2. MELT the chocolate in a double boiler over barely simmering water, stirring until smooth. Alternatively, melt according to package directions. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the crushed peppermints.
3. POUR the chocolate mixture over the popcorn mixture and stir to coat. Spread it onto the prepared pan and allow to cool completely. When chocolate is cooled and set…
4. BREAK into chunks for serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
1. OMIT the candy peppermints.
2. MIX ½ cup dried cranberries and ½ cup sliced almonds with the popcorn. You can also sprinkle chocolate chips over the popcorn. Pour the melted chocolate over the mixture.
Popcorn was first popped at least 5,600 years ago in Mexico, by throwing corn kernels on sizzling hot stones.
Although it is an indigenous American snack, it originally was not a snack food, but was pounded into a meal and mixed with water. This same cooking technique was used by the early American colonists, who mixed ground popcorn with milk and ate it for breakfast.
Popcorn is a whole grain food. Here’s the history of popcorn.