If you're not ready to give up the smell and taste of candy canes, try making this recipe!
You'll need a drop of peppermint essential oil. ONE DROP. Trust me on this one, more isn't always better. Sometimes it's overwhelming.
You need a cup of chocolate chips.
My measuring cup just came out of the dishwasher, so my chips are already starting to melt.
You need some popcorn. I used 1/4 of kernels for this batch. Yes, we pop on the stove with a little oil. No, we don't have a cool popcorn maker, and I'm okay with that. One less gadget to store.
You can put your chocolate chip cup into a pan of boiling water to melt, or you can use the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
When it's melted, add that ONE DROP of peppermint oil. You might even drip into the cap and then drip from the cap to the chocolate if you're concerned about overdoing the oil.
Stir well to combine.
Spread your popcorn on a jelly roll pan (that's a cookie sheet with sides), and drizzle the chocolate mixture over the popcorn.
Stir the popcorn to coat evenly, then slide the tray into the fridge to harden the chocolate.
While the chocolate is setting, you get to lick the rubber scraper, the chopstick used to stir the chocolate, and the measuring cup. Peppermint laced chocolate is that good. Paul and Josiah helped me. We all got in on the slurping.
Once the chocolate is set, scrap popcorn off into a bowl, and for best results, consume with chopsticks. (I usually eat my popcorn with chopsticks anyway, to keep my hands from getting greasy, but with chocolate in the picture, it's even more essential.)
Notice there's no picture of the finished bowl of popcorn?
Or of us enjoying it?
That's because it's so good, all you can focus on (no camera pun intended!) is eating it! By the time it occurred to me to get more pictures, it was gone.
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