Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn

  A favorite Christmas tradition is watching a holiday movie marathon, which is never complete without popcorn! Who doesn’t love popcorn? Here is a great recipe for Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn, sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


  • 1 bag unbuttered popcorn
  • 1 bag of milk chocolate morsels
  • 6-8 red, green and white candy canes
  • 1 Ziploc bag (large enough for the candy canes to fit in)


Unwrap the candy canes, place in the Ziploc bag. Using a spoon, break the candy canes into small pieces.  Microwave the popcorn until bag is popped. Once the popcorn is popped and has cooled enough to open the bag, spread the popcorn on a baking sheet.


Melt the chocolate morsels using either a double boiler or in the microwave (a double boiler is easier to make sure the chocolate isn’t burning). For a make-shift double boiler, use a stock pot and heat-proof bowl. In the stock pot, boil an inch of water then cover the top of the stock pot with the heat-proof bowl. Pour the bag of milk chocolate morsels into the bowl and let them melt, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.


Once the chocolate is completely melted, drizzle it over the popcorn on the baking sheet. Take the crushed candy canes and sprinkle over the now chocolaty popcorn. Let the chocolate harden and then fill your new Red, Green, or Silver Longaberger Medium Plastic Tray with the Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn.


Place the tray in the Medium Tabletop Basket and serve. This simple and quick treat is sure to be a family favorite!