Holiday Popcorn Crack

posted Dec 19, 2014, 7:14 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 6:54 PM ]

White Chocolate, Peppermint, Popcorn (Holiday Popcorn Crack)

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Popcorn Kernels (I use Amish Country Popcorn (Firm Texture)– Yellow - Medium Kernel Size)
  • ½ Cup of pure Coconut oil
  • 1 Table Spoon of very fine sea salt
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 bag (12 oz) - White Chocolate / Almond Bark
  • 1 Table Spoon Canola Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil
  • Double gallon size bags, or 1 gallon plastic bag, and 1 paper bag
  • 25 hard Peppermint candy pieces (smashed to small bits and powder)
  • Popcorn Maker (Costco model with Large Wheeled cart is what I use)

Instructions (read through before starting)

  1. Pop popcorn, and move to large bowl (bigger is better here)  -1 Cup Popcorn, the Coconut Oil and the fine salt, popped in the popcorn maker.  Transfer popcorn to large bowl, try to eliminate any un-popped kernels here.
  2. Place Peppermints in a paper bag, and then that bag in a gallon size plastic bag.  Smash candy with flat side of hammer until powdered. Some chunks are okay. (I use an inner ‘paper’ bag because the candy dust doesn't cling to it as much as a plastic bag…) [Note you can use a blender or vitamix to pulverize them to dust if preferred.]
  3. Spread pulverized candy dust, flour, and chunks all over the popcorn in the large bowl.
  4. Put white chocolate candy/bark & Canola oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave another 30 seconds. Repeat, until smooth. Should be smooth and easy to stir. When you first take it out of microwave, and it’s fully melted, add your teaspoon of peppermint extract and quickly stir in.
  5. Spoon the melted white chocolate over the popcorn, all over, not in just one spot, and fold in with spatula, and then spoon in some more, be sure to keep digging in to the bottom of the bowl repeatedly over and over until fully coated and evenly distributed throughout. Candy powder will go to the bottom of the bowl quickly, so keep driving in from the side to the bottom of the bowl and fold back up and to center. Popcorn should be a sticky mess and coated in candy.
  6. Pour the mixture out on a flat surface, over parchment paper, or aluminum foil, and let it cool for a few minutes.
  7. Allow the popcorn to completely dry, break apart any stuck pieces, then serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
  8. It is best eaten same day, but is still ok within 2-3 days later.
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