Holiday Popcorn Crack

posted Dec 19, 2014, 7:14 AM by Andrew Chadick

White Chocolate, Peppermint, Popcorn (Holiday Popcorn Crack)

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Popcorn Kernels (I use Amish Country Popcorn – Yellow Medium Kernel Size)
  • ½ Cup of Coconut oil
  • 1 Table Spoon of very fine sea salt
  • Large Bowl
  • 1 bag - White Chocolate Candy Kisses, Hershey's
  • 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)
  • Popcorn Maker (Costco with Large Wheel)

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 larger chunks are okay. (I use an inner ‘paper’ bag because the candy dust doesn't cling to it as much as a plastic bag…)
  3. Spread pulverized candy dust, flour, and chunks all over the popcorn in the large bowl.
  4. Put white chocolate candy kisses & Canola oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave another 30 seconds. 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 stir in.
  5. Pour the melted kisses over the popcorn, all over, not in just one spot, and fold in with spatula, 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.
  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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