a new tradition: salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn

salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn | everybody likes sandwiches

It’s Christmas eve and finally ready to start my holiday baking. Last minute, maybe? Definitely. But I’m okay with that. My favourite Chex mix is in the oven toasting. I’m about to make tiramisu for the first time. And I busted out the white chocolate and candy canes for something a little different this year.

salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn | everybody likes sandwiches

Usually I make peppermint bark. First, this recipe was my standby and then this one took over. Both are wonderful. But I wanted to try something different this year. So I added popcorn which makes everything better.

salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn | everybody likes sandwiches

It’s just as easy and not too sweet. Candy canes get crushed in a food processor (tip: use ear plugs because pulverizing candy is LOUD). Popcorn gets popped (I use a hot air popper but your favourite method should be fine too). White chocolate gets melted. There’s some peppermint oil too. Mix, stir, salt and cool and you’ve got something festive and delicious.

salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn | everybody likes sandwiches

This recipe also makes a ton so there’s enough for sharing, last-minute gifting and selfish snacking to your favourite Christmas movie. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and spend time with the people you love the most!!

salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn | everybody likes sandwiches

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11 comments to “a new tradition: salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn”

  1. 1
    Lydia   December 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    If only I had white chocolate and candy canes, I would make this tonight. My husband will love this! Great idea.

  2. 2
    Karen   December 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Beautiful!! Edible gifts are always the best, and I LOVE starting new traditions. Happy Holidays and thanks for another year of delicious recipes and kitchen inspiration! xo

  3. 3
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar   December 25, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Definitely need this in my life!! YUM!

  4. 4
    JoanneM   December 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Merry Christmas Jeannette!!! Thank you for posting this recipe so quickly! I think I’ll make it for New Years Eve game night with friends :)

  5. 5
    Joanne   December 26, 2013 at 3:50 am

    The peppermint is such a nice festive touch to the popcorn! Candy canes should be on sale today so I’ll have to go pick up a box for this!

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    Julie   December 26, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This sounds divine! I’ve been hearing about white chocolate popcorn this year.. Will have to give it a go. Hope you’re having a great holiday!

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    kickpleat   December 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Lydia, get yourself some….it’s pretty addictive.

    Thank you, Karen :)

    Oh yes, Katrina, it’s delicious!

    Thanks, Joanne – I hope you & your friends love it. It would be a great addition to a games night – it was part of our Boxing Day games night treat!

    Yes, Joanne, agreed. Stock up on cheap xmas candy canes!

    Thanks Julie, hope you are too! Best wishes, friend :)

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    Kristine   January 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Took this to a New Year’s Eve party last night and it disappeared quickly. Everyone loved it.

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    kickpleat   January 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Kristine, so glad you all enjoyed it! Hello new holiday traditions :)

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    Candy Elf   February 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    gonna try this recipe with popcorn….

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    kickpleat   February 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Well of course, Candy Elf!

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