Make This Pink Peppermint Popcorn Over Holiday Break!

This peppermint popcorn is so fun and festive! Popcorn drizzled with white chocolate and topped with crunchy peppermint, then tossed with marshmallows. Perfect for snacking during the holiday season! Holiday week just got a whole lot sweeter! And snackier. As if we need more snacks right now. I can already see all the snacks in […]

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This peppermint popcorn is so fun and festive! Popcorn drizzled with white chocolate and topped with crunchy peppermint, then tossed with marshmallows. Perfect for snacking during the holiday season!

Holiday week just got a whole lot sweeter!

pink peppermint white chocolate popcorn

And snackier. As if we need more snacks right now. I can already see all the snacks in the near future and how two weeks from now, I’ll want nothing but “a real meal!”

But for now, peppermint popcorn. With pink sprinkles and candy cane fun. 

Along with a big old white chocolate drizzle.

Of course, you can do a milk or dark chocolate drizzle too! All work. All are super ridiculously delicious. 

pink peppermint white chocolate popcorn

This is the PERFECT snack to make and cozy up with on the couch while you watch Christmas Vacation or The Holiday or The Family Stone or Four Christmases. Those are all some of my fave! Home Alone gets lots of votes in our house too right now. First and second.

So grab a bowl of this and a mug of hot chocolate and let’s get to it!

stovetop popcorn

Our house has turned into a very pro-popcorn house recently.

I’ve always been rather “meh” on popcorn. It’s not something I necessarily crave, but then once I start eating it, I can’t stop!

However, in the last few years it has really become a favorite snack. And now that my kids are enjoying it so much, we have it often.

pink peppermint white chocolate popcorn

Growing up, my dad made legit popcorn. Right on the stove, in a big pot with oil. No microwave. He loved it! I liked it, but he didn’t use salt or butter so my kids taste buds weren’t immediately sold. Either way, it’s been a go-to snack in the family for as long as I can remember.

I use the classic pop method as often as I can here and I really love using coconut oil in the pot. You can use whatever you have on hand or if you’re in a pinch, just make a bag of microwaved popcorn and sprinkle it with fancy things!

pink peppermint white chocolate popcorn

Here’s how it goes down:

  • Pop your popcorn! You can drizzle on a little butter after if you wish, but I don’t find that it needs it.
  • Drizzle it with melted white chocolate! Or milk or dark – whatever you love the most. 
  • Add on some pink sprinkles. Add on some crushed candy canes or even these Andes peppermint chunks. We love them so much, but you need to get them early in the season because they always sell out.
  • Throw in some marshmallows if you wish! Classic plain mini marshmallows or even these pink ones or pretty peppermint marshmallows
  • Serve it with hot chocolate. Or champagne. Cozy up under a blanket and grab a book or a movie. SO FUN!

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Butter Mochi Meets Diet Culture Resistance in a Portland Home Kitchen

Daphne Kauahi’ilani Jenkins measures time in butter mochi. Each Friday in Portland, Oregon, she sells tray after tray of rotating flavors, offering slices like Passion Fruit–Dark Chocolate, Macadamia–Key Lime Pie, and Matcha-Hibiscus-Strawberry for $5 …

Daphne Kauahi’ilani Jenkins measures time in butter mochi. Each Friday in Portland, Oregon, she sells tray after tray of rotating flavors, offering slices like Passion Fruit–Dark Chocolate, Macadamia–Key Lime Pie, and Matcha-Hibiscus-Strawberry for $5 a piece. Jenkins, a holistic nutritionist and home baker, describes them as "delicious, and beautiful in a very homey way." (I’d offer one edit, which is that her butter mochi—adorned with rose petals, mango-peach preserves, and delicate slivers of dried lemon—in fact looks incredibly professional.)

There’s nothing in the American baking lexicon that’s truly comparable to butter mochi, the classic Hawaiian tray bake. At first glance, butter mochi brings to mind an American blondie—indeed they are both square, chewy, and pale buttery-gold in color. Upon his first bite of a dense, custardy interior slice, my dad proclaimed it “chess pie, but with coconut milk,” which feels far more apt. Jenkins is more likely to compare it to another Southern favorite: “It’s this viscous, elastic, but pound-cake-esque baked good,” she said. “Because it’s so chewy, it delivers flavor over and over and over. It kind of has its way with you.”

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Caramel Corn

We make popcorn almost every single week. It is our boys favorite snack. They love munching on big handfuls while we watch movies, sports, or play family games. We usually do regular popcorn with butter and salt, but sometimes we splurge and make marsh…

We make popcorn almost every single week. It is our boys favorite snack. They love munching on big handfuls while we watch movies, sports, or play family games. We usually do regular popcorn with butter and salt, but sometimes we splurge and make marshmallow popcorn, kettle corn, peanut butter popcorn, or Homemade Caramel Corn. Caramel…

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Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate the season. This simple recipe is a great base for so many flavor combinations – the possibilities are endless! This post is sponsored by Karo® Corn Syrup. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. When I was a …

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Popcorn Balls are a fun and delicious way to celebrate the season. This simple recipe is a great base for so many flavor combinations – the possibilities are endless!

close up of popcorn balls on a counter with a white bowl in the background

This post is sponsored by Karo® Corn Syrup. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible.

When I was a child, we always spent Christmas Eve at my great aunt Dorothy’s house.

We’d sip on a batch of holiday wassail that was always simmering on her stove top and munch on a variety of Christmas cookies.

Her home was always in perfect order and smelled of Christmas. At the time, she was the Martha Stewart of our family (I like to think the torch has passed to moi) and had amazing taste in decor.

popcorn balls scattered on a marble countertop

My mom always tells me how proud she’d be of our home since I am also a lover of home decor.

It’s in her living room (with the fancy floral carpet) that I developed my love of pencil trees with twinkling white lights.

She also has a huge collection of vintage Santa figurines that were always on display – each with their own unique character and charm.

Aunt Dorothy also always had a little basket or bowl filled with wrapped popcorn balls. Nothing fancy, just a plain white snowball sized popcorn ball wrapped in cellophane.

As simple as this treat was, it was always one of my favorite things about visiting her on Christmas Eve.

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