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Peppermint Popcorn Recipe

Peppermint Popcorn Recipe

Crisp and minty, this simple snack is a hit with all 10 of our children. For variety, try substituting other flavors of candy instead of peppermint. —Shirley Mars, Kent, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 24 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candy (4 to 6 candy canes)
  • Red nonpareils, optional


  • 1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn and crushed candy. Pour candy coating over top; toss to coat. Pour onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle with nonpareils. When hardened, break apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 163 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.