What treats are you making for the holidays? I owe a bunch of people (plus myself) a few pies plus I’m in the mood to make some savory pastries. And this, I’m making a bunch of this peppermint marshmallow popcorn too. Why? Because it is the bomb! Oh so good, super easy to make and it bags up nicely so I can use it as an edible Christmas gift too. Do you think teachers will like this? I hope so because I am all out of teacher gift ideas and Pinterest has me overwhelmed. I’m just not that all in Pinterest mom. LOL.
Anyway making this marshmallow peppermint popcorn was quick and easy. I went ahead and air popped the popcorn sans butter or anything else because all the additions would come later. Needless to say, there was a cleanup on aisle 5 during the process. My bowl just wasn’t big enough to handle the popcorn, popcorn, popcorn. I’ve linked the snap and instastory footage at the end so you can have a good laugh. Go ahead and follow me over there.
Here is the butter and the marshmallows.
Funny enough I don’t have a pretty shot before the melting. Rolling my eyes.
About those candy canes? Pound them baby! Meat cleavers are made for moms.
Don’t go too crazy on the pounding. I know you will feel the stress leaving your body as you pound but you want it to look like this, not like peppermint ashes.
Yep, I didn’t get a mixing shot either. It’s in the snap & instastory. Work with me people.
Oh so good. Not too sticky, all holiday flavored and pretty darn delicious marshmallow peppermint popcorn.
Marshmallow Peppermint Popcorn
- 1/4 cup of corn kernels
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups of marshmallows
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 4 candy canes
- Air pop your popcorn.
- While popcorn is popping, melt the butter and the marshmallows in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds then stir and continue in 15 second increments. Your mixture should be ready to go in a total of 1 minute.
- Place candy canes in a zippy bag and then crush using a meat cleaver.
- Pour marshmallow mixture into popcorn then stir.
- Add crushed candy canes and continue to stir.
Try not to eat the entire batch for yourself. I’m not making any promises, though. It really is that good. What’s on your holiday treats list?