It’s the holidays and you need something simple to pack up for teachers or to snuggle up and eat for movies like this white chocolate peppermint popcorn.
Is Popcorn Healthy?
Ditch the chips.
With so many health benefits, popcorn is one of the few snack foods you can eat guilt-free (as long as you make it the right way).
This was a great opportunity to think up a new recipe in partnership with Orville Redenbacher’s!
When I was little we had a popcorn maker. It was tall and white and had a yellow top that the popcorn fell out of, but the most important part was a little tray on top that the butter melted in while the popcorn was popping so you could have it drizzled all over the popcorn. It was super cool and a big mess.
Will Popcorn Hurt My Dog?
Popcorn itself is not bad for dogs.
Plain, air-popped popcorn makes a nice occasional treat for your dog.
But, kernels can get stuck in dogs’ teeth and pose a choking hazard, so it is probably a good idea to keep whole or only partially popped kernels away from curious dogs.
We currently use popcorn bags, which are so simple and still create the perfect pop, but I love the idea of one day having an air popper to bring back those childhood memories. I found THIS ONE for $43. Woohoo!! It’s Orville, of course but now we can use their bags or their kernels!
How do Popcorn Kernels Pop?
Inside each kernel of popcorn is a tiny droplet of water surrounded by a hard shell called a hull.
As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel.
When the hull can no longer contain the pressure — POP! — the kernel explodes and a fluffy new piece of popcorn is born.
Remember the apple pie popcorn? While I tend to go for the smartpop!® I’m going to give it to you straight, Orville Redenbacher’s butter popcorn really does taste like real, buttery popcorn and not that weird chalky taste you sometimes get, so I’m sold on it now. Not to mention, any brand that is so family oriented gets bonus points. We love seeing families get passionate about things, hence a food blog run by both my husband and myself.
I saw this on Pinterest (couldn’t find a real source) and come on, you know it’s not just me!!! Orville Redenbacher’s is the only brand who uses real butter, and it’s so good you’ll be licking those buttery, shiny fingers to get every last bit!
Don’t stop there though, melt together butter, peppermint marshmallows, and sugar until smooth and pour it all over those buttery little kernels of deliciousness.
Now let’s melt down 4 ounces of white chocolate and pour it all over, sprinkling with tiny pieces of crushed peppermint candies and a few extra marshmallows for the squishy factor. Stir everything together and sprinkle a little more of the peppermint candies on top.
Store in airtight bags and you’re done! It’s such a great snack for parties, movies or to give to neighbors and friends. And the best part is, if you don’t feel like cooking you can package up the Orville Redenbacher’s microwave bag with all of the ingredients, tie a bow and attach directions. Your friends’ kids will love having a little project to keep busy over the school break and it feeds them white chocolate peppermint popcorn too so less begging for a snack. You’re welcome.
Check out this Marshmallow Popcorn for a different twist, you won’t regret it.
Learn more about Orville Redenbacher’s and why it’s the best-tasting popcorn at www.orville.com, or visit on
White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn
- 1 Bag Orville Redenbacher's Butter Popcorn, popped
- 64 mini Peppermint Marshmallows
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 4 Ounces White Chocolate, melted
- 1/2 Cup Additional Peppermint Marshmallows
- 2 Tablespoons Crushed Peppermint Candies
- Place the popped popcorn in a bowl.
- Combine the butter, 64 marshmallows and sugar in a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds, making sure to stir every 20-30 seconds until everything melts and combines smoothly.
- Pour over popcorn and toss until coated.
- Melt your white chocolate and pour over the popcorn.
- Sprinkle in half of the peppermint candies and the marshmallows, toss to coat again.
- Sprinkle the remaining candies on top and allow to set.
Serve and enjoy!
This stores well in zip top bags.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 349 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 202mg Carbohydrates: 45g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 30g Protein: 4g
Surprisingly one of our favorite popcorn snacks and it totally tastes like apple pie!