White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn
16 oz. white chocolate chips or candy melts
1/2 -3/4 cup finely ground peppermint candies
4 quarts of popped popcorn (about 1/2 popcorn or two bags of microwave popcorn, with no butter)
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, if popcorn is unsalted
Place candy canes or peppermint pieces into the bowl of a food processor fitted. Process until the candy is very well ground up.
Melt white chocolate in microwave, at 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.
Place popped popcorn in large bowl. Mix half of the ground peppermint candies into the melted white chocolate. Pour the white chocolate peppermint mixture onto the popcorn. Stir well.
Sprinkle on the remaining half of the crushed peppermint and mix it into the popcorn.
Pour onto wax paper lined baking sheet or silicon mat.
Allow the white chocolate to set up. When hardened, break apart.
Store in airtight container.
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