Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Treats

As I have mentioned before, this December has been a little unexpected.  Because of that, I have done ZERO holiday baking.  But we did have one last Christmas Party Thursday night that I needed to take something sweet.  Since Miller has been begging and begging for me to make the Peppermint Popcorn since Christmas last year, I thought it would be a perfect, easy treat to make for Ella's dance Christmas Party.
However, I made a little change... As if it was not easy enough to make, I made it even easier.  Instead of crushing candy canes and adding them to the white chocolate, I used candy cane Hershey Kisses!


It is this simple...

Unwrap one bag of candy cane Hershey Kisses and put in a microwave safe bowl.  
Microwave for a total of 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

Pour melted chocolate over one bag of popped popcorn.  Then, stir and stir and stir until all popcorn is coated.

Do not forget to spread out popcorn on wax paper to let it get hard (I did not have time to do this before the party so I just had to break it apart with a fork once I got to the party - not ideal).


All day, Miller could hardly wait to have some of his very favorite Peppermint Popcorn.  His first comment when he saw it was, "it is not supposed to be red, it is supposed to be white."  What a memory!  Miller is very much like his Momma, does not do well with change.  It only took one bite to make him realize that the red Peppermint Popcorn is just as good as white Peppermint Popcorn.
see the little head peering in, dying to have a taste!

I think Sara Wells was even more excited about Ella's dance Christmas party than Ella (if that is possible).  
Oh my sweet girl, how did you get so big???


The biggest challenge you will face making this popcorn is not eating it all in one sitting.  I will confess, the kids did finish off the popcorn for their breakfast!  It is Christmas Break right?  Doesn't that make it okay to eat chocolate covered popcorn for breakfast ok?

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