Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Sweet and salty, with a hint of peppermint, this Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark will be a hit at your next holiday get together.

Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark

The holiday season is in FULL SWING on the internet. Blogs are bursting with cookies, homemade gifts, holiday cocktails and giveaways. You name it and us bloggers have got you covered. I’m no different. I’ve got some great pepperminty festive recipes coming your way. And a couple with cranberries too.

Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark

First up is this holiday peppermint popcorn bark. It might look familiar to you. I basically took this holiday popcorn bark that I made for Valentine’s Day earlier this year and tweaked it to work for the winter holidays by replacing the melted white chocolate with melted candy cane Hershey’s kisses.

Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

This creates a subtle peppermint flavor that pairs with the chocolate, popcorn and pretzels just perfectly. I chose to use dark chocolate red and green M&Ms, but you could also use the festive peppermint M&Ms if you’d like.

Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark

I made a double batch of this stuff last weekend to take to a gingerbread house party we went to. It was a big hit and I got multiple requests for the recipe. One thing to note. If you use microwave popcorn, use a lightly salted butter-free variety so the flavors don’t interfere with the intent of this treat.

Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark

One Year Ago: Pecan Pie Brownies
Two Years Ago: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Three Years Ago: Holiday Bakeoff
Four Years Ago: S’mores Cookie Bars
Five Years Ago: Black Bean Cakes and Cinnamon Pork with Sweet Potatoes
Six Years Ago: Pizza Roll and Frito Candy

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Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Sweet and salty, with a hint of peppermint, this Holiday Peppermint Popcorn Bark will be a hit at your next holiday get together.

Ingredients:

8 cups popcorn (equal to 1 bag microwave popcorn)
3 cups pretzel sticks, broken in half
8 oz candy cane kisses, unwrapped
1 1/2 cups dark M&Ms (or peppermint M&Ms)
3 oz or 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup sprinkles

Directions:

Pop corn according to package directions.

Put popped corn and pretzel pieces into a large bowl. Make sure to get all of the unpopped kernels out.

Melt candy cane kisses in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.

Pour melted candy cane kisses over popcorn mixture and mix with your hands to coat completely. Pour onto a wax paper or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with M&Ms. Mix a little more to incorporate M&Ms.

Melt bittersweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Drizzle over popcorn bark. Sprinkle sprinkles over popcorn.

Allow to cool and break into large pieces.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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14 Responses to “Peppermint Patty Cookies”

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    Funandfearlessinbeantown — February 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love frozen Thin Mints so I totally get why these are good frozen! Looks fantastic!

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    Megan — February 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Ooh… I love the sound of these. If I don’t end up making them soon, I definitely will keep them in mind for Christmas cookies!

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    Evan — February 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Just when I thought there wasn’t another way to enjoy a peppermint patty, you post this. Love it! They’re definitely one of my favorite candies.

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    Kathy Day — February 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I MADE HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT PATTIES WHEN I WAS LITTLE, THEY WERE A CHRISTMAS TRADITION! I REFUSE TO DO IT ANYMORE THOUGH, THE PATTIES ALWAYS FELL APART ON ME WHEN I DIPPED THEM.

    THESE COOKIES LOOK DELICIOUS. I WOULD TOTALLY BE ON BOARD WITH THAT 😀

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    Amy (SingForYourSupper) — February 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Oh YUMMY! I must make these ASAP!

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    Jennifer — February 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    These sound AWESOME! I love peppermint patty’s.

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    Hezzi-D — February 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Oh yum! Peppermint Patties are my mom’s absolute favorite! I am totally making these next time I go hojme-they even look like giant patties!

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    Just My Delicious — February 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    these cookies looks so tasty! I`d like to have some in front of me 🙂

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    Blog is the New BLack — February 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    THese look AMAZING! My bf would totally love these! 🙂

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    Bertha — February 4, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I just wanted to say that I’ve been a silent reader for a long time and you are my go to source whenever I need an impressive dessert for a party or just when I’m craving something sweet. Every single recipe has turned out amazing! Thank you!

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    Amanda L. — February 4, 2011 at 1:55 am

    These look great! My high school vice principal loved peppermint patties! heh

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    Cara — February 4, 2011 at 3:48 am

    mmm what else is in that freezer of yours? I want to come raid it!

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    Peabody — February 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I want! Oh my!

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    Sheila C. — December 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I visited my cousin today and she had made these cookies. She shared them with us and they were the bomb! Be careful because they are highly addictive! Rich but yummy! I will be making them.

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