One of my favorite Christmas cookies is a Peppermint Joe Joe from Trader Joe's. Unfortunately, we don't have a Trader Joe's in The Ham, and I didn't make it over to Atlanta or up to Nashville to pick up a box (or six). I was forced to come up with a homemade Peppermint Joe Joe fix. I am really into popcorn treats this year, so I thought about the Peppermint Popcorn Bark I made last week. I thought if the peppermint was good - Oreos and peppermint had to be better, right? Right!!
Be warned - this is highly addictive! Chicken Legs, my official taste tester, took a bite and said "It's good". He took another bite and said "This is really good.". After another bite he said "Take this stuff to work so I don't eat it all!". I gave some away, but I couldn't bring myself to give it all away. It was just too good!
Peppermint Cookies & Cream Popcorn
- 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped
- 1 (6oz) box candy canes, crushed
- 1 pack Oreo cookies, crushed
- 1 1/2 packs Almond Bark
- 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint oil