Peppermint Cookies & Cream Popcorn

Peppermint Cookies & Cream Popcorn
 
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
 

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

 

 

Place popcorn in a very large bowl – the biggest one you have. Pour crushed candy canes and Oroes on top of the popcorn. (I crush my candy canes and Oreos in the food processor) Melt one pack of almond bark according to instructions on the package. Add the peppermint extract or oil to the almond bark and pour over popcorn. Stir. The Oreos will absorb some of the almond bark and the popcorn won’t be fully coated.  Melt the remaining almond bark and pour over popcorn.  Stir until popcorn is coated.  Pour popcorn on wax paper and allow to harden. Once the popcorn has hardened, break into pieces and enjoy!

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  1. This – and the white one – look wonderful and I want to try them but what weight are the two bags of popcorn that you buy? They don't do very large bags of the stuff where I live (Australia) and I'm not sure e that we have plain popcorn. It's usually sweet or salty so which one would you suggest I purchase? I'd love to take these to friend's for a New Year's Eve BBQ. Thanks in advance.

  2. I don't have almond bark, but have some white choc discs instead. Do you know how many ounces of it I would use? Not sure how many ounces are in the almond bark packages…..

  3. Question–when you say "one pack of oreos" does that mean a whole box (i.e. 3 rows) or one row, or one individually wrapped pack? I mean, one can never have too many oreos, but thought I'd ask 🙂

  4. I usually use peppermint oil and it doesn't seize. It will seize a little when you add the peppermint extract, but it doesn't harden immediately. It has always worked for me.

  5. Yum! Question…I've tried adding liquids (like food coloring) to melted chocolate bark before and it always makes it go hard almost immediately. Do you use a special kind of bark or something? Thanks for sharing this recipe, can't wait to try it!

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