Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Balls
















Don't you just love fresh popcorn this time of year? Whether it's strung on the Christmas tree, drizzled with butter and salt for a Holiday movie, or seasoned and cooked in a large kettle, there's something about popcorn and the Holiday season that just makes things a bit more merry!

Here at Honeyville, we simple adore anything popcorn. Why you ask? Because we have the best popcorn around! Our Honeyville Yellow Popcorn always pops up light, fluffy, and perfect for any treat, snack, or decoration!

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With the Holidays here, we knew we had to come up with the perfect popcorn snack to get everyone in the festive mood. So what better way than to combine three Holiday favorites (popcorn, dark chocolate, and candy canes) into one amazing dish? Serve these up at home or bake them up for friends and neighbors. Just try not to eat them all before you give them away! Alright, enough talk, it's time for Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Balls!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Honeyville Yellow Popcorn
1/4 cup Butter
16 oz Mini Marshmallows
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
5 Candy Canes, crushed
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:
First, pop your popcorn.

Popcorn











Using your favorite popper, pop your Honeyville popcorn into a bowl and set aside.

Marshmallow-Mix











In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add peppermint extract, stir a few times, then take immediately off heat.

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Pour mixture over popcorn and toss together. Spray your hands with non-stick spray and gentle form ingredients into popcorn balls. Place on a sheet of wax paper and allow to cool.

Candy-Canes











As balls are cooling, make your candy cane mix by crushing canes in a large, resealable bag.

Crushed-Canes











Place crushed pieces in a bowl.

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Next, melt dark chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals.

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Taking each ball, gently dip one side in the dark chocolate, then sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Allow chocolate to cool and harden on balls, then serve.

Popcorn-Balls











These popcorn balls are everything you want this Holiday season! The rich taste of peppermint rings through the whole treat, but is gently cooled with the rich, delicious taste of dark chocolate. The popcorn is light, fluffy, and perfect, while the marshmallow holds everything together for the perfect treat!

Peppermint-Balls











It just isn't the Holidays without popcorn, and who could resists these amazing popcorn balls.

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