Homemade Gifts | White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Homemade Gifts - White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

I really enjoy giving and receiving homemade gifts for the holidays. There’s nothing more special than receiving something that has been homemade with love. Homemade gifts are also a lot easier on the budget. Every Christmas my mom and I bake a lot of Christmas cookies and wrap them up into pretty packages for neighbors, the mail lady, and the many delivery persons that we’ve gotten to know throughout the year. This year we’re going to add a few new things to the mix, and this white chocolate peppermint popcorn is sure to be one of the stars of our goody boxes.

Flavored popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. Just add a little white chocolate and crushed peppermint, for a sweet and crunchy treat that will leave you longing for more. Peppermint just screams Christmas to me and you’ll find it in many of the holiday goodies that we make.

Homemade Gifts - White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

6 cups prepared popcorn
11 oz bag white chocolate baking chips
3/4 cup finely crushed candy canes

Prepare popcorn according to package directions. (Microwave popcorn works just fine.)

Use a rolling pin or food processor, finely crush candy the canes. I started out with the plastic bag and rolling pin method, but quickly realized it would be much easier in the food processor.

Melt white chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler.

Place popcorn in a large bowl. Pour melted chocolate over the popcorn, mixing well with a spoon until all is coated.

While the chocolate is still warm, stir in the crushed peppermint.

Spread popcorn out on a baking sheet and allow to cool completely.

Fill a large cellophane bag with the white chocolate peppermint popcorn and tie with a holiday bow and candy cane.

Recipe should yield 2 bags of popcorn or you can do like me – give one bag away and eat the rest.


  1. I LOVE the ribbon! Where did you find it?

  2. Great idea for a hristmas gift. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds yummy. I never would have thought to put peppermint and white chocolate on popcorn.

  4. Nena Sinclair says:

    I love giving friends homemade goodies for Christmas and this sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to make this for my Christmas gift baskets this year! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. bill elliott says:

    This is a excellent present for freinds and family on Christmas. Thanks for the great idea.

  6. Never heard of peppermint popcorn- very cool!

  7. Love the peppermint, I bet it is delicious!

  8. I love this. I am always looking for food gifts that I can make for others. This is easy and sounds delicious. thank you!

  9. courtney hennagir says:

    i am making a lot of gifts this year with my son. we are putting together a gift basket for my brother and his family and i was looking for one more food item to make and this will be perfect! it’s so pretty too! thank you so much!

  10. What a neat gift idea. I really like it a lot. Pinned so I can check it out later.

  11. TinaLennox says:

    Looks great! How far in advance can this be made?

  12. I am absolutely drooling over here! This looks fabulous and so festive.

  13. I would love to make eat and gift this popcorn. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love popcorn in any flavor. I shall have to rememberr this for the next time I flavor my popcorn. Is the crushed peppermint addedto the white chocolate before you pour it over the popcron or it doesn,t matter as long as the chocolate is still warm?

  15. What a wonderful treat! And a great way to use all those candy canes :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. Sarah Grace says:

    What a wonderful idea. I am definitely going to try this popcorn recipe this season. It seems simple enough and it is definitely less costly then the moosecrunch popcorns that I usually get this time of year from Harry and David’s.

  17. Popcorn, white chocolate and peppermint are all great flavors. I bet a dark chocolate version would also be good.

  18. What a great idea!! I love chocolate and peppermint!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  19. perfect for holiday gift giving! I bet it tastes wonderful! I’m with charj — I bet dark chocolate would be good too ,,.

  20. Wow, glad I just came across this. We’re looking for some snack ideas for Christmas get-togethers, this will be perfect!!

  21. Charlie Miliner says:

    Sounds delicious! I have to try this soon!

  22. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This is an awesome idea..I am so excited to do this.. I will make a few extra for Family Gifts..Thankyou so much for posting this recipe..Ilove the way you put the red Ribbon and candy cane on the bag….

  23. Charlie Miliner says:

    This is a great gift idea for the holidays! I think some of my family will be getting this! Thanks for the idea!

  24. Yummy! I don’t know how much would actually make it out the door as gifts for others! I might even try to make this with the kids but again, they’d probably eat it all up!

  25. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    You have the best ideas. We are having our office Christmas party next week and I am bringing this super simple snack with me.

  26. Today is the day I try out the White Chocolate Popcorn with my 13 year old helper. Do you really think there will be any left over to share? I doubt it!

  27. This sounds so tasty! I absolutely love popcorn. I’ve had popcorn drizzled with chocolate, but never had popcorn with chocolate and peppermint. It sounds divine! Perfect for movie night at home or even for a holiday party. Thanks for sharing!

  28. YUMMM..this sure looks like a great and simple gift idea.. I know a few people who would really enjoy this for the holidays…thanks for sharing

  29. This looks so easily to make. I’m sure my whole family would enjoy this treat.

  30. Kymberly Pray says:

    I enjoy making the gifts I present (unavoidable pun) to friends and family, and this year more than half of them have actually turned out (Yipee, and for me a pretty good average). This popcorn recipe is one to add to my list, and looks quite easy to whip up last minute. I may even put some out for Santa, I am sure by the time he gets to Hawaii he is cookied out.

  31. Ioana Hampton says:

    Not only does this sound absolutely delicious but it looks so darn cute as a gift wrapped up with the matching ribbon. Looks super easy to make too!

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