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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

My Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe is a crowd-pleasing… completely addictive holiday snack.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

The Hubs and I have this ongoing argument discussion about the type of popcorn we keep in the house.  I prefer healthier, low salt and low butter kinds.  I could even eat just plain air popped and be fine! He of course, likes the movie theater butter, greasy and salted kind.  I do the grocery shopping around here, so I buy the kind I like and that is better for us and he complains reminds me that it’s not his choice.

He rarely goes to the store, but when he does he somehow always comes home with a box of what he calls “the good stuff.”  It’s become a family joke at this point.

SO when I made a holiday recipe that used my “healthy” popcorn I was a little concerned he would not like it.   I mean there is nothing really bad for you in my Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe… but I decided to give it a try anyway.

I mean come on… he had to like it right????

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

The Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe is really simple.  You start with your favorite healthy popcorn.  You could even air pop some, but I like the one with light salt for this.  It gives you that sweet and salty combination.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

Next you melt some dark chocolate chips in the microwave.  Get good dark chocolate because it tastes better and is better for you.

The fun part is drizzling the chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

Before the chocolate dries you sprinkle some festive sprinkles and crushed peppermint.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

The only hard part is waiting for the chocolate to set!  If you are impatient you can pop it in the freezer, but don’t leave it in there too long or you’ll mess up the actual popcorn kernels texture.

Once it sets pile the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe high in fun containers.

Eat yourself or give as a fun edible gift.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

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Now remember how I shared that the Hubs and I have drastic differently popcorn tastes?

WELL… when I made this recipe we both loved it and nearly fought over those chocolaty sweet and salty bites.  I turned around and he had swiped the entire bag for himself! haha!

I’ll say this festive, healthy treat was a big success.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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  3. Kimmythevegan December 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Oh my freaking goodness!!! This looks SO GOOD Julie! I think I have mentioned before that I also love popcorn. I have my beloved air popper (I’m a coconut oil + salt kinda gal) and it’s a great late night snack when I don’t want to feel guilty. But it can be boring. I totally can’t wait to make this! Not only would it be great for myself (obviously haha), but it would make a really great DIY holiday gift for people! Love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing (and bookmarking for myself haha!). I hope you’re having a wonderful week.
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    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Hi Kimmy! I hope you enjoy it! So festive and fun!

  4. Miz Helen December 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, great ideas for yummy toppping. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen
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  5. Farrah December 9, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    How could anyone say no to this popcorn!?!? I’m definitely going to have to make this tonight! <3 It'll be the perfect holiday treat! :]!

  6. Emily December 9, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    YAY!!! That’s so wonderful you found a combo you both liked!

  7. Annmarie December 9, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Yummmm. This is totally speaking to me right now! Looks amazing!

  8. Kristy from Southern In Law December 8, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Jesse and I are off to the outdoor cinemas tomorrow and I was thinking about what treat I could take with us and I think this may have to be it! Yum!
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  9. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands December 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    This looks so good Julie and I just went a little crazy at the cake and candy store on sprinkles! Definately making this for watching a Christmas movie, maybe a Charlie Brown Christmas!!

  10. oh my goodness! I love choc and popcorn together and add in the candy canes oh my yum
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  11. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition December 6, 2016 at 8:00 am - Reply

    So pretty and festive Julie! I can’t wait to make this for my nephew!
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  12. Beth Ann Chiles December 6, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness. I never ever thought about making this but it is actually very easy, right? And a great gift! Thanks for a great gift idea today!
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  13. heather @Lunging Through Life December 6, 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Gahh can I have that now! Honestly I go through such phases with popcorn and lately I’ve been into it! I do like it salted, and not overly buttery. My dad always went for the total butter and my mom never would buy it. This looks delicious, and also reminds me of frozen yogurt which I am now craving… lol
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  14. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 6, 2016 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Alex and I are kettle corn (but the light kind, like Boom Chicka) and white cheddar or jalapeno cheddar fans. He only ever thinks about the butter kind if we are at the theater! Popcorn is in my top 10 favorite snacks, maybe even top 10 favorite foods. And then to go and chocify it… noms
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  15. Blane Sherer December 6, 2016 at 5:37 am - Reply

    very festive especially with the containers

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