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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Julie Wunder
My Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe is a crowd-pleasing and completely addictive holiday snack that's perfect for watching your favorite Christmas movie.  This healthy snack is the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and minty.  Enjoy it with your family or share it as an edible gift!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Holiday, Snack
Cuisine American, Snack
Servings 6 servings
Calories 233 kcal


  • 10 cups popped popcorn, about 1 microwave bag
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermint pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Christmas sprinkles


  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil. Spread popcorn in a single layer.
  • Put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe container and microwave for 30 seconds. Pull out and stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Pull out and stir again. The chocolate should be melted at this point. If it's not, microwave for another 10 seconds. Repeat until it's soft and drizzly.
  • Using a large spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn using fast motions creating thin lines of chocolate.
  • While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle the peppermint and sprinkles over the top.
  • Allow chocolate to re-harden before moving. You can pop the trays in the freezer to speed up the process.


Make sure your peppermint is crushed into small enough pieces to eat in one bite.
You can also use milk or white chocolate to make this White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn.
Store the peppermint popcorn in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week although it is best enjoyed within a day or two of making it.


Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Peppermint Popcorn
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