Christmas Candy Cane Popcorn

This delicious treat is something I always love making around Christmas time!
It’s so simple and easy to make and only has THREE ingredients!


What you need:

1 bag of popcorn
Almond Bark (or vanilla coating)
3 Candy Canes

Follow the popcorn directions. 2 minutes is perfect for my microwave.


While the popcorn is popping I take the wrappers off of the candy cane break them up and put in a ziplock bag.  I used an ice cream scoop to smash the candy canes. If you have a food processor that might work better. You don’t want any big chunks. Keep crushing until you have small to tiny pieces of candy cane and set aside.

I cut three bars of almond bark and microwave for 45 seconds. Take out and stir. If it’s still a little chunky place back in microwave in 10 second increments until it’s completely liquid.


Pour half of the almond bark onto the popcorn stir and mix it all together. Keep adding more until most of the popcorn is coated. You don’t want too much but just enough to coat all of the popcorn. After you’ve mixed all of the almond bark had half of the bag of candy canes to the popcorn. Mix around and add other half of the bag.


If you’re impatient like us it’s ready to snack on, you’ll just have messy fingers while you’re eating it. We decided we’re going to gift some to our friends so we got a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread the popcorn out, a let set for 15-20 minutes. I found some old mason jars we had and put them in their and we decorated the outside.



If you try it let me know how you liked it!
What is your favorite Christmas treat?


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  • Reply Lauren

    This sounds SO yummy! I love any treat that’s quick and easy to make! My husband will love this!

    November 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      I made some last night and mine ate almost all of it! haha We had to make another batch!!

      November 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    That is a brilliant idea to make popcorn more festive! I love peppermint and popcorn so I bet it’s so tasty! will try soon!

    November 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you! It’s so much better than you’d think it is! The first time I tried it I was like, “What the heck am I making!?”

      November 30, 2016 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    This sounds like the perfect festive snacking treat for movies or football games!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      It’s the right kind of sweet and salty snack!!

      December 1, 2016 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Glenny

    thats such a neat idea!! I would totally do this! how sweet is it?

    November 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you! The sweetness depends on how much vanilla coating you use. I like to just the 3 blocks because it coats the popcorn just enough. If you don’t like a lot of sweet than try maybe 2 blocks of vanilla coating.

      December 1, 2016 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Kate

    This sounds like a delicious way to make popcorn more festive. I never would’ve thought to add peppermint to popcorn, but the chocolate sounds like it probably ties it all together! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    x Kate

    November 30, 2016 at 10:14 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      It’s very random but definitely a crowd favorite! I hope you get a chance to try it out!

      December 1, 2016 at 1:26 am
  • Reply Livi

    Oh my gosh what a great idea. Everyone loves popcorn!

    December 1, 2016 at 12:10 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Exactly!!! Who wouldn’t like vanilla peppermint popcorn!?

      December 1, 2016 at 1:26 am
  • Reply Stacey

    Sounds delicious! I love making gifts from the kitchen and this will be perfect to add to my list of goodies to make. Happy Holidays!

    December 1, 2016 at 12:28 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Happy Holidays to you too Stacey! I hope you get a chance to try it!

      December 1, 2016 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Lorena

    Where in the grocery store would you find almond bark?

    December 1, 2016 at 4:16 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Hey Lorena! I got this at Walmart awhile ago but I saw that Safeway had some it just wasn’t called almond bark it was called vanilla coating. I haven’t tried it with that but it’s basically the something.

      December 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply tiffany

    Yum! love popcorn and candy canes! What a great gift this would make

    December 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      It really is! We’re giving these out this year to friends and family!

      December 2, 2016 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Beth Newcomb

    Mmmmm! I love sweet & savory! What a great holiday treat!

    December 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Kelsi AW

    Yum! My family are popcorn-oholics, if such a thing exists, lol. We will have to give this a go!

    December 3, 2016 at 12:07 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      It is so a thing!! Haha I used to have a huge problem with eating popcorn! I hope you guys enjoy it!

      December 3, 2016 at 9:36 pm

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