Candy Cane Popcorn


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Hello! It’s Bettijo and Aimée here from to share a fun winter-time treat. We really love popcorn and peppermint, and so we couldn’t help creating a tasty treat that combines the two!

Candy Cane Popcorn

Most Candy Cane Popcorn recipes we’ve seen use white chocolate, but we wanted something that was more buttery like true popcorn, so our recipe is more savory-sweet similar to kettle corn, and it is amazingly delicious accented by the bright peppermint flavor. Plus it’s crazy easy to whip up a batch of this Candy Cane Popcorn, which makes it the perfect treat to give to neighbors or as a hostess gift this holiday season.

Candy Cane Popcorn


Candy Cane Popcorn


Candy Cane Popcorn


  • 2 sticks Butter
  • Half a Bag of Large Marshmallows (about 22)
  • 3 bags of Microwave Popcorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 4 Candy Canes, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


Begin by melting the butter and marshmallows together in a large pan. While the mixture is melting, get your popcorn popping (be sure to check out our Microwave Popcorn Trick!) Next crush up the candy canes -- the kids love to help with this part. By the way, if you don't have Peppermint Extract try making it with double the amount of candy canes.

Once marshmallows are completely melted turn off the heat and add peppermint extract, candy canes and salt. Stir to combine then gradually add in the popped popcorn. Be sure not to let any unpopped kernels into the pot (nobody wants a chipped tooth!). Stir gently until popcorn is evenly coated. Eat warm or cool -- either way it's delicious.

Candy Cane Popcorn

We filled the Candy Cane Popcorn into these adorable red containers perfect for gifting. Download and print our free printable Candy Cane Popcorn gift labels to seal up your jars and then they’re ready to give.

Be sure to transfer the popcorn before it cools and hardens. This batch filled two containers perfectly so try not to snitch too much… if you can help it!

Candy Cane Popcorn

Want more easy popcorn recipes? Check out our adorable Caramel Corncobs or super-easy Shortcut Popcorn Balls. Thank you so much for having us over today Jamielyn. Happy Holidays everybody!

:: Download the free printable Candy Cane Popcorn Gift Tags

Thanks so much for sharing! We loved having you guest post today! XO

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  1. Jamielyn posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:21 am (#

    Looks soo good! I love anything with peppermint! Thanks for sharing girls. xo

  2. Desiree @ The36thAvenue posted on November 15, 2013 at 11:31 am (#

    I love anything CandyCane… Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Kari posted on November 15, 2013 at 11:55 am (#

    My kind of popcorn! I’m candy cane-obsessed!!

  4. Jennifer S posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm (#

    This looks amazing!

  5. Gina posted on November 16, 2013 at 10:25 am (#

    Now that is something I wouldn’t want to share! :)

  6. Kristyn posted on November 18, 2013 at 7:23 am (#

    Oh, this looks yum! Will definitely give it a try. :)

  7. Sarah posted on November 24, 2013 at 12:50 am (#

    For those of us outside the US, could you tell us what weight of marshmallows we should use and what weight the microwave popcorn bags are (or how many cups of popped popcorn that equals)? We love popcorn and candy canes, can’t wait to try them out :)

    • Jamielyn posted on November 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm (#

      It would be about 5 oz of marshmallows and each bag of popcorn is about 2.75 oz! :)

      • Sarah posted on November 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm (#

        Thank you :)

  8. Brandi posted on December 3, 2013 at 8:37 am (#

    If you already have pre-crushed candycane, how many tsp/tbsp would you need??

  9. Tina posted on December 8, 2013 at 3:48 am (#

    I have some peppermint marshmallows. Might try those.

    • Jamielyn posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm (#

      Yum, that sounds delicious!!

  10. debbie posted on October 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm (#

    whats the microwave popcorn trick?

  11. Kerri posted on December 11, 2016 at 9:42 am (#

    I made this for my teachers as a Christmas gift and they really enjoyed it.