It is now, officially, the holiday season! Like it or not December is upon us…which, to be honest, boggles my mind because yesterday was the 4th of July right?! Seriously though! How is it December?
Anyways. I am, despite my protesting, thrilled that Christmas is around the corner. Christmas movies, treats, memories, all flooding in on a pine scented wave. It is a season of tidings and good cheer! Comfort and Joy! The Grinch, Home Alone, The Family Stone!!! I can hardly wait! And what, may I ask, goes better with movies than popcorn!? Seeing that is the holiday season however, we can’t just make any popcorn for our favorite festive flick, we need to have popcorn fitting to such an occasion. And so… I give to you…
-THIN MINT POPCORN-
What you will need:
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup popcorn
For the topping:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 tbsp coconut oil separated
2tbsp coconut sugar (plus some for sprinkling)
1 tsp peppermint flavoring
Prepare the popcorn according to the directions for your air popper or in my case, a large pot. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and set it aside.
In a double boiler melt together 1.5 tbsp coconut oil, chocolate chips, and sugar, stirring regularly. Once melty and delicious add in the peppermint flavoring.
Melt the remaining coconut oil and pour over the freshly popped popcorn. Sprinkle with coconut sugar and sea salt.
Pour the popcorn out onto a cooling mat or brown paper bag. Drizzle with the melted chocolate and place in the freezer for 10 minutes (or until the chocolate hardens).
Try not to offend those around you as you shovel handfuls of this rather unorthodox treat into your mouth!
I realize this sounds like a stretch… And it is… But you guys, it is so good. A friend said (and I quote), “I’ve never tasted anything like this, but I want, I need, to taste it more.” and proceeded to eat half the bowl…
Happy holidays everyone! May they stay as sweet as they start!