Peppermint Patty’s Pink Peppermint Popcorn

Peppermint Patty’s Pink Peppermint Popcorn

Dennis Weaver Dennis Weaver Jan 03, 2024

Peppermint Patty would be proud. This popcorn is pretty–a light, soft pink—with a
bright peppermint flavor. Even those who aren’t fond of peppermint will go for seconds

The Unique Tastes In Every Bite

In the world of gourmet popcorn, there's a delightful surprise waiting for those who crave a unique twist on a classic treat. Enter the enchanting realm of Peppermint Patty's Pink Peppermint Popcorn, a creation that dances on the palate with its whimsical blend of flavors and textures. This isn't just another snack; it's a culinary journey that starts with a burst of peppermint and ends in a creamy, dreamy finish that's as unforgettable as it is delicious.

At the heart of Peppermint Patty's creation is the delicate balance between the invigorating taste of peppermint and the creamy, lusciousness of white chocolate. Imagine, if you will, each piece of popcorn lightly coated in a velvety layer of melted white chocolate, its richness perfectly harmonizing with the cool, refreshing zing of peppermint. This combination alone is enough to transport your taste buds to a winter wonderland, regardless of the season.

How To Create Peppermint Patty’s Pink Peppermint Popcorn

Creating Peppermint Patty’s Pink Peppermint Popcorn is like crafting a piece of edible art, where each step brings you closer to a masterpiece of taste and texture. This recipe, yielding 14 cups of candy popcorn, can effortlessly be doubled to cater to larger gatherings or simply to keep a little extra on hand for those moments when nothing but a sweet, pepperminty treat will do. Follow these detailed directions to ensure your popcorn is as delightful to eat as it is to make.


  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint flavor
  • 1 drop of Americolor Soft Pink coloring gel (or equivalent)


  1. Pop the Popcorn: Begin your culinary adventure by popping the 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels. This can be done using your preferred method, whether it be on the stovetop, in an air popper, or even in the microwave. Once popped, divide the popcorn into 2 large bowls, setting them aside as you prepare the peppermint candy coating. This separation ensures even coating later on.
  1. Melt the Butter: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the 1/4 cup of butter. The choice of butter is crucial here, as it adds a rich flavor that will carry the peppermint and sugar beautifully.
  2. Create the Candy Coating: To the melted butter, add the 1/4 cup of white corn syrup and 1/8 cup of water, stirring to combine. Then, carefully add the 1 cup of granulated sugar, ensuring none sticks to the edges of the pan. A single undissolved grain can lead to crystallization, affecting the smoothness of your candy coating.
  3. Boil to the Perfect Temperature: Bring the mixture to a boil, continuously stirring to prevent burning. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure it does not touch the bottom. Cook until the temperature reaches between 235-245 degrees Fahrenheit. It's imperative to reach this soft ball candy stage for the mixture to harden correctly around the popcorn.
  4. Add Baking Soda: Once the correct temperature is achieved, quickly stir in the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. The mixture will bubble and become frothy, indicating it's time to remove the pan from heat. This step is critical for achieving the right texture in your candy coating.
  5. Flavor and Color: Stir in the 2 teaspoons of peppermint flavor, blending thoroughly to ensure the taste is evenly distributed. Then, add a single drop of Americolor Soft Pink coloring gel to the mixture, stirring until the color is consistent throughout. This step not only adds a delightful pink hue but also infuses the candy coating with a refreshing peppermint aroma.
  6. Coat the Popcorn: Pour the hot candy mixture over the popcorn in both large bowls. Using a spatula or large spoon, gently fold the popcorn into the mixture until each piece is evenly coated. The key here is to work quickly but carefully to ensure thorough coverage before the candy hardens.
  1. Let it Set: Allow the coated popcorn to cool. You may spread it out on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to cool faster. Once cool, the Peppermint Patty’s Pink Peppermint Popcorn is ready to be enjoyed. Its glossy, pink appearance and refreshing peppermint taste make it a perfect treat for holidays, parties, or a cozy night in.

    Storing Your Popcorn

    For the best experience, store your popcorn in an airtight container. This keeps it fresh and crunchy, ensuring that the enchanting peppermint taste and the soft crunch of the candy coating are preserved. Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or simply indulging in a sweet treat, Peppermint Patty’s Pink Peppermint Popcorn is sure to captivate and delight all who taste it.

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