Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn + Sprinkles Cookbook Review

Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn

Not too long ago, I told you about my obsession with glitter.  My friend Jennie from The Messy Baker left a comment saying glitter is like sprinkles for the face.  While few things trump my love of glitter, I have been a fan of sprinkles since I was a little girl.

Mom never quite understood my love of sprinkles, saying she’s not a sprinkle fan.  Shocking, I know!  But I more than made up for her sprinkle-less life.  I requested sprinkles on every scoop of ice cream and loved decorating cookies with them.  My love continues today with two different Funfetti cookie recipes here on my blog.  I know Funfetti cake is destined to be in my future too.

Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn

Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn

When I was offered the opportunity to review Sprinkles! by Jackie Alpers, I jumped at the chance.  A whole cookbook full of colorful sprinkle covered recipes?  Yes, please!

The book did not disappoint.  Although my copy did get a little chewed up in the mail 🙁  The Confetti Layer Cake is calling my name. I also love how Jackie worked sprinkles into breakfast, from waffles and pancakes to the syrup that covers them.  The Orange Dreamsicle Cookies are beautiful, and there’s even a recipe for homemade sprinkles.  Many different kinds of sprinkles are utilized too, which is awesome.

Sprinkles The Cookbook

The Sweetheart Party Popcorn really stood out to me, so I remixed it just in time for the holidays.  Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn is the perfect hostess gift or party snack.  It’s easy to make, full of flavor and texture, and gluten free!  The peppermint is so refreshing and the sprinkles add not only a pop of color, but also some needed crispy-crunchy texture.  If you need more sprinkles in your life (and who doesn’t?!?) check out this book and recipe!

Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn

Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn

Peppermint Sprinkle Popcorn + Sprinkles Cookbook Review

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


5 cups popped corn (about 1/3 cup of kernels)

½ cup white chocolate peppermint candy melts

1 tablespoon pure vegetable shortening

½ cup Andes Peppermint Crunch candies, coarsely chopped

1/3 cup jimmies-type sprinkles


In a large bowl, place the popcorn, Andes candies, and sprinkles.

In a small, microwave safe bowl, heat candy melt in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. Stir in shortening until dissolved. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat.

Popcorn may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.


Recipe adapted from Sprinkles! by Jackie Alpers

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of Sprinkles for review, but all opinions, as always, are mine!

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  1. I have this book and love it, too! Your popcorn is seriously gorgeous!!

  2. Sprinkles on popcorn? A new idea to me, but a good one! Really fun – thanks.

  3. I don’t really like sprinkles that much either-I think they’re pretty but they don’t taste that good.

    anywaaaaaayyyyyyyy this popcorn IS, of course, lovely but I also think the peppermint sounds diviiine. Love

  4. How can one NOT BE A SPRINKLES FAN?! It just doesn’t make sense. I’m a bit sprinkle-obsessed. So this popcorn is a MUST.

  5. Debbie Eccard says:

    Ashley loves sprinkles so I will pass this recipe on to her for sure. She calls them jimmies at least on icecream. This popcorn looks fun along with delicious! Great idea….

  6. Delores Fangman says:

    Someone gave me brownies with glitter on top. It is called Disco Dust, and they ordered it in different colors off the web. It made all the Christmas treats sparkle.

  7. Zoe would love this! And the cover of that book! Sprinkles make me feel young at heart!

  8. I have been debating about this new cookbook and your fabulous review has me seriously thinking about updating my wish list! The popcorn is so festive and easy to make. It would be a marvelous holiday treat!

  9. This looks so good!! I have to try it! And that book sounds amazing! 😉

    I just posted a holiday nail art tutorial video on my blog! I hope you like it! 😉

    New Video Post: DYI ~ Holiday Nail Art Tutorial

  10. Oh but you haven’t tried the sprinkles they sell at whole foods.
    You might like those better as they are all natural.

  11. What a cute idea!! Love peppermint and love popcorn 🙂 I can see myself eating a bowl if this 😉 Happy weekend! Xx

  12. I love sprinkles!!! I almost named my blog some sort of Sprinkles…but figured too many existed out these. This popcorn is so fun. Love that it has peppermint ;). I have to hunt this book down!!

  13. I love popcorn, and I love sprinkles. What a combination, this looks fantastic!

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