Easy Patriotic Popcorn with a Surprise Pop!

This easy patriotic popcorn combines the fun of red, white, and blue food with a fun surprise that will pop your socks off! Make this for a fun 4th of July popcorn treat.

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Easy Patriotic Popcorn

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret I love popcorn. If you’re new here, a few of my favorites can be found below.

But for the upcoming holiday, this patriotic popcorn will pop their socks off! You guessed it, there’s a secret ingredient that everyone will ooh and ahh over: Pop Rocks. Let’s get started.

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How to Make Patriotic Popcorn with a Punch!

Below is our easy recipe for this fun Independence Day popcorn that will wow kids of all ages. I’m merely a kid at heart and Pop Rocks popcorn sure puts a smile on my face.

Yield: 16 cups

Patriotic Popcorn with a Pop!

Red white and blue patriotic popcorn with pop rocks on white background with firecracker boxes

This red, white, and blue popcorn will deliver a sweet surprise. Whip up a batch of this easy patriotic popcorn and watch the crowd go wild!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 16 cups popped popcorn, kernels removed
  • 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup reserved
  • 3 packages of Pop Rocks (strawberry)
  • 1/2 cup blue candy melts
  • red, white, and blue sprinkles


  1. Cover a large area in wax paper. It can be a baking sheet or large cutting board, but it needs to be large enough for all of the popped corn. Add popcorn (kernels removed) to a large bowl. popcorn in bowl with kernels removed
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips and melt the rest over a double-boiler over medium heat until smooth. Pour over the popcorn and stir until it is coated. make candied popcorn for July 4th by melting white chocolate
  3. Spread the coated popcorn onto the wax paper and immediately add sprinkles. spread candy popcorn over wax paper
  4. Melt the remaining white chocolate and drizzle over the popcorn. Shake on the Pop Rocks and more sprinkles. Add the blue candy melts to the double-boiler and drizzle onto the popcorn. drizzle candy melts onto patriotic popcorn with pop rocks
  5. Let all candy cool before serving. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for a couple of days.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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How to Serve Popcorn at Parties

I know what you’re thinking: no one wants to stick their hands in a bowl of candy-coated popcorn. I get it. To make it a little more “party friendly,” try out one of these fun ways to serve popcorn at a party.

Red white and blue patriotic popcorn with pop rocks on white background with firecracker boxes

More Popcorn Recipes on Ruffles and Rain Boots

It’s a matter of fact: popcorn is just fun. Around here, we’ve come up with a few ways to make popcorn just a little sweeter. Here are a few more popcorn recipes:

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