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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Spread the coated popcorn onto the wax paper and immediately add sprinkles.
- 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.
- Let all candy cool before serving. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for a couple of days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
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.
- This patriotic set would be so cute with this 4th of July popcorn recipe! Love the picks for instant decorations on top of the popcorn.
- These wrappers because they could match any party theme and well, easy is pretty awesome.
- Roll up paper cones using inexpensive scrapbook paper. We’ve done this and the kids love to turn them into trumpets.
- Set up a popcorn bar with small paper party favor bags like these.
- Use mini popcorn boxes (I made some 4th of July popcorn boxes and you can get them here for free).
- Turn any candied popcorn into bite-sized snacks like our 4th of July Popcorn Balls.
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:
- July 4th Popcorn Balls – Add a little love and mix-in some candy for a patriotic popcorn ball.
- Mermaid Popcorn – If you have a little mermaid in your life, wow her with this!
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