These July 4th popcorn balls are a blast to make and eat. Get the kids in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these “gone before you know it” treats for Independence Day.
There are affiliate links in this article which means, at no additional cost to you, we could receive compensation for our recommendations. You can read our disclosure policy.
Kids in the Kitchen
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are big fans of getting the kids in the kitchen. Not only for the learning and fun kitchen science has to offer, but also because it helps them understand the process of preparing food.
Simple recipes like this fun set of patriotic popcorn balls will keep them entertained and engaged. You’ll have fun combined with learning while they measure, mix, and watch the changes in the ingredients.
Ingredients for July 4th Popcorn Balls
We like to pop our own popcorn on the stove or using an air popper (we use this one). If you prefer microwave popcorn, make sure it’s not flavored or loaded with the extra butter. :)
Okay, let’s get started making these tasty and colorful July 4th popcorn balls! You will need:
- 2 bags of microwave popcorn or 1 cup of unpopped kernels
- 4 cups of mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Red, white, and blue sprinkles
- M and M’s in red, white, and blue
- wax paper (to let the popcorn balls cool and harden), a large bowl, and a large saucepan
How to Make Patriotic Popcorn Ball Treats
The kids will be begging you to eat 1,529 marshmallows at this point. Stay strong.
It’s time to snack on your July 4th popcorn balls! You can gift some, but let’s be honest, the kids have likely licked every single one of them by now. Give them (and yourself) permission to snack on them while lounging by the pool.