Celebrate Your Independence! With Fireworks Popcorn

2 Jul

On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with a day of festivities – often centered around fireworks and food!

Popcorn is the perfect snack for your outdoor activities – so why not sweeten up your parades, games, barbecues, and picnics with a delicious and nutritious treat?

This recipe for Fireworks Popcorn isn’t just a great snack for celebrating Independence Day, it also come with a little kick – a surprise popping sensation guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds!

Use Popcorn Palace’s gourmet popcorn as the base for this sweet treat, and you’ll experience an explosion of happiness which will last long after the fireworks have ended – and keep the kids talking about your 4th of July celebration for years to come!


You’ll need just a few ingredients to get started!

To prepare, line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Follow the directions on the package to heat your white chocolate, stirring frequently to make sure it melts evenly, and does not burn. While the chocolate is heating, pour the popcorn into a large mixing bowl, leaving plenty of room for stirring.

Once the chocolate has melted to a smooth consistency, pour it over the popcorn, using a rubber spatula to toss until the popcorn is evenly coated. Toss in one pack of PopRocks, and stir again. Then, spread your coated popcorn in an even layer on the pre-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle it with your remaining PopRocks, and then place the sheet in the freezer for 2-3 minutes (this will help your chocolate harden faster).

Remove from the freezer, and break into bite-sized chunks. Eat immediately, or store in an airtight container until it’s time for your fireworks! (Please note – PopRocks will have the most popping power when this popcorn is fresh – so prepare it as close to the fun as possible!)

If you want to kick the fun up another notch, let the kids create their own popcorn bags, and decorate with fun red-white-and-blue designs, or 4th of July motifs.

No time for homemade treats? Simply order your gourmet tin from Popcorn Palace, and add some popcorn pizzazz with these DIY printable popcorn cones or these cute 4th of July-themed labels.

For more healthy snacking ideas for your 4th of July celebration, or to check out tips and tricks designed to make your summer fundraiser a hit, visit the rest of the Popcorn Palace blog!

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