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Sweet and Simple Patriotic Popcorn Snack Recipe

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This Patriotic Popcorn Snack Recipe is great for the 4th of July. Get ready to add this to your list of favorite popcorn recipes. The red, white, and blue make it perfect for summer fun celebrations or popping up the popcorn kernels just make it perfect for a family movie night at home.

Whip up this popcorn for the fourth of July! It’s the perfect patriotic recipe. Check out our other gourmet popcorn recipes!

red and blue sweet popcorn makes a perfect snack for Independence Day

Not only are the colors of this red, white, and blue popcorn fun, you’re going to love the taste of this sweet treat s well. In fact, the whole family can join in on the baking fun!

This popcorn recipe is certain to be a hit! Great for a patriotic snack!

Patriotic Popcorn Snack Recipe

Once you pour in the unpopped kernels, the magic really starts. Then, when you add the white chocolate chips, the transformation of taste happens.

There’s something so good about a sweet and salty snack that will have you grabbing it by the handfuls. Just make certain that you let it cool all the way so that you don’t burn your hands in the process.

You can also mix together and make other colors, too but that’s totally up to you. Red and green would be fun for Christmas and are super simple to do.

My household is pretty crazy about this recipe. We used to all eat it from the same large bowl but that just doesn’t work anymore. We have to divvy it up evenly so that we all get the same amount!

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How do you keep this patriotic popcorn fresh?

If you happen to have some leftover, you really do need to store it in an airtight container as soon as possible. This will help to keep it as fresh as possible so that you can easily enjoy it for another day or two.

(But more than likely, you’re not going to have any left so this is a moot point!)

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Patriotic Popcorn Snack Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

When you’re looking for some help meal planning, there are always recipes that can help. Here is a simple sample of an easy meal plan to get dinner on the table for your family.

Main Dish: Chicken Kabobs on George Foreman Grill

Vegetable Side: Indian Curry with Paneer and Peas

Starch Side: Parmesan Streak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Frosty Hawaiian Mocktail

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Best Dessert Recipes:

Once you make this Red, White, and Blue Popcorn Recipe, you’re going to be craving more sweets! Go ahead and give in to that temptation and try one of these recipes.

Blueberry Muffin Cheesecake is such a simple and easy recipe to whip up!

Don’t miss out on this Carrot Cake Cookie recipe! Such amazing flavor.

You’re not going to want to miss out on this Pound Cake recipe!

Just wait until you try this Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake!

Your eyes aren’t going to believe this adorable Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!

You need to have these Delicious No Bake Pies on your radar for the summer months.

Candy Corn Puppy Chow just might be your new favorite treat.

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Is this popcorn recipe sticky?

It’s actually not. It might start out that way a little bit when you get started but once it sets up and dries, there’s nothing sticky about it at all.

It will harden up because of the added chocolate chips.

More White Chocolate and Chocolate Recipes:

red and blue candied popcorn make a delicious and patriotic snack

Patriotic Popcorn Snack Recipe

Yield: 24 cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This popcorn recipe is the perfect snack!


  • • 24 c popped popcorn
  • • 4 c granulated sugar
  • • 1½ c half & half (can use whole milk or 2% but will not be as rich)
  • • ½ tsp salt
  • • 4 tbsp light corn syrup
  • • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (clear extract will help keep the mixture a little lighter)
  • • gel food color in red and royal blue
  • • 10 oz white chocolate chips


    1.Divide up the popcorn into two large bowls for mixing in the colors.
    2.Next, take a large saucepan and combine the sugar, half & half, corn syrup, and salt. Mix together.
    3.Now it's time to use your candy thermometer. Insert it into the pan and cook over medium heat until all the sugar dissolves.
    4.Once that is done, you're going to bring the mixture to a low boil. Make certain that you're stirring frequently until temperature reaches 230 degrees. Be patient, this does take a while, usually about 20 minutes or so. You can also check this by putting a small spoonful of the mixture into a cup of very cold water. It's ready when it forms a soft ball when added in.
    5.Once the mixture reaches 230 degrees, you're going to want to stir in the vanilla. Then, go ahead and remove it from heat.
    6.Next, take and divide the mixture between two heatproof bowls. Add in the red food coloring to one bowl and blue into the other bowl.
    7.Stir each mixture well to get the color distributed evenly.
    8.For this part, you need to work quickly. You do this by adding in colored syrup to each bowl of popcorn and then mixing it well with a large spoon or your hands. (although this will be hot so using a spoon at first will be the best approach. If you feel that it starts to get hard, just pop it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.)
    9.Next, preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
    10.Take and spread out each color of the popcorn onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Put in the oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until crisp.
    11.Once done, take out and cool on the cookie sheets.
    12.Add the white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until it is completely melted and not lumpy.
    13.Use a fork and drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn. Let cool and dig in and enjoy it!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 2g

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There’s no time like now to practice this popcorn recipe! Are you going to make it for the 4th of July?

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Wednesday 24th of June 2020

wow your recipe is tp yummy thank you so much

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