If you are a regular reader, you know that I like to make cute snacks for my kids to celebrate different holiday’s. I often visit Pinterest for inspiration and I am always blown away by the creativity out there! Are you a “pinner?” Having said that, I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that I found my inspiration for today’s St. Patrick’s Day Candy Popcorn on Pinterest: it’s from Amy’s blog She Wears Many Hats.
Basically, Party Popcorn is freshly popped popcorn mixed with white chocolate and sprinkles and M&M’s–it’s so easy, so yummy and downright brilliant– when I first stumbled across the recipe I thought “duh, why haven’t I thought of this?” Perhaps it’s because I was saving myself from over- indulging– after all, I did eat the entire bowl of candy popcorn before my kids got home from school…true story.
Here’s how to make it:
First, pop yourself some popcorn. I popped mine in a little oil on the stove but you can go ahead and pop a bag in the microwave. I suggest avoiding the butter flavored popcorn —
Next, melt white chocolate chips ( I used a double boiler on the stove but again, the microwave works good too).
Once the chocolate is melted, pour it over the popcorn. I used my hands to gently toss it together. Quickly add the sprinkles and M&M’s, toss again and you’re all set to snack!
Did I say this was yummy? ‘Cause I couldn’t stop licking my fingers..so good..
St. Patrick’s Day Candy Corn
- 1 (12oz) bag of white chocolate chips, melted
- 8 cups popped popcorn, lightly salted
- Green sprinkles
- Green M&M’s (either chocolate or mint flavored)
- In a large bowl, gently toss the melted white chocolate chips with the popped popcorn
- Add the sprinkles and M&M’s and continue to toss until well combined. Be sure to mix together before the chocolate hardens.
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
If you are looking for more fun kid snacking ideas, follow my cooking with kids board on Pinterest! Happy Cooking & Creating!