Red white and blue popcorn is one of our favorite fourth of July snacks! Salty and sweet cheap treat for dessert is the bomb and so pretty too. Give this and our other red white and blue desserts a whirl and see what you think.
I love EASY fourth of July appetizer and party ideas and treats like this red white and blue popcorn! If you are looking for unique popcorn recipes here is a fun bite size treat and appetizer that’s easy to make and a hit at every event! (affiliate links present, originally published 4/16)
Fourth of July Snacks
4th of July desserts are fun. This patriotic popcorn is a family favorite salty and sweet snack for this holiday season. You can vary it according to the holiday with whatever colors you like. What you need are the following ingredients.
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- 6 c plain white popped popcorn
- make in an air popper or make Ninja Foodi popcorn
- or just use white microwave popcorn in mags
- Wilton Royal blue candy melts
- Melted white chocolate chips or Wilton red chocolate melts
- Some sprinkled in red M&M’s are fun
- Red jimmies work to amp it up too
Patriotic treats that are chocolate covered never last long on our buffet table. This one is super easy to make for an Independence Day July celebration with family and friends.
Red White and Blue Popcorn
Instructions are as such. There is a printable recipe card down below too for your reference. It lists the exact ingredients necessary there. I will quickly explain how we did it so you can get an idea before you get going on this. If you are sharing with others you could package into clear bags with a ribbon at the top and have these on the table.
- Once you’ve popped your popcorn lay it on a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper. We like air popped.
- You could alternatively use kettle corn in microwave bags. That is nice and white so the colors will still pop.
- When cooled spread melt colored chocolate in microwave for about 45 second stirring halfway through time. Drizzle the melted blue and red chocolate on to the popcorn.
- Add a bit of salt now if you want it salty and sweet and not just sweet.
- Before the chocolate sets add your sprinkles and/or M&Ms to the top so they stick.
- Allow this to sit and cool/harden before putting into a container or setting out. Just break apart. Cute to put into mason jars as a Teacher gift too.
This is just one of our many delicious desserts on The Typical Mom blog. Some of our dessert recipes have fresh fruit in them like our ambrosia. This too could be turned into a blue recipe with a bit of food coloring.
Fourth of July Popcorn
There is another way you could make this but I veer away from it because I have way too many crowns. Meaning it is stickier and harder and anything like that I avoid because it can cause damage to my teeth. If this is not a worry of yours at all you could make popcorn balls with corn syrup and just color the candy liquid.
For this you would need 3 pots. Split the liquid candy part of the recipe so that you can color 1/3 of it red and 1/3 of it blue. Leave the rest clear so that would be “white”. If you coat some of it in each color and let it cool then you can combine them all at the end so you get all 3 mixed together.
This is I will say a fun idea if you are making it for a party or sharing with neighbors. You can buy clear bags, mix the colors and fill. Use a cute ribbon to seal at the top and share with your friends this way for the holidays. Choose which you prefer but the below colored chocolate is our preference.
If you do have leftovers that you don’t want to throw away you can save it but the texture won’t be the same beyond that day. Make sure you suck all the air out of your sealed bag for best results and keep it on the countertop overnight.
What is the most eaten food on the 4th of July?
That would be anything that you could barbecue usually! I mean most people are cooking outside so Smoked burgers and the best grilled hamburger recipe would probably top the list for most. This is something that would be a sweet treat to enjoy at the end that looks festive.
What do you serve at a Fourth of July party?
For a salty and sweet 4th of July appetizer bacon wrapped pineapple bites too! If you are having a get together here are a few more tasty ideas to enjoy:
- Air fryer bacon wrapped smokies are killer finger foods
- Of course these air fryer chicken wings with our famous dry rub are out of this world.
- Want to cook outside? Give our smoked pork steaks with this same rub a whirl.
- Or you can’t go wrong with smoked ribs with dry rub either.
- For some freshness, make our creamy fruit salad recipe with fresh berries and whipped cream mixed inside.
Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!
Red White and Blue Popcorn
- 1 popcorn popper
- Once you've popped your popcorn lay it on a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper on top. We like air popped popcorn but microwave kettle corn works too. Put candy melts in a bowl and melt in microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between times until smooth.
- When cooled drizzle the melted blue chocolate on to the popcorn. Add a bit of salt now if you want it salty and sweet and not just sweet. Before the chocolate sets add your sprinkles and/or M&Ms to the top so they stick.
- Allow this to sit and cool/harden before putting into a container or setting out. Just break apart to enjoy.