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So, moral of the story? Walgreens is the place to go to find random candy.
Another thing I learned last night — poprocks have lactose in them. Isn’t that weird? I guess Jack won’t be able to enjoy them anytime soon (and I was really looking forward to seeing his reaction!)
Anyways, you may be asking yourself, “Why on earth was she so obsessed with finding poprocks?” Well…here’s why:
What’s one of the best parts of the Fourth of July? The crackles, pops, and beautiful colors of the fireworks, of course. So Forrest and I thought it would be so fun to create a delicious popcorn that encompassed all of those elements. And, what would be better to use than something that is like a mini firecracker in your mouth — poprocks?
I’ll admit, I was a little nervous about this, but seriously, it’s such a fun little surprise! Kids (and kids at heart) will love biting into a handful of this delicious popcorn, only to be surprised with the crackle of the poprocks.
It only took a few minutes to make, and it’s full of great flavor! This would be the perfect treat to add to any Fourth of July celebration, and it’s sure to be a hit with just about everyone (well, unless you’re my mom. The Pop Rocks freaked her out a little bit.)
Red, White, and Blue Popcorn
- 1 bag of popcorn
- 1 bag of Red, White and Blue M&Ms
- 4 packets Pop Rocks
- 1/2 cup butter, or Earth's Balance Butter Spread
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Pop popcorn in microwave, and pour into a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt butter, marshmallows and brown sugar over medium-high heat, stirring the entire time to keep it from burning. Once melted into a thick sauce, pour over popcorn and stir immediately until popcorn is totally covered.
- Pour M&Ms and Pop Rocks over the top of the popcorn, and stir until everything is combined. Best if it is left to sit for a few hours, but you can eat it right away!
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
You switched to wordpress? How did it go for you? Anyway, this is a fun treat & I know my kids would love it! Anything with popcorn has their names all over it! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #19!
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
It went great! I am SO glad I switched over, and it was surprisingly easy 🙂 Hope you’ll try this sometime!
Hi Katie, this looks like so much fun! I was wondering if you could tell me what size bag of popcorn to use. And was it buttered popcorn, or plain? Thanks! I can’t wait to try it out!
This looks super fun! My niece and nephews would love this treat…I’m seeing them next weekend which may be perfect for this popcorn.
Let me know if they like it!!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
This looks so delicious! I love popcorn, but haven’t made it with marshmallows yet. Yummy.
PS I recently bought pop rocks at smiths and I saw them at hobby lobby today
Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate says
What a FANTASTIC idea!! LOVE it 😉 Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says
This popcorn sounds awesome Katie!! I go to Dollar Tree all the time, going to have to grab some pop rocks next time I’m there to try this out!!
Thank you! I thought it turned out pretty tasty 🙂 Let me know if you try it!
This is such a clever recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Perfect for The Fourth of July! =)
Your kids will love it!
This looks absolutely delicious! Yum!
Katie, this is awesome!! It seems really easy to make 🙂 and you know what? I haven’t seen poprocks in a while… I guess now I know where to find them 😉
Thank you! I hope you will try it 😀