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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.)
- 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.