When I wrote my Oscar Best Picture Popcorn Pairing post there was one tasty selection that I knew I wanted to revisit… Galaxy Popcorn.
It wasn’t the galaxy popcorn specifically, but the combination of colorful chocolate and edible stars that I knew could be applied in countless ways. This popcorn is magical to eat and so fun to make.
Insanely Easy Red, White & Blue Popcorn
This is a great treat for your 4th of July fireworks viewing and it’s so simple to put together! You can whip up multiple batches in no time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Supplies for Easy Red, White & Blue Popcorn
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- Wilton Candy Melts in Red, White & Royal Blue
- Air Popped Popcorn (similar)
- Wilton Edible Stars in Silver
- Cookie Tray lined with Wax Paper
- Double Boiler for Melting Chocolate
Insanely Easy Red, White & Blue Popcorn People Will Love
Pop Your Corn
Once you’ve popped your favorite popcorn, spread it out on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Melt Your Candy
As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer to use a double boiler when it comes to melting chocolate. However, you can also melt it in the microwave using the manufacturers directions on the packaging.
Melt one color at a time and drizzle it over your popcorn. I found that a fork works best for getting nice drizzle lines over the popcorn. But big dollops of chocolate are delicious too.
If you begin with just the red, your popcorn will look like it was a part of a crime scene. There’s no reason to NOT start with the red, but I’m filing this bit of information away for Halloween.
Your popcorn actually brings the white to this patriotic treat so is it really necessary to add white chocolate? Probably not, but it’s my opinion that you can never go wrong with more chocolate.
There’s something magical about making blue food. It’s the rare unicorn of the food kingdom when you can pull off blue food that doesn’t look odd. This recipe nails it.
Edible stars make this the most patriotic of treats for the 4th of July. Sprinkle and toss throughout your coated popcorn while the chocolate is still warm.
Allow your chocolate covered popcorn to thoroughly cool before sharing with family and friends.
This 4th of July dessert is seriously fool proof and is sure to be a fun addition at your holiday BBQ. I plan on having a batch ready to enjoy while we watch fireworks… or to snack on during the parade… or for movie night…
What are you serving this 4th of July? Have you created a dessert with edible stars? Do you have a favorite blue food? Share your yummy ideas in the comments below.