Keyword: Patriotic, Popcorn, Whirly Pop, White Almond Bark
Glass Mixing Bowls
1cupyellow popcorn1/2 cup per batch
4tablespoonsbutter-flavored coconut oil2 tablespoons per batch
1teaspoonpopcorn seasoning salt1/2 teaspoons per batch
16ozwhite almond bark
1cupred, white, and blue skittles
1cupred, white, and blue M&M's
1cupred, white, and blue gummy bears
2tablespoonred, white, and blue decorative sprinkleslike stars
2teaspoonred and blue sprinkling sugar
Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Lay out 2 baking sheets on a workspace or table.
Pop the popcorn. I like to use a Whirly-Pop Popcorn Maker, but you may use your favorite method for making popcorn.
Heat the Whirly-Pop pan on medium-high heat along with the butter-flavored coconut oil.
Add 2-3 popcorn kernels to the pan and wait for it to pop. Once it pops, add the rest and begin to turn the wheel. Continue turning until the last kernel pops.
Deposit the popcorn in a large bowl or a big paper bag, which will allow plenty of room to stir the popcorn. Repeat steps for a 2nd batch.
Place chunks of the white almond bark in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30-40 second increments until the bark has melted. Cook and stir until completely melted.
Reserve 1/4 of the almond bark for the last by pouring it into a small bowl.
Gradually pour the remaining melted almond bark over the popcorn. Using a long handled wooden spoon, stir the almond bark into the popcorn to mix well.
Dump the popcorn out onto two baking sheets, dividing equally.
Sprinkle the skittles, M&M candies, gummy bears, and decorative sprinkles over the popcorn. Gently stir to combine. Finish with a dusting of sprinkling sugar over the top of the popcorn. For extra pops of white chocolate, pour the reserved almond bark over the popcorn. Allow popcorn to set until the almond bark has set and is no longer sticky.
This recipe will make enough for 8-12 people. Feel free to double the amount of ingredients for a larger party.