Firecracker Popcorn

Firecracker Popcorn

Looking for a way to add some spark to your Fourth of July festivities? This Firecracker Popcorn has just the right amount of sweet, salty and fizz to it! It’s a really fun — and easy — snack to serve!

Firecracker Popcorn


1 bag Pop Secret Homestyle microwave popcorn
1 cup white candy melts
1 package Strawberry Pop Rocks candy
Blue sprinkles


Firecracker Popcorn in a Pan

Prepare the popcorn according to package directions. Spread onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool.

Firecracker Popcorn with White Chocolate

Meanwhile, melt the candy melts and drizzle onto the popcorn.

Pouring Pop Rocks on Firecracker Popcorn

Sprinkle Strawberry Pop Rocks onto the popcorn.

**If you want some EXTRA sizzle, use Blue Pop Rocks, too!**

Firecracker Popcorn With Pop Rocks and Blue Sprinkles

Add sprinkles and allow to harden completely.

Firecracker Popcorn with Red Pop Rocks and Blue SprinklesFirecracker Popcorn with Red Pop Rocks and Blue Sprinkles

Serve at your patriotic festivities! The Pop Rocks add an interesting texture to the popcorn, and the sweetness of the candy melts is a nice contrast to the buttery flavor of the popcorn. Super fun!


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  1. What a cute and festive idea! :)

  2. karen olive says:

    That is a really fun and teaching ways for both the parents and the kids to do for the Fourth of July! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Chelsea says:

    Would it be fine if I made this recipe a day in advance or would the popcorn go bad?

  4. Kristyn says:

    I have just made this and had a hard time melting the candy melt and drizzling. It was so hot and a little clumpy. I went ahead and mixed all of the popcorn and candy melt together and it turned out alright. It is very tasty.

  5. What a fun idea to use pop rocks with popcorn! Sounds delicious!

  6. If you have trouble getting the candy melts to actually melt, try using the white baking Almond bark but keep stirring as it burns easily. you could also keep the popcorn warm to help coat by keeping it in warm 200 F degree oven.


  7. I have plain popcorn. How can I make that work? Thanks!

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