Are you ready to Celebrate Summer? I’m joining a “Celebrate Summer” Blog Hop with a few of my friends.
Today, I’m sharing my love for red, white and blue!
I love all the patriotic holidays! Red, white, and blue decorations make me happy! It just screams summer to me!
Do you remember my Memorial Day decorations? Well, I keep them up from Memorial Day until 4th of July. (I get a bonus “Flag Day” in June thrown in there too!)
Today, I’m sharing a yummy snack recipe that is perfect for Independence Day.
:: Patriotic Popcorn ::
…which is popcorn drizzled with white chocolate and red and blue m&m’s. It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and salty, plus it’s so patriotic!
(the white chocolate is difficult to see in the picture, but trust me, it’s there and it’s amazing!)
1-2 cups popcorn kernels (enough to cover bottom of saucepan)
oil (enough to cover bottom of saucepan)
salt to taste
white chocolate (I used one 20 oz. package of white bark)
1 cup red and blue m&m’s
This recipe can make as much or as little as you want. Adjust to your preference.
1. Pop the popcorn on the stove top. (If you aren’t sure how to do it, see recipe here. Just stop after the popcorn is popped; don’t add butter or cheese.)
2. Lay out wax paper on trays. Pour popped popcorn on waxed paper. Salt to taste. (Don’t be shy with the salt. You want this to be sweet and salty.)
3. Melt white chocolate. Drizzle over popcorn. Quickly sprinkle m&m’s on popcorn. Lightly stir popcorn to coat completely. Put tray in refrigerator for 5-10 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
Serve in patriotic paper cones. If I were you, I’d make a ton because it will go fast!
How are you celebrating summer? If you want to see what else we are up to, read our Summer Bucket list here.
To see more Celebrate Summer ideas, here’s a collection of projects and recipes by my Blog Hop buddies….
A Bright & Beautiful Life :: A Patriotic Star Garland
Live Like Grace :: DIY 4th of July Wreath
Red Cottage Chronicles :: Canada Day Sweets Buffet
Tales of a Clyde Woman :: Pectin-Free Triple Berry Jam
Create & Babble :: Red, White & Blue Ribbon Garland