Do you do anything with your family to celebrate St. Patrick’s? My dad is part Irish and I remember growing up being subjected to corned beef and cabbage which I thought was the worst way to celebrate a perfectly good holiday.
Now that I am older I would probably appreciate that meal. If you need a last-minute St. Paddy’s Day treat this is super simple.
But let me warn you that you definitely want to make it the day of an event. It doesn’t taste as good the second day. The popcorn doesn’t stay as crunchy.
I am kind of grateful for this because I can’t keep this in my house. I have no self-control when it comes to these candy covered kernels. While I made this batch up for St. Patty’s Day you can do different colors for game day, sports events, birthday parties, etc.
Since Wilton carries every color of the rainbow of candy melts you can make it for every event.
- Wilton Candy Melts – green and white
- Popcorn Kernels (in Ohio we have MikeSells Puffcorn Delights brand and it is amazing)
- Gold Sixlets
- Wilton Candy Sprinkles (the green blend is available currently for St. Patty’s Day in stores)
- Pretzel twists
- Microwaveable safe bowls
- Waxed paper
How To Make The St Patrick’s Day Popcorn Mix
1. Melt half of the bag of the first color of candy melts following the manufacturer’s instructions on the back of the package.
2. Pour it over half of the popcorn. You don’t need to measure – just wing it.
Use a spatula to mix it together, coating all the kernels.
3. Melt the other color and repeat the process.
I used mostly white candy melts with a little green to get a lighter shade.
4. Spread it out on waxed paper letting the candy melts harden.
5. Meanwhile, melt some more candy melts. Dip half a pretzel into it.
6. Pour the sprinkles onto the melted candy. Put on waxed paper and let harden.
7. Once everything is hardened break up the popcorn chunks and mix everything together.
8. Add in some gold Sixlets for color and more yumminess.
10. Serve it for St. Patrick’s Day or put it in small baggies and pass it out at school to all the kids.
I bet their parents will take one taste and want it for themselves.