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3 Ingredient Candied Popcorn Recipe

3 Ingredient Candied Popcorn recipe that is a quick and easy to prepare snack, that is so versatile that you can customize it for any occasion!

Side view of candied popcorn with pieces of red and blue chocolate candies in a patriotic bowl.

This 3 Ingredient Candied Popcorn snack recipe is so easy to make and so versatile. We were invited to a July 4th party, and I knew that there would be a lot of children there. I wanted to make something that both children and adults would love. A lot of times, we make appetizers for our friends, and don’t think of the kiddos.

For this special occasion, I brought this quick and easy to prepare snack, that is so versatile that you can customize it for any event. It is so delicious, that I’m going to have make another batch.

Side view of candied popcorn with pieces of red and blue chocolate candies in a 4 patriotic bowls.

We are celebrating The 4th of July here in the States which is also called Independence Day. Red, White and Blue are our country’s flag colors, and the colors that we use to symbolize this Holiday. 

For this snack, I used white almond bark as my candy coating. You could use any melting candy coating such as white chocolate chips or candy disks. I also used red and blue chocolate candies. You could add peanuts, pretzels, or any kind of candy that you want. You could also just use colored sprinkles or sugar instead of the candy.

Angled view of a bowl of candied popcorn dotted with red and blue chocolate candy. A string of stars weaves around the bowl with two bowls in the background.

I mixed just the popcorn with the melted almond bark and then added the candy. By then the candy coating had cooled a bit and didn’t melt my chocolate candy. I turned the mixture out on a pan to set, and pressed the remaining candy onto the top so some of the candies would stay shiny.

You can pop your own popcorn, but I bought a twin pack of popcorn that was 11.5 ounces, so I doubled the recipe.

Top-down of a bowl of candied popcorn dotted with red and blue chocolate candies.

This treat didn’t last long. Every time someone ventured by the bowl, they would grab a scoop. I wasn’t staring but wanted to make sure I had a couple of scoops for myself.

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Side view of candied popcorn with pieces of red and blue chocolate candies in a 4 patriotic bowls.
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3 Ingredient Candied Popcorn Recipe

3 Ingredient Candied Popcorn recipe is a quick and easy to prepare snack that is so versatile that you can customize it for any occasion!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 14
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 14 cups popped Popcorn
  • 16 oz Almond Bark
  • 60 Candy pieces

Instructions

  • Put popped corn into a large bowl.
  • Melt candy coating according to package directions and pour over popcorn and stir to combine.
  • Add 1/2 of candy pieces and stir to combine.
  • Pour onto a jelly roll pan, lined with waxed or parchment paper. Sprinkle and press remaining candy pieces over the top.
  • Allow the coating to set. Can be chilled in the refrigerator to expedite setting.
  • Break up and serve, or place in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 14g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Sunday 31st of May 2020

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Cassandra Fit

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

The most delicious thing in the world

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Thank you! It is addicting!

Lindy

Saturday 27th of May 2017

Yum and so adorable! thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Thank you so much Lindy! I appreciate you hosting us this week and hope you had a great time.

Antonia (Zoale)

Thursday 25th of May 2017

How delightful! I love the colors and this is such a great idea! It's always nice to have something for the kids!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 25th of May 2017

Thank you, Antonia! Perfect for the kiddos and they can stuff whatever they want in it too.

Shari

Tuesday 7th of July 2015

These are some of the most beautiful 4th of July pictures I have seen! They just jump off the page! (I wish the popcorn really would jump off the page and into my mouth) :) I love that whole salty sweet thing. Pinning for sure!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 7th of July 2015

Thank you again! You know when you get a bit of real sunshine, it can really make a difference with the pictures. This popcorn was so easy and delicious. I made my husband take it to work. My hips couldn't take anymore! It would be great to set out when entertaining though.