We are expecting some excitement this Independence Day as our newest lil’ firecracker is getting ready to make his debut, so we don’t need much more excitement this year. However, you may be looking for a few fun ways to add some “spark” to your 4th of July celebrations. Last year I shared this recipe on Today’s Creative Blog. I’m happy to share it with you here! It is a simple, and festive treat for the occasion!
Last year I posted about making a fun patriotic picnic. We had fireworks a couple of weeks early in my community and so we took a picnic to the park for the celebration. Even if you don’t have time for the full-fledged picnic, you may still want to whip up some of this Firecracker Popcorn to munch on in between Ooohs…Ahhhs….and Ohhhhs!
This is really simple, but very fun.
We started with basic air-popped popcorn, because I wasn’t sure I wanted the butter or salt that comes with the microwave popcorn, but I bet it would still work. You’ll also need Pop Rocks candy. That, of course, it what makes it like a firecracker. I found them easily at the dollar store. Here’s the recipe..
For added fun place the popcorn in an empty Pringles can and decorate it to look like a firecracker (see my Follower Freebie page for the free printable labels).
With each bite you will get a little explosion in your mouth. I really liked the flavor of the cherry Pop Rocks with the white chocolate.
I mean, why should the sky have all of the 4th of July excitement?