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Celebrate July 4th with this Fun Popcorn Treat


Are you plan a fun get together with family and friends this 4th of July?  Here’s a fun, creative recipe from the Popcorn Board to add to your celebration!  Be sure to check out their website for even more fun recipe ideas!

Red Hot Poppers

Red hot cinnamons give this patriotic popcorn its punch.

Yield: About 24 balls



  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cups red hot cinnamon flavored candies
  • red and blue confection stars
  • red licorice string


  1. Spread a large sheet of plastic wrap onto a work surface and spray within cooking spray.
  2. Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Stir in marshmallows until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.  Pour over popcorn, adding red hot candies, and mix well until coated.
  4. Spray hands with cooking spray and form mixture into 24 balls.  Gently press red and blue stars onto balls.  Place a piece of licorice string on top of each ball.

Nutrition Facts

Per 1 cup:
80 calories 
3 g total fat 
1.5 g saturated fat 
5 mg cholesterol 
20 mg sodium 
12 g carbohydrates 
0 g fiber 
7 g sugar 
0 g protein 
10 mg potassium