Birthday Popcorn

Birthday Popcorn

Help me celebrate with this birthday popcorn recipe!

Hello! Hello!

Guess what!!!! Guess what!!

If you guessed that my birthday is on Sunday… You guessed right! lol!

To celebrate I decided to create a festive birthday popcorn recipe that you can use for your birthday this year or give to one of your friends as an edible gift.  It’s a full on salty-sweet celebration in a cup.

To make it just pop your favorite popcorn and then drizzle the kernels with dark chocolate. Before the chocolate sets, add some colorful sprinkles and some chocolate candies.  We are celebrating after all!

Allow the chocolate to reset and then break it apart like a chocolate bark.

I used all sorts of fun pastel colors but you could tailor this to whoever you’re making it for.

My birthday popcorn recipe is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.   Add a candle if you really want to impress.

It’s too bad we can’t have one big blog party and serve up a big batch of this Birthday Popcorn recipe!

To celebrate my birthday this year I’m actually heading to Hilton Head Island tomorrow for a little R&R. Yes I’m finally getting my beach trip this summer!   My plans are to sit on the beach and eat really, really well. When I first booked this trip I thought I’d be doing some beach yoga and bike riding… but with my arm I’ll probably just be sitting on the beach… which honestly sounds just about perfect.

I’ll be sharing some of the highlights via Instagram & Instagram Stories while I’m gone, but I will be taking the day off tomorrow from blog posting to celebrate.

I hope you guys enjoy one of your last weekends of summer as well.  Have a batch of this popcorn and honor of my big day!

Birthday Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

Birthday Popcorn

Julie Wunder
A fun and festive birthday popcorn! Perfect for any celebration or party. Also makes a fun edible gift.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pastel M&M's
  • 1 tablespoon pastel rainbow sprinkles


  • Spread the popcorn in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave by heating for 15 seconds at a time. Stir in between heating sessions. Stop with it is melted and smooth. Be careful not to burn.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn.
  • While the chocolate is still sticky, sprinkle the sprinkles and M&M's on top... making sure to hit the chocolate areas so it will stick.


Calories: 300kcal
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m taking the day off blogging for my Birthday but will be back next week with fresh posts.

Your turn!

When is your Birthday?


I’m linking up my Birthday Popcorn recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

By | 2018-06-28T13:13:19-04:00 August 17th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|18 Comments


  1. […] a fabulous day for me because it’s my birthday. It seems like the 365 days since I shared my Birthday Popcorn recipe last year for my B-day have gone by in a flash… yet everything has changed.  […]

  2. […] Birthday Popcorn from Running in a Skirt // Birthdays and beyond – this fun filled treat is a festive snack for any special occasion!  We also dig the idea of using team colored candies and sprinkles for tailgating parties and other school events. […]

  3. Emily August 21, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday sweet Julie, friend and amazing blogger! I hope you have such a relaxing fun weekend celebrating it. :)))

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law August 21, 2017 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I hope you had the most amazing birthday weekend, gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. [email protected] August 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Oh I love this. There is a new popcorn shop close to my work that just opened and I got some similar to this. Now that I know how to make it myself I will have to try this. Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous wkend!

  6. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 18, 2017 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Happy Happy birthday! I hope it is the best day, and that things only get better from there!

  7. Farrah August 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Aww, happy happy birthday! <3! I hope you have a ton of fun over at Hilton Head! I adore your popcorn recipes and can't wait to try this out! :]

  8. Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle August 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Julie!!! Cheers to a great year, and your special day spent on the beach!!

  9. Natalie August 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday ????!Enjoy the beach! I am on week six of a broken arm and did get to go to the beach! It was so nice to just walk and sit! Although I missed running!! Enjoy!

  10. Mary Jean Henson August 17, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Have a Happy Birthday!! Enjoy the beach and eat lots of fresH seafood!

  11. Libby Haire August 17, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Julie –
    Hope YOUR DAY is Wunder-filled – ha! My mom will turn 92 on the 18th – tomorrow – and so you have a FEW years left to play catch-up with her. This idea looks like lots of fun.
    Enjoy the beach and get that arm healed soon!

  12. Mary Beth Jackson August 17, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

    My kids have never been a fan of birthday cake but they would love this! Happy Birthday!

  13. Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 17, 2017 at 8:21 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Have a great birthday weekend! And I LOVE these popcorn recipes and can’t wait to try this one!

  14. Dan Steadman August 17, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

  15. Maureen Feeney August 17, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Have a great birthday and trip!! I will definitely be making this popcorn for the next birthday that comes up in my life.

    Enjoy your day 🙂

  16. heather @Lunging Through Life August 17, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Happy early birthday and have a wonderful trip! Sounds just like what the doctor ordered!

  17. Robin Parker August 17, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie….gave a wonderful day and great year….????

  18. Becky August 17, 2017 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!

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