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Dark Chocolate Patriotic Popcorn

Get ready for the 4th of July with my festive Patriotic Popcorn recipe!

Hello readers!

4th of July is two weeks from today!  In the past few years I’ve done everything from hosting a party, going out of town and having a quiet 4th at home.   The first few years the Hubs and I were together we went to Charleston for a long weekend to watch the fireworks, which was delightful.  We stayed downtown, biked in the summer heat, ate too much seafood, had too much gin and had such a carefree time.  I think those were my all-time favorite 4th of July memories.  That seems like a lifetime ago though now!

With all the traveling I’ve done lately, I think this year might be another quiet year at home… but I have no firm plans yet.

The only thing I know for sure that will be happening is the fun and festive Patriotic Popcorn recipe.

Whether you are staying home or get invited to a last minute party… this would be such a fun dish to make.

All you do is pop your favorite popcorn kernels.  Next you melt some dark chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it on top.  While the chocolate is still soft you sprinkle some festive toppings like these sprinkles or star sprinkles.

Allow the chocolate to harden and then break apart the larger pieces like chocolate bark.

Serve my Patriotic Popcorn recipe in a bowl…

… or piled high in a cup with a star topper.  You could also easily package this as an edible gift, if that’s your thing!

Your neighbors and family will love how cute these are!

Over all this a decent snack choice!  Popcorn (without all that butter) is healthy and the added dark chocolate is spread out over several servings so it’s not that much.  This treat totally satisfies your salty and sweet tooth at the same time, so it’s extra rewarding.

Plus, it’s fun!

Hope you enjoy my Patriotic Popcorn recipe!  Try it and let me know what you think.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn / Running in a Skirt

Patriotic Popcorn

Julie Wunder
Dark chocolate covered popcorn with festive sprinkles! Perfect for a 4th of July, Labor Day or Memorial Day party.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons red, white and blue 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 on top... making sure to hit the chocolate areas so it will stick.
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Like this Patriotic Popcorn recipe? Find it later by pinning this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.

Also try…

Chunky Monkey Popcorn

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt


Your turn!

What are your favorite 4th of July memories?

Do you have 4th of July plans yet?


I’m linking up my Patriotic Popcorn recipe with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2018-06-28T13:52:12-04:00 June 22nd, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|9 Comments


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  3. Edye June 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    My two favorite two favorite things; popcorn and chocolate! You never fail to make a yummy recipe, Julie <3

  4. Miz Helen June 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I just pinned your awesome popcorn snack, we will love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Susie @ Suzlyfe June 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I have to work on July 4 (most worthless shift ever?). Alex better have some of this ready for me when I get hom!

  6. Emily June 22, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I should try this for our Sunday evening Bible studies. We usually do popcorn, and I bet there would be people who would love this version.

  7. Farrah June 22, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I love and adore your popcorn recipes–they always look so fun! <3

  8. Lisa Ballantyne June 22, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

    It’s a sin to yield to temptation, but woe to the one who does the tempting! LOL! Thanks for sharing this very “tempting” recipe! Enjoy your day Julie!

    PS: Blog link is to the new and better home for my pieces. Nothing is posted to date as I’m still learning the new format. 🙂

  9. That’s a fun easy and festive snack! Who doesn’t live Popcorn and chocolate

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