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Fourth of July Firework Popcorn

July 3, 2018 (Last updated July 2, 2023) · Nicole Triebe

Happy Fourth of July! I’m adding a little crackle and pop to your holiday with this Fourth of July Firework popcorn. This festive treat is perfect for kids and adults alike!

We kept plans this year pretty open, and learned that some friends were having a BBQ tomorrow, so I’m bringing my culinary talents to their house! As I mentioned on my Fourth of July Round Up I have some fantastic festive, appetizers, sides, cocktails and desserts that are just perfect for this holiday!

This firework popcorn is perfect for the occasion!


So when the main event starts, I have created something so magically delicious that you’ll have a hard time deciding what’s better: the fireworks or the popcorn!

I have to admit that I could NOT stop eating this firework popcorn after making it today.  I had to set some aside for Allison when she gets home, but it’s so addicting! I love that the pop rocks feel like little fireworks in your mouth. Popcorn is always a crowd pleaser, and this recipe is so perfect to make with the kids, too!

I have teamed up with Solo to show you just how easy it is!

Grab your ingredients:

Wilton White candy melts

Strawberry Poprocks candies

Blue sprinkles (I used these from Etsy which have stars right in the mix! How perfect is that?)

Red heart sprinkles

Popcorn, popped and cooled

Solo bowls for toppings

Put all of your “toppings” into solo bowls so the kids can easily add them

In a microwave safe bowl, melt your candy melts in 30 second increments until fully melted.  If the melts are too thick, you can thin it out by adding a tsp or two of crisco shortening.  Stir to combine.

Once your candy melts are ready, add to the popcorn and stir to combine.

Add the strawberry Poprocks, blue sprinkles and red hearts.  Stir to combine.

Pack up your firework popcorn and head out to view the real fireworks! Don’t forget your Solo cups for your favorite festive drink! I love using these Write On! cups so that people can keep track of whose drink belongs to who!

Happy Fourth of July!

This post is sponsored by Solo but as always, opinions are my own.

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Firework Popcorn

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes



1 bag microwave popcorn

8 ounces Wilton white candy melts

Patriotic sprinkles

4 packets red Pop Rocks

Red heart sprinkles

2 tsp crisco


  1. Pop microwave popcorn according to package directions.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Pour popcorn onto baking sheet.
  4. Melt white candy melts in 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Add 2 tsp of crisco to thin it out.
  5. Drizzle evenly over popcorn. Using a spatula, coat the popcorn as evenly as possible.
  6. Sprinkle Pop Rocks and sprinkles over popcorn. Wait for white chocolate to set before serving.

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