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Firecracker Popcorn

This sweet and salty Firecracker Popcorn is coated in white chocolate and sprinkled with star sprinkles and Pop Rocks to make fireworks in your mouth. It’s a 4th of July treat people won’t be able to stop talking about.

Firecracker Porcorn in a decorative 4th of July cup.

I decided to make this patriotic popcorn after buying a ton of Pop Rocks to make Firecracker Pretzel Rods.

It was just an afterthought, but I think Firecracker Popcorn is my favorite 4th of July treat to date.

Firecracker Popcorn for the 4th of July. Covered in Pop Rocks Candy.

Easy Patriotic Recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make. Just pop a bag of microwave popcorn. Toss it with melted white chocolate. It’s best to do this with your hands. Have your kids do it if you don’t feel like getting messy! They’ll love it.

Firecracker Popcorn for the 4th of July.

Then sprinkle 4th of July sprinkles and red Pop Rocks all over the coated popcorn before the white chocolate sets. You can use blue Pop Rocks too, but I find they look a little more green than blue. Look for Patriotic sprinkles at Michael’s Craft Store, Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, or order from Star Sprinkles Amazon.

Firecracker Popcorn in a red, white, and blue paper cup.

Hand a bag of this Firecracker Popcorn to all the kids at your 4th of July party and prepare to hear lots of giggles. This popcorn is so much fun to eat!


This popcorn is best eaten shortly after it is made. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Firecracker Popcorn in a 4th of July container.

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Firecracker Popcorn for the 4th of July. Covered in pop rocks candy.

Firecracker Popcorn

Firecracker Popcorn is coated in white chocolate and covered with patriotic sprinkles and Pop Rocks. The Pop Rocks make little explosions in your mouth!
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes


  • 1 bag microwave popcorn
  • 8 ounces white bark coating
  • Patriotic sprinkles
  • 4 packets red Pop Rocks


  • Pop microwave popcorn according to package directions.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Pour popcorn onto baking sheet.
  • Melt white almond bark according to package directions. Drizzle evenly over popcorn. Using your hands, coat the popcorn as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle Pop Rocks and sprinkles over popcorn. Wait for white chocolate to set before serving.


Calories: 321kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July

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11 thoughts on “Firecracker Popcorn”

  1. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Oh my gosh, this is so adorable! I love how festive it is! And adding pop rocks sounds like such a fun twist… fireworks in your mouth!

  2. I love white chocolate and popcorn, sweet and salty recipes are the best. I love that you added the Pop Rocks too, what a fun idea!

  3. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    Oh my gosh Christin! This is just such a ridiculously awesome idea! Stumbled and “yummed”!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Pop rocks totally bring me back to my childhood! This popcorn sounds delicious, Christin! Love how festive it is!

  5. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Pop rocks on popcorn?!?! My mind is blown. It has been way too long since I’ve had Pop Rocks! Pinning this to try later!

  6. These firecracker treats are just so darn fun!! And with the white chocolate I bet this can be almost addicting!!

  7. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    What a fun recipe to make for Independence Day! And what a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen, too! I can see this going over wonderfully in my home, and I’m pinning this as a possibility for this coming weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh my gosh, Christin! This popcorn is so so festive and perfect for the 4th! I so need to make this for the holiday weekend!

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