With Valentine’s Day over, and now St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I’ve been starting to pull out recipes for my favorite St. Patrick’s Day eats! One recipe I enjoy creating is my Lucky’s Shamrock Popcorn Treat! Now who is Lucky you may ask? Just a leprechaun from a story I heard as a child. Over the years, somehow it became “Lucky” who made the Shamrock Popcorn Treat for our family. With now a little one of my own, I decided to let “Lucky” created his Popcorn Treat for my little man. If you enjoyed my Valentine Popcorn Munch, you may enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day version! The steps are similar and the treat is fairly simple to make.
Bag of microwave popcorn
3 tbsp of butter
1.5 cups of mini marshmallows
4 tbsp of Green Jello mix (I prefer lime)
1 bag of white chocolate chips
green sugar sprinkles
optional: shamrock sprinkles
Place the butter in a saucepan with the heat set on low. Slowly stir the mini marshmallows into the melting butter. You don’t have to let the marshmallows completely melt, but just so that they soften. Stir in the jello mix to give the mix the green color!
Place your already popped popcorn in a bowl, and pour in the green marshmallow mixture. Stir with a spoon to make sure the green coats evenly. Once you have the popcorn coated green, place it in a baking pan. Pop it in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes at 300 degrees. If the popcorn appears sticky, heating it in the oven will help reduce the stickiness.
As for the white chocolate drizzle, use the directions on the bag to melt 1 cup or less of the chips. Be careful not to burn the white chocolate as this can give it a brown tint. Once melted, drizzle on the popcorn as it is laid out in a baking pan. Then quickly sprinkle on the green sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. Normally I like to add shamrock shaped sprinkles as well, but my grocery store had not made those available at the time of posting. Please the popcorn (still in the baking pan) in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. It may take long depend how much chocolate you used.
After the chocolate is harden, remove the popcorn and serve! You will probably need to break up some of the popcorn has it is has probably stuck together a larger sections. I just place mine in a big bowl for all to share.
My family actually prefers when I make the popcorn treat with the fat-free SmartPop since the green mixture and “accent” give the popcorn a nice sweet flavoring. Since I have quite a sweet tooth, I enjoy creating the munch with Kettle Korn! Either popcorn works, as does some of your regular microwaveable popcorn offerings.
Other St. Patrick’s Day Eats