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Popcorn snacks for your St. Patrick's Day parties

 

Last updated 3/11/2020 at 2:03pm

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St. Patrick's Day is a fitting kick-off celebration to spring when everything changes to green, much like the Emerald Isle herself. If beer, rivers and shakes can be turned a shamrock hue, why not popcorn? This recipe for Minty Green Popcorn Clusters is a crowd pleasing sweet treat. Looking for lighter, savory fare? Try adding a touch of fresh herbs, lemon zest and a dash of salt to a bowl of freshly made popcorn. Or try recipes like these: Rosemary Thyme Popcorn, Dilly Lemon Munch, Kale Lime Popcorn

Minty Green Popcorn Clusters

12 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn

4 cups mini marshmallows

2 tbsp butter or light olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp green food coloring

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

1 cup green candy-coated chocolate candies

Directions

1. Place popcorn in large mixing bowl.

2. In saucepan set over medium heat, melt marshmallows, butter and salt, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in food coloring and peppermint extract.

3. Immediately toss marshmallow mixture with popcorn; let cool for 2 to 3 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Toss with chocolate candies.

4. Shape 3 tablespoonfuls of popcorn mixture into small cluster; repeat with remaining popcorn mixture to make about 32 clusters. Place on waxed paper–lined baking sheet; let cool completely.

Notes

Everyone will be dancing a jig after one delicious bite of these minty green candy crunch clusters.

Tip: Food coloring can be found in the baking aisle of the supermarket or grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

Per 1 cluster

Calories 70

Fat 2g

Saturated Fat 1.5g

Cholesterol 5mg

Sodium 50mg

Carbohydrate 12g

Fiber 1g

Sugars 8g

Protein 1g

Courtesy popcorn.org

Kale Lime Popcorn

10 cups popped popcorn

1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted

Zest of 1 lime

2 tablespoons lime juice

¼ cup crushed kale chips

Directions

Place popcorn in a large bowl.

Wisk lime zest, lime juice and margarine together. Toss to coat popcorn.

Sprinkle kale over popcorn, missing to distribute evenly.

 

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