We are starting to get into the St. Paddy’s spirit around here in anticipation of our Liam the Leprechaun’s arrival. He is a pretty naughty little guy but my kids love him. I thought that maybe this year we could add this to the trap the kids set. I even added golden nuggets (bubble gum from Party City) to further entice him!
This is what you will need for one big bowl:
-One bag each of green and lime green chocolate candy melts (I used Wilton brand found at Michael’s)
-(2) packages of microwave popcorn
-Green sprinkles, green sugar crystals, and a bag of bubble gum golden nuggets
-Microwave safe bowl
-Very large plastic bowl to put all popcorn in to toss
Pop both bags of popcorn, one at a time, and set one aside. Take one bag and spread the popcorn out on the cookie sheet making sure you take all of the unpopped kernels out. Put them in a small bowl. Pour the lime green chocolate candy melts in the microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.
Pour melted chocolate over popcorn on cookie sheet and slowly move around with a spatula until completely covered. Sprinkle sugar crystals and sprinkles before chocolate hardens and move around again until well coated. Place all this chocolate coated popcorn in your large bowl.
For full instructions with detailed photos check out my Valentine Popcorn post.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!