When it comes to making popcorn you don’t have to just go with the store bought kind in the bag. You can make your own right at home for a fraction of the cost and it will taste just as good, if not better. To make your homemade popcorn you will need popcorn kernels and a brown paper bag. Pour the kernels into the bag, fold the top over twice and heat in the microwave. In just 2 minutes you will have your very own homemade popcorn!
Now for the fun part, the toppings. The best things about homemade popcorn is that you can put whatever you want with your popcorn. You can add cheese, butter, chocolate, food coloring, M&M’s or even pretzels. Whatever your favorite sweet or salty treat is can be the perfect compliment for your popcorn. Here are some great popcorn topping ideas from The Busy Budgeting Mama.
However, I have an even better idea. If you remember my post from Tuesday, Ten Popcorn Ideas for Every Occasion, you will have seen so many great ideas that you can do with popcorn. One of my favorites is the colored popcorn.  It reminds me of the colored popcorn, Pop Secret Pop Qwiz Popcorn, from the 90’s that all my friends and I loved having our parents buy so we could see what color popcorn we would get. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up I thought green popcorn would be a fun treat.

To turn your popcorn into a lucky St. Patty’s Day treat you will need 1 cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons water and green food coloring. To prepare your coloring bring all the ingredients to a boil, over medium heat, for at least 3 minutes. Once all the ingredients are mixed together pour the hot syrup over the popcorn and stir to give your popcorn a colorful coat. If you want to store the treat for a later time I would recommend pouring out the popcorn onto wax paper and allow it to dry. Now you have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat for you and your friends!

What is your favorite popcorn treat? Have a great weekend!!


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