Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch

Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch

Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch is a sweet & salty combination of white chocolate covered popcorn, pretzels, nuts, red and blue milk chocolate candies.

Quick and easy to throw together at the

 last minute for July 4th holiday snacking!


I found Snyder’s Patriot-Shaped Pretzels at the grocery store~ limited edition patriotic pretzels in the shapes of flags, stars and liberty bells!


I followed the same procedure as with my Halloween popcorn blend, but sprinkled some All American nonpareils on the white chocolate coated popcorn while the coating was still warm.

Start with 5 cups of popped popcorn.

You’ll need 12 oz. of white candy coating or baking chips.


I used Ambrosia White Bark Coating since that was what was at my grocer’s, but any vanilla almond bark, white chocolate chips or candy melts will work.

Melt chocolate according to package directions and toss in a large bowl with your popcorn.


Spread the coated popcorn on a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet(s) to cool and set. If you want to add decorative red & blue sprinkles, add them while the candy coating is still warm.

You can place your baking sheet(s) in the refrigerator to speed up the setting process.


Once your cooled popcorn is set, break into chunks, stir in red & blue chocolate candies, and mix in some nuts and pretzels.


You can adjust your candy coating-to-popcorn ratio, add more or fewer nuts & pretzels, add some cereal~ chex or cheerios~ to your popcorn blend.

Exercise your Independence and toss

in anything salty or sweet!


Store in an airtight container~

serve in decorative pails, bags, or cups!


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  36 comments for “Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch

  1. Cheryl
    July 3, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Yum…my kind of snack! Love the patriotic candy containers. Makes me want to have a party! :)

  2. July 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Great snack for tomorrow ! You always have so many clever ideas! Mary you Rock!🇺🇸🍉

  3. Sandi Lee
    July 3, 2013 at 8:19 am

    You are just too smart-what a brilliant idea! Have a great Fourth!!!

  4. Barbara Scola
    July 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

    You always have the most creative ideas. This is a great snack to take to a 4th Party. They will think I am the creative one!!!! Will share the info..

  5. paula
    July 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Looks yummy !! Heading out to the store AND getting my supplies, this will be a winner for the 4th!
    Thanks for sharing!
    p.s. I bet you are popular with family, friends, and neighbors with all your wonderful yummy dishes!! :)

  6. dpasco
    July 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    How festive! I haven’t come across the patriotic pretzels. Have a great Fourth of July!

  7. July 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Sweet and salty… and so festive!!! What a fun nibble for Independence day!

  8. July 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

    you never miss a moment of sparkling fun!

  9. July 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for sharing this festive recipe, Mary!! Those patriotic pretzels are great (I hope I can find some at our store), and I love anything with white chocolate! :) This all looks so pretty for the Fourth of July and easy, too. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!!



  10. July 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Yummy! the only problem with this stuff is that I cannot stop eating it!!

  11. July 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Oh- that sounds so good it sounds like I would eat more than I serve! xo Diana

  12. July 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Good Afternoon Mary, Funnily enough I bought my first bag of pretzels last weekend…. I have never eaten them before and I loved them. I love the idea of chocolate covered popcorn…. it is so wicked, but sounds delicious.
    I think I shall be making this pretzel, popcorn crunch…. not too much though as I think I will over indulge.
    Have a wonderful 4th July holiday.
    Best Wishes

  13. July 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    What a perfect patriotic snack for the 4th, Mary! Thanks for sharing your sweet and salty snack mix. YUM!

  14. Susan
    July 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

    LOVE!!! I’ve never made ANYTHING that you suggest that my friends and family didn’t love!! This will be a winner, I just know it!! Have a safe 4th of July!!

  15. Pam N.
    July 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Great snack idea. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!

  16. July 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Delicious looking snack, Mary…so cleverly presented, too. I just love everything you create, honest!

  17. July 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Mary, those patriotic shaped pretzels were just the thing to throw into this mix! If I made this, I would never stop eating it! I hope you have a wonderful July 4th!

  18. Peggy Thal
    July 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Yummy red, white and blue. Something fun for everyone. Thank you!

  19. July 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I want to make this to take to our daughters! It sounds delish; I love sweet and salty! Thanks, Mary and have a great 4th. XO, Pinky I will be pisting my 4th post in a few hours:)

  20. July 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    You come up with the neatest finds …and what’s more, you come up with such unusual and fun things to do with those finds!!!

  21. July 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Patriotic pretzels! Who knew and how cute! The popcorn-pretzel mix looks so good and making me hungry. :)

  22. July 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I’m going straight to the store and look for the Patriotic pretzels. So clever, so cute, and so so patriotic I’m sure your Fourth will be perfect. Enjoy the day with family and friends.

  23. July 4, 2013 at 1:09 am

    This is so awesome Mary!! I have to try it! Happy Fourth of July! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie

  24. July 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    How cute, Mary! Our market used to carry the Snyder’s pretzels, but I haven’s seen them in several months. My daughters love the PB pretzels!

    LOVE the presentation of the snack mix. Too cute!

  25. July 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This is too cute, you always find the most fun stuff, flag and star pretzels, who knew!! You are ready for a fabulous 4th!

  26. July 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Leave it to you to find patriotic pretzels! This looks both delicious and adorable.

  27. July 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    This looks like a great munchie Mary! I haven’t seen those pretzels but they sure are fun:@) Hope you’re having a nice weekend! We’re… melting…

  28. July 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I’m pinning this to my red, white and blue board! A delicious and beautiful snack, Mary!

  29. July 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    So cute!

    – The Tablescaper

  30. July 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    You always create the perfect treats for the holidays!…love the popcorn and pretzels…and the presentation is wonderful…love those containers!

  31. renee53
    July 8, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Love your blog and how easy and festive your patriotic crunch is! Pinned…

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