‘Lucky’ Popcorn Mix for St. Patrick’s Day

This ‘lucky’ candy-coated popcorn mix is an addictive sweet and salty treat for St. Patrick’s Day. Quick and easy to make to snack on and share, adjusting to your taste using with the mix-ins of your choice. Add some gold to the mix, known to attract leprechauns!

Are you feeling lucky? Oh good, because have a sweet and salty treat that’s quick and easy to make, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

 This popcorn mix is a favorite ‘go-to’ treat! The sweet and salty combination of popcorn, nuts, pretzels and candy is addictive, making it hard to resist and a crowd-pleaser!

More of a procedure than a recipe, you can vary this mix to your taste, changing the candy, sprinkles and quantities of ingredients.

I’ve made a festive version of this popcorn party mix to celebrate Football SeasonHalloweenThanksgivingChristmasJuly 4thEaster, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve

This snack mix starts with popcorn and candy coating or almond bark. I use a ratio of 6 cups of popcorn per 16 ounce package of candy coating / almond bark, but you can adjust the candy coating-to-popcorn ratio to your taste. Pop your corn using your preferred method, removing any old maids or unpopped kernels and set aside.

I prefer CandiQuik brand for the convenience of the microwave disposable tray, but any brand of candy coating / almond bark will work. You can find almond bark on the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.

Melt the candy coating according to the package directions, then mix with your popcorn in a large bowl, stirring well until evenly coated. Spread the coated popcorn on wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet(s) to set. Add your decorative sprinkles to your popcorn while the coating is still warm and allow it to cool. I used Wilton green and white sprinkles for a little St. Paddy’s Day color.

Once the candy coating is set, (about 15 minutes) break into pieces. Mix in salted nuts, pretzels and candy of choice. I used some green M&M’s and sprinkled in a leprechaun’s stash of edible gold, aka ROLOs, for luck! ☘️

Store in an airtight container until ready to give or serve.

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☘️ Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

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  21 comments for “‘Lucky’ Popcorn Mix for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. March 15, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Hi Mary, I’m feeling lucky! 🍀🍀🍀 I made a Christmas batch of your popcorn mix before with the reindeer corn, it was a hit and oh so tasty! Thanks for continuing to inspire us with your recipes and tables. Erin go Bragh! ☘️💚☘️

  2. March 15, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Yum Mary! Thanks for another easy recipe! 🍀

  3. March 15, 2019 at 6:47 am

    This Eagles fan is going to have to look for those green and white sprinkles Mary:@) Anyone would be lucky to have a big bowl of your popcorn to nosh on-Happy St. Patty’s Day Weekend!

  4. March 15, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Mary, I always love your popcorn mixes! They always look so festive for each holiday. Happy weekend and St. Paddy’s Day ☘️💚☘️

  5. March 15, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Anyone would be lucky to have a bowl of your sweet and salty popcorn treat Mary! I love the gold rolos included! Happy St. Pat’s Day weekend!

  6. erstillabower@yahoo.com
    March 15, 2019 at 9:13 am

    HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!! ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

  7. March 15, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I’d love a bowl of your lucky popcorn mix, Mary. The leprechaun gold thrown in is a happy surprise. I think Cissy and I will make a Springtime version of your mix for Easter treats! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. Cyndi Raines
    March 15, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Yes, this is a wonderful treat! Made it at Christmas time and we all loved it, very addictive! It looks very tempting in your large glass canister, with all the wonderful salty nuts and pretzels and the sweetness of the chocolate, YUM! ☘☘Happy St. Patrick’s Day. ☘

  9. Kaye Moore
    March 15, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Absolutely wonderful. Can’t stop eating it. You are amazing

  10. March 15, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Looks good!

  11. Sharon Gardner
    March 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Do the green M&M’s have to be special ordered?

    • March 15, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      No I found them at Target a couple of weeks ago, they’re a seasonal color. Party City also sells a version of chocolate coated candy in all colors year round.

  12. March 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    You always have the most clever ideas, Mary! Your blog is a feast for the eyes!

  13. Hetty
    March 15, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    May joy and peace surround you,
    contentment latch your door,
    and happiness be with you now
    and bless you evermore!

  14. Eloise Fitzsimmons
    March 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Mary, I love your blog, And have used many of the recipes.I’ve spent the last 1/2 hour searching for your cornbread with broccoli . I don’t delete any of your posts, so I don’t know where it went. I also checked your pinterest with no luck. I’m hoping to serve it next week to my bunco group. HELP ?

  15. March 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Mary, this is a fun easy treat for St. Paddy’s Day and one my readers would enjoy!

    I’m putting together a post on March 9 about green food for St. Paddy’s. Would you consider allowing me to include a picture of the mix with the link for the recipe back to your blog.

    My blog is called My Hubbard Home.

    Please let me know if your are interested by leaving me an email at:

    many thanks
    My Hubbard Home.com

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