Need a fun snack or treat for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than my St. Patrick’s Day Cracker Jack. Air-popped popcorn mixed with sweet candy coating makes the perfect green treat for the holiday.
Holiday Food & Fun
I love a good theme. Holidays are the perfect excuse to create a theme for your home decor or a party. St. Patrick’s Day seems like the perfect reason to go green.
Todd’s favorite color is green, so using that plus the holiday to bring some Luck of the Irish into our home just seems perfect. I’m not a green fan per say (I’m more into Halloween honestly) but using St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to pull green into things just works for us.
Finding food that is green to help celebrate the holiday is a chore sometimes. Typically, if I think about green food I think of something gross and expired. I know I can’t be the only one here.
Creating a green cracker jack just seemed to be the perfect complement to the holiday. It’s fun, for sure. It’s also versatile. It works wonderfully as a snack to send to school with the kids. And taking it to work for your co-workers to enjoy also is a special treat for the holiday.
St. Patrick’s Day Cracker Jack
Making and sharing holiday food with other’s just makes me happy. It also helps out that everyone loves snacks. Really; who doesn’t?
Taking a batch of St. Patrick’s Day cracker jack to any party will make you the life of the party. Even without the green beer.
It also gives you a great reason to avoid getting pinched. You made green cracker jack. It’s your get out of jail free card.
So this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the holiday with a batch of St. Patrick’s Day Cracker Jack. If nothing else, maybe it will bring you good luck. I know if you share it with others, it’s good karma.
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St. Patrick’s Day Cracker Jack
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tbsp light Karo syrup
- 1 cup water
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp green food coloring
- 4 cups air-popped popcorn
- Place sugar, Karo, water and butter into a saucepan. Stir in vinegar.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Turn heat to low and boil until a candy thermometer reads 240F.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in baking soda dissolved in vanilla and food coloring.
- Pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Mix gently to coat.
- Spread candy coated popcorn on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment. Allow to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Need more party recipes? Don’t forget to make my Best-Ever Homemade French Onion Dip to take. You will truly be the life of the party.
That looks delicious and is so fun. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.
Such a fun and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The littles LOVE popcorn so they’ll be totally bananas over these. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much, CoCo
This looks so festive, fun, and yummy! My kids will love this. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning for later! Have a great weekend Amy!
Kimberly Dsouza says
Interesting and fun idea. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
I’ve been craving popcorn this last week – but something with a twist! This looks like it will be a perfectly yummy treat.
I would also love if you would share the post over at my Friday with Friends Link Party!
So perfect for St. Paddy’s Day. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/03/over-moon-party.html
Well, this is my kind of snack. Thanks for the recipe. Happy St. Pat’s!
Miz Helen says
I pinned your awesome treat to my Irish Food Board! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,526. Have a great week and come back soon!
Richella J Parham says
I love this! Such a fun and simple way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve pinned the recipe; thank you for it.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Amy, love this take on cracker jacks!
Congratulations, you are being featured at the Friday with Friends link party 🙂