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Patriotic Popcorn
Do you LOVE the ReD, wHiTE and BlUE? Then this will make it even BETTER!
I found these adorable 4th of July cone covers designed by Heather of ChickaBug Blog and just had to make something to go in her very cool printable.   
After searching around for ideas, I set to work making some Red and Blue Popcorn which I made by coating popcorn in a bit of white chocolate and dry cake mix.    Yes, I wrote cake mix, and it turned out really, really good. I hope you’ll give it a try this 4th of July!

Patriotic Popcorn & Printable Cone Wrap
Ingredients for the Patriotic Treat:
Sugar Cones
Printable, (link in description and below in directions)
Glue Dots
Popcorn, popped, 4-6 cups depending on your taste, per color
1 Tbl. shortening, I used butter shortening, per color
1  cup white chocolate buttons, per color
1/2 cup cake mix, per color (I found these small bags of bright colored cake mix)  
Patriotic Popcorn

Pop the popcorn and have 4 cups ready in a bowl, with extra in reserve.
Spread waxed paper out for popcorn to set up on.

Print the awesome cone printable by clicking HERE which will take you to ChickaBug’s site. Thank you so much Heather for sharing with us at AMS!Patriotic Popcorn Cut out the cone cover. The printable has a ‘fold here’ line, but I wanted the cover to the top of the cone, and the fold lines did not show, so it was good either way you choose to do it.Patriotic Popcorn Wrap the wrapper around the cone Patriotic Popcorn And secure with glue dotsPatriotic Popcorn  

Pour chocolate wafers into a microwavable bowl; microwave for 20 seconds, stir.Patriotic Popcorn Microwave another 10 seconds and stir. Continue this process…Patriotic Popcorn Until it is smooth and completely melted. Patriotic Popcorn Add in the shortening and stir until melted well. Melt in microwave a few seconds if necessary. Patriotic Popcorn Now trust me on this, add in 1/2 cup of DRY cake mix and stir well.Patriotic Popcorn

Pour onto popped popcorn and stir; adding in more popped popcorn if needed.  Patriotic Popcorn When it is well combined spread out on waxed paper to set up. Patriotic Popcorn

Repeat the process for another colorPatriotic Popcorn Add in the shortening  Patriotic Popcorn Stir until melted Patriotic Popcorn Add in the other color of cake mix and stir wellPatriotic Popcorn

Allow the other color to dry on waxed paper also.
Now you have a wonderful treat to serve in these very clever cone covers. Patriotic Popcorn

Thanks again Heather at ChickaBugBlog for sharing your printable with us.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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