Patriotic Caramel Corn {free 4th of July printables!}

Let’s continue with the patriotic theme here this week, shall we?

I took my favorite caramel corn in the whole wide world, a recipe from my dear friend Ann, and turned it into the happening-est 4th of July treat in town!

I usually associate this caramel corn with Christmas, as that’s when Ann brings a big bowl of it into the office each year. My family loves it so much that I always end up making at least a double batch every time, because it also happens to make just the perfect homemade gift. And we do love to give it! Our oldest daughter gets completely giddy filling up the little bags and attaching notes for family, friends, and teachers.

So I asked myself…why should this awesome treat be shunned at the peak of summer? There is no good reason! It’s the perfect time for Patriotic Caramel Corn!

I simply took the same caramel corn recipe I’ve been making for years, drizzled some melted white candy melts (12 oz. for 1 recipe of caramel corn) over it after the caramel corn had cooled in the pan, and then quickly and strategically sprinkled some red, white, and blue sprinkles over the melted white candy. After the white candy was completely set, I bagged the patriotic caramel corn individually. (Note: I also tried a batch using white chocolate instead of the white candy melts. The white chocolate was much softer and did not set up as well. I would not recommend it, especially if you intend to bag it.)

And then my friend Morgan designed the most fantastic set of 4th of July printables!

They are so much fun! 

And you can print them off for free!

Yes!

So don’t dilly-dally in your American spirit. Bag up some Patriotic Caramel Corn or some plain (yet insanely delicious!) caramel corn… and then tie on some festive ribbon and one of these snappy little 4th of July tags. You’ve instantly got yourself the most happening sweet treat in all the town!

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28 Responses to “Patriotic Caramel Corn {free 4th of July printables!}”

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    Elisabeth — June 8, 2012 at 9:37 am

    This looks like fun! Here’s another fun thing you may want to try…

    http://themagicapron.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/patriotic-popcorn/

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    Cassie — June 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    So fun. I love homemade caramel corn. I have a wonderful recipe and now I’m thinking about making it this weekend. I will have to add white chocolate to it too!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Love the patriotic spin on caramel corn – so fun and festive!

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    blog is the new black — June 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    this so cute and festive!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    So fun! Love this snack idea!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I love how creative you are with your patriotic treats lately! Keep ‘em coming!

    • Brenda replied on June 10th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks, Julia – I will! :)

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    Becca - Cookie Jar Treats — June 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Yum. I love caramel corn, but I haven’t had it in the longest time. And with all the festive twists you’re putting on things, it’s getting me more in the mood for the 4th of July :)

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    Nancy @ CouponClippingCook — June 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    What a festive and delicious idea. I just love the red, white, and blue sprinkles on this yummy looking caramel corn. (seriously, my mouth is watering…)

    • Brenda replied on June 10th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you, Nancy! :)

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    Paula — June 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    FUN!!

    • Brenda replied on June 10th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      THANKS!! ;)

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    Lynna — June 10, 2012 at 3:38 am

    these are adorable! :)

    • Brenda replied on June 10th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you, Lynna – nice to hear from you! (I’ve been meaning to try that mint ice cream, too!)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 11, 2012 at 3:03 am

    What a cute idea! I’ll have to make this for my niece and nephew. I’m sure they’ll be over then moon when they get these!

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    the wicked noodle — June 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

    LOVE!!! I am SO making these!

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    nest of posies — June 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

    this is perfect!

    we love popcorn at our house. so this will be a winner for sure. thanks for the printable!

    xo
    kellie

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    cluttercafe — June 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Very cute. This will be on the party list for sure! Thanks!

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    Katie — June 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I will forever be a patriot when it involves caramel corn. :)

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    Becky — June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    What a special treat for Independence Day! Love it! Please link up to Foodie Friday

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    Sweetsugarbelle — June 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I’m kind of obsessed with your blog! You always have the best ideas…

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    Christene Houston {Author - A Heart So Broken} — June 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Absolutely loving your patriotic nibbles. This looks great and thanks for the free printable!

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    Nicole — July 5, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Thanks so much for the great recipe and cute idea. I made this for the fourth, with the addition of red and blue M&Ms, and it was delicious!

    • Brenda replied on July 7th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it, too! :)

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