Your children will love this fun Shark Bait Popcorn. Popcorn is drizzled with white and blue chocolate and decorated with a variety of candy to look like shark bait.
This Shark Bait Popcorn is perfect for giving to your children as an afterschool snack, a movie snack, or adding to their lunches as a fun snack.
Serve this shark-themed popcorn at kid’s summer birthday parties. One batch makes 8 servings and you can easily double it to feed a crowd.
This snack popcorn can be whipped up fast. The children can help drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn and decorate it with candy.
Shark Bait Popcorn is a fun way to transform popcorn into something magical.
When you think of summertime, what do you imagine? Beach parties and fireworks with friends or running through sprinklers in your backyard.
For some people, it is a time for grilling up delicious food like burgers and hot dogs-and when it comes to snacks during those hot months popcorn isn’t the only popular choice because it’s so easy to make!
But have you ever tried Shark Bait Popcorn before? This recipe will take your typical movie night snack underwater by adding peanuts and pretzels into the mix.
In about 30 minutes, you’ll have popcorn covered in blue and white chocolate mixed with fun ocean-themed candy ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE SHARK BAIT POPCORN
Popcorn is drizzled with white and blue melted chocolate and decorated with a variety of ocean-inspired candies for a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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SHARK BAIT POPCORN INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Shark Bait Popcorn recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a special snack your family will love. You can easily find the ingredients at your local grocery store or online through Amazon.
All you need is:
- white chocolate candy melts
- royal blue candy melts
- light blue candy melts
- blue sprinkles
- gummy fish
- colored sixlet candies
- gummy sharks
- pretzel goldfish
- plain and peanut M&M’s
- graham cracker goldfish
SHARK BAIT POPCORN RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by popping the popcorn. Pour the popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Melt the white, royal blue, light blue chocolate separately. I used a melting pot, but you can also melt it in the microwave or stovetop.
With a fork, dip it into the white melted chocolate and with a loose wrist go back and forth with the chocolate, spreading it over lightly.
When done, do the same with the light blue melted chocolate.
Next, use the fork and dip it into the Royal Blue melted chocolate and with a loose wrist go back and forth with the chocolate, spreading it over lightly.
Quickly sprinkle the candy and sprinkles over the popcorn.
Allow the popcorn to cool before serving.
In about 30 minutes, you’ll have a fun shark-themed popcorn treat that’s sure to become a new favorite!
SHARK BAIT POPCORN TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a fun treat with popcorn, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE SHARK BAIT POPCORN?
This popcorn snack is easy to whip up for a snack or a party. This Shark Bait Popcorn recipe takes approximately 30 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 5 minutes to pop the popcorn
- Close to 10 minutes to melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the popcorn
- Around 5 minutes to decorate the chocolate with candy and sprinkles
- 10 minutes to cool the popcorn
HOW DO I STORE SHARK BAIT POPCORN?
You can store Shark Bait Popcorn in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days.
Keep popcorn at room temperature in a glass or plastic storage container.
CAN I USE ANY OCEAN THEMED CANDY TO MAKE THIS SHARK BAIT POPCORN?
Yes, you can use any ocean-themed candy to make this Shark Bait.
The candy and items I have listed in the ingredients are great suggestions but you can use any combination you want to make this popcorn even more like shark bait.
CAN I MAKE SHARK BAIT POPCORN AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Shark Bait Popcorn ahead of time. Simply keep the popcorn stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
This is a great way to make a big batch of this popcorn ahead of time for a child’s birthday party.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH SHARK BAIT POPCORN?
Shark Bait Popcorn goes well with a wide variety of snacks and drinks. These recipes would be great to serve together as a snack or at a child’s birthday.
Some of my personal favorites include:
CAN I USE HOMEMADE POPCORN INSTEAD OF MICROWAVABLE POPCORN?
Yes, you can use homemade popcorn in this recipe instead of microwavable popcorn. The steps will be pretty much the same.
Using microwavable popcorn saves a ton of time. You can season the homemade popcorn with some butter and salt or just leave it plain.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS POPCORN RECIPE?
This fun Shark Bait Popcorn recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding some licorice to look like fishing lines. YUM!
SHARK BAIT POPCORN RECIPE
- 8 cups popcorn or 1 ½ 3.3 oz bag microwave popcorn
- 6 ounces white chocolate candy melts
- 6 ounces royal blue candy melts
- 6 ounces light blue candy melts
- Blue Sprinkles
- Gummy Fish
- Colored Sixlet Candies
- Gummy Sharks
- Pretzel Gold Fish
- Plain and Peanut M&M’s
- Graham Cracker Gold Fish
- Begin by popping the popcorn.
- Pour the popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- Melt the white, royal blue, light blue chocolate separately. I used a melting pot, but you can also melt it in the microwave or stovetop.
- With a fork, dip it into the white melted chocolate and with a loose wrist go back and forth with the chocolate, spreading it over lightly.
- When done, do the same with the light blue melted chocolate.
- Next, use the fork and dip it into the Royal Blue melted chocolate and with a loose wrist go back and forth with the chocolate, spreading it over lightly.
- Quickly sprinkle the candy and sprinkles over the popcorn.
- Allow the popcorn to cool before serving.
Shark Bait Popcorn is the perfect party appetizer for kids who love to watch Shark Week.
This fun dessert isn’t something you want them eating every day, but it’s quick and easy enough that they can whip up in between shows on their favorite channel!
Be sure to buy some extra candy because your little shark will be eager to pick out his or her favorites while gobbling down this bite-sized treat.
I hope you enjoy this fun kid’s popcorn recipe as much as my family does!
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