Cherri's Kitchen

Luck of the Irish

“It might be the luck of the Irish that St. Patrick’s Day comes at the end of winter, when the season of green is just a few days ahead.”

“If you’re planning a Paddy Party, offer up this festive sweet treat. Everyone will be dancing a jig after one delicious bite of these minty green candy crunch clusters.”

For more popcorn making ideas visit

Minty Green Popcorn Clusters

  • 12 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoon butter or light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon green food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup green candy-coated chocolate candies

1) Place popcorn in large mixing bowl.

2) In saucepan set over medium heat, melt marshmallows, butter and salt, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in food coloring and peppermint extract.

3) Immediately toss marshmallow mixture with popcorn; let cool for 2 to 3 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Toss with chocolate candies.

4) Shape 3 tablespoonfuls of popcorn mixture into small cluster; repeat with remaining popcorn mixture to make about 32 clusters.

Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet; let cool completely.

Yield: 32 clusters

Cherri Schmig

Contact Us

The Minneota Mascot
Address: 201 N. Jefferson
Minneota, MN 56264

Phone:(507) 872-6492