Celebrate Peter Pan with this Neverland Pirates Treasure Popcorn Mix!
Who is excited for PAN to come out today?! Is anyone heading to the theaters this weekend to see it? We are shipping out tomorrow – literally – on our cruise, so we’ll be waiting until we get back but I’m definitely excited to check it out. While I know it’s a very different take, I am hooked on Neverland. (pun intended) Bryan actually counted the number of Tinker Bells on our Christmas tree last year. It was over 5! It’s not just the Disney movie though; I love the book, the play, Finding Neverland, and definitely HOOK, too.
I bet there was a moment that you wished you didn’t have to grow up or, better yet, wish you could go back to being a kid. Sometimes being an adult is just hard. It’s a message that resonates with all of us. That and the desire to fly!
To celebrate Pan today, I decided to honor the Neverland Pirates and make a fun Pirates Treasure Popcorn Mix! It is so easy to make a dessert popcorn with melted white chocolate, and I love the fun Neverland touches tossed in. First, I found these awesome Crocodile Gummy Candy. These are hand down my favorite item in this popcorn. Poor Captain Hook!
Working with gum paste is super easy. I took a small piece of the gum paste from the bag, added a little dab of black food coloring, and kneaded it around until the color is distributed. Then, I rolled it into thin tubes on a cutting board and eventually shaped them into hooks and let them dry.
- 6-7 ounces white chocolate chips or white candy melts, melted
- 8-9 cups popped popcorn, lightly salted
- 1-2 cups of black M&Ms
- 1 small bag of Swedish Fish
- 1 small bag of Crocodile Gummy Candy
- 1 small bag of Gold Foiled Chocolate Coins
- Wilton Gum Paste and black food coloring
- On a large baking sheet or bowl, gently mix in the melted white candy/chocolate into the popped popcorn.
- Once chocolate is dry, gently break it apart into pieces.
- Add candy.
- Make sure to store well to keep it from going stale.
If you love Peter Pan and Neverland like I do or you just want to recreate the look of this recipe, you might also like these items:
- Black and White Popcorn Boxes
- Black and White Straws
- Treasure Map Tablecloth
- Buried Treasure Bunting Banner
- Treasure Chest Favor Boxes
- Captain Hook Hand
- Never Grow Up Pillow
PLUS, I am sharing with you some other fun Pan posts from my blogger friends below!
Pirate Munch Party Mix from Around My Family Table
Tiger Lily Truffles from Bread Booze Bacon
Pixie Bread from Home Made Interest
Neverland Pirates Treasure Popcorn Mix from The Love Nerds
Pan Quote Printables from Reasons to Skip the Housework
Pan Necklace Craft from Celebrating Family
Flying in the Clouds Pirate Punch from Lady Behind the Curtain
Anything is Possible Free Printable from Liz on Call
Talk Like a Pirate Treasure Hunt from A Whimsicle Life
Mermaid’s Milk from Popsiculture