St. Paddy’s Popcorn with Junior Mints and Pistachios

Popcorn with Junior Mints and Pistaschios

There’s nothing like a night-time snack to munch on while watching TV or movies!

Years ago, I learned the little secret of adding Junior Mints to freshly popped, warm popcorn, from my roommate and her best friend. (I think the year was 1989!)

Those girls never went to a movie without mixing the two together in the theatre, or making it up at home. And then I tried it … :)

It really is a yummy treat, and fun for St. Paddy’s Day coming up on Sunday.

This would be a great treat for a Sunday Night Movie Night!

Popcorn with Junior Mints and Pistaschios

You can also add butter if you want, which will hold it together better, but the popcorn we make is usually plain (fewer calories).

I use microwave popcorn, stock up on the candy at Dollar Tree, and the best place to buy pistachio nuts is to buy the bag from Costco. Lately we’ve been eating a lot of pistachios (did you try this Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon yet?), so the larger bag works for us!

Popcorn with Junior Mints and Pistaschios

Here’s what you need:
Your favorite popcorn
Junior Mints
1/4-1/2 cup pistachio nuts
Butter (optional)

Here’s how you make it:
Pop the popcorn.
Add the Junior Mints and pistachios.
Mix together. YUM!

Yes, the goodies fall to the bottom of the bowl, but that’s the fun part of eating popcorn while watching a movie.

The bowl gets devoured anyway, so it doesn’t really matter!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!

Since popcorn is the new rave right now, what’s your favorite combination?

9 comments on “St. Paddy’s Popcorn with Junior Mints and Pistachios”

  1. I was surprised to find that I like the Skinny Pop Popcorn with black pepper.

  2. Now that I”m obsessed with trying this combination…I need to pick a movie to go with it.

  3. Ha – this is awesome. I totally used to buy Junior Mints at the movie theater to go with my popcorn. Yummy combination! :)

  4. I mix “kettle corn” popcorn with Terra Veggie chips and soy nuts then add Hershey’s Chocolate Drops or Tollhouse chocolate chips. Yum! And having “veggie” and “soy” items makes it a healthy snack – right???!!!

  5. My kids would love this so much!

  6. My kids love popcorn and this wouldn’t last long around them!

  7. YES!! I love popcorn with added nuggets of flavor. The jr. mints are a no brainer and I love the addition of crunchy pistachios. Perfect for watching all the march madness basketball games!

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