Key Lime Pie Popcorn

Do you have any family traditions?  One thing that we try to do with our kids each week is Friday movie night with pizza and popcorn.  Last week I created this  Key Lime Pie Popcorn for our night together.

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Key Lime Pie Popcorn - a tropical twist to chocolate covered popcorn
It’s that time of year when Spring is just around the corner teasing us here in the Midwest.

We had a few mild days, and then a winter storm came through and dumped about 9 inches of wet, cold snow on us.  The good thing is that it is supposed to be warming up again, and that snow should melt.  I am starting to get anxious for warm weather, although I shouldn’t complain because we have had the mildest winter ever.  This is the first real snow storm all year.

But it still has me dreaming of warm beach weather.All the fun new spring flavors at the stores are really putting me into that warm weather mode too.  Citrus must be the flavor for the spring season.  I have seen so many different products using key lime, orange, and lemonade.  It has me craving these Key Lime Cheesecake Cookie Bars too!

Key Lime Pie Popcorn - a tropical twist to chocolate covered popcorn

 Duncan Hines has a new frosting creations packet in the key lime flavor.  I grabbed a few of those when I saw them at Walmart.  Key lime makes me think about Key West every single time.

My hubby and I went to Key West for our honeymoon, and then we also stopped there on one of the cruises that we went on a few years later.  Both times we were there, we had the Key Lime cheesecake at Kermit’s cheesecake shop.  I love the chocolate covered Key Lime pie on a stick.  So, immediately my mind went to key lime pie when I bought the flavor packet.

Key Lime Pie Popcorn - a tropical twist to chocolate covered popcorn

And because we have popcorn all the time, I decided to try another fun flavor.  How does Key Lime Pie Popcorn sound?  I added graham cracker chunks to mimic the pie crust and marshmallows…well, the marshmallows just because I love them in chocolate covered popcorn :-)

Then I added the key lime flavor packet to the melted chocolate (I love using CandiQuik because it melts so well) before pouring it on the popcorn.   Put the popcorn on a tray and let it set up before breaking it into chunks.

Key Lime Pie Popcorn - a tropical twist to chocolate covered popcorn

Chocolate drizzle over all the chunks was the perfect extra touch.  Eating handfuls of this totally transported me back to the beach on Key West.

 

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Key Lime Pie Popcorn

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10 cups

Key Lime Pie Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn gets a blast of summer flavor with a key lime coating.

Ingredients

8 cups popped popcorn
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups graham cracker chunks
10 oz. white melting chocolate (CandiQuik)
1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creation Key Lime Pie
2 oz. chocolate melting chocolate (CandiQuik)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl toss the popcorn, marshmallows, and graham cracker chunks. Melt the white chocolate according to the directions. Stir in the flavor packet. Pour over the popcorn and toss until coated.
  2. Spread the popcorn on a large baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes. Remove and break apart the popcorn into chunks. Drizzle with the melted chocolate topping. Let set again. Store in a sealed container for 3-5 days. Makes about 10 cups.

Notes

If you can't find the Key Lime flavor, feel free to substitute with any of the Duncan Hines flavors.

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Here a few of my favorite desserts that get me thinking about the beach with their tropical flavors:

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake 2

Orange Creamsicle Cake

almond joy popcorn 2

Almond Joy Popcorn

mango coconut donut3
Mango Coconut Donuts

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge 1-redo

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

Tropical desserts from around the web:
Lemon Tart from Shugary Sweets
Key Lime Pie Rice Krispie Treats from Mallow and Co.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie from Averie Cooks

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Comments

  1. Tanya says

    Are you kidding? Oh my gosh Jocelyn, this has to be the yummiest popcorn ever! I not just saying that. I love Key lime!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      It never crossed my mind until I saw those flavor packets at the store!!! I love making fun popcorn!!!

  2. says

    OMG this is awesome Jocelyn! And so nostalgic – I’ve tried Key Lime Popcorn once on vacation last summer at a gourmet popcorn shop. I never thought I could make it at home but omg the possibilities! Love the graham cracker chunks too :D

    Enjoy your weekend!
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    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      No way!!! There really is a key lime pie popcorn somewhere? I’m guessing every flavor is probably likely to be found at gourmet shops!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      We all totally understand…I have been pretty busy too and not been commenting like I want too! Thanks for stopping by!!!

  3. says

    WOW! I absolutely luv your recipes! So creative and yummy. Thanks for taking the time to record them for all of your followers. It makes delectable treats become within our reach. Just bought some popcorn:)

    BTW, love your theme..I have the same one except I use hearts. Great minds think alike!

    Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Thank you and I had to come check out “our” theme. Yours is too cute with the hearts!!!

  4. Katie says

    I love key lime so I will definitely try this!

    Hubby and I also went to Key West on our honeymoon and are going back in September for our first anniversary. There is an amazing picture he took of me enjoying my very first bite of a chocolate covered key lime pie on a stick while we were down there. Let’s just say it looks like I am enjoying it A LOT :-) I can’t wait to go back this year and eat more amazing food and relax!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      That sounds like a fun trip! I want to take our kids sometime too. And that choc covered key lime pie on a stick is so heavenly!!!

  5. PC says

    So…okay. You know that Chester Cheetah popcorn they sell in the store? You think that would be an acceptable substitute? I work in a nursing home, and we have to be real careful of hulls.

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