World Cup Fever: Soccer Popcorn

I was trying to think of black and white food to make for the World Cup this year, and I thought of a recipe I found on Pinterest for Cookies ‘n Cream Popcorn. Cute, right? I wanted to see if there were any other recipes like this, so I searched for “soccer popcorn” and I came across an actual trick they use in soccer called, you guessed it, the Popcorn! Watch the video if you don’t believe me! César said it’s actually really hard to do and takes tons of practice.

While I was explaining to César what I was making, he told me that they no longer play with black and white soccer balls in professional soccer. Like, eons ago they changed that. What?! Nobody let me in on this change! I doubt I’m not the only person who didn’t know that.

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The hubby really hasn’t been too absorbed by the World Cup. He just has to know the scores of every game, and he has to watch his own team, Argentina, play. I can handle that much! 😉 To celebrate a week and a half of World Cup madness gone by, I made Soccer Popcorn!

Cookies n' Cream Popcorn is the perfect snack for a soccer-themed party!Without further ado, here’s the beautiful recipe!

Soccer Popcorn

(a.k.a. Cookies ‘n Cream Popcorn)

5 cups popped popcorn (I made it on the stove)
14 Oreos (take out the cream in the middle)
8 oz. almond bark (vanilla flavored; I used THIS* kind)

  1. Crush the Oreo cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Lay out the popcorn on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Add the crushed Oreos to the popcorn and stir around.
  2. Put the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave for 20 seconds more and stir. If the almond bark still has some lumps, microwave again for another 20 seconds.
  3. Pour the smooth almond bark over the Oreo and popcorn mixture. Stir everything together with a spatula.
  4. Serve while still a little warm, or you can put it in the fridge for an hour or so until the popcorn is somewhat hard.

Serves 4-6

Recipe adapted from Erica’s Sweet Tooth (originally on Sing For Your Supper)

I attemped to make Soccer Popcorn BALLS, but they didn’t work out. The popcorn was much too warm when I tried forming it into balls, so I put it in the fridge for an hour. When I pulled it out of the fridge, the popcorn was now way too hard. I know that if I had placed popcorn in aluminum foil and wrapped it like a ball (and repeated the process until all the popcorn was gone) and then put it in the fridge, I would have had cute little soccer popcorn balls. Try it!

Cost to make Soccer Popcorn

Popcorn – $0.19
Oil – $0.24
Oreos – $1.16
Almond bark – $1.89
Total cost – $3.48

Did you know that they don’t use black and white soccer balls (professionally) anymore?

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  1. Soooo…was the soccer popcorn delicious? Did you watch the U.S. last night? CRAZY! PINNED! I want to go try that popcorn trick now. 🙂 recently posted…You have until the count of 3! (or 5)My Profile

    • Oh, yeah! I totally forgot to say how I felt about the popcorn! It was a wonderful treat (for soccer watching) even if soccer balls are no longer black and white. 😉

      I watched the ending of that game with the hubs, and I could not believe it ended in a tie! I was mad, and I don’t even care about it as much as he does!

      Thanks so much for pinning 🙂 Let me know when you master the trick!

  2. Cristina says:

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My kids would love this! They’re all so into the World Cup ~ I’ll make it for the England game today (their Dad is English)… Thank you for a fun recipe ~ Julia 🙂
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  4. YUM! Going to have to give this recipe a try. GAnd I had no idea they don’t use black and white soccer balls for professional games anymore. Fun little tidbit! Did you throw away the oreo cookie middle or use it in another recipe? I wonder if one could buy just the cookie part of an oreo … I need to Google that!!
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    • I actually threw it away, but maybe you could use it for something else. Let me know if you do find a way to use it! I hope you like the popcorn. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. This looks so delicious!! I love the idea of soccer ball themed food for the world cup, and I’m a big cookies and cream fan! Pinned this 🙂
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  6. This looks so good! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We are always thrilled to have you. Please stop by tonight at 7 pm and party with us. It’s a thrill to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
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