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Candied Popcorn + Sangria on the Fourth

Happy almost Fourth of July! Seriously, are you as excited as I am?! Naturally, I’m already thinking about what I’ll be eating and drinking this weekend [duh]. So, I rounded up a festive sip and snack for you — candied popcorn + sweet sangria!

You already know I’m better at presenting food than I am cooking it. So, as always, these are simple and sweet recipes that will look stellar on your snacks table… [sorry, diet].

Patriotic Popcorn | serves 4

Ingredients: 6 cups popcorn | 1 cup white Candy Melts | Assorted sprinkles in festive colors

Directions: Place popcorn in a festive serving bowl. Heat Candy Melts on the stove according to package instructions. Pour melted candy evenly over popcorn and mix well. Add colorful sprinkles (we chose red, blue and silver stars) and serve.

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Laurens-Lyst-Fourth-of-July-Popcorn

Laurens-Lyst-Fourth-of-July-Popcorn

Laurens-Lyst-Fourth-of-July-Popcorn

Sangria | serves 6-8

Ingredients: 1 bottle of red wine (suggested Pinot Noir) | 2 cups cranberry juice | 1 cup brandy | 1.5 cups soda water | 2 large oranges (1 juiced, 1 sliced) | 1/2 cup simple syrup | 2 cups blueberries | 2 cups raspberries | 1 large apple | 1 cup strawberries | Ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients (except soda water and ice) in your dispenser. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours. Add soda water before serving. Pour over ice and garnish each glass with a fresh strawberry.

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Laurens-Lyst-Sangria

Laurens-Lyst-Sangria

Laurens-Lyst-Sangria

Laurens-Lyst-Fourth-of-July-Snacks

Laurens-Lyst-Fourth-of-July-Snacks

Romper: Forever 21 | Bracelet: Similar Here | Sangria Dispenser: Pottery Barn | Bowls: Similar Here

Click here to see Fourth of July party ideas and here for more festive snacks!

Photos by Annie Shak