Candy Popcorn

Hello friends!

 Today I have an amazing and simple recipe for candy popcorn! This isn’t your average candy popcorn that is hard and dry, and it isn’t like a candy popcorn coated in caramel. It is unique and fabulous and totally customizable. This candy popcorn recipe is straight from my mom’s recipe book. When she told me about it I couldn’t wait to try. I was expecting it to be a like a pink popcorn (who remembers the big bricks of pink popcorn?! I used to get them every time we went to the zoo!) but it is definitely it’s very own thing. 

Every time we make it, everyone is says, “what IS this and how do I make it?!” This candy popcorn stays fresh for days…if it lasts that long. 

We have done many different colors. My favorite is green for St. Patrick’s Day! I have also done green for Christmas, then sprinkled red hearts to make Grinch candy popcorn. Pink is also adorable and and purple is my little cousins favorite. 

If you do not have an air popper I HIGHLY suggest getting one. Once you use it, microwave popcorn will never be as good. Even if you pop some for movie night and pour some hot butter over the top and salt…so good. You can click below to purchase one from amazon, I linked a great one! 

Do no forget to separate out the left over kernels and hard parts… we want you to keep your sweet tooth, not break it!

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Don’t forget we have a new spatula(s) of the month…. SOOOO CUTE! (I’ll link it below with the air popper! Just clock the pictures and it will take you where you need to go to find out more!)



Candy Popcorn

Fun and delicious, this candy popcorn is the perfect snack or dessert. Not too hard to chew and melts in your mouth! Best part you can make it any color!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings



  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels not popped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring of your choice


  • Combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla over medium heat until it is all dissolved and begins to boil.
  • While the sugar mixture is cooking, pop the kernels in an air popper letting them pop into a large bowl. Make sure to separate the unpopped kernels and hard pieces out.
  • When the mixture begins to boil, add food coloring.
  • Remove from burner and pour over popcorn, using a rubber spatula to stir and coat the popcorn.
  • Once coated, spread out over a cookie sheet so it can cool down.
  • enjoy!
Keyword candy popcorn, colored popcorn, pink popcorn, Popcorn Ball Recipe, Popcorn Dessert
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