This rainbow popcorn is not only pretty and sweet, but it’s so easy to make! The kids can help whip up a batch for an afternoon snack or a fun party treat.
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love popcorn. I don’t know when this obsession started, but the love is real. I mean, we’ve made Samoa Popcorn, which is flavored like one of the BEST Girl Scout cookies ever imagined. I’ve also shared Frozen Popcorn (for the movie).
But, lately, it’s been all the rage here to make unicorn and rainbow treats at our house. So, we’re now enjoying a fantastic bowl of rainbow popcorn. Are you ready for yours?! Let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this Colored Popcorn
- Make sure your popcorn is still warm and that the candy melts aren’t too hot. If everything’s not in the “warm” zone, you run the risk of shrinking your popcorn.
- Feel free to add more colors. This is just the set of colors I had on hand.
- If you want to add sprinkles or marshmallows, add them before the candy melts harden again. If you do, they’ll stick to the popcorn and the kids love it.
How Do I Make this Rainbow Popcorn?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a colored popcorn recipe playlist on YouTube, here is our rainbow popcorn video tutorial.
- 10 cups popped popcorn, divided
- 1 cup blue candy melts
- 1 cup red candy melts
- 1 cup yellow candy melts
- 1 cup green candy melts
- 4 tsp coconut oil, divided
- 4 medium-sized freezer bags
- M&Ms, for topping
- White gumballs, for topping
- Sprinkles, if desired
- Prepare a baking tray by lining it with wax paper and set aside.
- Add about 2 ½ cups of popcorn into each bag.
- Place each color of candy melts into a separate microwave safe bowl. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil to each bowl.
- Melt each bowl of candy per the instructions on the package.
- Pour one bowl of melted candy into one bag of popcorn, seal, and shake until the popcorn is covered. The kids LOVE to help with this part. Spread the popcorn onto the lined baking sheet. Repeat for every color.
- Allow to set for about 25 minutes on the counter or 10 minutes in the fridge. Once cooled and set, mix together. Serve in individual bowls and top with M&Ms, gum balls and sprinkles prior to serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 554Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 121gFiber: 1gSugar: 75gProtein: 1g
All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
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More Popcorn Recipe Ideas You Might Like
- Samoa Cookie Popcorn – Oh, yeah, just like that delicious Girl Scout cookie. You have to try making this fun candy popcorn recipe!
- Harry Potter Popcorn – Love caramel (or butterbeer)? We love it, too, and this popcorn is AMAZING!
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