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Our Unicorn Popcorn Recipe is Easy and Fun

As a rule, I don’t go out of my way to make every day special for my kids. LOL! That was the best lie EVER! I seriously try to make each day fun and one thing we did the other day was put together a quick and fun mini unicorn party for a playdate. Dude, when I busted out this unicorn popcorn, there were squeals.


I win.

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Unicorn Popcorn

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, you’ll find a lot of unicorn content… Friends, it’s an insane amount unicorn crafts, food, and DIYs. Just type “unicorn” in the search box and prepare to be wowed (or overwhelmed). :)

Last week, we made this tasty unicorn popcorn as a movie night treat. And let me tell you, it tastes as magical as I imagine unicorn popcorn should. Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make this, the Best of Unicorn Food Ideas

  • Make sure your popcorn is still warm and the chocolate isn’t too hot. It will shrink your popcorn. Make sure everything falls into the “warm” category and you’ll be fine.
  • If you decide not to use candy melts but want to use regular chocolate, keep in mind that it’s will be a little more oily and can take longer to set.
  • For maximum squeals, be generous with the sprinkles. Sprinkles maximize magic – it’s a scientific fact.

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How Do I Make this Unicorn Popcorn?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a unicorn party ideas playlist on YouTube, here is our unicorn popcorn video tutorial.

Yield: 4

Unicorn Popcorn Recipe

unicorn popcorn recipe in a pink bowl on a white background
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 5 cups popcorn, popped
  • 1 ½ cups pink candy melts
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut oil
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • Aqua-colored jelly beans
  • Pink and red M&Ms


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and spread out your popcorn on it.
  2. Place candy melts and coconut oil in a bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, until completely melted.
  3. Pour melted candy on top of popcorn. Mix until most of the popcorn is covered with the candy. overhead view of sweet candied unicorn popcorn recipe in a pink bowl on a white background
  4. Pour colorful sprinkles over the newly-coated popcorn and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Place popcorn in a large bowl and top with jelly beans and M&Ms. Serve in individual bowls
  6. Enjoy! photo collage of how to make unicorn popcorn


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 101gFiber: 1gSugar: 64gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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More Unicorn Party Ideas You Might Like

  • DIY Unicorn Headband – A super fun party activity would be letting each kiddo make their very own unicorn horn. I am seriously considering this for our next birthday.
  • Easy Unicorn Pin Board – If you’re wanting to make a unicorn-themed gift for your birthday girl, this is an awesome idea. And so simple, it can be made in just minutes!
  • Free Printable Unicorn Party Game – Need a whole party for the group to play? Don’t worry, this is going to occupy them for a bit!

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