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Colorful Unicorn Popcorn For Movie Nights

Unicorn Candy Popcorn

Take traditional popcorn to the next level by using candy melts to create colorful Unicorn Popcorn. Not only does it look pretty, but it’s also a flavorful treat that kids absolutely love to eat. 

If you’re looking for a snack that is just as whimsical as it is delicious, then you’re going to fall head over heels for this Unicorn Popcorn recipe. It’s an explosion of color, sweetness, and all things sparkle, making it the perfect treat to bring a little bit of magic to your day. This recipe blends the simple pleasure of popcorn with the vibrant fun of unicorns, creating a snack that’s as delightful to look at as it is to munch on.

What Is Unicorn Popcorn?

Unicorn Popcorn is a flavorful, colorful treat consisting of freshly popped popcorn, colorful candy melts, and candy mist. These colors transform traditional white popcorn into something that looks magical to both children and adults.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I use microwave popcorn? Yes, you can. Just ensure it’s the unflavored variety, as you’ll be adding your own sweet unicorn magic!

  2. Can I use natural food coloring? Absolutely, feel free to use any food coloring of your choice, natural or otherwise.

  3. What can I use as an alternative to corn syrup? You can use honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup instead.

Tips and Tricks

  1. To make sure your popcorn turns out perfect, always start with a clean pot. Old oil or kernels can burn and ruin the taste.

  2. Melt your candy melts on a low heat and stir continuously to prevent burning.

  3. Let the coated popcorn dry completely before packaging or storing. This will help the coating to set and keep the popcorn crisp.

When you want to make a sweet, simple treat for children to enjoy, you can prepare this popcorn with ease. Not only can you make it as a snack for the kids to enjoy after dinner, but you can also prepare this popcorn for special events.


  1. Rainbow Popcorn: Use different colors for each batch of popcorn and then mix together for a full rainbow effect.

  2. Unicorn Popcorn Mix: Add some rainbow-colored candies, marshmallows, or sprinkles to your popcorn for extra unicorn magic.

  3. Chocolate Unicorn Popcorn: Drizzle some white chocolate over your colored popcorn for an extra layer of flavor.

Where to Serve

This Unicorn Popcorn is a showstopper at children’s parties, baby showers, and any gathering where fun and color are on the menu! It’s also a fun and exciting way to spice up a regular movie night at home.

Unicorn Popcorn

Consider making it for birthday parties, baby showers, and other fun celebrations with loved ones.

How To Store Leftover Unicorn Popcorn

Store your unicorn popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature. Avoid humid areas as it can make the popcorn lose its crunch. It’s best enjoyed within a week of making it.

Topping Options

  1. Edible Glitter: Nothing screams ‘unicorn’ like a sprinkle of edible glitter over your popcorn!

  2. Sprinkles: Rainbow or star-shaped sprinkles can add extra color and fun.

  3. Marshmallows: Miniature marshmallows can add a soft, sweet contrast to the crunchy popcorn.

Which Popcorn Is Best to Use?

It’s best to use popcorn made fresh at home. You can add the kernels of popcorn to your air popper to make the popcorn before spreading it out on the baking sheet and adding the candy melts to it.

Unicorn Popcorn

If you don’t have an air popper, don’t worry. You can still make the Unicorn Popcorn. Purchase plain, butter-free microwave popcorn from the grocery store.

Heat it in the microwave and then spread it out. Once you’ve spread it out on the sheet, you can spray the popcorn with the pretty pink food spray and then add your melted colorful chocolate to it.

Unicorn Popcorn

Can I Add Extra Ingredients?

You’re more than welcome to add a few extra ingredients to the Unicorn Candy

 Popcorn. You might want to add rainbow sprinkles, rainbow mini candy-coated chocolate morsels or mini marshmallows to your Unicorn Popcorn.

Unicorn Popcorn

You can even add pastel M&M candies to give your popcorn even more flavor. Get creative to go along with the unicorn theme.

Why This Recipe Works

Unicorn Popcorn is a fantastic recipe because it takes a classic snack and turns it into a whimsical treat that delights both children and adults. The sweet coating provides a perfect balance to the salty popcorn, while the bright colors add a playful and magical touch. Plus, it’s super easy to make and customizable – you can add as many colors and toppings as you like to create your very own unicorn blend! In the world of popcorn, this Unicorn Popcorn recipe truly is a magical standout.

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Colorful Unicorn Popcorn For Movie Nights
Yield: 6-8 servings

Colorful Unicorn Popcorn For Movie Nights

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes

This yummy candy popcorn is made with brightly colored candy melts and it's so tasty! Kids will love this fun treat!


  • 4-5 cups air popped
  • Wilton Food Decorative Color Mist, Pink
  • 1/2 cup blue, yellow, green candy melts
  • 1-2 tsp coconut or vegetable oil split among colors to make for easier pouring.
  • sprinkles


  1. Pop the popcorn with an air popper. Or use plain bagged non buttered popcorn 
  2. Lay the popcorn on two cookie sheets and spray lightly with the pink (or other colors) food spray. Turn over and coat the other side. 
  3. Let dry as you prep the candy melts. 
  4. Place the candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 60 seconds, stir, and reheat as needed. Add in 1/2 teaspoon or more of coconut or vegetable oil to make the candy melts more loose and easily drizzled. 
  5. Drizzle half of the candy melts over the popcorn, add sprinkles, let dry.
    Reheat the candy melts and toss the popcorn to coat the other side with the second drizzle. Let the popcorn dry completely before serving. 


Using a piping bag will help control the amount of chocolate 

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