Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Treat Day Wednesday–Halloweeny Popcorn

I gotta say today’s treat came to me while I was preparing what I had originally intended to make for treat day.  I was a little late getting on task today.  So really it’s my fault and so now we have this!  It just popped into my head. (no pun intended)

Multi-coloured popcorn. 


Every time we walk past Kernals in the mall, Abby always asks for the pink/purple girly popcorn.  It’s such a rip-off to charge six dollars for a bag of popcorn that costs about twenty-five cents, so I never do.

I know! Let’s make our own and make it any colour we want.  And since everyone is doing fall and Halloweeny themed stuff, I made yellow, brown, orange colours and left some plain.  I used Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn as it was in the house and it’s already a bit sweet, but you can use any unflavoured corn you have.


Here’s what you’ll need!  I halved the original recipe I found because it was really really sweet.

  • 2 bags of plain popcorn
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/6 cup water (I just put half 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • gel colours


  1. Pop popcorn as per directions, divide into equal sizes depending on the number of colours into large Ziploc bags.
  2. In saucepan place sugar, water, and butter and bring to boil.  Divide into bowls per number of colours
  3. Colour each portion of sugar water.
  4. Add the coloured sugar water into the bags of popcorn and toss to fully cover.
  5. Put out on wax paper and separate so they are not too clumpy and let dry for 30 minutes.
  6. Toss all colours together.
  7. Enjoy!

My girls love popcorn and this can be used for any coloured corn you’d like.  You could also add marshmallows, nuts, etc to the mix and have fun with it!


Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Sweet Treat Thursday
Strut Your Stuff
Catch a Glimpse
It's A Keeper Thursday
Chic & Crafty
I'm Loving It Fridays
Sweet Tooth Friday
Gallery of Favourites
Foodie Friday
Seasonal Inspiration


  1. This is very interesting and fun! Interesting because I didn't know that you could wet popcorn by tossing in the coloured sugar water without ruining it. So, I learned something new today and my grand-kids are going to thank you for it, as do I ;)

  2. So cute! And it probably tastes better than that stuff at the mall. :)

  3. this is a fun, relatively healthy treat that is festive for fall!

  4. cute idea, kids love popcorn. and allergy free for the most part
    following you from its a keeper thursday.

    Come visit when you get a chance

  5. This is a great idea!!

    Michael Ann

  6. this looks great! love the colors for the season :)

  7. what a great idea..i am going to do this, only with splenda!! :) since i am sugar/gluten free!! thnx!!

  8. I love this idea. I need a gift to send to one of my sons roommates, and this will be perfect. Thanks for the recipe. I linked to you from Full Plate Thursday.

  9. This is great! It looks so pretty and delicious...perfect for fall:)

  10. What a fun and fabulous idea~candy corn popcorn!

  11. I love this idea and so would my kids!

    I'd like to invite you to share this today at Seasonal Inspiration Saturday!

  12. What fun popcorn, I will have to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  13. I love this! It would be so cute for all sorts of themes (or birthday parties, I love edible favors instead of plastic).

    Thanks for linking up with Momtrends this week!

  14. I love this popcorn - it's so pretty! What a fun treat for kids - and grown ups too! Thank you for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites.

  15. What festive popcorn! My oldest son is a popcorn fanatic, so I will have to share this recipe with him. Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Gallery of Favorites.

  16. Thanks for sharing this! We're featuring it tomorrow on Seasonal Inspiration!

  17. This is awesome..Love it..So much creativity lives here..Officially following ya with smiles..I would love for you to link/share to my Pinspiration thursdays linky party happening now pweease..(I see soo much I'm loving) TY.