EASY Candied Popcorn

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I’m always trying out new recipes and thought I would try out this easy candied popcorn this past weekend for game day.  My kids and neighbors loved this so I’m adding it to my recipe book.  It was pretty easy to do and loved the idea of sweet and salty.  

I live in North Carolina so I thought I would go for some colors that everyone loves around here. 🙂  I just put them in paper bags and then people could just grab them when they needed a snack.  The kids claimed most of them before the game even started!

This EASY candied popcorn is perfect for your next sweet treat! It's great for a party or just a movie night with the kids. #candiedpopcorn #popcorn #popcornrecipe #recipe #partyfood #partyrecipe

EASY Candied Popcorn


  • 1-2 bags popped popcorn
  • 1 3 oz box of gelatin (Pick the color you want to use)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Melt the butter in a saucepan.  Add in sugar, gelatin, syrup, and water. Once the sugar is dissolved and everything smooth, pour it over your popcorn and stir thoroughly.   It will be sticky!


Once you have it mixed well, you’ll need to bake it.  I sprayed my baking pan with olive oil spray.  Turn the oven to 275F and bake popcorn for 20 minutes.  I stopped halfway through and stirred.  Once the popcorn is out it may stick together, so you’ll just need to break it apart.


It’s very sticky!!  My hands and countertops were both blue!

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I cleaned up using Viva® Vantage® paper towels.  They are great for scrubbing.  I wet the paper towel and cleaned my hands.  I also scrubbed my counters and it didn’t rip or tear up.

EASY Candied Popcorn

I bought Viva® Vantage® Big Roll at Walmart and they are really easy to find.   Also, there is a bonus 8 Box Tops on the back of the package.  WooHoo!  Your school will love you when you turn those in.

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Be sure to check out Viva® Vantage® and get a great coupon before you head over to Walmart.

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5 Responses

  1. Adriana says:

    What a fun idea for a tailgating party, I can imagine you can do so many different colors. Thanks for participating in this shop #client

  2. Audrey says:

    I think I will be making this for my son for afternoon snack today. But probably Ninja Turtle green.

  3. Kylie says:

    We normally only do healthy popcorn, but this would make an awesome party treat! Thanks for linking up at #whatkidseatwednesday

  4. Brittany says:

    Is it still sticky after baking it in the oven? Or after it cools I should say. Thinking about making this for my sons bday party but I really don’t want a bunch of sticky kid hands all over my house 🙂

    • Holly says:

      I wouldn’t either. It’s not sticky after it bakes. It’s similar to caramel corn and hardens a little.