This homemade Flavored Popcorn is a sweet colorful popcorn that is bursting with flavor and sweetness in every single bite.
If you are looking to make a traditional colored popcorn give this easy Kool-Aid popcorn a try.
I loved making this for holiday gatherings, movie nights, and more. Colored popcorn is fun and just gives it a bit more sweetness that leaves you wanting one more bite.
Candy-coated popcorn that curbs your sweet cravings.
I have a few more tasty popcorn creations for you to try out below, or learn how to make microwave popcorn.
These are the ingredients that are harder to find so I thought I would share my Amazon affiliate links to them, so you are sure to have all of the ingredients you need to make your own flavored popcorn.
This is not all of the ingredients you need, just the harder to find ones.
Flavored Popcorn Ingredients
- Light corn syrup
- Kool Aid unsweetened drink mix
- Baking soda
- Food coloring, if desired
Note: You can use your favorite flavor of Kool Aid to change the color or taste you are looking for. If you do not like the color, you can alter primary colors with additional food coloring.
How to Make Flavored Popcorn
The full measurements for the ingredients are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
This is a visual walk through on how to make these cookies.
Step 1: Pop the popcorn and salt if you would like. Lay it out on a baking sheet pan.
Step 2: Lay homemade popcorn out on a baking sheet.
Step 3: In a saucepan heat the sugar, syrup, and butter. Stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
Step 4: Remove pot from heat and add in the Kool-Aid and the baking soda. Mix well.
Step 5: Pour over the popcorn and bake as directed in the recipe card below.
Step 6: Once done, allow popcorn to cool!
Colored popcorn is essentially a sweet coated kettle popcorn. I used Kool-Aid to color the popcorn, and sugar and corn syrup to create the sweet glaze that goes onto the popcorn! Trust me it is a sweet treat to nibble on!
Reaching for different flavors of popcorn are a great way for you to change up the colors of your popcorn. Feel free to do this all one color, or go for different popcorn colors.
Storing your popcorn is really easy. Allow the popcorn to fully cool and then transfer to an airtight container or sealable bag. It can be stored at room temperature for around a week.
Just enjoy! It will store for a while and is a great snack to nibble on through the week.
You will turn around and bake the popcorn to create the hard-coated sugary mixture on the popcorn. Similar to caramel corn. It is worth taking the time to bake the popcorn to give it the perfect coating.
Great for movie night, holiday parties, school parties and even gifting to loved ones. The possibilities of this candy-coated sugary popcorn is endless.
You will find some popcorns can be frozen and thawed well. While I have not tried freezing this candy-colored popcorn, I don’t see why it wouldn’t. You would want to place it in an airtight container and place the plastic wrap around the lid before you seal it. Then place in a freezer bag.
Popcorn can freeze for up to 6 months. When ready to eat remove and allow to thaw at room temperature.
More Popcorn Recipes
If you like this popcorn recipe, you’ll love these ones too:
- Candy Popcorn – This Candy Popcorn Recipe is inspired by the Dr. Seuss book, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
- Homemade Microwave Popcorn – Just two simple ingredients and none of the toxic chemical junk in the store bought versions.
- 12 cups popped popcorn about ⅓ cup unpopped kernels
- Salt if desired
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 envelope Kool Aid unsweetened drink mix
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Food coloring if desired
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper spritzed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Spread popped popcorn over the baking sheet and salt, if desired.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in the Kool Aid and baking soda until combined.
- Pour over the popcorn and toss the popcorn to coat.
- Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before breaking into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.