Unicorn Popcorn

Unicorn Popcorn will delight kids of all ages. It is easy to make, delicious, and fun to eat. Popcorn is a fun addition to your next unicorn-themed party. 


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What do I need to Make Unicorn Popcorn?

This is another of my SIS (simple is smart recipes) for kids. This recipe is so easy to make, most kids will be able to make it with minimal supervision.   

Let’s gather the ingredients for Unicorn Popcorn

  1. Two bags of microwave popcorn
  2. One cup of white candy melts
  3. One half of a cup of blue candy melts
  4. One half of a  cup of hot pink candy melts.
  5. Lots of pink and blue sprinkles
  6. 2 tsp of Crisco vegetable shortening. 
Unicorn Poopcorn

Make the Unicorn Popcorn:

  1. Pop the 2 bags of microwave popcorn and remove all of the kernels that didn’t pop. 
  2. Melt the white candy melts and pour over the popcorn. Toss the popcorn to coat the popcorn with the white candy. 
  3. Spread the candy out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
Unicorn poopcorn

Melt the blue and pink candy melts in the microwave and then drizzle the popcorn with the melted pink and blue candy. Top with a generous amount of Unicorn sprinkles. I use Sprinkel Pop sprinkles. 

Looking for some more Unicorn theme ideas for a party? How about Unicorn Cupcakes or Unicorn Rice Krispie Treats?  

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Unicorn PopCorn

Unicorn PopCorn. Kids of all ages will love this fun, colorful, easy, and delightful popcorn. Perfect for a Unicorn Themed party or a fun afternoon activity with the kiddos.
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
drying time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


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  • Cookie baking pan


  • 2 bags Microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup white candy melts (170g)
  • ½ cup bright blue candy melts(85g)
  • ½ cup Hot Pink candy melts (85g)
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening
  • pink and blue sprinkles


  • Pop the two bags of popcorn in the microwave. Remove all of the unpopped kernels. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of vegetable shortening to the blue and pink candy melts. Add 1 tsp to the white candy melts.
  • Melt the white candy melts in the microwave and pour over the popcorn. Toss to mix and coat the popcorn. (see notes for how to melt)
  • Spread the candy-coated popcorn on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Melt the blue and pink candy melts in the microwave.
  • Drizzle each color over the popcorn. Add the sprinkles before the candy dries. Let the candy firm up. Wait to serve the popcorn until the popcorn can be handled without any candy sticking to your fingers. Serve and enjoy your Unicorn Popcorn.



Store in an airtight container once the candy is dry. 
To Melt Candy Melts in the microwave. Microwave for 15-second intervals. Stir after every 15 seconds. Be careful to not overheat the Candy Melts. Overheating them will cause the candy to form a solid clump of candy. If this happens throw out the Candy and start over. Alternately you can melt in a double boiler on the stove. 
Make it Healthy and Dye Free:
  1. Use white chocolate in place of the candy melts. The candy melts have artificial flavors. 
  2. To color the white chocolate, use natural powdered food-based colors. (click here) for a link to purchase Jelife color. Remember, you have to use a color that works in an oil or candy base. The only colors I've found that work with candy are powders. Please don't purchase a powder that requires you to mix it in water before using it.  
  3. Use sprinkles that are free of food dyes. Supernatural makes a variety of sprinkles that are free of food dyes.  (click here to purchase) 
Calories: 84kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy popcorn, colored popcorn, easy, popcorn,, unicorn popcorn


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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