Candied Popcorn makes a fun treat to give to others or serve at a party.

Candied Popcorn Recipe

  • Author: Jen


This candied popcorn recipe is an easy treat to make a large batch for a party or gift. Change up the colors for any season or holiday.


  • 12 cups popped corn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter (no substitute)
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Food coloring {if desired}


Spread out popcorn on wax paper or parchment paper.

In a large pot, bring sugar, butter and corn syrup to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes.  Add baking soda, vanilla and food coloring {or flavored kool aid packet} to mixture .

Pour Sugar mixture over popcorn.  Mix it all together. Cool completely before packaging.