Unicorn popcorn is an easy to make and colorful treat that is perfect for your unicorn themed birthday party or unicorn sleepover!
Oh, my good golly gosh! Who doesn’t get excited over unicorns?
Sure, you may be in your late 20s or somewhere in your 30s, but there’s just something about unicorns that make people smile. If your little ones love unicorns as much as you do, they are going to love this unicorn themed popcorn recipe. Not only is this unicorn popcorn delicious, but it’s so colorful too.
This would be the perfect unicorn themed snack for a unicorn sleepover or a unicorn themed birthday party. You could even package up your unicorn popcorn up in treat bags to give out as party favors.
With it’s pink and blue color scheme, this popcorn would make a great gender reveal party food as well.
No matter what the occasion is, your kids are going to be so excited for this fun and colorful unicorn popcorn!
We used air popped popcorn but you could use plain bagged popcorn to make the recipe even easier. Just make sure that your popcorn is plain flavored rather than buttered.
Also, we used regular pink and blue colored sprinkles with this recipe, but I found some totally adorable unicorn themed sprinkles that I plan to use next time! You can check out those fun unicorn sprinkles in the shop supplies section below.
Shop Unicorn Popcorn Supplies
Wilton Color Mist Spray, PinkWilton Candy Melts, PinkWilton Candy Melts, BlueWilton 6 Mix Sprinkle AssortmentSweet Sprinkle Mixes (Cotton Candy)Unicorn Confetti Glittery Sugar
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- 6 cups popped popcorn, plain, not buttered
- Pink food spray
- 1/2 cup pink candy melts
- 1/2 cup blue candy melts
- 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil or shortening
- Pink and blue sprinkles
- Spread popcorn out on two cookie sheets and then spray lightly with pink food spray. Turn the popcorn over and spray again to coat the other side. Allow popcorn to dry as you prep the candy melts.
- Place each color of candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 25 seconds, stir, and reheat as needed. Add in 1/2 teaspoon or more of coconut oil to make the candy melts more liquidy and easy to drizzle.
- Drizzle half over the popcorn, add sprinkles, let dry. Reheat the candy melts and toss the popcorn to coat the other side with the second drizzle.
- Let dry completely before serving or packaging.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by a third party and intended to serve as an estimate only. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.
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Do you salt the popcorn before adding the coloring or just leave completely plain?
Yes, you can salt your popcorn to taste before beginning.
What popcorn should i use?? I have no idea, where should I go to get it? Are white kernels better or yellow kernels?
Yellow kernels will give you popcorn with a yellow tint, so a white popcorn is better for optimal results. Something like this would be perfect: https://amzn.to/2QmyUCm or if you want to pop it in the microwave something like this: https://amzn.to/2SPTP1Y
If I make this the afternoon before my daughters bday party, will it still be good the next morning?
Hi Ava! Sure, that would be fine – just store the popcorn in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Denay DeGuzman says
This colorful, festive unicorn popcorn is so delicious! It’s perfect for birthday parties, movie nights, and all year round!
This is adorable!! Such a fun recipe.
Sweet and salty combos are my weakness! Love the fun twist on this one with the unicorn theme!
My kids had a blast making this! It was a fun treat for movie night.
My girls love this! Thank you!
My girls die over colored popcorn – this is so cute!
IM NOt givingout my age here.. so let’s just say I was born inbetween Moses and the hippy era 😉
My question is..(after a short story).. when I was a kid watching Carol Burnett.. there were commercials that were showing kraft goodies as well other sweet treats… I was around 11 wen i first made for a bake sale at school. Instead of using Rice Krispies in melted marshmallows, you use popcorn.. once mixed.. you slathered butter on your hands, then wrap a ball around a sucker (a lollipop for My American friends 😌 and the best part of eating them was the butter that was somewhat coating the outside, I think that wa probably the first time I had experienced sweet and savory.. SO, my question is… why Not buttery popcorn for this recipe?
Jaclyn Shimmel says
You totally could use buttery popcorn if you prefer!! I was only recommending against it as it would change the color of the final product since it is more yellow 🙂