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Unicorns are on trend right now. I see these colorful creatures everywhere; on clothes, toys, home decor and even in food.  Remember the unicorn frappuccino?  My kids are obsessed and love a colorful treat so today I am jumping on the unicorn trend and sharing a recipe for sweet and colorful unicorn popcorn. This would make a great party treat or just a fun snack for movie night.  

Unicorn popcorn recipe. Make this fun treat for your next party. Plus unicorn printable.

Unicorn popcorn should be sweet with sparkles and lots of color, just like I imagine a unicorn would be.  However, I didn’t want to coat every piece of popcorn with sugar so I opted for colored popcorn and sweet mix ins instead.  

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unicorn popcorn ingredients

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I started with air popped white popcorn and dyed about half of it pink.  Yes you can dye popcorn!  I picked up Wilton color mist spray to do it.  I spread a layer of popped corn on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Then sprayed a light coating of color mist spray over the top.  I shook the tray and sprayed it again to fully coat all the pieces.  This product gives the popcorn color but not flavor.  

How to color popcorn

I mixed the pink and white popcorn together in a bowl and stirred in candy coated chocolates in purple, pink and white along with fruity mini marshmallows.  You could also add sprinkles or your favorite candy to the mix.

Unicorn popcorn recipe ingredients
Mix up unicorn popcorn

Unicorn popcorn has to be served in themed cups of course. I printed off this cute unicorn , cut it out and taped it to the side of a paper cup. Such an easy way to create a themed snack for a party. Use this same technique to make mermaid popcorn too!

unicorn cups

My kids went wild for this unicorn popcorn.  I like that it’s air popped and not too sweet and they love that it’s pink and there is candy mixed in.  A win for the whole family.

Unicorn popcorn recipe in pink cups

I am sure our next party will feature unicorn popcorn.  What would you mix in?

Unicorn popcorn recipe in pink cups

Unicorn Popcorn

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A colorful unicorn themed treat



1. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread half of the popcorn in a single layer.

2. Spray lightly with Wilton color mist, shake and turn in between sprays to fully coat the popcorn.

3. Mix pink and white popcorn in a bowl, add M&Ms and marshmallows.

4. Divide into 8 cups.


Add other colorful candy and sprinkles to customize this unicorn popcorn.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gProtein: 2g

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Unicorn popcorn recipe. Make this fun treat for your next party. Plus unicorn printable.

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Kristen Langdon

Thursday 19th of April 2018

Do you think this would taste good if made the day before it's being served if kept in air-tight container? Or do you think it would go stale?


Monday 23rd of April 2018

It does stay good. We ate some of it the day we made it and the rest the next day. Still tasted great.


Wednesday 31st of January 2018

This is so cute, my granddaughters would flip out over this treat. It's perfection for the little girls in my life.

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