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Skittles Popcorn Recipe

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Check out this Skittles Popcorn Recipe! The bright colors and fun flavors make this an irresistible snack. Kids and adults will go crazy for this sweet treat!

And just in case you’re wondering – you really use Skittles for this recipe! Get ready to love the creativity of this one. I know I do.

Pop up this simple treat for a run holiday party or a bright and colorful birthday dessert. As long as you make it, there’s no wrong way!

Skittles Popcorn Recipe

The many colors of this popcorn recipe might look difficult, but it’s fast and simple to make! You’ll awe anyone who will eat it – or be in awe of yourself as you’re chowing down all alone.

I’m the type of person who loves to pick a favorite color and eat it, and I was pretty fond of the green pieces. My boys loved the orange ones!

Be sure to save this recipe and share it with family and friends. Unique ideas and flavors like this make recipes so much fun to share!

What is the trick to popping popcorn?

Popping popcorn is a simple yet fascinating process that involves a series of transformations. To pop, each popcorn kernel must contain a small amount of water trapped inside a dense, starchy core.

As the kernel heats up, the moisture inside turns into steam, which builds pressure until it exceeds the structural integrity of the kernel. This results in a rapid and explosive expansion, causing the kernel to burst open and transform into the fluffy, light, and tasty treat we all know and love.

Despite its seemingly straightforward nature, there are a few tricks to achieving the perfect bowl of popcorn, such as keeping the oil at the right temperature, covering the pot with a lid, and taking it off the heat right when it stops popping.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Rainbow Popcorn Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Check out the way that I meal plan! This resource is fast and simple, and anyone can get started! Join me for the planning fun!

Main Dish: Flavorful Mozzarella Pork Rounds

Vegetable Side: Creamy Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe

Starch Side: Homemade French Fries

Refreshing Drink: Easy Pink Mocktail Recipes

Best Popcorn Recipes:

Once you make this Skittles Popcorn Recipe, be creative with other fun flavors! I think you’ll love a few delicious treats and options listed below!

This Cookie Monster Popcorn Recipe is loaded with crunchy cookie bits and popcorn!

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This DIY Movie Night Popcorn Bar is a blast to make with the family!

Making this Valentine Popcorn is a sweet for your sweetie.

Homemade Popcorn Balls for the win! So much fun for the holidays!

The kids will love eating this S’Mores Popcorn Recipe! So much flavor!

This Pink Popcorn Recipe is a great idea for baby showers and birthdays.

Can I save leftover popcorn?

The answer is a cautious yes. While popcorn can be stored for later consumption, several factors must be considered to maintain its freshness.

One important factor to consider is the presence of moisture, which can cause the popcorn to become stale and lose its crunchiness.

Additionally, popcorn should be stored in an airtight container to prevent it from absorbing odors from its surroundings.

Furthermore, it is important to note that the longer popcorn is stored, the greater the likelihood it will begin losing its freshness and flavor.

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Skittles Popcorn Recipe

Skittles Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Skittles Popcorn Recipe tastes like Skittles with a light and delicious crunch!


  • 8-10 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1-32-ounce bag of Skittles (separate the colors and put them into 5 bowls)
  • 1 ½ cup butter, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups light corn syrup


  1. Put 1/2 cup of the butter and 1/4 cup of the corn syrup into a saucepan on the stove. Heat to medium-high heat until melted.
  2. Add one color of the Skittles. Once added, lower the heat to medium and stir until all the Skittles are melted.
  3. Add the melted mixture to the popcorn. Toss to coat.
  4. Spread the popcorn on a baking sheet or parchment paper to cool.
  5. Repeat the above steps for each color of the Skittles.
  6. Combine all the colored cooled popcorn in a bowl and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1084Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 742mgCarbohydrates: 150gFiber: 6gSugar: 102gProtein: 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/16/2023

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