Skittles Popcorn

We had a sort-of-good turnout this year at Halloween. Trick-or-treaters came in waves, but not big waves like we had last year. That means we were left with a big ole bowl (actually, three bowls) of leftover Halloween candy. I’m a big fan of Skittles candies, so we had lots of Skittles… so I made Skittles popcorn! Fun to make, the popcorn tastes a bit like caramel corn, but with the sweetness cranked up a few notches. Tangerine, lemon, berry, grape and pear flavors exploded everywhere!
Skittles popcorn is mighty darned tasty (and sweet). It doesn’t get super-duper crunchy like caramel corn but it’s still a great treat. And it doesn’t take a whole lot of Skittles candies to make a while lot of popcorn, either.

Some of the colors get a bit thin as they melt, so don’t be afraid to have a few drops of food coloring on hand to bump up the colors.

Skittles Popcorn
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of popcorn (plain, unsalted)
  • 4 oz butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of Skittles® (make sure single flavor used
  • Waxed paper
Instructions
  1. Notes: 4 cups cooked per half recipe
  2. Food coloring
  3. Pop your corn according to package instructions. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Rip a sheet of waxed paper (about 8 – 10? long) and lie on your counter.
  5. Melt butter and brown sugar on the stove on medium heat. Stir frequently to avoid scorching.
  6. Pour in the Skittles® candies. Stir until melted (you might need to mash them down to help them dissolve).
  7. Once done melting pour the hot candy mixture over the top of the popcorn.
  8. Use a spatula and fold in the mixture throughout the popcorn until will covered.
  9. Dump the popcorn onto the waxed paper and spread thinly to allow to cool.
  10. If you wish to make popcorn balls, allow mixture to cool for 3 – 4 minutes (or until you can touch it). Then, spray cooking spray or butter your hands and form the popcorn into balls shapes. Set aside.
  11. Allow all to fully set (around 15 – 20 minutes)
  12. Store in airtight containers for about a week

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