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Unicorn Popcorn

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If you like flavored popcorn and colorful treats, give this easy unicorn popcorn recipe a try.

This magical snack is similar to the rainbow popcorn and unicorn snack mix, but with candy horns and unicorn morsels, it’s extra perfect for a unicorn party.

See how to make this simple and fun unicorn party treat for your next birthday party, baby shower, movie night, or any time at all!

Blue bowl full of unicorn popcorn with popcorn and candies on table with a pink napkin.

Unicorn Popcorn Fun Snack Mix

When you find ingredients like gold candy horns and unicorn chocolate chips, you have to do something with them pronto! A perfect way to put them to good use is unicorn popcorn.

People who love a good salty and sweet flavor combo will thoroughly enjoy this unicorn party popcorn.

Bowls of ingredients to make unicorn popcorn.

Unicorn Popcorn Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this unicorn popcorn. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Popped popcorn
  • Lavender candy melts
  • Unicorn sprinkles
  • Candy horns
  • Unicorn morsels
  • Dehydrated marshmallows

How to Make Unicorn Popcorn

Make popcorn however you prefer. A Stir Crazy Popcorn Maker was used here. Make the minimum amount which is 1/3 cup kernels and 1 tablespoon of oil.

Divide the popcorn in half. Place half of the popcorn onto a baking sheet, spread in an even layer.

Popcorn on a baking sheet.

Place the candy melts into a resealable sandwich bag, but do not seal. Microwave the bag on 50% power for 30 seconds. Knead the bag and repeat three times until melted. Seal the bag and snip the tip.

Drizzling pink chocolate onto plain popcorn.
Baking sheet of popcorn with candy drizzle on it.

Drizzle the melted candy melts over the popcorn on the baking sheet.

Pink candy melts drizzled over popcorn.

Top with unicorn sprinkles and let set to harden.

Bowl of popcorn over a baking sheet with more popcorn.

Break apart the colored popcorn and mix with the reserved plain popcorn.

Rainbow marshmallows in a bowl over popcorn.

Add the unicorn candy horns, vanilla chips, and marshmallows. Mix well.

Bowl of unicorn chips over popcorn.
Candy gold unicorn horns over a baking sheet of popcorn.

Serve immediately or store in a sealed container or bag until ready to use.

Candy and popcorn on a baking sheet.

Makes 10 cups.

Unicorn Popcorn Recipe Notes and FAQ

Cute ways to serve unicorn popcorn.

Put it in unicorn popcorn boxes. If you are throwing a unicorn party, serve the popcorn in cute boxes to place on the dessert table, or all around the room as snacks. Place it in goody bags for each guest to take home.

Overhead shot of unicorn popcorn in a blue bowl with a pink napkin.

If you make popcorn gift baskets, you can include some unicorn popcorn mix for a salty and sweet option. Also works well if it’s a magical gift basket.

No party needed, make this happy snack mix for your next movie night, game night, or any time at all.

Unicorn popcorn in a bowl with more spilling out on the table.

Where do you get unicorn chips?

The chips used here are Nestle Toll House Unicorn Morsels. They are vanilla chips with a pink and blue swirl. Look for them in the baking aisle of your grocery store or buy online through Amazon or Walmart.

Colorful popcorn in a blue bowl.

What kind of candy horns do you use?

Wilton Unicorn Horn Sprinkles are available at Michael’s or online. I’ve seen other brands that look similar on Amazon, as well.

Bowl of unicorn party popcorn with party favors on table.
Yield: 10 cups

Unicorn Popcorn

Blue bowl full of unicorn popcorn with popcorn and candies on table with a pink napkin.

Salty, sweet, colorful, and fun, this unicorn party popcorn is an excellent addition to a dessert table.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup lavender candy melts
  • unicorn sprinkles
  • unicorn horns
  • 1/2 cup unicorn morsels
  • 1/2 cup dehydrated marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Divide popcorn in half, place half of the popcorn onto a baking sheet, spreading in an even layer. 
  2. Place candy melts in a resealable sandwich bag but do not seal. Microwave bag on 50% power for 30 seconds, three times, kneading bag after each time in the microwave until melted. Seal bag and snip the tip. 
  3. Drizzle candy melts over popcorn on the baking sheet. Top with unicorn sprinkles. Let set to harden. 
  4. Break apart colored popcorn and mix with the reserved plain popcorn. Add unicorn horns, vanilla chips, and marshmallows and mix well. 
  5. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container or bag until ready to use. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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