Kool-Aid Popcorn

Kool-Aid Popcorn is such a fun and tasty treat. You can change up the colors for any occasion. Red and Green are perfect for Christmas!

Kool-Aid Popcorn - this is a fun, easy treat to make for and with your kids! The red and green colors are perfect for the holiday season. Kool-Aid has so many flavors the possibilities are endless. Blue for frozen themed popcorn, red and pink for Valentines's Day, green for St. Patrick's day or several light colors to celebrate spring. Popcorn balls would also be fun to make.

Hey guys, it’s Mandy from Mandy’s Recipe Box! I am excited to share this fun popcorn recipe with you. Kool-Aid Popcorn! Have you seen this before? My sister-in-law has made it before in a pretty light blue for a Frozen themed snack that my little girl loved. I decided to go with red and green for Christmas and it’s so festive looking!

I found this recipe on Pinterest via Num’s the Word. It was really good. The only thing I had a problem with was it got really hard and stuck to your teeth with the directions. It also says to bake in the oven for 40 minutes. I skipped that because my coating got instantly hard once I started stirring it into my popcorn. So I added my changes below to help with all that. It’s such a delicious treat that I can’t wait to make it all year in lots of fun colors.

Kool-Aid Popcorn
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 bag of microwave kettle corn per color/flavor
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 package Kool-Aid
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Pop kettle corn according to microwave instructions - filter out the seeds and pour kernels into a large bowl.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stir together the butter, sugar & corn syrup. Mix well until butter is fully melted.
  3. Let mixture come to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes. NO LONGER.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Quickly stir in Kool-Aid packet until fully incorporated.
  6. Add baking soda to Kool-aid mixture - mixture will double in size and become thick and fluffy.
  7. Pour this mixture over popcorn. Mix well. Mixture will be VERY hot. Do not allow mixture to touch your skin.
  8. Spread out onto a silicone baking mat or wax paper to cool. Break into pieces and enjoy.
Notes
I made two batches of this, one with lemon-lime and one with cherry Kool-Aid. Then, once set, mix together for a fun Christmas treat!

Kool-Aid Popcorn - This is a fun, easy treat to make for and with your kids! The red and green colors are perfect for the holiday season. Kool-Aid has so many flavors the possibilities are endless. Blue for frozen themed popcorn, red and pink for Valentines's Day, green for St. Patrick's day or several light colors to celebrate spring. Popcorn balls would also be fun to make.

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Comments

  1. Does it absolutely have to be kettle corn? What’s the difference?

    • Hi Sharon,

      Kettle corn has both a sweet and salty taste as compared to regular popcorn that has only a salty flavor. You could use regular popcorn to cut down on the sugar, the end result won’t taste as sweet. Enjoy, Tracy

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