Easy rainbow coloured unicorn popcorn

Dig into the trendiest snack of the moment with this delicious unicorn popcorn recipe. Simple yet showstopping, this multi-coloured rainbow popcorn is perfect for kids' birthday parties

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Makes 8 cup
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  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • a few drops each of blue, red, yellow and green food colouring (or combine blue and yellow to make green)
  • 8 cup plain popped popcorn


  • 1
    Line 4 oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water on low, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  • 3
    Increase heat to medium and simmer without stirring for 5 minutes until the mixture is reduced and syrupy. Add a few drops of blue food colouring and swirl to combine. Add 2 cups plain popped popcorn and stir with a wooden spoon until completely covered. Spread popcorn on tray to cool.
  • 4
    Repeat 3 more times using the red, yellow and green food colouring.


  • Stirring syrup after boiling causes crystallisation.