This Minions Party Popcorn post is courtesy of our contributor Chantelle of Dolled Up Design…Who doesn’t love popcorn? Popcorn is a cheap and easy food to serve at a party and, with the help of my Minions Party Popcorn recipe, can be easily transformed into a sweet treat on a dessert table or candy buffet.
I absolutely love how simple this recipe is and that there is no candy thermometer or baking involved. It cooks up quickly on the stovetop and is easy to eat without sticking to your teeth like other candied or caramel popcorn. This Party Popcorn is also reminiscent of the Pink Elephant brand popcorn I enjoyed as a child, so the kid in me can’t help but love it!
My kids and I saw Despicable Me 3 in theater last week, so I had Minions on the mind and decided to mix up a batch each in blue and yellow. For an added surprise, I even added some banana flavouring to my bright yellow popcorn.
Minions Party Popcorn:
- ½ cup popcorn kernels (not popped)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons butter
- food coloring
- ½ teaspoon flavoured extract (optional)
- Begin by popping the popcorn kernels. Put the coconut oil into a large pot with 3 or 4 individual popcorn kernels. Cover with lid and slowly heat over medium heat until you hear these popcorn kernels pop.
- Once the 3-4 kernels pop, the oil is hot enough to pour in the remaining ½ cup of kernels. Cover again and heat until the kernels start popping, shaking the pot gently over the burner to prevent burning. Once you hear the popping almost come to a stop, the popcorn is ready and can be transferred to a bowl. Add salt, if desired.
- Combine the sugar, water, butter, food coloring and flavour extract in a small pot. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Once the mixture comes to a soft boil, immediately remove from heat and pour slowly over the popped popcorn. Use a large spoon to mix and thoroughly coat all the popcorn kernels. Be careful, the sugar syrup will be extremely hot.
- Leave popcorn in bowl, or spread on a cookie sheet to thoroughly dry for 30 minutes. Once dry, stir gently to break up all the kernels. Serve and Enjoy!
I have served this at baby showers, birthday parties and playdates, or often just make up a quick batch at home for my own kids to enjoy while watching a movie.
Give it a try for your next event. Color it to coordinate with your holiday or party theme, or mix up a couple batches in your favorite team colors next time there is a big game on TV. It is fun, affordable, and it is sure to disappear quickly!
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Chantelle for sharing this delicious recipe with us! Her parties & crafts are always easy to recreate and kids love them! Be sure to follow her on Facebook to stay updated on all her fabulous ideas.