Celebration Popcorn

Close-up of celebration popcorn in a red bowl with caramel popcorn, tiny teddy cookies and red and green M&M's for a Christmas theme.

A perfect snack for any celebration, this popcorn recipe is sugar-coated popcorn with candy and cookies. Pick your candy and colors to match your event.

The coolest thing about this idea is – there are no rules! Tweak it to whatever you want, colors for your football team, pink or blue for a baby shower, the sky is the limit. Same for what you include! Jelly beans, mints, skittles, M&M’s, or gummies.

Once made it can be a campfire snack, hike trail mix, dessert substitute, or even a garnish.

Celebration Popcorn Recipe

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Close-up of celebration popcorn in a red bowl with caramel popcorn, tiny teddy cookies and red and green M&M's for a Christmas theme.
A perfect snack for any event this celebration popcorn recipe is sugar-coated popcorn with candy and cookies, pick your candy and colors to match your event.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Ready in 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
CourseSnack
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodBake
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Ingredients

Caramel Popcorn

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup

To Serve

  • 1 packet tiny teddy cookies
  • 1/2 cup red and green Smarties M&Ms, &/or skittles

Equipment

  • saucpan
  • 2 baking trails
  • foil

Directions

Caramel Popcorn

  • Put the oil in a saucepan, heat until hot then add the popcorn kernels. Cover and let pop, shaking from time to time. When the popping slows to less than every 3 seconds, remove from the heat. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Set aside.
  • Preheat the camp oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  • Combine the sugar, butter, and golden syrup in a saucepan then heat while stirring. Carefully boil the mixture for five minutes.
  • Pour the sugar syrup over the popcorn and stir to coat.
  • Line 2 baking trays with foil then grease. Place a thin layer of popcorn over the trays then put them in the camp oven. Cook for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes so it doesn’t stick.
  • Remove the caramel popcorn from the oven and cool.

To Serve

  • Combine the cooled caramel popcorn with the tiny teddy cookies and candies to create a festive feeling. Serve in a bowl or gift wrap.
    Tip: You can add any cookies or candy to create a variety of themes.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 247mgCalcium: 19mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 384IUSugar: 63gFiber: 2gPotassium: 32mgCholesterol: 32mgCalories: 449kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 19gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 71gIron: 1mg

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Outdoor cooking has been Saffron’s passion since she was young, often choosing to go camping and cook hearty meals over fire rather than stay inside, watch TV, and eat take-out. Today she is the driving force of Bush Cooking bringing the skills of cooking outdoors to thousands of people.

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