Easter Carmel Corn Recipe

Posted on Feb 27 2014 - 2:07pm by Susan Bewley

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When I think of Easter, one thing comes to mind – candy. Of course there is the Easter bunny, beautifully colored eggs, and colorful baskets, but come on – who doesn’t look forward to Cadbury eggs and homemade treats? While my husband obviously looks forward to his chocolate, creme-filled eggs, I am excited about making a variety of homemade treats. Lately, I have been on a real popcorn kick and have trying to figure out how to make my own kettle corn and some of the other delicious treats you find at fairs. One of my latest finds that I think is perfect for Easter is this delicious and colorful Easter Caramel Corn recipe. Not only does it look pretty, but is easy enough to make that you can impress just about anyone with a yummy Easter gift!

As well, this recipe can easily be customized, allowing you to put in your child’s favorite jelly beans or other candies. If you are planning on giving this great popcorn as a gift, just make sure to keep it away from the kids and husbands. It is known to disappear in many households, especially if they know more would be made to replace it!

Once you have made this recipe, feel free to tell us what you think or what you did to customize this yummy popcorn recipe!

4.7 from 6 reviews
Easter Carmel Corn Recipe
Looking for a colorful, sweet treat that is perfect for Easter baskets or as a snack after dinner? This colorful popcorn and candy treat is perfect for children of all ages!
Cuisine: Holiday
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 cups plain air popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of Easter candy, any type you want. I used jelly beans
  • 1 cup Almond Bark , melted and divided into 4 separate bowls-to drizzle over popcorn
  • Food Coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Stir consistently while bringing to a boil. Then boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour caramel evenly over popcorn, stirring to coat.
  3. Place popcorn on two large shallow baking sheets and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for about an hour. and Remove popcorn from oven and let cool completely. (It was a little cumbersome trying to stir on a large baking sheet. Using a spatula in one hand and large oven mitt in the other helped keep the popcorn from flying everywhere.)
  4. Melt Almond Bark and divide into four small bowls. Add 1 drop of food coloring to three of the bowls, leaving one white. I used green, blue and red to make pink.
  5. Divide popcorn in to four sections, drizzle popcorn with melted, colored
  6. almond bark
  7. Let the popcorn sit until the almond bark hardens, about 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
  8. Add popcorn to canning jars, Easter baskets, buckets, and top with matching ribbons.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer & blogger who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not freelance or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth or on her own novel. Feel free to contact Susan for more information on how she can help your business.

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Summer L February 27, 2014 at 4:26 pm -

    I as well as our kids love caramel pop corn. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. This sure looks tasty. I will try it soon :)

  2. Anna February 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm -

    I love caramel corn, but I’ve never tried to make it at home before. This looks good!

  3. lisa February 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm -

    I love caramel popcorn. I have never made it at home. I’ll bet it smells wonderful!

  4. ellen beck February 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm -

    This is super cute and looks very easy. We love stuff like this and it would look cute in papper cones!

  5. Cassandra Smith March 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm -

    I need to try this. LOOKs so yummy. And kid friendly

  6. Rebecca L March 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm -

    Love this. Pinning it to make for Easter.

  7. Kelly R March 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm -

    Pinning this! It looks so good and easy, great idea for kids snacks for Easter :)

  8. Michelle Salais March 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm -

    One of my favorite sweets is caramel corn. Now it’s even better adding candy to it. Especially cool Easter candy. Thanks for the idea.

  9. Carissa Joslyn March 6, 2014 at 9:59 am -

    These look sooo good & reallly bad for my diet! lol I’m going to dread easter when i can’t eat my yummy candy! D: I may be making this for my kids, though!

  10. Charlene March 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm -

    Thanks for posting this. I’m always looking for fun ideas to try out with my kids :)

  11. Sandra Beeman March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm -

    Caramel is so popular this year. I like caramel popcorn very much more than the plain taste. I think this recipe makes for a very sweet Easter treat. I also like the idea of customizing each basket for each individual. What a helpful post on something new this year.

  12. Wanda Tracey April 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm -

    I love all your recipes and this is no exception.I have the best luck with your recipes and things taste awesome when I follow your instructions for them so I can’t wait to try this too. We all love caramel popcorn.Thank you.

  13. Denise Taylor-Dennis May 8, 2014 at 8:31 am -

    This looks delicious, I love caramel corn and candy too of course.