Glitter Party Popcorn

I’m so happy the weekend is here! Both my girls have been sick so it’s been quite an exhausting few days. Now that they’re getting better, things can slowly start getting back to normal around here which means a little spare time for me…I think I’ve earned it. First on the to do list: Make and photograph the popcorn I spoke of in my previous post.

We all know how well popcorn and movies go together and with The Oscars coming up on Sunday, I’ve made an A-List worthy recipe fitting for the event. Just a few special ingredients and ordinary popcorn is transformed into a posh party treat, ready for it’s Sunday debut. Whether you’ll be watching quietly at home, or alongside friends, this popcorn will certainly be enjoyed by all but I do warn not to make too far in advance unless you plan on making a double batch.

Fabulously posh and incredibly addictive.

Glitter Party Popcorn

Glitter Party Popcorn

If you’re a fan of sweet and salty, you will love this candied popcorn recipe! The sugar coating gives the popcorn a flavor reminiscent of kettle corn, while the sea salt, edible glitter and pearls add a little extra crunch and most importantly the glam factor. This treat is also vegan.


2 tablespoons Organic Yellow Popcorn (5 cups)

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoons corn syrup

1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Sprinkles sugar pearls and edible glitter

Parchment paper

Candied Glitter Popcorn


You are welcome to try this recipe using microwave popcorn. I’ve personally had a difficult time locating any microwave brand popcorn that’s free of soy and dairy, which motivated me to make popcorn the old fashioned way.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Pop popcorn with a hot air popper by following manufactures instructions. This can also be done on the stove top by using a large pan with a lid. Simply heat 2 tablespoons popcorn with 1/4 cup oil. Cover pan and allow corn to pop over medium heat until you hear no more popping. Remove from heat. If using microwave popcorn, make 2 bags. Place popped popcorn in a large heat-proof bowl and set aside.

Add water and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Once water and sugar has come to a boil, add in corn syrup and continue boiling until sugar mixture reduces and thickens a bit to about the consistency of a thin syrup (about 4-5 minutes.) Remove from heat.

Spoon sugar syrup one spoonful at a time down the side of heat-proof bowl of popcorn. Gently stir the popcorn into the sugar, repeating these steps until popcorn has a thin even coat.

Pouring syrup down the side of the bowl in segments will keep the popcorn from soaking up too much of the mixture and becoming soggy. You will most likely have leftover syrup.

Evenly spread sugar coated popcorn onto parchment lined cookie sheet and top with sea salt.

Lastly dust with sprinkles, edible glitter and sugar pearls to your little heart’s content. A few mixes with your hands will ensure even distribution of the garnishes.

Set aside to dry about 1 hour.

Store in ziplock or cover in saran wrap until ready to serve.

Serve in treat bags or a special dish as seen here.

Candied Glitter Popcorn

Sweet, salty, sparkly and party perfect!

posh little tip: This recipe is completely versatile. You can customize it for your next celebration by changing the colors of the edible garnishes.

Can’t wait to see all the fashions from the red carpet on Sunday. Perhaps a look or style will inspire one of my future posts.

Check back soon.



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