4 Ways to Make Rainbow Popcorn

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4 Ways to Make Rainbow Popcorn
4 Ways to Make Rainbow Popcorn

Perfect for parties, movie nights and lunchtime, rainbow popcorn is attractive both in childhood and beyond! She's fun to prepare and always livens up a party table.


  • 180 g of popcorn
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil (corn, sunflower, peanuts, etc.)
  • 180 g of refined sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon of four different colors of food coloring (four is the recommended amount as it is easy to work with, reduces the number of containers used and still represents the rainbow theme)


Method 1 of 4: Popping the Corn

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Step 1. Add oil to a large pot

Then spread the popcorn corns in the bottom of the pan over the oil. Replace the lid.

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Step 2. Place the pot on the stove

Heat over high heat.

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Step 3. Wait for it to burst

Start shaking the pan from time to time to help prevent it from burning. Shake more often when you hear the corn popping.

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Step 4. Remove from heat when you think the corn has stopped popping

Method 2 of 4: Preparing Colored Sugar Water

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Step 1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan

Let it boil.

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Step 2. Stir frequently as the mixture boils

Stir and boil until sugar completely dissolves.

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Step 3. Pour the sugar water into a number of bowls equal to the amount of dye colors selected

Add one or two drops of each color of food coloring to different bowls.

Method 3 of 4: Coloring Popcorn

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Step 1. Divide the popcorn into a number of bowls equal to the number of colors chosen

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Step 2. Pour one of the bowls of colored sugar water over a portion of popcorn

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Step 3. Repeat with remaining bowls of colored water and popcorn

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Step 4. Stir and shake to distribute the color throughout the popcorn

It's more fun if you have help with this task.

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Step 5. Let the popcorn bowls dry before mixing all the colors

Method 4 of 4: Serving Colored Popcorn

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Step 1. Use a large bowl to mix all the colored popcorn

Shake well.

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Step 2. Serve

You can either leave the large bowl somewhere for everyone to help themselves in, or separate individual containers for each after the colors are mixed. However, the second option will require more jars or packaging.


  • Any changes in color will occur due to the reaction of the dye with the sugar water. Just keep going!
  • Pour as little sugar water as possible into the popcorn, otherwise it will be soft and unpleasant to consume. Put a small amount first to see how the popcorn will react to colored water. However, it is often possible to save a soft popcorn. Distribute it in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the oven at very low temperature. Allow the water to dry for 10 to 15 minutes.

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