Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is sweet buttered popcorn with red food color added. Great for a girls birthday party or for Breast Cancer Awarness events.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 cup water
  • red food coloring
  • 2 cups unpopped popcorn


  1. Pop corn in an air popper.
  2. Boil the sugar, butter, water and food coloring for 3 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Slowly poor the sugar mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Let dry on a cookie sheet. To speed this process dry in a 200 degree oven for 10 minutes, watching carefully.
Most Helpful

I made 1/2 the recipe with microwave popcorn and the salty and sweet were perfect together! Tasted like a popcorn ball. Will make again! Made for October 2011 Think Pink Tag Event.

AZPARZYCH October 18, 2011

This stuff is addicting. I halved the recipe and it is a good thing I did...I ended up eating the whole bowl myself while watching a movie. The flavor reminded me of old-fashioned popcorn balls. I can't wait to make this again tonight. Made for October 2010 Think Pink Tag game.

Crafty Lady 13 October 11, 2010

thanks...i used it for Valentines Day treats for the kids

jonihara February 10, 2010