Green Candied Popcorn St. Patrick’s Day Recipe

Image from Disney Family:

Image from Disney Family :

Inspired by the movie “Monsters Inc,” this Green Candied Popcorn is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! I would go as far to say that it is leprechaun-approved! Or at the very least Mike Wazowski approved.

Mike Wazowski

Monsters come in all shapes and colors – now your popcorn can be just as colorful as all the loveable characters in everyone’s favorite monster movie, Monsters Inc. This fun recipe for green candied popcorn is yummy and is perfect for adding a little monstrous color to your kids snacks! (


Grab the recipe below for a yummy popcorn treat and munch on it while you watch “Monsters Inc” this St. Patrick’s Day!



Green Candied Popcorn

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 quarts popped corn
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup or Honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Green food coloring

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  1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
  2. In heavy saucepan on medium heat melt butter then add sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase temperature to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar.
  3. Once mixture boils, add in food coloring and stop stirring. Boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir). Mixture should be about 250-260 degrees. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  4. Working quickly and while mixture is foamy, pour mixture over popped corn and gently stir to coat popcorn.
  5. Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray) and bake at 200° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool and serve

About Monsters Inc:
Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it’s the monsters who are scared silly, and it’s up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. (Monster Inc).

Grab the free printables on my blog here, and have an excellent St. Patricks Day!


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