Kool-Aid Flavored Popcorn Recipe + Watermelon Drink!


Kool-Aid Flavored Popcorn Recipe - Must Have Mom

Several years ago there was a store in the Mall of America that sold flavored popcorn. It was my favorite and it has been gone from there for quite some time. I was looking to replicate that flavored popcorn that I loved and I finally found the perfect recipe. I made this yummy Kool-Aid flavored popcorn this weekend and served it with a Watermelon drink and it was gone in no time! The popcorn has a crunchy glaze on it that is flavored and absolutely delicious.

Kool-Aid Popcorn - Must Have Mom

To make it you will need to pop 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels and measure out 12 cups of popped popcorn into a large mixing bowl or pan. I found that mixing the glaze with the popcorn in a mixing bowl worked much better than trying to mix it right in the pan.

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Bring sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil for 3 minutes in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add Kool-Aid unsweetened drink mix and baking soda. Mix well. Pour glaze over popcorn in mixing bowl and mix well. Spread into ungreased non-stick pan.

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You may also use a cookie sheet lined with a silpat mat. I found that this worked better for achieving a crisp glaze on the popcorn. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool directly on Silpat mat or on wax paper.

Kool-Aid Popcorn + Watermelon Drink - Must Have Mom

Break apart and enjoy! Serve with a Kool-Aid watermelon drink for a refreshing snack!

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I found the watermelon Kool-Aid in a handy premade jug in the juice aisle at Walmart. This is the perfect size to bring to the cabin this Summer to cool our thirst! Since it’s pre-made I don’t have to worry about bringing along sugar and bottled water to mix it up. It’s all ready to drink.

Kool-Aid Popcorn and Watermelon Drink - Must Have Mom

This is the perfect Summer snack! It’s sure to impress your guests and thanks to the myriad of Kool-Aid drink flavors, you can make just about any flavor popcorn you want! Print off the recipe below:

Kool-Aid Flavored Popcorn Recipe

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Flavored popcorn recipe using Kool-Aid unsweetened drink mix.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 12 Cups popped popcorn 1/3 Cup unpopped
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1 Envelope Unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix any flavor
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda


  • Heat oven to 225 degrees F.
  • Measure 12 cups popped popcorn into large mixing bowl.
  • Mix together sugar, corn syrup and butter in medium saucepan and bring to boil over medium high heat.
  • Cook 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and add Kool-Aid drink mix and baking soda.
  • Mix well and pour over popcorn stirring to coat the popcorn.
  • Spread popcorn in large baking dish (ungreased non-stick pan) or cookie sheet lined with Silpat mat or parchment paper.
  • Bake 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Spread onto wax paper to cool or leave on silpat mat and cool completely.
  • Break into pieces and store in zip top bag.

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  1. Oh this looks so good and fun to make! Carter has so much fun when we make things like this and he LOVES popcorn! 🙂

  2. Now this is something the kids surely would love, never heard of making it like this before, Thanks for sharing!

  3. This really is so easy to do, and I love playing with all the color options thanks to Kool-Aid! #Client

  4. I love the color this makes! I haven’t had Kool-Aid since I was a kid when my mom used to make it all the time for us. It was like, 10c a packet too LOL

  5. I’ve had flavored popcorn like you’re talking about from a store as a kid and loved it. I believe I’d love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

  6. Like my precious mother (now 92!) managed to convince herself (and hence, happily) me too ~ that POPCORN is the one healthy snack… So it’s always fun to take that endlessly versatile (and relatively healthy) snack that comes directly from NATURE and then play with it endlessly creating so many wonderful “variations” and you have provided some yummy (and VERY creative ~ not to mention FUN) recipe ideas.,,

    I found reading your very novel recipe to be intriguing how did you come up with that??? Anyway, I think I HAVE to try it! Thanks.

  7. This sounds like so much fun and with so mant kool aid varieties the possibilities are endless. This would make a nice movie night treat!

  8. What a interesting and fun recipe! The kids will go crazy for this. Great for parties! Easy to make too!

  9. Colored popcorn? What a great idea to liven things up. I love it and will try this soon. My brother comes over every Saturday night and we make popcorn and watch movies. He’d be so entertained by this idea. It will be so fun! Thank You!!

  10. I’m trying this for the first time with my grandkids and my teen kids. Today is National Popcorn Day ( Jan.19), I came across this recipe and figured it would be perfect.

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