Freedom Popcorn

Posted: May 19

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

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Firecrackers won’t be the only thing popping this Independence Day! Let freedom ring with this festive, fun, and delightful Freedom Popcorn. This vibrant kettle corn will sweeten up anyone’s day. Kids love it, and adults do, too! It’s not only pretty, but also delicious! Freedom Popcorn is vivid, crunchy, sweet: exactly what you want in a snack!


• 12 tablespoons sugar, divided • red gel food coloring • orange gel food coloring • yellow gel food coloring • green gel food coloring • blue gel food coloring • purple gel food coloring • 6 teaspoons coconut oil, divided • 12 tablespoons plus 12 kernels white popcorn kernels, divided • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided


Step 1

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

Step 2

Divide the sugar evenly between 6 small bowls, 2 tablespoons per bowl.

Step 3

To each separate bowl, add 1-2 drops of one of the food colorings: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Stir each bowl with a clean fork to ensure you don't mix the dyes.

Step 4

Place a non-stick pan on the stovetop over medium heat.

Step 5

Add 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil and 3 of the popcorn kernels and cover the pan.

Step 6

Once the kernels pop, reduce the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons of the popcorn kernels.

Step 7

Add 1 of the bowls of the colored sugar, cover the pan again, and shake to combine. Shake vigorously to ensure the sugar does not burn.

Step 8

Once the pops are more than 3 seconds apart, remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 9

Pour the popcorn onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 10

Evenly sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of the salt over the hot kettle corn.

Step 11

Let the kettle corn cool completely and transfer it to a serving bowl.

Step 12

Repeat this process with the remaining coconut oil, popcorn kernels, colored sugar, and salt.

Step 13

Mix the popcorn and serve!

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