Candy Coated Popcorn a.k.a. “Crack Corn”

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This candy coated popcorn is nicknamed “crack corn” because it’s so addicting! Buttery popcorn coated in almond bark and sprinkles. Perfect for parties!
Candy Coated Pop Corn AKA Crack Corn
I first posted the recipe for this Candy Coated Popcorn a.k.a. “Crack Corn,” back in June of 2011.

My family and friends will confirm, this candy coated popcorn will be the hit of your next party!  I got this recipe years ago from my friend, Traci, and have been making it ever since. It couldn’t be easier, it only has 3 ingredients, and I haven’t ever taken this sweet treat somewhere and not written the recipe out for someone at the party.


Candy Coated Pop Corn AKA Crack Corn

Once you begin to nosh you won’t be able to stop! That’s how I came to re-name this recipe. 
My girlfriend called it “Almond Bark Popcorn.”  The first time I took it to my friend, Betsy’s house, she couldn’t get over how tasty it was or the fact that she couldn’t stop eating it.  She said to me, and I quote, “What on earth is on this popcorn? Crack?? I can’t stop eating it!!”  Alas…from this point on it has been affectionately known as “Crack Corn.”
Candy Coated Pop Corn AKA Crack Corn

Don’t forget to pin this before you go! 

I have made this for parties, cookouts, sleepovers, for teacher gifts and so much more.  That is one of the things that I love about this recipe.  It’s so versatile. 
By changing up the sprinkles or crystal sugar, you can change it for any holiday or event.  Patriotic? Make it red, white and blue! Christmas? Red and Green!  Favorite sports team, school colors, bridal showers, anything! 
I have even added in a few drops of food coloring gel to tint the almond bark to make it even more colorful and fun.  
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Let’s get to this simple and addicting recipe!!    M.



Candy Coated Pop Corn AKA Crack Corn in a yellow bowl
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Candy Coated Popcorn a.k.a. "Crack-Corn!"

This candy coated popcorn is nicknamed "crack corn" because it's so addicting! Buttery popcorn coated in almond bark and sprinkles. Perfect for parties!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Popcorn & Snack Mixes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Coated Popcorn ("Crack-Corn!")
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 3 squares almond bark
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn “old maids” removed
  • sprinkles/sugar crystals optional


  • Pop the popcorn as directed on the package. Remove all of the unpopped kernels. Pour into a large bowl, or a paper grocery sack. Melt almond bark squares and oil in your microwave for one to one and a half minutes, or until you are able to stir into a pourable consistency. Pour warm mixture over popcorn and toss.
  • After the popcorn is evenly covered, shake the desired sprinkles onto the corn and shake until you have it coated to your liking. Let it sit in a large bowl to “dry” for a while, especially if you decide to put into treat bags. 


(The reason I prefer to use a paper grocery bag is that you can roll the top down and shake it. it coats evenly and you don’t end up with popcorn all over the floor….although my two puppies LOVE the ones that hit the floor!)
I have also added M&Ms after it's cooled. Use your imagination!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g

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  1. Hi there! I plan to make this today for a white, silver and bling themed baby shower happening tomorrow. How do I store this one made? Thanks so much!

  2. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this recipe. I made it with my grandson and we used all different kinds of sprinkles. It was so much fun!

    1. I’ve made this for years but add rice crispies, chopped pecans, m ‘n m’s, even pretzel pcs and on occasion colored tiny marshmallows. Sky is the limit. Use your imagination.

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