Minions Party Popcorn

Minions Party Popcorn

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Who loves movie night? I do!

It’s kind of amazing that after so many years and experiences, movie night still makes my heart go pitter-patter. There’s just something unquestionably fun about breaking out of the nightly bedtime routine with my kids and letting us all relax and enjoy a great movie!

Minions Party Popcorn

On December 8th, Minions was released, and we’re celebrating with this candy-coated movie night minion popcorn! You’ll love it as much as you love those little yellow guys in goggles.

Typically, I hold my kids to a pretty tight schedule. As a teacher with 16 years of experience, I believe strongly that routines are a necessary part of raising children. They help provide structure, teach people what to expect, and instill a certain degree of both security and discipline.

Minions Party Popcorn

But now and then, all of that can just go away. Shoo. Let’s have a good time!

If you have a Minions movie fanatic at your house, the best way to make that little person happy is to do a Target run. You can get the movie itself (the Minions Metal Pak Blu-ray/DVD Deluxe is a Target exclusive with 40 minutes of Target Exclusive content), you can buy minion books, toys and swag (my son has the PJs and he loves them), and you can also shop for movie night snacks!

Minions Party Popcorn

This popcorn is easy, quick, and irresistible. When I served it to my kids, they swarmed around it like the cute little vultures they are. It disappeared!

All you need is microwave kettle corn, blue and yellow jelly beans, honey roasted cashews, and some yellow candy melts. Four ingredients and you’re good to go! When you serve this yellow-coated popcorn with the Minions movie, it’s bound to be a night everyone will remember. Plus, all the kids get to stay up late. They love that.

Minions Party Popcorn

You can even make the popcorn with your kids. I’m pretty sure that they’ll snag a jelly bean or two while you’re mixing everything together, but that’s to be expected. Hey, it’s part of what makes this popcorn fantastic. Kids love eating the food they make themselves!

Minions Party Popcorn

Now that we’re all set for movie night, it’s time for me to sit back and relax and eat popcorn with my kids while we all laugh together. The best part is, Target is offering a $5 gift card with purchase of the MetalPak edition of the Minions movie, so now I get to go and spend it on something for me. Will I go for candy or lip gloss? Decisions, decisions. But I’ll worry about that later. For now, it’s showtime. And if you have movie night snack ideas, be sure to share them in the comments below!


Minions Party Popcorn


1 bag microwave sweet and salty kettle corn (I used Market Pantry brand)
1/2 bag yellow candy melts
1 cup honey roasted cashews (I used Archer Farms brand)
1/2 cup blue and yellow jelly beans


  1. Make the popcorn according to package directions. Pour it in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt the yellow candy melts according to package directions. Pour them into the popcorn and mix thoroughly.
  3. Place a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper on the counter. Spread the coated popcorn over the surface to dry.
  4. When the popcorn is dry and the coating is set, place it into a bowl and toss with the honey roasted cashews and jelly beans.
  5. Serve and enjoy!




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I love minions! I bet kids will go crazy over this popcorn!
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    1. Mir

      My kids tore it apart, Manali!

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    How fun is this! I never would have thought to add jelly beans to popcorn, but I am all for mixing it up and trying new things, especially when it comes to popcorn.
    I have still never seen Minions.

    1. Mir

      You need to see it, Dannii! Those little guys are so funny!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Movie nights are the best, especially when popcorn is involved! Minions and this tasty snack sound like a perfect Friday night to me!
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    1. Mir

      I need a movie night, Gayle!

  4. David @ Spiced

    Party popcorn!! I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been on a serious popcorn kick lately. I need to get a batch of this party popcorn going…and I could definitely use a movie night here, too! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I can’t resist the whole sweet/salty contrast. That’s what makes popcorn where it’s at, David. Plus movie nights are a must for parents who can’t leave the house!

  5. Amy

    B -do, B-do, B-do…
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    1. Mir


  6. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Cute cute cute cute cute! So fun and festive!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Annie! I love these cute little guys!

  7. Michelle

    That popcorn looks like so much fun! It is a great addition to movie night , and the colors are perfect for the Minions movie! #client
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michelle! Every movie night deserves good popcorn!

  8. Aria

    Oh yum, popcorn with jelly beans!
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    1. Mir

      I know, right? Two happy things together!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I love the Minions! This is such creative popcorn!
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    1. Mir

      They’re so cute!!

  10. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Oh my gosh, this is the perfect intersection of sweet and salty! And what a fun addition to movie night! I might have to make this for our (adults only!) annual viewing of Love Actually. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I pretty much LOVE Love Actually, Kate. I swear I’d crash your party if I lived near enough!

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