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How to Make Pot of Gold Popcorn

This cute Pot of Gold cauldron with gold dusted popcorn and an Airheads rainbow is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any rainbow themed party snack! 

three pot of golds with popcorn and rainbow candy.

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Celebrate St. Patricks Day with the kids by making these Pot of Gold popcorn snacks!

They're inexpensive, easy and such a great activity and snack for a party, or just a fun day at home.

The cauldrons can be found at Dollar Tree around St. Patrick's Day or on Amazon year round. We usually buy the Airheads Xtremes at Target and the gold dust can be purchased on Amazon. Use any flavor or kind of popcorn you love, either microwave or pre-popped.

We used The Sugar Art Edible Shimmer Powder for this snack. It's Kosher, vegan and allergen free, plus no added sugars or flavors, which is a great option for anyone.

Almost any age kiddo can either help make these, or make them on their own. They can help cut the rainbow strips, dust the popcorn and even count how many pieces of popcorn can fit in each cauldron.

Hope you have fun making and eating these!

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  • Use any flavor popcorn of your choice, microwave or pre-popped.
  • Sprinkle green or St. Patrick's Day sprinkles over top of popcorn before adding the rainbow strip.


cauldron with gold dusted popcorn.

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cauldron filled with gold dusted popcorn and a candy rainbow.

How to Make Pot of Gold Popcorn

Yield: 12
Author: Sweet Hazel Honey


  • 1 package Rainbow Berry Airhead Xtremes
  • 1 package microwave popcorn
  • Gold Edible Shimmer Powder
  • 12 black cauldrons 


  1. Pop popcorn in the microwave. Pour into a bowl and dust with some of the gold shimmer powder, tossing to evenly coat.
  2. Place the popcorn into the cauldrons. Add some more gold shimmer powder on the tops with a small pastry brush.
  3. Cut the airhead strips in half and place end to end over the top of the cauldron.
  4. Serve immediately or place in an airtight container until serving.
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cauldron with gold popcorn and a candy rainbow with text overlay.

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