All the flavors of the classic summer treat — except in popcorn form. This orange creamsicle popcorn is a great treat any time of the year!

Overhead closeup of popcorn in shallow blue bowl. Text overlay reads "Orange Creamsicle Popcorn."

Hey y’all! Have you heard? I’m a huge popcorn fan.

Betcha never would have guessed. My instagram feed doesn’t give it away at all.  Not at all. Not even a little. Holy smokes I might have a problem.

Geez, guys. I feel a little bad now. I’ll try to at least change up my popcorn bowl every now and then for variety. No, that’s a lie. It needs to be the big silver bowl from my grandma. That is just the way popcorn has to be done.  Sorry. But I must admit, it was fun going through my old instagram photos. E when she was N’s age, N when he was just born and baby bump photos!

Almost makes me want baby #3. Almost.

Anyways, I also love all things creamsicle. Remember the creamsicle cookie bars and the creamsicle magic shell? Any time you add vanilla beans, I’m a happy girl.

Front view of popcorn piled in shallow blue bowl, orange in background, on striped cloth.

As with all my recipes, this popcorn is so easy to make.

  • Pop popcorn. I always use mushroom popcorn for this recipe. It pops up nice and big and nice and round. This makes it perfect for coated popcorns (it’s not my every day popcorn) because it holds up to the weight and moisture of whatever you’re mixing in to your popcorn.
  • Melt white chocolate (vanilla candy coating).
  • Stir in orange zest and vanilla beans.
  • Coat the popcorn with the candy coating and let it cool slightly until hardened.

Partial image of popcorn in blue bowl, orange in background.

I originally shared this orange creamsicle popcorn recipe on Food Fanatic. Keep reading for the full recipe below too!

popcorn in shallow blue bowl

Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

Yield: 16 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes

All the flavors of the classic summer treat -- except in popcorn form. This orange creamsicle popcorn is a great treat any time of the year!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 16 ounces vanilla candy coating
  • scrapings of 1 vanilla bean
  • orange zest, from one large orange

Instructions

  1. Pop corn using a hot air popper. Pick out any unpopped kernels (slightly time consuming but very important!!!).
  2. Melt the candy coating according to direction packages until it is completely smooth. Stir in vanilla beans and orange zest until completely incorporated.
  3. Pour melted candy coating mixture over the popcorn mixture and stir until everything is well coated. Spread onto a large sheet pan for candy coating to harden before serving immediately or storing in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

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