These reindeer popcorn boxes are just what your holiday needs! Caramel popcorn, red nosed candies (Sixlets) and candy cane antlers are tucked inside a darling popcorn box. This post contains affiliate links.
When it comes to Christmas characters, Rudolph is my favorite. I just love that red nose and it is so fun to incorporate into cute holiday crafts! I decided to combine our FAVORITE caramel popcorn recipe with my favorite holiday character and our reindeer popcorn boxes were born.
I even added red nosed candies (Sixlets) which are amazing mixed with caramel corn. Such a great flavor combination. Sixlets are candy coated chocolate and carob. They are so yummy. Each box comes together in about 30 seconds, making them a super easy craft to make with kids, to make for class parties, or to give as party favors.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Popcorn Boxes
caramel popcorn (scroll down for recipe)
Step 1: Assemble box (they pop open)
Step 2: Hot glue the eyes and nose on the front of a popcorn box.
Steo 3: Fill with your favorite caramel popcorn and sprinkle with a handful of Sixlets candies.
Note: You can also use M&M’s, red jimmies (sprinkles), a few red (wrapped) Hershey kisses, or a handful of Boston baked beans (candy coated peanuts).
Step 4: Tuck two mini candy canes in to the popcorn. And that’s it. SO EASY!
7 More Reindeer Crafts For Kids
(told you they were my favorite!)
Reindeer Donut Cups: Fill these to-go cups with mini donuts and decorate the front for the most darling holiday party treat cups around! Great for class parties!
Reindeer Snack Cups: These Rudolph snack cups come together easily with our printable template! Make a small herd of these this holiday season!
Reindeer Root Beer: Looking for a cute Christmas gift idea for Dad? How about a pack of his favorite sodas—reindeer themed! These reindeer root beer bottles come together in a matter of minutes and are sure to be a hit this year!
Fingerprint Reindeer Ornaments: Capture your child’s darling little thumbprint in this cute and easy reindeer ornament! A quick, low-mess, activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Footprint Reindeer: This darling little footprint reindeer craft is such a fun way to document those little hands and feet! The perfect preschool craft for kids!
Reindeer Candy Tins: Darling reindeer candy tins that come together quickly for the perfect holiday party favors! You can also add numbers and use as a fun advent activity!
Caramel Popcorn For Reindeer Popcorn Boxes
This recipe makes enough to fill 12-14 mini popcorn boxes. I stumbled across the recipe in 2006 and have been making it every year since. It is Paula Deen’s recipe and starts out with a cup of butter so you know it’s good! It makes great Christmas gifts and it always a hit!
Oven Baked Caramel Popcorn
The BEST baked caramel popcorn recipe ever. Crunchy, sweet, buttery and perfectly baked.
- 8 quarts of popped popcorn about 2 batches, air popped
- 1 c. butter
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. light karo syrup
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- Place popcorn into a roasting pan or large baking pan. Set aside.
- Combine butter, sugar, salt and karo syrup in a medium sauce pan and heat over med-high heat. When bubbly, set timer for 5 minutes and boil, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and add baking soda. Stir.
- Pour over popped corn and stir to coat evenly.
- Bake at 200 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Pour out onto waxed paper and cool.
Why do you need to use baking soda in this caramel popcorn recipe?
The baking soda reacts with the caramel to create a softer texture, even after baking. Making it easier to bite into!
How long will caramel popcorn last?
If kept in a air tight container it will last at least a month.
Can you make caramel popcorn with margarine?
No. For any caramel recipe you must use butter. For flavor and texture.
Why is my caramel mixture grainy?
A grainy texture could indicate that the sugar hasn't been dissolved completely. Stir constantly and scrape the sides while cooking to make sure everything gets mixed.