Nerds Popcorn

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 cups


What could be better at your child's next party but Nerds Popcorn! This treat is sure to be a hit with children of all ages.


  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 box (1.65 ounces) WONKA NERDS, any flavor
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup


COMBINE popcorn and Nerds in clean brown heavy-duty paper bag.

COMBINE sugar, butter and corn syrup in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.

POUR sugar mixture over popcorn; fold bag closed. Shake thoroughly to coat popcorn. FAST PACED RECIPE! Move quickly once the sugar mixture has boiled otherwise it starts to set and is difficult to coat popcorn.

fun & easy

by K. Kim , Severna Park, MD on Nov. 2008

I had to make two batches of this since it went so fast. Started to make it for a hostess gift for a Halloween party when my kids and their friends quickly devoured the first batch. Great idea and so easy to make. Thanks!


by C. CINDY , LANCASTER, CA on Feb. 2007


Great school treat

by S. Susan , BUFFALO, NY on Oct. 2006

I made this popcorn treat last night for my son to take to school for his Halloween party. The kids loved it and the teacher said she gave in and also had some. Many want the recipe. Thank you for a great site.

nerds popcorn

by M. Michelle , SOUDERTON, PA on Apr. 2006

I made this for my son's birthday treat for preschool. It was so easy. It's hard to find recipes that a wide variety of children would enjoy, especially if your own does't like chocolate. I can't wait for the kids to try it. I'm bring extra copies of the recipe to hand out! PS i went to a different website today to find a recipe and no othre website can compare to yours. Thanks a million.


by D. Debbye , FRONT ROYAL, VA on Jan. 2006

This was so good...........I made it at Christmas to put in the food gift bags that my sister's and I make every year for our kid's. They like it so much that they all wanted the recipe!

Nerds Popcorn

by T. Tina , LaVerkin on Oct. 2005

This popcorn was a big hit at our house! We do a lot with popcopn and the nerds popcorn was added to our popcorn recipes. All 6 of my children loved it!!!


by k. kate , stroudsburg, PA on Jun. 2005

We tried this recipe for our sons sleepover last nite. The kids loved it!

Nerds Popcorn

by C. Crystal , Walkertown, NC on Apr. 2005

This is a great recipe! A little sticky, but wonderful for the kids to take part in. I gave all three of my boys a bag to shake and once it was all set, we made birthday goodie bags for the kids to take home after the party. They all loved it!

My Daughter loved this!

by D. Dawn , LANCASTER, OH on Mar. 2005

My daughter and I tried this, because she loves popcorn, and it was a big hit! Thank you!

Awesome recipe

by K. Koren , KINGSHILL, VI on Dec. 2004

I remember I couldnt wait for the school bell to ring out for school to finish . I would run down to the store and buy a box of Nerds. Wow ,I never knew people still eat these candies until today. Love it! Brings back many childhood memories.