These Halloween Popcorn Balls are SO yummy! And perfect for the roundup of Halloween Treat Ideas I’ve gathered for you below the recipes. Actually, my bestie is sharing her Halloween Popcorn Ball recipe too. So 2 recipes + additional Halloween Treat Ideas featuring Sweet, Savory, Cocktails & Kids Drinks!!
Bag of Popcorn (I recommend Boom Chicka Pop)
1/2 bag of Mini Marshmallows
4 T. Butter
Peanut Butter Chips
Halloween Chocolate Chips
Pretzels – broken into pieces
White Chocolate Chips
3 T. Peanut Butter
Food Coloring (Red & Yellow or Orange if you can find it!)
Small Container of Half & Half
Melt the butter over Low Heat.
Add in half a bag of mini marshmallows into the melted butter. Stirring as they melt.
Remove the pot from the heat after the marshmallows have mostly melted.
Add the 1/2 a bag popcorn to the pot. Stirring to coat the popcorn with the marshmallow/butter mixture as quickly as possible.
Add 1/4 cup of each: peanuts, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, pretzels, candy corn. (be creative with your additions if some of these items aren’t your cup of tea)
Continuing stirring to incorporate into popcorn mixture in between each addition.
Spray your hands with cooking spray and then form your popcorn balls (2-3 inches in diameter).
Place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and let them cool/set-up completely. (I placed mine in the refrigerator to help the process).
For the Orange Coating to turn them into pumpkins
In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, add a bag of white chocolate chips and a couple of splashes of half & half. Add in the 3 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter. Melt completely, stirring to incorporate all of the ingredients. Add your orange food coloring to your desired color (or use 1 drop red : 2 drops yellow until the desired color of orange).
Once completely melted and the color of your choice, take the pan off the heat and allow the mixture to cool a bit before coating your popcorn balls. You want it to be the consistency of pudding before coating.
Dip your popcorn balls in the mixture, coating completely and then set back on the wax paper. Return to refrigerator to allow to set-up completely.
Decorate with black icing and cut up the pirouettes into pumpkin stems (attaching with a little bit of the black icing).
Halloween Popcorn Balls (recipe #2 from my bestie, Alana…City Girl Meets Country Boy)
I popped 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp butter
1 bag of candy corn
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/3 cup mini semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 bag white chocolate chips
2 heaping Tablespoons peanut butter
5 Tablespoons Salted Butter
I popped the popcorn and set aside
I then combined the honey, sugar, water and butter in a saucepan and gradually increased the heat while stirring constantly to get the temperature up to 280 degrees. I poured this over the popcorn and stirred until the popcorn was well coated. I then added the candy corn, mixed, added marshmallows, mixed and finally the chocolate morsels. After about 10-15 minutes I then began to mold them into balls on parchment paper.
I created tiger butter using 1 bag of white chocolate chips, 2 heaping T. of peanut butter and 5 T. of regular salted butter. I melted it all in a saucepan until well blended. Once it was well blended I pulled it off the stove to cool enough for handling and used a spatula to heap a pile on the balls and molded the tiger butter onto the balls.
Now on to the Roundup of more Halloween Treat Ideas!!!
Sweet Halloween Treat Ideas
Dirt Pudding || Neighbor Food Blog
Voodoo Doll Cookies || Not Quite Nigella
Halloween Bark || Family Fresh Meals
Haunted Halloween Ghost Brownies || BLOG
Halloween Witch Hats Treats || Cincy Shopper
Candy Corn Cookies || Red Couch Recipes
No Bake Spiderweb Cheesecake || Martha Stewart
Healthy Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail || Family Fresh Meals
Chocolate Dipped Banana Ghosts || Bombshell Bling
Halloween Muddy Buddy Mix || Sweet Treats and More
Candy Corn Monster Cookies || Ginger Snap Crafts
Black Velvet Halloween Trifle || Bluebonnets and Brownies
Caramel Corn Cones || Freutcake
Candy Corn Meringue Sandwich Cookies || Freutcake
Halloween Party Popcorn Mix || A Spicy Perspective
Caramel Pretzel Mummy Bites || Young at Heart Mommy
Halloween Cake Batter Fudge || This Gal Cooks
Halloween Pretzel Sticks || Lady Behind the Curtain
Gooey Monster Cookies || Lil’ Luna
Homemade Caramel Apples || Holistic Squid
Spooky Eats Candy Corn Milkshake || Mels Kitchen Cafe
Witches Brew Breakfast Pudding || Healthful Pursuit
Jack O Lantern Cookies || Diamonds for Dessert
Mississippi Blood Pie || Creme De La Crumb
Chocolate Cat Halloween Treats || Craft O Maniac
Crispy Spider Web Mini Funnel Cakes || This Silly Girls Life
Peanut Butter Pumpkins || The Better Baker
Marshmallow Pumpkin Pops || Mess For Less
Salty and Sweet Halloween Bark || Crystal & Co.
Cake Eyeballs || Crystal & Co.
Green Marshmallow Treat Monster || Frugal Coupon Living
Black Widow Spider Bites || Mon on Timeout
Pretzel Bones || A Worthy Read
Savory Halloween Treat Ideas
Jalapeano Poppers || Feeding Big
Graveyard Taco Dip || Chickabug Blog
Savory Pumpkin Sauce with Bacon || Created by Diane
Halloween Deviled Spider Eggs || Shockingly Delicious
Mini Pumpkin Quesadillas || Crafty Morning
Halloween Seven Layer Dip || Stylishly Ever After
Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball || Daily Leisure
Halloween Baked Potato Skin Pizzas
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria || Nutmeg Nanny
Hocus Pocus Fizz || Karas Party Ideas
Caramel Apple Candy Corn Martini || Pink Heels Pink Truck
Halloween Pina Ghoulada with Creepy Speared Eyeball Garnish || Hostess with the Mostess
Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail || Recipes Just 4 U
Candy Corn Martini with Pop Rock Rim || Boulder Locavore
Butterbeer Recipe || Hello My Name is Heather
Ghostly Uprising || A Year of Cocktails
Rotten Orange || A Year of Cocktails
Candy Corn Pain Killer || Pink Heels Pink Truck
Black Widow Cocktail || Pink Recipe Box
Kid-Friendly Halloween Drinks
Halloween Worm Infested Goblin’s Blood || I Dig Pinterest
Black Light Lemonade || Girl Loves Glam
Vampires Dream Sparkling Water || THe Bold Abode
Trick or Treat Halloween Punch || Spend with Pennies
Easy Halloween Potion Punch || The Celebration Shoppe