Monster Halloween Popcorn (GF)

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This Monster Halloween Popcorn is one of those easy Halloween treats that require only 5 ingredients and a few minutes to whip up.

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This Monster Halloween Popcorn combines fun colorful popcorn, packed full with crunchy sprinkles, candy and monster eyes that kids, big and small, love. It is highly adaptable and you can add as many ghoulish Halloween treats as you can find.

This 5 ingredients Halloween party popcorn is so easy that anyone including the kiddoes can make it unsupervised. Pull it out for Halloween movie night, trick or treating, parties, school gifts and more.

Plus you start with affordable store-bought ingredients which make these even easier. This recipe starts with already popped popcorn but if you prefer to start from scratch, then you need to pop 3/4 cup of popcorn and let that cool before you start. See this post on How To Make Popcorn.

The great things about this Halloween popcorn mix is that it makes an easy Halloween snack for kids to take home afterwards too. Just make a little bit extra party popcorn ahead of time and wrap up in paper or cellophane bags and hand them out as your little monsters leave.

They might also Like these Grape Caterpillars Skewers.

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Why You’ll ♡ It

  • Quick – it takes only about 5 minutes to make.
  • Frugal – it is easy on the wallet but biiiiiiig on flavor.  
  • Crowd-pleasing – whip up a batch or 3 and feed a crowd.
  • Make ahead – yeap, make ahead, store and serve as guests turn up.

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How To Make Halloween Popcorn

  1. Add the popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Get your sprinkles, candy eyes and sweets.
  3. Melt the candy melts in a bowl.
  4. Pour the melted candy into the popcorn and mix till all coated.
  5. Then stir in the sprinkles, eyes and sweets, decant into serving sized bowls.

Pro tip: Please do discard any un popped kernels before making your Halloween popcorn mix as you do not want to bite into these when enjoying your snack.

photograph showing step by step making of halloween popcorn

Tips to Make This Easy Halloween Snack

  • Make sure you have everything ready to go before you melt the candy – as this hardens up relatively quickly. If that happens just pop them back into the microwave for 30 secs and stir before any more dipping.
  • Feel free to add extra candy melts for a stickier popcorn.

Delicious Variations

  • Use only one color – Feel free to use only one colour of candy melts if you prefer.
  • Vary the add ins – You can add in chopped cookies or marshmallows too.
  • Use chocolate instead – Coat the popcorn with melted white chocolate (which can be mixed in with food colouring)

FAQs

Halloween Popcorn Balls

You can easily make these as spooky popcorn balls instead. One way is to quickly roll the popcorn into balls after mixing in the sprinkles etc. But please be warned it gets really really sticky. Another alternative is for you to use melted marshmallows to make the balls instead.

How to Make Popcorn

Do check out my Instant Pot Popcorn post or my Healthy Herb Popcorn post which are filled with lots of tips on how to make popcorn.

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Originally published September 2018.

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Monster Halloween Popcorn

This spooky Popcorn is one of those easy Halloween treats that require only 5 ingredients and a few minutes to whip up.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 10
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • Monster Popcorn
  • 70 g (10 cups) popped popcorn
  • Halloween Sprinkles
  • Candy eyes
  • Sweets
  • 340 g (12 oz) bag of candy melts (you can have a mix of colours)

Instructions

  • Add the popcorn in a large bowl and lay out the sprinkles, candy eyes and sweets.
  • Melt the candy melts in a large bowl according to the packet instructions.
  • Pour the melted candy into the popcorn and mix till all coated.
  • Then stir in the sprinkles, eyes and sweets, decant into serving sized bowls and set aside to harden and serve.
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Notes

Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to use only one colour of candy melts if you prefer.
  • Make sure you have everything ready to go before you melt the candy – as this hardens up relatively quickly. If that happens just pop them back into the microwave for 30 secs and stir before any more dipping.
  • You can add in chopped cookies or marshmallows too.
  • Another option for coating the popcorn is melted white chocolate (which can be mixed in with food colouring).
  • Please do discard any unpopped kernels before making your Halloween popcorn mix as you do not want to bit into these when enjoying your snack.
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Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Iron: 0.2mg

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  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is great idea. Such a fun. Looks playful and perfect for kids Halloween party. Definitely something my kids would like. I will save this and make with them for Halloween. Thnaks!

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a great Halloween idea. We love making new things for Halloween every year so I can’t wait to try this.