I created a Halloween Popcorn Recipe for you. This snack is salty and sweet thanks to a light coating of white chocolate and a handful of cocktail peanuts and Reese’s Pieces.
Halloween Popcorn Recipe
Recipe for Halloween Popcorn
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There’s just so much fun to be had and it’s all low key.
No expectations the way there are with the other big holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Or New Year’s and Valentine’s Day for that matter.
The costumes, the treats, the decorations, the scary movies, scary stories, the treats. Oh wait, I already mentioned treats. 🙂
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Another reason I always love Halloween is that I have good childhood memories of it.
My parents always made it fun. My mom helped me with my costumes.
There was no fuss about saving my candy and eating one piece a day until I graduated from high school.
There were a couple children in my school whose families didn’t believe in celebrating Halloween because it was “the devil’s holiday.”
I always Felt So Bad for those kids. I like to think that now that they are grown up and possibly with families of their own, they’re celebrating Halloween in all its glory.
What you need to make Halloween Popcorn Recipe
- Freshly popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or disks, I used white. Use your favorite
- 1/2 cup salty snack like peanuts or chopped pretzels
- 1/2 cup bite size candy like M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces
- Non-stick spray for the mixing bowl
- 6 cups freshly popped popcorn (a 3-oz bag microwave popcorn)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or disks
- 1/2 cup cocktail peanuts or other nut or salty snack
- 1/2 cup chocolate or peanut butter candy-I used Reese's Pieces. You could also use M&M's or similar
- non-stick spray for mixing bowl
- Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Spray a large mixing bowl with non-stick spray or grease with a leftover butter wrapper.
- Pop the popcorn
- Pour popcorn into mixing bowl
- Melt white chocolate in a small bowl if melting in microwave or melt over a double boiler. If using a microwave, stop every 15 seconds to mix thoroughly. White chocolate burns easily.
- While chocolate is melting, measure cocktail peanuts and Reese's Pieces. Pour over popcorn.
- Once chocolate is smooth,, drop over popcorn in small globs. Then stir together with a rubber spatula.
- You may need to put the spatula down and use your hands to really mix everything together and incorporate the melted chocolate all through the popcorn. However, mix with spatula first so you don't burn your hands on hot chocolate.
- Pour mixture on parchment-lined sheet pan to let chocolate firm up.
- Serve up with your favorite scary movie.
Customize this recipe to what you have in the cupboards or your favorite ingredients.
Use a spatula to stir the melted chocolate throughout the popcorn mix until the chocolate isn't piping hot anymore from the microwave or boiler.
You may need to use your hands to really mix everything together and incorporate the melted chocolate all through the popcorn. However, mix with spatula first so you don't burn your hands on hot chocolate.
How to Make Popcorn in the Microwave
I used packets of microwave popcorn for this Halloween Popcorn Recipe but you can make your own popcorn in the microwave, using loose kernels, which is a lot cheaper than buying microwave popcorn.
You need the following:
- A paper bag or a microwave safe bowl, I like a sturdy glass bowl
- popcorn kernels
- a cover, like a plate
- a microwave (duh)
Tell me about your Halloween memories.
Do you have any favorite Halloween recipes or popcorn recipes?