If you’re looking for a simple holiday treat that anyone can make, you’ll love this EASY Halloween popcorn balls recipe! Great for parties.
I love Halloween, which just about everyone in the world knows. It’s such a special time of year, with costumes and candy . . . and so much orange and black, which I love . . . nothing can compare as far as I’m concerned.
In addition to all of the above, there’s another thing that happens every year at this time: I make my Halloween popcorn balls recipe. If you aren’t familiar with my Halloween popcorn balls, you’re in luck – I have a real treat for you.
The key component of my Halloween popcorn balls (which makes them a bit different from other popcorn ball recipes) is the peanuts!
I use delicious PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts in my recipe. They add the perfect amount of salty and crunch to compliment the sweet.
In addition to the PLANTERS Peanuts, I always include candy corn in my Halloween popcorn balls recipe.
Popcorn Treats Recipe
- 8 cups of popcorn – you can either purchase a bag or pop it yourself
- 3/4 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 9 oz. candy corn
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- Non-stick cooking spray (optional)
Spray or grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Add the popcorn to the dish, spreading out in an even layer.
Sprinkle the candy corn on top evenly.
Sprinkle the Planter’s peanuts on top evenly. Now you’re going to make the glue that will hold your popcorn balls together.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
Stir in the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly until fully melted and combined.
Pour the melted marshmallows over the popcorn.
Combine the mixture and let cool about five minutes or so.
Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray and then form the popcorn into ten balls.
Wouldn’t this treat make such an awesome Halloween party treat? I’d say absolutely – they are so sweet, salty, and amazing. Everyone in my family loves them and begs me to make them every year. I’m so glad I get to share this recipe with you.
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- 8 cups popcorn
- 3/4 cup peanuts
- 9 oz candy corn
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 T butter
- Spray or grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Add the popcorn to the dish, spreading out in an even layer.
- Sprinkle the candy corn and peanuts on top evenly.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
- Stir in the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly until fully melted and combined.
- Pour the melted marshmallows over the popcorn.
- Combine the mixture and let cool about five minutes or so.
- Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Stir the popcorn with your hands a bit and then form into ten balls.
Serving Size:1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 152mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 35g Protein: 4g
Let me know if you make this delicious recipe in the comments . . . and check out these other fun and easy fall recipes: