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Easy Halloween Popcorn Balls Recipe (with Candy Corn!)

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.

Popcorn Balls

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

Ingredients

  • 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)
Pour popcorn into a glass casserole dish

Spray or grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Add the popcorn to the dish, spreading out in an even layer.

Pour candy corn into the popcorn

Sprinkle the candy corn on top evenly.

Pour peanuts on top of the popcorn

Sprinkle the Planter’s peanuts on top evenly. Now you’re going to make the glue that will hold your popcorn balls together.

Unwrap butter and put into the saucepan

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.

Melt the marshmallows

Stir in the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly until fully melted and combined.

Pour the marshmallows on the popcorn

Pour the melted marshmallows over the popcorn.

Stirring the popcorn bottles

Combine the mixture and let cool about five minutes or so.

Forming the Halloween popcorn balls

Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray and then form the popcorn into ten balls.

Halloween Popcorn 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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Yield: 10 people

Popcorn Balls Recipe

Popcorn Balls

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popcorn
  • 3/4 cup peanuts
  • 9 oz candy corn
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 T butter

Instructions

  1. Spray or grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Add the popcorn to the dish, spreading out in an even layer.
  2. Sprinkle the candy corn and peanuts on top evenly.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  4. Stir in the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly until fully melted and combined.
  5. Pour the melted marshmallows over the popcorn.
  6. Combine the mixture and let cool about five minutes or so.
  7. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 ball

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g

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Maryann

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

My kids would go crazy for this!

Heather Luckhurst

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

I can't believe how easy these are to make!! I love the Dollar General - will be picking this up to make these yummy treats! :)

linda smith

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

These look AMAZING! Pinning now!