Recipe: Halloween Style Candy Popcorn
Whenever I am invited to a get together with family and friends, I am always asked to bring my candy popcorn. It's sweet, crunchy, salty, and chocolaty all at the same time—what more could anybody ask for?
The beauty of this simple recipe is that you can throw just about anything into it or take out any ingredients that you don't like. You can also change up items during different holidays and events to make the candy popcorn fit in as a perfect treat.
Halloween Style Candy Popcorn
- 1 bag of buttered microwave popcorn
- 1-1/2 cups of M&Ms, any kind
- 1 cup candy corns
- 2 cups of pretzels, twists, or sticks
- 1 package of vanilla flavored Candiquik (you can find it on the bakery aisle of the grocery store)
- Food coloring, if desired
- Pop the popcorn as directed on the package.
- In a large bowl, mix together the M&Ms, candy corns, pretzels, and popcorn.
- Prepare the Candiquik as directed on the package. If you would like to make the Candiquik look orange, stir in 20 drops of red food coloring and 20 drops of yellow food coloring.
- Pour the melted candy coating on top of the other ingredients and mix until all of the pieces have the candy coating on them.
- Transfer to a piece of wax paper and lay out to cool for about 10 minutes. Break it apart and serve.
I’ve also made this recipe using melted white chocolate chips instead of Candiquik. You could also use regular chocolate too.
Don't be afraid to switch up the ingredients! Use peanut or peanut butter M&Ms, add Rice Chex cereal, peanuts, or anything else your family enjoys in a snack mix.
Natalie is a wife, mom of a six year old son and four year old twin girls, wannabe foodie, lover of wine and of all things social media. She is the author of Mommy of a Monster and Twins, her personal blog where she writes honestly about the good, bad, and ugly of parenting. She also works as a freelance writer and social media manager. You can find her tweeting as @NatalieHoage, pinning more recipes than she can ever possibly try, and sharing it all on her Facebook page.
What is your favorite Halloween treat?