Chock full of creepy gummy eyeballs, chocolate candy and spooky sprinkles this fun popcorn treat will both scare and delight your guests at this year’s Halloween Party. Grab the kids, the popcorn maker and the sprinkles and make up a batch of this delicious sweet and salty Creepy Eyes Halloween Popcorn and let the Halloween fun begin.
How to Make Creepy Eyes Halloween Popcorn
You will need:
- 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
- 3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
- 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
- M&M’s – Red
- Gummy Eyeballs Candy
- Wilton Red Mini Candy Eyeballs
- Jimmies – Red
- Jimmies – Black
Start with approximately 10 cups of popcorn. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels. You don’t want to bite down on one of those! We pop our popcorn on the stove (you can find our directions on How to Make Perfect Popcorn here) but you can use air-popped or microwave. Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally. It is so nice to taste the salty with the sweet marshmallow coating. Not quite like Kettle Corn but close.
To make the Marshmallow Mixture for the Creepy Eyes Halloween Popcorn, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.
Slowly pour the marshmallow mixture over the salted popcorn. Gently fold the marshmallow mixture in with the popcorn until the popcorn is mostly covered.
The amount of marshmallow mixture you want to add is really up to your own taste. The more you add, the stickier the popcorn will be so we suggest that you add it a bit at a time, stir the popcorn and give it a taste before you add more. Leave a little bit of the marshmallow mixture for the next step.
Now pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with foil or a silpat liner. Drizzle a little bit of the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn but do not mix it up. You will need the mixture at the top so the candy will have something to stick to.
Our creepy eyeballs are Gummy Eyeballs. We got these at Target in the Halloween Candy section. We’ve also seen them at Michaels. And you can find them in a bunch of other colors on Amazon.
Here is the candy that we added to our Creepy Eyes Halloween Popcorn. In addition to the Gummy Eyeballs, we used a handful of Red M&M’s, Wilton Red Mini Candy Eyes and Black and Red Jimmies Sprinkles.
Now it is time to add the candy. Don’t wait too long after you pour the popcorn onto the cookie sheet. You want the marshmallow mixture to still be warm and sticky. Sprinkle the candy onto the popcorn, concentrating on the areas with the most drizzled marshmallow mixture. Allow the Creepy Eyes Halloween Popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.
Our family loves this popcorn so it has never lasted longer than a day at our house. This popcorn definitely tastes best right after it is made but will keep for a few days in an airtight container. The popcorn is a little chewier the next day because it absorbs some of the moisture from the marshmallow mixture but it still tastes good.
Our Creepy Eyes Halloween Popcorn is a fun and delicious Halloween party treat for your guest who like their Halloween desserts “creepy” instead of “cutesy”. (And did we mention how easy it is to make?) Happy Halloween from our family to yours!
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