Too much left-over Halloween candy? Need an idea to make a dent in the bucket of candy that your kids are hoarding? We’ve got a great idea for you! Left-Over Halloween Candy Popcorn. Sweet, salty and delicious, it will be a new family favorite. So grab the popcorn maker and a handful of those mini candy bars and make a batch today.
How to make Left-Over Halloween Candy Popcorn
You will need:
- 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
- 3 tablespoons Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
- 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
- Halloween Trick or Treat Candy
- Halloween Sprinkles
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 Left-Over Halloween Candy 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.
This is the Halloween candy we gathered up for our Left-Over Halloween Candy Popcorn. Pick out your favorites, there are no wrong choices here.
Chop up the candy into small pieces.
Once the popcorn is covered in marshmallow mixture it is time to add the candy. But don’t wait too long. 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 Left-Over Halloween Candy 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 the popcorn absorbs some of the moisture from the marshmallow mixture but it still tastes good.
Grab some popcorn and a handful of your kid’s Halloween candy and make up a batch of this yummy popcorn treat! Enjoy!
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