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Easy Halloween Popcorn Ball Squares

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These Halloween Popcorn Treats are super easy to make, fun when cut into squares with lollipop sticks, and are easily portable for a night of fun.

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There’s something just so right about popcorn balls and Halloween. The trouble is… they’re sticky and messy. An easy solution — is Halloween Popcorn Ball Squares!

Minutes really, and a delightful treat for young and old alike awaits.

Begin with your favorite popcorn ball recipe (mine is below) but instead of coating your hands with butter or cooking spray and forming them into balls, pour the popcorn mixture into a prepared 13″ x 9″ baking pan, wait for them to set, cut into squares and put a skewer into the center, much like a caramel apple.

Simple, simple, simple — and what a treat! And if you use microwave popcorn, the task becomes even easier.

Ingredients for Halloween Popcorn Treats

Here’s what you’ll need to make these popcorn treats:

  • 6 tablespoons unpopped popcorn kernels or 1 bag microwave buttered popcorn
  • Butter
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Candy (we like candy corn)
  • Optional: nuts like peanuts or pecans

How to Make Halloween Popcorn Treats

  1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Then pop the popcorn. If using microwave popcorn, follow package instructions for popping.
  2. In a large dutch oven, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the mini marshmallows until completely melted. Quickly add the popped popcorn and continue stirring until the marshmallows are melted and become “cobwebby.” Then stir in your favorite candy and nuts.
  3. Immediately transfer the popcorn mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the back of a spatula or spoon, compress popcorn firmly into the pan until it sticks together. Allow the popcorn to cool and completely set. I like to refrigerate the popcorn to speed up this process; about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Insert a lollipop stick in the squares for fun.

More Popcorn Recipes

Easy Halloween Popcorn Ball Squares | 31Daily.com

Easy Halloween Popcorn Ball Squares

Yield: 15 squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Halloween Popcorn Treats are super easy to make, fun when cut into squares with lollipop sticks, and are easily portable for a night of fun.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unpopped popcorn kernels (air pop) *See Note
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup candy (we like candy corn)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Then pop the popcorn. If using microwave popcorn, follow package instructions for popping.
  2. In a large dutch oven, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the mini marshmallows until completely melted. Quickly add the popped popcorn and continue stirring until the marshmallows are melted and become “cobwebby.” Then stir in your favorite candy and nuts.
  3. Immediately transfer the popcorn mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the back of a spatula or spoon, compress popcorn firmly into the pan until it sticks together. Allow the popcorn to cool and completely set. I like to refrigerate the popcorn to speed up this process; about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Insert a lollipop stick in the squares for fun.

Notes

Popcorn:

You can substitute 1 bag of microwave buttered popcorn, follow package instructions.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

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