Side Dish | October 20, 2017

Candy Corn Popcorn

Halloween is my verrrrrrry favorite holiday!!!  I love the decorations, the costumes, and the food! Today I want to share a treat that whipped up for our little Halloween Party.  I call it Candy Corn Popcorn – but really it is a twist on our Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe.  Find the recipe HERE, or check out the Halloween version below.

Candy Corn Popcorn in a glass bowl

Candy Corn, Love It Or Hate It

In all reality, I hate candy corn.  There are candy corn lovers, and there are candy corn haters.  I fall into that hate category.  Like I mentioned, this is a twist on our marshmallow popcorn, but if you want to throw in a few candy corn while mixing this up, feel free.  I will, however, refrain.

Candy Corn Popcorn ingredients in a dish

I just split the melted marshmallow mixture into thirds, leave one as is, add a few drops of yellow to the next, and a few drops of orange to the last. Mix them with your popcorn, also separated into thirds, and then layer them in a glass bowl to mimic the colors of a candy corn.  Such an easy fun treat!  Pair this with some Caramel Apples and some Candy Corn Fruit Pizza and you will have a party.

Popcorn in a bowl and three bowls of dipping sauce beside it

Free Printable

While we are on the topic Halloween, I want to share a printable with you!  A FREE printable that is!  Print this baby up, frame it, and put it out for display.  Perfect in your kitchen!

Eat Drink and Be Scary graphic

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(or just click on the image above)

Candy Corn Popcorn in a bowl on a marble surface

If you want some more tips on Halloween food – check out an older post of mine where I talk about lots and lots of Halloween Food.

Candy Corn Popcorn

A twist on marshmallow popcorn. Layered to mimic the colors of a candy corn for a fun and colorful Halloween treat. Perfect for the season.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn
  • orange and yellow food coloring
  1. Boil butter, sugar, and karo syrup for about 1 min*.
  2. Add vanilla and stir.
  3. Remove from heat. & melt in mini-marshmallows.
  4. Divide into thirds.
  5. Leave one as is.
  6. In the second batch at 3-4 drops yellow food coloring and stir until color is eveningly distributed.
  7. In the 3rd bath add 2 drops orange food coloring and stir until evenly distributed.
  8. Divide microwave popcorn into thirds and stir in reserved marshmellow glaze.
  9. Layer in a glass bowl – orange on bottle, yellow in the middle, and white on top.

* The longer the sugars are boiled the harder or crunchier the popcorn coating will get. I like mine a little gooey!


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