Have you noticed yet that you can make anything Halloween-y just by turning it green and sticking some eyeballs on it? That’s what I did with these easy Halloween popcorn balls. I took the easiest popcorn ball recipe ever (just popcorn + melted butter and marshmallows), made it green, and added eyeballs for the easiest Halloween popcorn balls you’ve ever seen.
Surprisingly, these easy little treats are delicious! I knew the kids would like them, but I didn’t realize I’d spend all afternoon eating them too. They are similar to rice krispie treats, but so much better!
I think it’s the addition of chopped up Oreos that really make these tasty. And the candy corn makes them even…well I don’t know because I don’t eat candy corn. ‘Cuz candy corn is gross. But it’s cute, and if you like it, then go right ahead!
Here’s a quick video that shows how I made them:
And as you can tell, I was a little too lazy to try to form them into perfect balls, so I pressed them into a 9×13 pan and made Halloween popcorn bars instead. Same great taste, just a little easier to work with.
If you want to get all fancy, you can cut paper straws in half and stick them in each bar. You know, for no reason other than to make them look cute. Because that matters for some reason.
How to make Halloween popcorn balls
- 6 cups Popped Popcorn
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 1 bag Marshmallows 10 oz
- 8 Oreos halloween
- Green Food Coloring
- Candy Corn
- Candy Eyes
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- Chop oreos and place with popcorn in a large bowl. Ensure all kernels have been removed.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together butter and marshmallows.
- Add green food coloring, the pour over popcorn and Oreos.
For Popcorn Balls
- Allow popcorn to cool enough to touch, and then form into 12 balls using greased hands.
- Press candy corn and candy eyes into sides of ball.
For Popcorn Bars
- Grease an 9x13 pan and press popcorn into it.
- Press candy corn and candy eyes on top. When completely cool, slice into 12 bars using a long sharp knife.
And here’s a little video showing how I made them. NOTE: it’s easier to slice these if you take them all out of the pan first, so line your 9×13 pan with parchment or wax paper.
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