With Halloween less than a week away it was definitely time to make Halloween Popcorn Mix. I couldn’t think of a better recipe for the spooky holiday. It is so easy and quick to prepare. A recipe that will tickle your imagination. Once the base is prepared, you will be able to customize your snack mix according to your liking or depending on what types of candy your kids will have left over the next day. I am not a huge fan of Halloween. Scary movies, ghoulish-looking treats, and clever costumes aren’t really my thing. While I adore the fall season and all it has to offer, All Hallows’ Eve is probably the only thing that doesn’t thrill me – except for the candy sales the day after everything has been said and done. Now that is something I can get excited about! That and the possibilities the sales bring for this snack mix. I am confident you will love this Popcorn Mix as much as I do.
Candy Corn, Autumn Sprinkles, Peanuts and Heath Bits is the combination I chose here. Much like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies; candy corn and peanuts are a perfect match. I added autumn nonpareils for color and heath bits for a kick of chocolate. This was so satisfying, but I can’t imagine that any mixture of nuts, candy, or even dried fruit wouldn’t be equally as delicious when combined with the gooey popcorn base.
This would also be a great treat to serve at baby showers or holiday parties since you could totally customize the colors and switch up the ingredients according to your theme. So fun!
The combination of sweet, salty and crunchy is really what made this mashup sing together so well. We usually enjoy a cup or two of popcorn mix for movie night or on Sundays during football. With that being said, today would be the perfect day to make it. Like I mentioned before, this mix comes together in mere minutes, but if you’re really in a time crunch, you could make the recipe ahead and freeze it in an airtight bag. It defrosts in minutes and tastes every bit as delicious as the fresh kind.
Who wouldn’t want to eat cute, mouthwatering and pretty food?
This Halloween Popcorn Mix is so colorful and beaming. It’s like having a ray of sunshine in a cup… which is exactly what we need up here since the temperatures dropped drastically at the beginning of the week. We already had a couple of flurries, sniff. Hope you’re staying warm and cozy this weekend. As always, I couldn’t be more grateful or happier for your support. You all are amazing.
Here’s this week’s favorite quote by Maya Angelou.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- 1 bag microwavable butter popcorn
- 8 ounces almond bark or candy coating
- 2 cups candy corn and peanut mix
- 1/2 cup Heath English Toffee Bits (found in the baking isle)
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles or nonpareils
- 1. Pop the bag of popcorn in a microwave and pour into a big bowl.
- 2. In a second bowl, melt the almond bark. You can use a microwave and heat the bark in 30 second intervals until completely melted or use a double boiler.
- 3. Once melted, pour the chocolate over the popcorn and mix well. Finally, add the candy corn and peanut mixture, heath bits, and sprinkles. Stir to combine and serve.
- The popcorn mix tastes best if eaten on the same day, but will freeze well in an airtight bag for 2 weeks.
- Chop up big ingredients into bite-sized pieces before adding to the mix.
- This recipe can easily be doubled.