Halloween Pumpkin Popcorn Balls



Popcorn always goes great at a Halloween party. These are festive and make great table decorations even at Thanksgiving and they taste darn good too! You can spruce them up with some frosting leaves or decorate them with scary faces with the kids either way a fun and easy project.



Popcorn marshmallow balls:

Old Fashioned way:
Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn approximately 8 cups of popped 

Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.

Popcorn options:
Microwave the popcorn or use a hot air popper.

Marshmallow Recipe:
6 tablespoons butter
5 cups miniature marshmallows
Red and yellow food coloring (use 2 drops of red 3 drops of yellow)

Optional flavoring:  1 or 2 cinnamon oil drops, orange extract or any other flavor you like to add

Garnish for making the pumpkin:
mini tootsie rolls
eyeball candies
optional: sprinkles, melted chocolate to dip bottoms with
nuts chopped, candy corn, m & m for eyes. Also green frosting to make leaves for stem on pumpkin

Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in orange food coloring(mixture of red and yellow)  marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with a wooden spoon to coat evenly.

Let mixture cool slightly. Make balls popcorn with your hands or


form popcorn into 8 balls using a rounded glass container like the one in the photo shown. You also can make mini ones using an ice cream scooper. I used a ceramic measuring cup to form mine.  Add mini tootsie rolls and candy corn to decorate or whatever you like with options above. I then let them cool completely and place into plastic sandwich bags and zip tie them to hand out of give away. They stay fresh a long time. Keep in a cool dry place.

2 comments:

Vicki Bensinger said...

These are darling Claudia and fun for both children and adults to indulge in.

Claudia said...

You do Halloween so well! These would be fun family munchies. Love the idea of adding candy eyeballs!