If you’re looking for an easy and festive Halloween treat, you’ll love this fun Halloween Popcorn recipe! It’s a delicious blend of sweet and salty, with generous drizzles of chocolate, spooky sprinkles, and a dash of crunchy candy. It’s super easy to make and is a fun addition to any Halloween gathering.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I like to make the fun last all month long with Halloween treats and decorations. This bewitched Halloween popcorn is great because it’s easy enough to whip up for a special after-school treat, and it’s festive enough to serve at a Halloween Party.
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What is in Halloween Popcorn?
You only need a handful of ingredients to make your own Halloween Party Popcorn! I added my favorite candy to the mix, but you can switch it out for your own favorite Halloween candy if you’d like. Just remember to pick candy that goes well with popcorn and chocolate.
Popped Popcorn – You can pop your own corn (use about 1/3 cup kernels for 10 cups popped corn), use microwave popcorn, or buy a bag of already popped corn like Skinny Pop. It tastes a little different if you use plain popcorn versus buttered and salted popcorn, but both are good.
White Chocolate – I used white chocolate chips, but you can use candy melts too.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate – You can use chips or candy melts. You can also use dark chocolate, which actually pairs well with the sweeter white chocolate. My kids, however, prefer the semi-sweet chips.
Coconut Oil – This helps the chocolate melt smoothly so that you can drizzle it over the popcorn. You don’t taste it in the finished popcorn.
Food Coloring – I used red and yellow food coloring to make the white chocolate drizzle Halloween Orange! You could also make it bright green.
Halloween Sprinkles – Have fun with this one! There are normally a lot of options to choose from this time of year, and they really make this Halloween Popcorn. I like to use sprinkles that include the candy eyeballs, just for fun.
Halloween Candy – I used Candy Corn Pumpkins and Peanut M&M’s, but you can add whatever candy you like most. You can even add chunks of Oreo Cookies instead of candy to the mixture.
How to Make Halloween Popcorn
First, line a large cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Spread the popped corn in an even layer over the prepared baking sheet.
In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips or candy melts and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth, stirring in between intervals. This usually takes just a minute or a minute and a half. Stir in the orange food coloring.
Using a large spoon, drizzle the melted white (orange) chocolate over the popcorn.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips or candy melts and coconut oil the same way, in 30-second intervals.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn.
While the chocolate is still soft and melty, add the Halloween sprinkles and candy. As the chocolate hardens, the sprinkles will stick to the popcorn mix. If your kitchen is too warm and the chocolate isn’t hardening, place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15 or 20 minutes.
When the popcorn mix has hardened completely, it’s ready to serve. Serve it in a large bowl, or dish up individual servings in mini cauldrons or pumpkins, and enjoy your Halloween Popcorn!
How Can I Store Halloween Popcorn?
You can store Halloween Popcorn in an air-tight container for up to 3 days, but it may not last that long!!
What Other Ingredients Can I Add to This Halloween Popcorn?
You can add whatever you like for candies, sprinkles, and ghoulish additions. Get creative and see what is available in your area or online. You can add peanuts, broken pretzels, or other nuts for more of a salty kick.
Other great additions are small candies like a Rolo or bites of a chocolate bar. Candy corn, crushed cookies or even dried fruits like raisins or cranberries would work, too.
One last creepy item: don’t forget the plastic spiders if age-appropriate.
- 10 cups popped popcorn (see note)*
- 4 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
- Orange Food Coloring (or desired color)
- 4 oz white chocolate chips or candy melts
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips or candy melts
- 2 cups Halloween Candy (like M&M's, candy corn, crushed Oreo cookies, etc.)
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Spread the popped popcorn in an even layer over the prepared baking sheet.
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring well in between each interval, until melted and smooth. This should only take a minute or two. Remove from microwave and stir in food coloring. Drizzle the colored, melted white chocolate over the popcorn using a large spoon,
- Repeat step 2 with the semi-sweet chocolate, skipping the food coloring.
- While the chocolate is still melty, add the sprinkles and candy. Let the chocolate harden completely before serving. If the chocolate is not hardening, place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes to harden.
You can use plain or buttered and salted popcorn for a more salty sweet mixture. If you want to pop your own corn, use 1/3 cup kernels.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 307Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.