Candy Corn-Shaped Popcorn Treats are perfect this time of year! Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without candy corn, love it or hate it. These treats only look like candy corn! If you love popcorn balls, this treat is for you!
Halloween treats are here and, whether you love candy corn or would rather toss it into the trash, these Candy Corn-Shaped Popcorn Treats are something fun to enjoy!
I looooved popcorn balls when I was a kid, and I don’t really think I’ve had one in many years. This recipe is so easy to make with just popcorn and marshmallows. Seriously, that’s it!
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I drizzled candy coating over these triangular treats to give them the colors of candy corn. If you don’t want the extra sweetness, shake some colored sprinkles over them while the mixture is still warm, just after you shape them into triangles — same festive fun!
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At this time of year, what’s better with a cup of warm cider or hot tea than a tasty donut? Try my Cinnamon-Sugar Coated Chocolate Donut Holes this season – they’re baked and totally tasty! If you’re looking for awesome seasonal donuts, try my Baked Apple Cider Donuts — they seriously so much apple flavor and they’re so easy to make.
I liked that these popcorn treats are so easy to make with just marshmallows to hold them together. I’m already thinking about some variations that would be fun!
Make these Candy Corn-Shaped Popcorn Treats to share (or keep for yourself). Your neighbors and kiddos alike will love them!
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Yields About 20 treats
5 based on 5 review(s)
- About 12 cups popped popcorn
- 1/4 cup butter
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows
- 18 ounces white candy melts, divided
- 3 tablespoons shortening, divided
- Yellow and red food color
- Waxed paper
- Nonstick cooking spray
- (Optional) Colored candy sprinkles to use instead of the drizzle.
- Place the popped popcorn into a large bowl.
- Lay out two sheets of waxed paper, about 18 inches long. Spay them lightly with the nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Met the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. When melted, add the mini marshmallows and stir continually until melted. Once melted, transfer the mixture to the popcorn, and stir to make sure the popcorn is well coated. Transfer the mixture to one of the sheets of waxed paper into a rectangular shape.
- Lightly spray your hands with a bit of nonstick cooking spray (or a bit of butter) and while the mixture is still warm, use a knife to cut the popcorn mixture into 4-inch triangles. You’ll need to use your hands to help shape them a bit. Transfer to the remaining sheet of waxed paper.
- Divide the candy melts between three microwave-safe bowls. Divide the shortening and add to two of the bowls. One at a time, heat one of the bowls of candy melts in the microwave, in 20-second increments, until melted. Remove, mix to combine, and add a few drops of yellow food color. Mix well.
- Place the melted yellow mixture into a pastry bag or a plastic baggie with a small piece of the corner cut. Drizzle over the bottom third of each popcorn triangle.
- Repeat with the other bowl of melts with the shortening. Use a mixture of a few drops of the yellow and red food color to form orange. Repeat the steps above using a clean pastry bag or baggie, and drizzle the orange color over the middle section of the popcorn triangles.
- Heat the remaining candy melts (no shortening needed) and add to a third, clean pastry bag or baggie, and drizzle over the top portion of the popcorn triangles.
- Allow the drizzle to harden slightly before serving. You can store them in a container with a lid. If stacking them, be sure to place waxed paper or parchment paper between them.
- Note: If you prefer not to use the colored drizzle over the tops, just dust them with colored candy sprinkles while the triangles are still a little warm, just after shaping them.
If you don't want to use colored drizzle, shake some colored candy sprinkles over the top just after you shape the popcorn into triangles, while they're still warm.