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, people, and whether you love candy corn or would rather toss it into the trash, these Candy Corn-Shaped Popcorn Treats are a treat you can 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 a bit of extra sweetness and color. If you don’t want to go that route, you could always shake some colored sprinkles over them while the mixture is still warm — or not if you want to go old school, classic!
If you’re searching for more Halloween treats, check out my Mini “Candy Corn” Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting. They’re really cute, and no candy corn was used to make them! For adult Halloween fun, you could also sever Dark & Stormy Cocktails!
At this time of year, what could be better with a cup of warm cider or hot tea than a tasty donut? If that’s more your style try my Cinnamon-Sugar Coated Chocolate Donut Holes. They’ve baked and totally tasty!
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!
If you have parties coming up this season, make these Candy Corn-Shaped Popcorn Treats to share. You could even whip them up for tailgating gatherings, too.
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Yields About 20 treats
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- 2/3 cup unpopped popcorn (about 12 cups popped)
- 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
- 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.