“This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”
Melting Witch Candy Popcorn Halloween Party Mix | A fun party mix with the perfect sweet and salty combination. Like green apple flavored popcorn, chocolate, candy coated pretzels, peanuts and more. Unlike the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, when this witch melted she left some of her body parts behind. Pack this Melting Witch Candy Popcorn Halloween Party Mix up to hand out as party favors or pour it into a large bowl as a party treat! NOT JUST FOR KIDS! Adults will love this mix too!
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The kids are going to go crazy over the sweet green apple flavor of the popcorn. The fingers are fun too! Small pretzel sticks dipped in melted lime green candy, with a candy coated sunflower seed for the fingernail all brushed with cocoa powder. The eyeballs are made from round chocolate balls a dollop of white melted candy and black melted candy for the center. Sprinkle in some black licorice and honey roasted peanuts.
Place the chocolate balls in a bed of rice, add a dollop of white melted candy.
Add a dollop of black melted candy, set aside to harden.
ALL THESE DELICIOUS TREATS CAN BE MADE DAYS IN ADVANCE BUT SAVE THE POPCORN UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PARTY.
YOUR GUESTS CAN CUSTOMIZE THEIR MIX! By adding all these different ingredients to this Melting Witch Candy Popcorn Halloween Party Mix you make it easy for everyone to find a few things they like and make their OWN MIX from your mix! FUN!
Melting Witch Candy Popcorn Halloween Party Mix
For the Green Apple Popcorn (Body)
- 1 (3.2 ounce) bag microwave popcorn, popped
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 1 (3 ounce) box green apple gelatin
- lime green food coloring
For the Finger Pretzels
- small pretzels sticks
- lime green candy melts
- candy coated sunflower seeds
For the Eyeballs
- round chocolate (like whoppers or foil wrapped eyeballs
- white candy melts
- black candy melts
For the Remaining Body Parts
- honey roasted peanuts (warts)
- black licorice (hair)
For the Green Apple Popcorn (body):
Microwave popcorn, pour into a large bowl. Preheat oven to 300°. Line a jelly roll pan with foil, spray with non stick cooking spray and set aside. Place butter and syrup in a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Add Dixie Crystals granulated sugar and Jello and stir to combine. NOTE: If you opt to add more food coloring this is the time to do so. Increase the heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat so it just simmers. Continue simmering for 5 minutes. After the sugar mixture simmers for 5 minutes, immediately pour over popcorn in bowl. Mix right away and keep stirring so all the popcorn gets well coated. Spread popcorn mixture onto prepared pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. As soon as you can touch the candy break it into pieces, making sure to break apart the big chunks that are thick with candy.
For the Finger Pretzels:
In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt Lime Green Wilton Candy Melts on high 1 minute, stir, continue on 70% power 30 seconds, stir until melted and creamy. Dip pretzels in melted candy making sure to cover the pretzels, transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to harden. The perfect tool for dipping pretzels or cookies is the Three Prong Fork from Wilton. You can also use a fork. Dip the flat side of the candy coated sunflower seed into the melted green candy and place at one end of the candy coated pretzel. Place the cookie sheet of pretzels in the refrigerator to harden (about 15 minutes). When candy has hardened brush some coco over the top to give the pretzel a dirty look.
For the Eyeballs:
In a small microwave safe bowl melt white candy melts. Pour melted candy into a squeeze bottle. Also melt the black candy and pour into another squeeze bottle. Add a dollop of white on a round piece of chocolate and black in the center of the white. To make the drying process easier, pour rice into a baking pan, press eyes into the rice. Place the baking pan into the refrigerator to harden (about 15 minutes).
For the Remaining Body Parts:
Add honey roasted peanuts (warts) and the black licorice strings (hair) to the mix. Add all the fun ingredients to a large bowl!
Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Pumpkin Patch Graveyard Eclair from Big Bear’s Wife
- Pumpkin Empanadas from Pook’s Pantry
- Malted Milk Ball Spider Cookies from Pastry Chef Online
- Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes from Mrs Happy Homemaker
- Purple Velvet Halloween Layer Cake from Love and Confections
- Eyeball Jello Shots from I am a Honey Bee
- Monster Fudge from 4 Sons R Us
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from A Blender Mom
- Vampire Ice Cream Floats from Daily Dish Recipes
- Graveyard Pie from Eat Move Make
- Easy Skeleton Cake Pops from Pint Sized Baker
- Swiss Meringue Spooky Skull from Kudos Kitchen
- Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse from The Spiffy Cookie
- Melting Witch Candy Popcorn Halloween Party Mix from Lady Behind The Curtain
- Dragon’s Eggs from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Graveyard Dip from Mildly Meandering
- Eyeball Cake Balls from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- White Chocolate Ghost Cupcakes from The Beard and The Baker
- Halloween Chocolate Blossom Sprinkle Cookies from House of Nash Eats
- Rice Krispie Haunted House from Savory Experiments
- Halloween Snack Mix from Katie’s Cucina
- Monster Rice Krispies from For the Love of Food
Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
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