Halloween Ghost Popcorn Balls

October has begun, which means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween! To get into the holiday spirit, we’ve partnered up with Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP to create a delicious and spooky treat, Ghost Popcorn Balls! So throw on your comfiest sweater or Halloween costume, and enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 bags Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop – Sea Salt Popcorn (8 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped OCHO candy (we used Caramel Minis)
  • ½ 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows (5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • candy eye balls

Directions:

  1. Place the popcorn and OCHO in a large bowl (or 2 large bowls to make mixing easier).
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the mini marshmallows and butter. Stir occasionally until smooth.
  3. Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn (dividing between 2 bowls if you divided the popcorn). Stir with a spatula until the popcorn is coated.
  4. Butter your hands and begin to form the popcorn into balls. You can make taller balls like the shape of a ghost, or whatever you prefer.
  5. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Allow the balls to cool and firm up. (30 minutes to 1 hour)
  6. Melt the white chocolate. You can add vegetable shortening or vegetable oil to help thin out if desired. Dip the tops of the popcorn balls into the melted chocolate and return to the baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to set for 1-2 minutes before adding candy eye balls to each ball. You can try to add the eyes right away, but they may slide off if the chocolate is too hot.
  7. Allow the chocolate to set before serving. If you’ll be serving them the next day, place them in a tupperware container.
  8. You can display them in a fun way! You can display them in a large tray on top of halloween colored M&Ms with some fake spiders added in!

*Adapted recipe from https://thefirstyearblog.com/ghost-popcorn-balls/ *