Monster Popcorn Mix Halloween Recipe

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I'm helping out with my daughter's school party this Friday, and one of the things I made for the kids is this quick and easy Monster Popcorn Mix.

A little sweet and not too scary, perfect for the first graders!

Ingredients for Monster Popcorn Mix:

  • chocolate melts (I used a mixture of white chocolate and some green I had on hand)
  • air popped or microwave popped plain popcorn
  • carndy corn
  • icing googly eyes
  • kosher salt

It's that time of year again, when the Ghirardelli chocolate melts appear in the stores again!  I can usually only find them around the holidays, so I stock up when I can.  Great product!  Easy to use, and wonderful flavor.

Pop the popcorn, using either an air popper, a stovetop popper, or a microwave popper.  It doesn't really matter what method you use, you just want to end up with plain popcorn with NO UNPOPPED KERNELS.  I love using my Nordicware microwave popcorn popping bowl.  It's so easy--just 1/3 cup of popcorn and 2.5 minutes in the microwave, and I have a bowl of perfect popcorn every time.  No oil, no mess, just popcorn.  And it's easier to store and doesn't overheat and stop working like my old air popper!

Melt the chocolate and pour over the popcorn.  Mix to coat the popcorn.  

Spread the chocolate covered popcorn in a shallow baking sheet.  You don't want to leave it in the bowl, or you'll have a heck of a time breaking the popcorn up into pieces later.  Sprinkle with kosher salt, candy corn, and icing googly eyes.

Put the popcorn in the fridge to help the chocolate harden quickly.

To dress up my popcorn for Halloween, I decided to make some friendly (and easy!) monster treat bags.

I put the popcorn in 4x6 food-safe plastic treat bags.

I cut rectangles of cardstock the same width as the bags, folded the cardstock in half, and used scissors to cut a jagged edge.

I glued the folded piece of cardstock to the top of the filled treat bags, and added a few googly eyes for extra Halloween fun.

I think the kids will like them!  Now to think of some fun games to play on Friday at the party.  Any suggestions?

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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