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Halloween Popcorn Mix

Kid-Friendly Halloween Popcorn Mix What’s more enticing than a big bowl party popcorn? A spooky Halloween Popcorn Mix that’s sweet and salty!

Halloween Popcorn Mix

It’s officially October, I’m now allowed to post ghoulish treats to my heart’s content without backlash. Eeeeeeee hee hee hee hee hee!

 

I do get a little excited this time of year. The moment I feel a chill in the air, I’m ready to dig out my Halloween decorations, and put on my tall creepy hat and feathered boa.

I really don’t see why I can’t strut around in my Halloween hat all year long, but Lt. Dan won’t let me.

…Something about special occasions and dignity, I don’t know.

Making Halloween Popcorn Mix

Anyway, this is the month of conspicuous costumes, frightful fun, and dreadfully decorative dishes. We’re already planning all the menacing munchies we’ll serve Halloween night and this popcorn mix is on the list.

How to make Halloween Popcorn | ASpicyPerspective.com #Halloween #Recipes #Popcorn

Halloween Popcorn Mix is salty-sweet, super crunchy, and loaded with everything I love.

Fun Halloween Popcorn Mix

To make this Halloween popcorn mix, simply coat dry salted popcorn with melted candy coating and sprinkle with festive sprinkles. Then toss in your favorite Halloween candies.

Voila!

Easy Halloween Popcorn Mix

It’s a party popcorn treat that everyone will love! Wrapped in cellophane bags, this Halloween Popcorn Mix also makes great edible gifts.

Now onto the decorating… where are my goblin heads, drooling rats, and fake blood?

Halloween Popcorn Mix

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Candy coated party popcorn mixed with favorite Halloween candies!

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces purple candy melts
  • 14 cups popped popcorn (from 1/2 cups kernels)
  • 11 ounces candy pumpkins
  • 1 cup green chocolate coated candies
  • 1 cup candy corns
  • 3 tablespoons Halloween sprinkles
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat, until smooth.
  2. Place the popcorn on a large rimmed baking sheet. Thoroughly salt the popcorn. Then pour the melted candy over the top and stir to coat. Once coated, apply the sprinkles.
  3. Allow the popcorn to dry. Then break apart and toss in the candy.
  4. Store in an air tight container until ready to serve.

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148 Responses to “Halloween Popcorn Mix”

  1. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted October 5, 2012 at 6:40 am

    This is so fun and festive!

    Reply

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted October 5, 2012 at 6:46 am

    So fun! And now I need to find a bag of candy corn… ;)

    Reply

  3. Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen)posted October 5, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I love carving pumpkins for Halloween! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

  4. Staci @ ClickandCookRecipesposted October 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

    This looks wonderful! How fun!

    Reply

  5. RavieNomNomsposted October 5, 2012 at 7:05 am

    This is TOO cute!! I love this time of year as well. What a creative and fun snack for a Halloween party!

    Reply

  6. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted October 5, 2012 at 7:22 am

    these are too cute!!

    Reply

  7. Shainaposted October 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Purple popcorn! So fun for Halloween. My kids would go crazy for this.

    Reply

  8. Kelposted October 5, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Probably all of the sweet treats!

    Reply

  9. Denise Mposted October 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

    i love that its my sisters birthday :)

    Reply

  10. MikeWposted October 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Favorite thing? The little kids in costume coming for treats.

    Reply

  11. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Such a fun idea, Sommer!

    Reply

  12. Debbiposted October 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

    The Trick-or-treating festivities……giving out the treats (special ones for the kids we know) and “oooohing & awwwwing” over each & everyone one of the kiddos.

    Reply

  13. marlaposted October 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    This is the prettiest and most vibrantly FUN popcorn I have ever seen!!

    Reply

  14. Sarah | The Accidental Okieposted October 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Wow! How fun is this! I love the idea of using the colored almond bark, and I love the fun colors you picked! I bought my first candy pumpkins this week. Gorging myself already!

    Reply

  15. Denise B.posted October 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Mostly, I love my kids excitement about dressing up and the carnival their school has.
    Otherwise, I could easily skip Halloween.
    I just ordered my kids costumes from Chasing Fireflies. They’re scheduled to ship hopefully today!

    Reply

  16. vaishaliposted October 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Candy corn..:)

    Reply

  17. AnneBGposted October 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love that fresh pumpkins are available for cooking/baking!

    Reply

  18. Valerieposted October 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    It’s awful, but I love the discounted Halloween candy on November 1st!

    Reply

  19. Sue {munchkin munchies}posted October 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    The best part of Halloween is making fun sweet treats, like your popcorn! :)

    Reply

  20. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

    This is too cute and festive! The kiddies would absolutely go nuts over these! And the best part really is the crafts and treats that are made – I love making the kids happy!

    Reply

  21. Carolynposted October 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    So fun…my kids would go nuts over that sort of treat.

    Reply

  22. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted October 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I love how colorful this is!!!

    Reply

  23. Paula - bell'alimentoposted October 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I’m seeing this in a big bowl while watching movies this weekend! Love it.

    Reply

  24. Belinda @zomppaposted October 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    How fun and festive! Love this – could we have this non-Halloween??

    Reply

  25. Cassieposted October 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    This is beyond cute, Sommer, I love all of the colors and your creativity!

    Reply

  26. Annalise N.posted October 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I love the costumes I get to wear on Halloween!

    Reply

  27. Amy Tongposted October 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    The best thing I love Halloween is that I can eat all the chocolate and candies I wanted, for a day, at least. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  28. Amy Tongposted October 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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  29. Amy Tongposted October 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Following Catching Fireflies on twitter

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  30. Amy Tongposted October 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Pinned this post: https://pinterest.com/pin/53269208063903721/
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  31. Rustyposted October 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    My favorite thing about Halloween is watching the children. I love when they come to the door in their “scariest” or “prettiest” costumes and get excited about getting treats.

    Reply

  32. Trishposted October 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This may sound silly, but the thing I like most about Halloween is watching all of the children run around in their costumes and getting to pretend to be whom ever or what ever they want to be! Its great to see all of the creative costumes and the children having so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Reply

  33. Rustyposted October 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm
  34. Angie Bposted October 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I love the Chasing Fireflies Fall catalog. I think it’s better than any Christmas catalog. Makes me wish I could buy every child I know a costume from there.

    Angie@carrabbasoriginal.com

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  35. Rustyposted October 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Following Catchingfireflies.com on twitter

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  36. Rustyposted October 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    “Liked” Catchingfireflies on FB.

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  37. Robyn | Add a Pinchposted October 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Such a fun recipe!!!

    Reply

  38. Rustyposted October 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm
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  40. Kate@Diethoodposted October 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I love the color of your popcorn!! I thought I was cool by using orange… purple is way better!!

    My favorite part about this holiday is the candy. Honest to goodness. I can’t wait to go trick or treating with the little one.. she might be disappointed to see that she can’t have any kit kats, or twix bars, or reese’s. ;-)

    Reply

  41. Angieposted October 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    How cute is this! Perfect for Halloween parties!

    Reply

  42. Dee Deeposted October 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    To me the best part of Halloween is seeing the excitement in my daughter’s face. The days leading up to the holiday are filled with dreams of candy and scary things all around. Alex can’t wait to get out there and have everyone see her in her costume and then trick or treat around the area.
    That’s what I love about Halloween!

    Reply

  43. Carole Resnickposted October 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    The best part of Halloween is watching all the children in costume

    Reply

  44. Carole Resnickposted October 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I posted this giveaway on FB

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  45. Carole Resnickposted October 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I follow Catching FireFlies on FB

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  46. Karen Sueposted October 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I love the children trick or treating in their adorable costumes – especially the little ones

    Reply

  47. Geraldyneposted October 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love the costumes specially the kid’s costumes.

    Reply

  48. Jeffreyposted October 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I love all the kids dressed in their costumes. We also like decorating the house and carving pumpkins.

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  49. Jeffreyposted October 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I Follow Catching Fireflies on Facebook and Twitter.

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  53. Lisa | With Style and Graceposted October 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    This is so festive!! I’m already a sucker for popcorn and when there’s treats in there, I turn into a giddy little girl!

    Reply

  54. Sandyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Making popcorn balls

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  55. Sandyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I shared on Facebook

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  56. Sandyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I posted this on PinInterest

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  57. mlbposted October 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I love making jack o’ lanterns the best.

    Reply

  58. mlbposted October 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I follow Catching Fireflies on Facebook.

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  59. Kimposted October 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Everything! I Love the colors, the candy, and the dress up!

    Reply

  60. cindyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I love to see all the excitement in the kid’s faces and how proud they look in their costumes. And when they dump out their load of candy to see what they got. And I love making the treats for the kids and ME!

    Reply

  61. cindyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I tweeted on Pinterest!

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  62. Monetposted October 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    What a fun giveaway! I love dressing up for halloween but more importantly, I love making goodies like this! What a fun recipe! Thank you for sharing…and whetting my appetite for something sweet. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Reply

  63. cindyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/135389532519224653/ Bacon and Pecorino Popcorn.

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  64. Michael J. McCoyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    All the candy types that are only available this time of year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  65. cindyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I follow Catching Flies on Facebook.

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  66. cindyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I follow Catching Flies on Twitter.

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  67. cindyposted October 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I shared this on Facebook. Just in case you didn’t see it earlier, I’ve got sweet-n-salty #Halloween Popcorn + a #Giveaway for you today:

    http://aspicyperspective.com/2012/10/halloween-party-popcorn-mix.html #kidfriendly I entered the giveaway and love this popcorn

    Reply

  68. Palomaposted October 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I love the fall colors and watching the kids play dress-up – even the older ones get excited.

    Reply

  69. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted October 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    What a fun way to celebrate!

    Reply

  70. Jennifer Cashinposted October 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I love getting dressed up with my kids and going trick or treating. They are so full of excitement and wonder, it’s so fun to not only watch but walk with them!

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  71. Jennifer Cashinposted October 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Follow catching fireflies on FB

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  72. Corinneposted October 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I love the cool, crisp weather, the leaves turning, and the white tailed deer that can be seen in abundance. At least, I did when I lived in Michigan, now I live in Arizona. Now I’m just glad it’s no longer 115 outside!!

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  73. Corinneposted October 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Followed catching fireflies on facebook.

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  74. Corinneposted October 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    pinned this post

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  75. Corinneposted October 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    shared this link on facebook

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  76. Debbie Brayposted October 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I love the pumpkins

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  77. dee mposted October 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I love seeing the excitement and awe in the faces of my two young nieces, in anticipation of picking out and helping carve pumpkins. Last year was the first time they put their hands inside pumpkins to clean them out, they loved it. This year will be absolutely awesome for them.

    Reply

  78. Sleepyheadedmomposted October 6, 2012 at 1:07 am

    My favorite thing about Halloween is taking my son for trick or treat and seeing him dressed up all cute.

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  79. Sleepyheadedmomposted October 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I follow Catching Fireflies on twitter (@Sleepyheadedmom)

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  80. Sleepyheadedmomposted October 6, 2012 at 1:15 am
  81. Elizabeth @Food Ramblingsposted October 6, 2012 at 6:29 am

    That popcorn is so cute! I love handing candy out to trick-or-treaters

    Reply

  82. Emily Willinghamposted October 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

    the thing i love most about Halloween is the kiddies coming to the door in their cute costumes wanting candy

    Reply

  83. Emily Willinghamposted October 6, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I ‘LIKE’ CatchingFireflies.com on Facebook

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  84. Emily Willinghamposted October 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I ‘Pinned” this post on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/257620041155822453/

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  85. Emily Willinghamposted October 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I ‘FOLLOW’ Catching Fireflies-@whimsicalgifts as @iluvstbernards

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  86. Emily Willinghamposted October 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I shared this post on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/emily.f.willingham

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  87. Emily Willinghamposted October 6, 2012 at 8:00 am
  88. Jenna Hposted October 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I love decorating whimsical pumpkin sugar cookies! There both pretty and delicious.

    Reply

  89. Jenna Hposted October 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Following Catching Fireflies on Twitter

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  90. Jenna Hposted October 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Liked Catching Fireflies on Facebook

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  91. Jenna Hposted October 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I pinned this post on Pinterest as Prettiful Purple Popcorn

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  92. Toni | Boulder Locavoreposted October 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Sommer I have been loving all your fall and Halloween posts! (Finally getting on your blog to leave a comment!). This party mix is so beyond cute I can’t stand it! Would never have thought to color the popcorn with melts (you genius you!). I so love Halloween! Though I normally stick closer to more wholesome foods on my blog, all bets are off in October!

    Reply

  93. melissa@IWasBornToCookposted October 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

    the candy, of course!!

    Reply

  94. Michelle Sposted October 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I love pumpkin everything, I love to dress up and my youngest daughter was born on Halloween.

    Reply

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  96. barbara nposted October 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I love to see the little kids all excited and dressed up in their costumes trick or treating at my door

    Reply

  97. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted October 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Oh my, that’s a “spooky” deliciousness of a popcorn mix! Everything looks so colorful!!

    Reply

  98. Marnely Rodriguez-Murrayposted October 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Love making scary foods that are delicious!

    Reply

  99. Wehafposted October 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I love scary movies!

    Reply

  100. Fredposted October 7, 2012 at 5:44 am

    So cool! My kids will freak out (in a good way) when I make these

    Reply

  101. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted October 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

    LOVE that purple, too much fun!! Halloween…I like carving the pumpkin and seeing the kids so excited about getting into their costumes.

    Reply

  102. Allison Brummetposted October 7, 2012 at 8:02 am

    So fun! So many possibilities!

    Reply

  103. Katie@Cozydeliciousposted October 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I love this purple popcorn! So fun. The best thing about halloween is fun, creative recipes like yours!

    Reply

  104. Marsha Lynneposted October 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Halloween is my favorite…due to the colors, chill in the evening and apple cider

    Reply

  105. Kimberlyposted October 8, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I like the costumes.

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  106. Kimberlyposted October 8, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I Follow Catching Fireflies on Twitter.
    @winsome6

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  107. Kimberlyposted October 8, 2012 at 4:06 am
  108. shelly (cookies and cups)posted October 8, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Love a fun popcorn recipe!

    Reply

  109. Mbposted October 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    the costumes and candy!!

    Reply

  110. Kimposted October 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love baking and handing out candy

    Reply

  111. Evelyn Rposted October 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I love kids in Halloween costumes and trick or treating!

    Reply

  112. Mollieposted October 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I love Halloween because it is my daughter’s Birthday! :)

    Reply

  113. Mollieposted October 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Following Catching Fireflies on Twitter @momtopez

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  114. Mollieposted October 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Liked catching Fireflies on Facebook

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  115. Susan Watsonposted October 9, 2012 at 9:16 am

    THE officiallity of fall …..the festivals, kids having fun, ….candy, in my teeth!!!

    Reply

  116. Lisa Pposted October 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I love everything about Halloween, but especially decorating and dressing up! It’s my favorite holiday :)

    Reply

  117. Lisa Pposted October 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I am following Catching Fireflies on facebook and Twitter!

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  118. Lisa Pposted October 9, 2012 at 9:28 am
  119. Lisa Pposted October 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Whoops, here’s my separate comment for following Catching Fireflies on Twitter!

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  120. Lisa Pposted October 9, 2012 at 9:30 am
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  122. Kimposted October 9, 2012 at 9:31 am

    YUM!

    Reply

  123. Nik@ABrownTableposted October 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

    How fun, unique, and interesting. I love the vibrant display of colors!

    Reply

  124. Debbieposted October 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    The Costumes!!

    Reply

  125. Deanna G.posted October 12, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I love seeing all the kids in their costumes! :)

    Reply

  126. Deanna G.posted October 12, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I like Catching Fireflies on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

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  130. Susanposted October 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I love that I get to start celebrating again with my baby.

    Reply

  131. Corinneposted October 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Thank you so much!!! I never win anything!! I’m soooo excited!! :)

    Reply

    • Sommer — October 15th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

      Corinne, I’m so glad this made your day! :)

      Reply

  132. Alice-Development Team Member at RegardingNannies.composted October 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    So awesome! I will be sharing this with our readers tomorrow! Can’t wait to make it this weekend!

    Reply

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  139. Kelly Sposted September 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Awesome idea! How far in advance can I make this?!?

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  141. Andiposted October 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    We did this on Saturday for a party, and it was the big hit!! We couldn’t find purple melts so I used green melts with green and blue sprinkles. Being that we made it for 8 yr old boys, we called them zombie boogers! Thanks for the recipe!

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  143. The Bearfoot Bakerposted October 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    This is the most fun and colorful popcorn treat that I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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