Bringing back an old favorite – popcorn balls! Made with marshmallow, candy corn, pretzels & peanuts – it’s a Halloween favorite!
I have received complimentary products from Brach’s Candy, however, all opinions remain completely my own.
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. With a little creativity, love and magic you can transform into anything your heart desires. Fairies, witches, monsters, cowboys, ghosts, princesses, zombies – it all goes. Throw in trick-or-treating, candy and lots of spooky fun – talk about one of the funnest days ever! As you get older, your joy for the occasion doesn’t change, but your approach to it does. It becomes about sharing the traditions you know and love with the children in your life. Recreating that joy for them.
We live in a rural and predominantly Mennonite area. Halloween goes pretty much unnoticed in my neighborhood. You definitely won’t see the streets filled with happy little ghouls going door to door trick-or-treating. I’ll admit it, I miss that.
Of course we still celebrate Halloween. The kiddos get dressed up and we go to all kinds of parties and go out trick-or-treating with our friends in their neighborhood. Fun times!
And of course we get our bake on! Halloween treats are so much fun to make and I love letting my daughter get wild with her spooky and monstrous creations. There are no rules when decorating sweets for Halloween – the creeepier & crazier the better.
There are treats I remember as a kid that just aren’t popular anymore. Remember popcorn balls? They’re not around so much these days. Well, we’re changing that in my house! I whipped up 10+ batches of these so far and everyone loved them. There is a ton of room for creativity. Play around with ingredients, add food color, sprinkles, candy eyes – have fun with it!
I’m sharing with you my favorite batch of popcorn balls! I made this batch with Brach’s Mini Candy Corn, peanuts and pretzels. These popcorn balls remind me a little bit of a peanut & caramel candy bar and a little less of a sticky, sugar bomb coated popcorn ball. Don’t get me wrong – they’re still a sticky sugar bomb – they just have some extra goodness throw into the mix.
You know one of the best things about popcorn balls – they only take a few minutes to make. Granted they’re sticky and messy to make – but you just gotta have fun with it! You know who loves getting their hands into sticky marshmallow messes – just about every kid ever. 🙂
I hope you’re loving these Candy Corn Popcorn Balls as much as we are! Whip up a quick batch – it’ll bring back some memories & create some new ones! Here’s to a frightful, fun & fabulous Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!
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Candy Corn Pop Corn Balls
- 1 bag of butter popcorn popped (2 oz bag - approx 9 1/2 cups)
- 1 cup Brach's Mini Candy Corn
- 3/4 cup salted peanuts
- 3/4 cup pretzels crushed
- 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows lightly packed
- 3 tablespoon margarine
- Pop popcorn. Empty into a large mixing bowl. Carefully inspect and remove and seeds.
- Add candy corn, peanuts and crushed peanuts. Mix.
- In a saucepan, over low heat, melt together margarine and marshmallows. Stir constantly until melted and combined.
- Pour melted marshmallows into popcorn/candy mix. Stir. Stir well until everything is evenly mixed, combined and sticky.
- With hands (spray with nonstick cooking spray) roll & press into popcorn balls. I prefer to make them about golf ball size.
- Drop onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until set. Store covered at room temp. Enjoy 🙂
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
What a fun post, Amanda! These balls look like the ultimate halloween treat right here. So fall-tastic. I’m pretty sure I need to make these around here! 🙂
Thank you Anu – I hope you & your family love them 🙂
Stephanie | Worth Whisking
Amanda, these popcorn balls are so fun! I love candy corn! Someone at work has had a bowl of candy corn on her desk all week, and I’ve had to fight temptation! I haven’t seen these mini candy corn candies, though. Even more dangerous! 🙂
Thanks so much, Stephanie! I love candy corn too – snacking on it and decorating with it 🙂 These mini candy corns were perfect for baking!
So cute! My son would love these 🙂
Thanks Angie!!! My kiddos went bananas over these popcorn balls! Lol – there’s just something about marshmallow, popcorn & candy corn 😉
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
I haven’t eaten a popcorn ball in ages. I love the ingredient combination in your popcorn balls, sound so yummy. Halloween is always a fun time for kids and adults.
Thanks so much, Dawn! It was years since I had a popcorn ball too. These almost reminded me of a payday bar…yum 🙂
Amy (Savory Moments)
These are such a fun and totally cute Halloween treat!
Thanks Amy 🙂
Neeli @ Neeli's Unique Creations
I’ve only had popcorn balls a few times, but they were so good. They don’t make the good stuff anymore like they did when we were kids. When I was a teenager, there was a store in the downtown area of my city and they only sold popcorn balls. Those popcorn balls were huge and delicious. Penny candy, popcorn balls, and candy lipstick, boy, I miss those candies. All of this reminiscing makes me feel old.
I used to eat popcorn balls all the time during Halloween when I was a kiddo. A lot of the older folks would give them out instead of candy when we went out trick-or-treating. Guess people wouldn’t go for that today anymore! We had a neighborhood penny candy store too! We used to save up change, ride our bikes up and load up on candy. Ahhh…when times were simpler 🙂
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
I’m going to have to keep an eye out for mini candy corn…that will be great for baking this fall!
I haven’t seen these mini candy corns. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled.
Amy (Savory Moments)
So fun! A perfect Halloween treat!
Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
I just happen to have like 5 bags of candy corn in my pantry hahahaha. Making these yummy popcorn balls 🙂 Pinned!