Witchy Popcorn Balls.

Witchy Popcorn Balls

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From watching scary movies to dressing up as ghouls and goblins, spooky season means it’s time to pop up your loved ones’ favorite snacks for a ghostly good time. Before heading out to trick-or-treat, gather your minions in the kitchen for some family-friendly fun crafting these haunting yet tasty treats.
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Servings 8


  • wax or parchment paper
  • nonstick cooking spray


  • 16 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons lime gelatin dessert mix
  • 8 chocolate ice cream cones
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips, melted
  • black licorice strings
  • orange sugar sprinkles
  • jelly beans
  • candy corns
  • green food color, optional


  • Spread a sheet of waxed or parchment paper over work surface. Place 8 chocolate wafer cookies on it.
  • Spray a large mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray and add 3 quarts of popcorn. Set aside.
  • In medium saucepan over low heat, melt 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine.
  • Add to saucepan, 3 cups of miniature marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of gelatin powder. Stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Note: Adjust color with 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, if desired.
  • Pour mixture over popcorn and mix until coated.
  • Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray and press popcorn mixture firmly to form into eight balls.
  • Place popcorn balls on eight wafer cookies and press candy decorations into popcorn balls to form eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat ¾ cup chocolate chips covered for 10 seconds and stir until melted. Note: Repeat as needed until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Spoon about ½ teaspoon melted chocolate on top of each popcorn ball.
  • Press licorice strings into chocolate to form hair.
  • Dip cone edges into melted chocolate and then into orange sugar sprinkles.
  • Place cones on remaining cookies to form witches hat.
  • Place hats onto popcorn balls. Allow chocolate to set about 45 minutes before serving.
  • Serve or seal individually in plastic wrap.


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