|Salted fresh popped corn, dry roasted peanuts, and candy corn make an irresistible combination!|
|Packaged with an obvious trick and a hidden treat(large candy bar), these make the perfect gift for parents on trick or treat duty…yes, that’s snow in the background!|
Remember my last Halloween? Of course you don’t! Well, in a nutshell…There were decorations, really good candy, a flying monkey dog, and even beverages for the adults. Only 1 kid trick or treated 🙁 I blamed it on the scary wreath.
|Preview of Zoe’s adorable ladybug costume…She’ll even have antenna!|
I’ve changed the wreath, made Zoe a ladybug costume, secured some really good candy, and I have this lovely Trick & Treats Popcorn. Let’s see what happens 🙂
P.S. I chose the dry roasted peanut and candy corn because of a post that I saw on one of my favorite blogs, SouthernPlate.com. When she explained that the combination was like eating a PayDay candy bar, I thought, ‘how good would this be with salted buttered popped corn!?’
|This stuff + popped corn = something good 🙂|
Tricks & Treats Popcorn
makes about 16 cups
fills about 8 small bags
12 cups popped corn, made fresh(buttered & salted) or purchased
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
2 cups candy corn
packaged candy(I used Hersheys w/Almonds and Reeses Pumpkins)
decorated bags, see directions below
rubber spiders or other scary things*
*Please be careful to take caution with any decoration that might be considered a choking hazard
In a very large bowl combine popped corn with peanuts and candy corn. Divide mixture among individual bags, filling half way before adding packaged candy. Top each with remaining popcorn to cover treat. Position rubber spider or other scary thing atop each.
If you want to make the decorated bags you will need:
8 paper kraft bags(I used black…4×2.5×7.5)
8 printed tags(I used Publisher to create 3×2-inch rectangles, with printed message centered, leaving room at top for sticker)
Choice of Halloween stickers
8 1-inch pieces of tape
Apply sticker(s) to printed tags and attach to bags with rolled tape.
Sinful Sundays says
Aww, cute doggy! I really like eating popcorn with chocolates mixed in (weird) but it’s something about the salty/sugary combo. This popcorn would be perfect for a night of Halloween movie watching! 🙂
What a great combination in the popcorn. It’s amazing how many different sweets go well with popcorn. I used to eat Junior Mints with popcorn.
I just stumbled on your blog and was thrilled to see popcorn! I posted a caramel corn recipe today, but your presentation is incredible and makes mine look boring. So cute!
Candy corn and peanuts do taste just like a payday bar!
@Jihane…Zoe thanks you! Love chocolate with my popcorn too…Now I’m jonesing to see American Werewolf in London 🙂
@Curt…Gotta try the Junior Mints thing!
@Candy…Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a note! Your buttery caramel corn took way more work that this…I’m completely impressed 🙂
Anna and Liz Recipes says
You have wonderful ideas Shawn! Love them all!
Love Zoe’s ladybug costume. The popcorn is so pretty with the candy corn mixed in–great idea!
Kitchen Belleicious says
the popcorn treat looks wonderful. I love popcorn with a few extra sweet treats hidden inside