Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spook Popcorn~ A Halloween Treat

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Spook Popcorn

5 quarts (20 cups) popcorn (already popped)
2 cups salted nuts (nixed nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews...whatever you like)
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup butter or margarine
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl, combine popcorn, nuts and marshmallows. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over popped corn, nuts & marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted and popcorn is well coated. Can be rolled into popcorn balls if desired.
This is a recipe I got from my mom. She used to make this and share it with the neighbors. It makes a big batch! Make sure you use a big bowl and a sturdy spoon.

My Notes:
*This stays nice and soft & gooey.
*I used cashew pieces and it was so yummy! My mom usually uses peanuts & they are good too.



Happy Halloween!


  1. Hi Valerie...thanks for the visit..adding you to my blog list too! I love this recipe, going to try it..I have one kind of like it that i posted a bit a go(peanut butter popcorn) I like your blog too..it'll be fun to connect! Who were your husbands parents? That is very cool!
    Come say hi any time :D

  2. Valerie,
    Glad you posted the recipe even though you don't have a picture. This way, we can make it before it becomes Thankful or Blessings Popcorn!

  3. This sounds good. I love anything with popcorn and I love your cute graphic at the top!

  4. I love all the Halloweenie recipes on blogs this week!
    This one sounds so good.

  5. I love that picture of the Diva ghost at the top of this post. So dang cute!! That popcorn receipe looks good, I'll have to let my daughter in on it (she is on my side bar, go visit her blog....Emma)
    And YOU CAN'T MAKE JELLO...........Whoa, I don't think I have ever met anyone who is LDS who can't make Jello (tee,hee)

  6. Ya know, I have always liked this popcorn, but didn't know how to make it. WOOT! I do now.
    I'll give it a try.

    Nice ghost picture!