Halloween season is in full swing here. We just had Trunk or Treat at church last weekend, and next week the kids will be Trick or Treating, so the Halloween candy is already trickling in. A few years ago, Ben & I came up with a recipe to use up some of the leftover Halloween candy and I thought I’d share it here today! This recipe combines two already yummy things – popcorn and marshmallows – and builds on it with your favorite candy. Whether you’re planning a Halloween party to celebrate, or just want a way to use up some of the candy you have laying around, this recipe is festive and fun.
A few things about this recipe:
- You can use whatever candy you like, but I recommend going for chocolate candy rather than the fruity/sour variety.
- Add nuts, if you like!
- In case you’re a little short on candy, you could make this with chocolate chips.
- The kids thought it would be fun to add some sprinkles to the batch I made for this post, but you could definitely leave them out.
Marshmallow Popcorn Spider Webs
Popcorn and marshmallow treats perfect for any Halloween gathering.
- 10 cups popcorn popped
- 10 oz marshmallows
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 cup candy roughly chopped
- cooking spray
Place popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and marshmallows for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
Pour the melted marshmallow over the popcorn. Using a rubber spatula sprayed with cooking spray, stir until popcorn is coated evenly in marshmallow. Spread onto prepared cookie sheet, pressing the mixture down with your rubber spatula.
Sprinkle chopped candy over the top and gently press it into the popcorn.
When ready to serve, pull apart sections of the popcorn treats, rather than cutting, to create a spider web effect.