Halloween Popcorn Pops

    (85)
    25 minutes

    I try to get orange lollies for this as I think it looks better but sometmes I just go the party mix and enjoy the colours.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 5 cups popped popcorn
    • 1 cup soft lollies like jelly babies
    • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
    • 125g butter or margarine
    • 3 cups marshmallows
    • 4 drops red food colouring
    • 3 drops yellow food colouring
    • 4 sticks green, red or black licorice, cut into 5cm storks

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Grease a muffin tray and set aside. Place popcorn, lollies and peanuts into a large bowl then set aside.
    2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows, red food colouring and yellow food colouring, adjusting colour if needed to get a nice shade of orange. When the marshmallows are completely melted, pour over the popcorn and stir to evenly distribute the lollies, nuts and marshmallow.
    3. Use a greased spoon to fill the muffin cups. Insert a piece of licorice to act as the stem then mold the popcorn around it. Let stand until firm; about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pumpkins out by their stems and admire your pumpkin patch!
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    This recipe was very good and fast to make...here are a few suggestions: 1. Beware of left over kernels from microwave popcorn, they definitely can hurt a tooth. Popping your own popcorn on the stove prevents this and is just as fast. 2. Put a couple cubes of caramel in the marshmellow sauce, this really makes a diffence! I did one sauce with and one without...the caramels add something that was lacking. 3. For a more vibrant orange use 4 drops of red and 5 drops of yellow. 4. Add few loose marshmellows to the popcorn mixture. 5. To evenly distribute the candy corn and peanuts, pour them ontop of the popcorn and then pour the sauce.  -  30 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    207

    TIP: put popcorn in a brown paper lunch bag (no oil necessary) and microwave it. This is healthier than the chemical kind you buy. It is also easier than shaking a pan on the stove. Once popped, Tear a small hole in one corner of the brown bag and shake your popcorn over the trash can to get the unpopped kernels to fall out.  -  19 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    49

    This recipe is great! It's very fun for kids and adults. If you buy bagged popcorn do not buy really buttery popcorn. This recipe adds butter to the mixture - you don't want to over do it. The salty and sweet mix together very well. If you don't follow the recipe you won't get a 5 star result. Hope this helps! Thanks for the recipe. The kids at Day Care Loved them!  -  29 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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