The witching hour is approaching, Halloween is 23 days away!
Time to practice your potions and prepare to scare up some Halloween treats!
This Witch’s Potion Popcorn Mix is quick and easy to spell and so irresistible, you won’t be able to keep your bony fingers out of it <|:>)
More of a procedure than a recipe, this sweet and salty treat combines popcorn with candy coating or almond bark, along with pretzels, nuts and candy. You can vary your potion to your taste, changing the candy, sprinkles and quantities of ingredients.
Best of all, no cauldron required!
I had a little inspiration for this Witch’s popcorn from a package of Utz Halloween bat and pumpkin-shaped pretzels. I found them at World Market and saw them recently at Target. This package I found is individual snack size bags, ideal for trick-or-treaters.
Here are the popcorn potion ingredients required for this sweet and salty treat, enough to feed your whole coven <|:>)
Brains of Cawing Ravens, aka, Popcorn (approximately 6 cups popped)
Maw of Shark, aka, Vanilla Almond Bark, 16 oz. package (substitute white chocolate chips or candy melts if you prefer)
Witches Blend, aka, Utz Halloween Pretzel Bats & Pumpkins or pretzels of choice
Scale of Dragon, aka, salted nuts, 16 oz. can (more or less to taste)
Toe of Frog, aka candy corn (or candy of choice)
Root of Hemlock, aka, orange and black sprinkles/nonpareils
Eye of Newt, aka, Wilton Candy Eyeballs
Pop your corn using your preferred method and mix with your candy coating. I use a ratio of 6 cups of popcorn per 16 ounce package of candy coating/ almond bark. Adjust your candy coating-to-popcorn ratio to your taste.
You can find almond bark on the baking aisle near the chocolate. I like the CandiQuik brand if I can find it for the convenience of the disposable microwave tray, but I’ve used other brands of almond bark that work just as well.
Melt candy coating according to the package directions, microwaving for one minute, then stirring and repeating in 15 second increments until melted. Mix your melted candy coating with your popcorn in a large bowl, stirring until coated, then spread popcorn on wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet(s) to cool and set.
Sprinkle some Halloween orange and black nonpareils onto your popcorn while the coating is still warm.
Once your popcorn is set (about 10 – 15 minutes), break into pieces. Add your other potion ingredients to your coated popcorn~ nuts, pretzels, and candy of choice. Stir in a pinch of Spider Blend and sprinkle some Eye of Newt, if you dare. . .
Store it in an airtight container until you’re ready to dive in! I’ve made a variation of this popcorn mix for every holiday~ Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th, Easter, and Valentine’s Day. If you want to make this popcorn mix ahead, the key to keeping the popcorn from becoming stale is to use enough melted almond bark to provide a hard shell to coat it. The popcorn mix will stay fresh up to a week in a sealed container.
The lucky witches and winners of my Eat, Drink and Be Witchy Giveaway are:
Jenna @ The Painted Apron
and Michael Lee @ Rattlebridge Farm
I’ll be in touch with you by email and get your goodies to you!
Thanks to all who entered!
Keep Calm and Scary On!