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Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix Recipe

Zombie Halloween Popcorn Recipe Candy Mix

Halloween Popcorn Mix Recipe

Don’t be scared by this Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy recipe! While it may look a little creepy, it’s totally worth each and every bite! 

This is one of those Halloween treats that your kiddos just won’t be able to get enough of. (and who knows…maybe you, too!) There’s just something so hilarious and spooky about this Zombie Halloween Popcorn that will have them literally eyeballing every bite just to see what they are about to it. 

I love making this to have around the house here and there, but it’s also a fun treat for October birthdays, sleepovers and even a really cool treat to take to class parties. I can’t tell you the double takes that occur once people lay their eyes on this tasty treat. It’s hilarious.

Every year, my kids ask for this popcorn recipe by name. They love the bright colors, and of course, the random eyeballs that can be found without. Plus, they love being able to help make it as well so it really is a fun family effort each and every time that we create it. 

If you are looking for a silly and delicious treat this Halloween season, this is the one for you! 

Zombie Halloween Popcorn candy Mix

Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix

Halloween Popcorn Ingredients:

16 cups of popped popcorn
1 cup butter (1/2 cup in each saucepan)
2 cup granulated sugar (1 cup in each saucepan)
1/2 cup light corn syrup (1/4 cup in each saucepan)
1 tsp salt (1/2 tsp in each saucepan)
1 tsp vanilla extract (1/2 tsp in each saucepan)
1 tsp light green food coloring
1 tsp moss green food coloring
1 tsp brown food coloring
2 tsp baking soda (1/4 each bowl)
Zombie Halloween Popcorn Ingredients

Zombie Halloween Popcorn Recipe:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Place your popcorn evenly on two large baking pans covered with parchment paper.
Zombie Halloween Popcorn
In two medium saucepans over medium heat add 1/2 of each of the following ingredients to each saucepan.
Add butter first and melt then stir in sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt into both saucepans.
Halloween Popcorn Recipe
Bring to boil while stirring consistently and boil without stirring for 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and split the mixture into 4 small mixing bowls.
Add your food colors one in each bowl.
Mix all bowls until the mixture is evenly colored and combined. Next, stir in baking soda and the mixture will double.
Booger Halloween Popcorn Mix Recipe
Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to combine and evenly coat, then place the popcorn in the oven.
Zombie Halloween Treats
Stir the popcorn every 15 minutes for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix Recipe
ENJOY!!

 

DIY Mummy Water Bottles [Quick Halloween Craft]

DIY Halloween Crafts Mummy

Water Bottle Halloween Crafts 

These DIY Water Bottle Mummy’s are the perfect Halloween craft for all ages! Super simple and a fun and festive way to kick off the Halloween season.

If you are anything like me, you hate wasting anything. No matter what it is, I swear I can look at a piece of “trash” and see some sort of craft use for it. To me, that’s a beautiful thing! I love being able to reuse something again instead of dumping it into a landfill and also showing my children how to be creative as well. 

What I love about this DIY Water Bottle Mummy craft is that it takes so little time and so little effort, but the end result is absolutely adorable. All you need are literally a couple of smaller water bottles (used ones are totally fine!) and a few simple other items that you more than likely have around the home, and before you realize it, you’ve created a super adorable (or spooky if you want!) water bottle mummy that is the perfect Halloween decoration. 

Can you imagine having a few of these lining your porch or windows Halloween night? Absolutely spectacular and so much festive fun! 

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Frankenstein Poop Emoji Cupcakes Recipe for Halloween

Frankenstein Poop Emoji Cupcakes

Poop Emoji Cupcakes for Halloween

If you were to ask the Poop Emoji what he wanted to be for Halloween, what do you think he would respond?

Ladies and gents, I present to you Poop Emoji Frankenstein Cupcakes! Let me tell you, these were such a fun treat to make this Halloween.  These Poop Emoji Cupcakes are full of fun ingredients like pretzels and chocolate sprinkles, these cupcakes will certainly be a hit for your next Halloween party!

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie! Getting Ready for The Peanuts Movie #PeanutsMovie

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.
I have a new reason to celebrate!  The Peanuts Movie is coming out on November 6th!  Snoopy and Charlie Brown are two of my all time favorite characters and I can’t wait to share that with my children with this new movie.
I have started getting into The Peanuts Movie spirit with some yummy peanut recipes, and shopping at Shaws which is a member of the Albertson Safeway Family that is the exclusive grocery partner of The Peanuts Movie.
One of my kids favorites peanut recipes is my No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie.  It’s a quick and easy dessert that I can have ready in minutes.Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie


Ingredients:
Cookies
Peanut Butter
Chocolate Pudding Cups
Pretzels
Whip Cream Topping
Chocolate Syrup
Peanut Butter Syrup
Sprinkles


Line the bottom of a pie pan with cookies.

Next spread a layer of peanut butter.
On top of the peanut butter spread on a layer of the chocolate pudding cups.
Next add a salty layer with pretzels.
Then the top layer being whipped cream.
Now to make the pie pretty, I drizzle chocolate and peanut butter syrup all over the top.
Since it’s Halloween season, I like to make it a bit more festive and add some holiday sprinkles to the top.
That’s it!  Finished in minutes.  You can serve it right away or put it in the fridge for later.  The pie gets better with time, the longer it sits and the cookies absorb the chocolate and peanut butter the more tasty it becomes.
Make sure you head over to Shaws to stock up on all your The Peanuts Movie necessities!
While supplies last if you buy 3 items from participating brands, you will receive a Peanuts branded trick-o-treating bag!
Plus head over to and enter to win this awesome Charlie Brown Sweepstakes!

 

Gooey Halloween Cereal Bars ~ The Perfect Sweet Treat! #SpooktacularSnacks

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It’s almost Halloween and that means everyone’s favorite Halloween cereal is back!  General Mills Count Chocula®, Boo Berry® and Franken Berry® is back in stores with a fun twist, Target’s exclusive packaging has a cool build-able castle on the back of the boxes.  This had my kids jumping with excitement over the perfect combination of a yummy treat and a fun activity.
Once we got home from our shopping trip, the kids were ansy to start building their castle.  This meant I needed to pull out the cereal bags from the three boxes.  So there was no better time to whip up some Gooey Halloween Cereal Treats!
These are incredible simple to make and the perfect sweet treat to celebrate the Halloween season.  Here is my recipe:

Gooey Cereal Treats
prep time: 30 minutes + a couple hours of letting treats set
makes 12 large bars

Ingredients:
6 cups of cereal
4 tbs Butter
10oz bag of mini marshmellows
Melting chocolate or chocolate chips in choice of color
Holiday sprinkles
Melt butter in a large sauce pan on low heat.  Add marshmellows and stir continuously so that the marshmallow doesn’t get stuck to the pan.
Once the marshmallows are fully melted, stir in the 6 cups of cereal and mix everything together.  Mix until all the cereal is coated with gooey marshmallow.
Remove from heat and spread the mixture over a tray or pan.
Add sprinkles as desired over top of mixture, then set aside for a couple hours while marshmallow hardens.
Once the treats are set, cut them into bars.  You can make them any size you’d like.
Next dip the bottoms in chocolate.  For Halloween I chose orange melting chocolate.  Once they are all dipped, place them in the fridge for a couple minutes to harden the chocolate.
Once the bottom chocolate layer is hardened, turn them over and drizzle chocolate over the tops of the treats.  You can also add more sprinkles to make them extra festive.
Place the treats back in the fridge for a couple more minutes so that all the chocolate is hardened.
That’s it, your Halloween sweet treats are ready to be devoured!
Before we sat down to enjoy these yummy treats, we had fun making our Halloween castle.
On the back of each of the Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry cereal boxes from Target have the pieces to the castle.
Once you’ve collected all three boxes, cut out all the pieces of the castle.
Next fold both sides of the Count Chocula piece along the solid lines, and cut the marked slits at the bottom and top of the castle piece.
Once the Count Chocula piece is set up, next take the Franken Berry castle side pieces and cut the marked slits.  Then attach them to each side of the Count Chocula center piece.  Tape the top of the pieces together for added strength.
The last piece of the castle is on the Boo-Berry box.  Insert the castle’s tower into the slits on the top of the center piece.
After the castle is build, you can put together the characters and accessories to add to the fun.
You can also pull out your craft supplies and add your own personal touch to the castle.  We sprayed ours down with glitter spray because Lilly says “every castle needs some sparkle”!  Not sure Dracula would agree, but Lilly loves our new spooky castle.

Halloween is a fun time to put a festive twist on everyday recipes.  What’s your favorite Spooktacular treat?
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