I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite, go-to treats for the holiday season, Halloween Monster Mash Popcorn! In addition to being EXTREMELY EASY to prepare, this recipe can also be tailored depending on season, holiday, or taste. This Halloween popcorn recipe makes a yummy and easy party treat that can be enjoyed in a large bowl or individually packaged for trick-or-treats.
This post was updated August 2021.
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Halloween Monster Mash Popcorn Recipe
- Coconut Oil or Butter
- Your choice of candy, sprinkles or other mix-ins
Melt marshmallows in a dollop of coconut oil (or melted butter) on a medium heat burner. As marshmallow mixture is melting, pop your popcorn according to package directions. Remove any un-popped kernels. After marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is smooth, pour over popcorn and quickly mix. Add in your choice of goodies and toss completely. For my Monster Mash Popcorn, I used Halloween sprinkles, Candy Corn and Candy Eye balls from the cake decorating section.
Here are some gorgeous Halloween-inspired sprinkle mixes you can purchase on Amazon.
Customize your popcorn
I love that you can easily customize this popcorn recipe and the options are endless! Add color by adding a drop or two of food coloring to your marshmallow mixture. Choose from a wide variety of mix-ins: candies, nuts, sprinkles, pretzel pieces, cereal, cookie pieces or chopped dried fruit. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination. It’s easy to make nut-free or gluten-free versions as well, making it a great option for school treats! Here are some fun ideas for individually packaged treats.
We served ours up in this cute bucket that I got at the Dollar Spot at Target. It’s perfect for kicking back and watching one our favorite family Halloween movies with our little monster.
We like to enjoy Halloween all month (or season) long as you can see in these related posts, HERE and HERE.
Read more: Family-Friendly Halloween Movies for Your Little Monsters