What's to Eat - Halloween Treat

What's to Eat - Halloween Treat
Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 08:50:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - There are all kinds of fun treats available around Halloween and while candy is the sugar rush of choice for most kids, popcorn is a fun ingredient to add to the Halloween diet.

Chef Uri Lavine of the Publix Cooking school joined us this morning on "What's to Eat" to teach us how to make Trick of Treat Popcorn!

You can watch him make the yummy snack by clicking on the thumbnail on the left, the full recipe is below.

Trick or Treat Popcorn

Serves 4


¼ cup popcorn kernels, popped

1 cup candy corn

¼ stick unsalted butter

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt


Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the popped popcorn and the candy corn in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Melt butter in a large pot and add the marshmallows. The marshmallows might not appear melted, but once you stir them, they should liquefy. Once butter and marshmallow is well mixed, add the vanilla and salt.

Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and candy corn, and stir until they are thoroughly combined. Allow the mixture to sit for a minute, to cool down the hot marshmallow.

Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray, and scoop up a handful of popcorn. Press it firmly between your hands, forming a ball shape. Make sure that the balls are compact; loosely formed popcorn balls easily fall apart. If the balls don't form at first, allow the mixture to sit for another minute, this seems to help them hold together.

Place the popcorn balls on the prepared baking sheet and allow them to firm up at room temperature. Store the popcorn balls in an airtight container in a cool, dry room.

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