Looking for a Halloween treat that is sure to please…and not at all scary? Maybe scary treats are fun, but I’m a wimp- a scaredy cat. I don’t do well with scary movies. Actually, I haven’t watched a scary movie since band camp…and that was a LONG time ago!
But anyways, back to the Halloween treat. Chocolate covered popcorn. Sweet, salty, crunchy, chocolatey…all covered in chocolate. What’s fun about this is you can add whatever you want. Those gummy worms or spiders would be cute! I think they even have hard candies in the shape of bones. As long as it’s covered in chocolate, I wouldn’t think that was scary at all!
This is great for a party, or just to snack on while you are waiting for trick-or-treaters (plus, it will keep you out of the candy you bought to pass out!).
Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Makes: a bowl full!
8 cups popcorn: air-popped or microwaved (no oil or butter added)
1 cup M&M’s, divided
1 cup peanuts
1 1/2 cups lightly crushed mini pretzels
1 cup candy corn, divided
1 pound white melting chocolate
In a large mixing bowl, combine popcorn, 3/4 cup M&M’s, peanuts, pretzels, and 3/4 cup candy corn. Set aside. Melt white chocolate according to your favorite method, then pour chocolate over popcorn mixture. With a large spoon, gently fold everything together, until the chocolate has coated the popcorn and add-ins. Spread mixture, evenly, onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup M&M’s and candy corn over the top. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until the chocolate has set. Remove wax paper, break apart, and enjoy!
Made with love, not calories!