Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Halloween Munch Mix {Ther Perfect Party Treat}


Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Munch Mix {Ther Perfect Party Treat}

Today I have a fun holiday recipe that the kiddos can also help make. Halloween Munch Mix. This is the perfect little treat to add to party bags for the kids Halloween or school parties.

The pop corn has a vanilla coating which is so yummy. I make this popcorn mix for just about every holiday, it is so versatile. You can color coordinate any candies that you would like to add to the mix.


For Halloween and Fall I use candy corns or the harvest candy corn mix.You can also use the holiday themed m & ms or recess pieces. For a fun effect you can add a few plastic spiders into the mix after you add everything in the treat bags.

This popcorn is best to make the night before you want to serve or give out the party bags. I usually make mine the day before the party and the kids help bag them up that night.
You can also use the clear food service gloves and add the popcorn to those for spooky hands. Just place one candy corn into each finger opening for finger nails, then add the popcorn and tie.

Place a spider ring on one finger. (see below for a photo) For the vanilla coating I use Plymouth Pantry Almond Bark. It is my favorite, in my opinion it is the only one that melts the smoothest and taste the best.

The candy quick brand doesn't get creamy enough to me and the Kroger brand just taste awful. I have used Plymouth pantry for so long I really don't use any other brand it is the one almond bark I can depend on.

It taste just like white chocolate but so much easier to work with. I purchase mine at Walmart in the baking isle right by the chocolate chips. It runs about $2.38 for a 24 oz block, so it really doesn't cost much at all. So there you go a cheap holiday treat for the kiddos.





Halloween Munch Mix

1 - 24oz block Plymouth pantry vanilla almond bark
2 - 3 oz bags regular microwavable popcorn
1 - bag candy corn, harvest candy corn mix, m & ms or recess pieces.
small plastic spiders
treat bags or clear food service gloves
colored or holiday themed ribbon to tie the bags or gloves

Pop the popcorn and remove any UN popped kernels. Place pop corn in a large bowl and set aside. unwrap the almond bark and break into smaller pieces, I break it into fours. Add the almond bark to a microwavable bowl and melt on the DEFROST setting on your microwave.

Don't use the cook or reheat setting or you will cook the almond bark instead of melting it. I melt mine in 3 minute intervals and stir in between. When the almond bark is completely melted and smooth pour it over the popcorn.

Using a large spoon mix together coating all of the popcorn. Lay out the popcorn on a piece of waxed paper until pop corn is dry. When dry break into smaller popcorn size pieces and add back to a large bowl.

Mix in the candies of your choice and place popcorn mixture into individual treat bags add a few plastic spiders to each bag. You can also add the popcorn to clear food service gloves for a fun Halloween treat.



Here is a photo of the witches hand. (Really Cute)

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18 comments:

pk said... #

What a yummy, fun idea! It also seems like it's fairly simple (which always works for me). Thanks for sharing the recipe.

pk @ Room Remix

Sonya said... #

What a fun treat to serve!!

Stephanie Faris said... #

That witch's hand looks like a lot of fun! I wonder if I could hand that out to trick or treaters. Or would that be too expensive and time consuming?

Lindsay Rudolph said... #

Yum! That popcorn mix looks really good. Definitely a "kid friendly" treat!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Stephanie it all depends on how many trick or treats you are expecting. If it is a lot then it could be very exspensive to make up all those hands. You do a few for favorite neighborhood kids and such.

Christy said... #

What an adorable yummy treat for the season! I'm lovin' the witches hand, ingenious!!!

Thena said... #

Sounds wonderful. On movie night I mix popcorn, M&M's, pretzels, and goldfish.

Cheryl said... #

That is a really cute fun idea, I wish I had kids!

Heidi said... #

This sounds great. I just got done stuffing my spooky hands with with candy corn, pumpkins and plain ol buttered popcorn for Sophie's school party tomorrow. I wish I would have read this an hour ago! I will try it for my kiddies at home because it sounds so great. I love the fact it can be used at any holiday.

(by the way, I did get the kids the H1N1 vaccine and I'm glad I did!)

sherri said... #

Great idea- looks so festive and I'm sure it tastes great.

Libby said... #

These look super yummy!! And something my kids would definitely want to make :)

Alwayzbakin said... #

This looks so fun. My kids would love this. A great idea!

Kelly said... #

This sounds awesome. I can't wait to do a version of this for Christmas. Great idea!

Namine said... #

witches hand looks awesome! Good idea Visiting from SITS!

SITS Girls said... #

Yum. Vanilla popcorn sounds fabulous!

We did the witches hand too for the class party- so cute!

Jen said... #

that sounds like a great snack. My kids LOVE popcorn. I am so going to have to try it.

Joy said... #

Sounds tasty! I would like to take a bite of that witch's hand. ;o)

Stopping by from the SITS Halloween Parade!

Weezer said... #

Stopping by from the SITS Halloween Parade. I'll be back. Love the looks of some of those recipes. Thanks.