10 Popcorn Ball Recipes for Halloween

Popcorn balls are an old-fashioned, easy-to-make homemade treat. They can be made in a variety of ways. You can make a basic popcorn ball and add little Halloween candies like candy corns, or you can make diferent flavors of popcorn balls like the Nutella popcorn balls in the photo above. (Scroll down for the recipe!) Popcorn balls are the perfect, not-too-sweet or fattening treat for Halloween. They make great treats for coworkers, friends, and family. You can serve them in cupcake liners like I have done here, put them on lollipop sticks, or wrap them in cellophane with pretty bows.

Here are 10 delicious popcorn ball recipes, perfect for Halloween.

  • Brain Popcorn Balls 1 of 9
    Brain Popcorn Balls
    Your kids will love these gross popcorn balls that look like brains.
    Find the recipe here at Tablespoon
  • Chocolate Toffee Popcorn Balls 2 of 9
    Chocolate Toffee Popcorn Balls
    These tasty popcorn balls are covered in drizzled chocolate and tied with a pretty bow.
    Find the recipe here at Manifest: Vegan
  • S’mores Popcorn Balls 3 of 9
    S'mores Popcorn Balls
    What kid, or adult, wouldn't love 2 kid-friendly flavors combined in one: s'mores and popcorn balls?
    Find the recipe here at Heat Oven to 350
  • Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls 4 of 9
    Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls
    How cute are these red caramel apple popcorn balls?
    Find the recipe here at Cheeky Kitchen
  • Popcorn Balls with Candy Corn 5 of 9
    Popcorn Balls with Candy Corn
    These homemade popcorn balls are too easy.
    Find the recipe here at Kohler Created
  • Caramel Macchiato Popcorn Balls 6 of 9
    Caramel Macchiato Popcorn Balls
    These popcorn balls feature my favorite coffee treat flavor.
    Find the recipe here at A la Carte Kitchen
  • Caramel Popcorn Balls 7 of 9
    Caramel Popcorn Balls
    This is a simple and very delicious classic recipe.
    Find the recipe here at Dine and Dish
  • Butterfinger Popcorn Balls 8 of 9
    Butterfinger Popcorn Balls
    I love the idea of combining candy bars and popcorn balls.
    Find the recipe here at Nestle Test Kitchens
  • Buttery Toffee Apple Popcorn Balls 9 of 9
    Buttery Toffee Apple Popcorn Balls
    These popcorn balls combine the flavor of apples and crunchy pecans.
    Find the recipe here at Wash Up

Try my recipe for Nutella popcorn balls featured above!

Nutella Peanut Balls


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons Nutella, or chocolate peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
12 cups popped popcorn
additional butter
Latex or vinyl gloves (to protect hands from hot, sticky candy while forming balls)


1. Pop popcorn. Combine sugar, honey, Nutella, and butter in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it boils. Cook until mixture reaches hard ball stage, 250 – 266 degrees.

2. Combine popcorn and hot Nutella mixture in a large bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Butter gloved hands well. Form popcorn balls in hands, pressing popcorn together and squeezing balls so that the popcorn sticks together.

3. Let cool completely on cookie sheet or in cupcake liners as shown.

Makes 12 popcorn balls.


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Article Posted 5 years Ago

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