When I was a little kid, I loved/hated Ghostbusters. We rented it on VHS. (Remember those?) It was such a fun movie, but it completely scared me. I was only about 4 or 5 at the time, but let’s just say I had a vivid imagination. It was a long time before I could walk down a deserted library aisle without thinking I would find a ghost at the next turn. And don’t even get me started on those frightening gargoyles! Totally scary!
Like most Ghostbusters fans, my favorite ghost was Slimer. When he passed through solid walls — or anything really — he left behind a trail of bright green slime and he was always hangry and looking for something to eat. Kind of hilarious when you’re a little kid. When my kids and I watched Ghostbusters over the weekend, there were fits of giggles when they saw Slimer.
So today, I’m sharing a fun and easy recipe for Ghostbusters Green Slimed Popcorn. It’s green and sticks to your fingers — just like slime! My kids loved this Slimer-inspired ooey-gooey popcorn treat. We’re even planning on making it for our family Halloween party. I think it’ll be a huge hit!
What You’ll Need 1 of 9
This yummy recipe calls for popcorn, brown sugar, butter, marshmallows, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and food coloring.
Step 1: 2 of 9
Combine butter, corn syrup and brown sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
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Remove the pan from the heat and add the mini marshmallows.
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Let the marshmallows sit in the pan for a minute or two to melt. Add vanilla and stir well until totally combined. It's going to be gooey!
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Now it's time to add the food coloring to get the perfect slimy green for our popcorn. I used 6 drops each of yellow and green food coloring.
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Now it's ready to pour over the popcorn!
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Pour the green slime marshmallow goo over the popcorn and stir!
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Now it's ready to eat!
Dig in! 9 of 9
Look at all that ooey-gooey marshmallowy goodness! Enjoy!
Ghostbusters Green Slimed Popcorn
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
1/2 cup (1 stick butter)
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
2 heaping cups miniature marshmallows (or 12 large)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 drops each green and yellow food coloring
8 cups popped popcorn
1. Place butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a 3-quart sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and add marshmallows and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
3. Add the green and yellow food coloring to create desired color.
4. Put the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the “green slime” marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Stir with a large spoon until coated. Cover until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: 8-10 large servings