Hocus Pocus Halloween Popcorn

Dressing up for Halloween is fun, but the Halloween treats are just as important!

Kids look forward to filling their goody bags with loads of delicious candy treats and indulging on it all.

In order to make this Halloween a hit for all the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, whip up a batch of this scary good Hocus Pocus Halloween popcorn and fill treat bags to pass out.

This bewitching Halloween popcorn is colorful and perfect to add to any party table, pass out to trick-or-treaters, or send to school with the kids for their Halloween party.

It takes a few ingredients and lots of self-control not to eat it all by yourself!

Hocus Pocus Halloween Popcorn Recipe

As usual I like to round up the kiddos to make any fun recipe and then gather the ingredients. For this popcorn recipe you’ll need:

Multi-colored Halloween popcorn in pumpkin bucket

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  • ​4 cups each popcorn for each color (12 in total)
  • ​ 1 1/2 Cup unsalted sweet cream butter ( 1/2 C in each saucepan )
  • 3 Cups sugar ( 1 C in each saucepan )
  • ​3/4 Cups light corn syrup ( 1/4 C in each saucepan )
  • ​1 1/2 tsp salt . ( 1/2 tsp in each saucepan )
  • ​1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ( 1/2 tsp in each saucepan )
  • ​1 tsp green food coloring
  • ​1 tsp orange food coloring
  • ​1 tsp. purple food coloring
  • ​2 tsp orange candy oil flavoring
  • ​2 tsp. apple candy oil flavoring
  • ​2 tsp. grape oil flavoring
  • ​2 tsp baking soda ( 1/4 each bowl )

​Note: Candy oil flavoring isn’t available at every grocery store. You can get a full set here.

Halloween popcorn and spider


To make Hocus Pocus Halloween popcorn, you’ll need to pop the popcorn ahead of time. Set it to the side while you prepare the other ingredients, one color at a time.

  1. In medium saucepan over medium heat, add your butter first and melt.
  2. ​Stir in the sugar, corn syrup, food coloring, and salt and bring to a boil, while continuously stirring.
  3. ​Once at a boil allow to cook without stirring for two minutes.
  4. ​Next, add your candy flavoring and stir to combine.
  5. ​Remove from heat and set to the side.
  6. ​Add your popcorn to a sealable bowl, about 4 cups of popped popcorn for each color and pour the candy coating on the popcorn then seal with the lid.
  7. ​​​​Shake the popcorn around in the bowl to evenly coat.
  8. ​Pour your popcorn on a parchment paper covered baking sheet and let it cool for five minutes.
  9. ​​​Repeat steps for each color.
  10. ​Add all the colors together in a big bowl and toss to combine.

Pin this recipe to your Halloween Pinterest board to save for later.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Popcorn

​Everyone who wants a little Hocus Pocus magic this Halloween will love trying this fun Halloween popcorn treat!

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