Who says fun snack mixes are only for kids? You’re never too old to enjoy candy eyes staring up at you from popcorn.

This mix, created by the Popcorn Board for National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, October, is fun for harvest and Halloween snacking. Make a double batch and bring some to work or to a friend.

Starting now, leave out the candy eyes and it’s Harvest Munch. Closer to Halloween, add the eyes for Monster Munch

Sweet and salty, this Fall- and Halloween-inspired snack mix is ready in just 20 minutes: 15 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes of cook time.


Ingredients For 12 Servings

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • For Halloween: candy eyes
  • Optional: dried apple chips (slice as needed)

    1. TOSS the popcorn with the pretzel sticks and spread out on large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set aside.

    2. COMBINE the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling the pan, for 3 to 5 minutes or until the brown sugar dissolves and the mixture is bubbling.

    3. STIR in the marshmallows and salt; cook for 30 to 60 seconds or until the marshmallows are melted. Pour evenly over the popcorn mixture. Sprinkle with the mini peanut butter cups and candy corn. Let cool completely and break into clusters.


    Halloween Popcorn

    Harvest Popcorn

    Harvest popcorn: Add candy eyes for Halloween (photos courtesy Popcorn Board).


    we consume 13 billion quarts each year of this wholesome, whole grain.

    Flavored Popcorn: According to The Popcorn Factory, caramel corn is favored 2:1 over the second most popular flavor, cheese. If you add in the Butter Almond Toffee flavor (caramel and almonds), its 3:1. Here are the stats: Caramel 19.82%, Cheese 9.91%, White Cheddar 9.91%, Butter Toffee Almond 8.27% and Butter 8.17%.

    Read more at: https://www.thenibble.com/blog/2015/10/11/trivia-for-national-popcorn-month/

    For more than 30 years, National Popcorn Poppin’ Month has been celebrated in October; it became official in 1999, when then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

    More popcorn trivia.

    How long have humans been popping? Check it out.


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