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A fun Halloween treat for the grandkids

These adorable popcorn cake pops from popcorn.org will be the hit of any kid’s party!

Yield: 18 pops

Ingredients

  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 (11.5 ounce) store-bought pound cake
  • 3/4 cup canned vanilla frosting
  • 8 ounces candy melts (assorted colors) for coating*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 18 lollipop sticks
  • Decorations for cake pops: miniature chocolate chips, blue and red food gel, miniature chewy chocolate candies, food safe markers
  • Styrofoam block

Directions

  1. Process popcorn in food processor until coarsely chopped.
  2. Crumble cake into large bowl.  Add popcorn and frosting, stirring with fork until mixture is evenly moistened.
  3. Form mixture evenly into 18 balls.  For Ghosts, roll into an elongated triangle creating a distinct head and body.
  4. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet; freeze 20 minutes.
  1. Melt candy melts according to package directions.  If using white, stir in vegetable oil.  Color as desired using candy color.
  2. Remove popcorn cake balls from freezer.  Dip tips of lollipop sticks into candy melts; insert no more than halfway into center of balls.  Let sit 3 minutes until set.
  3. Dip one ball into melted candy melts to cover completely.  Gently tap stick against side of bowl so excess melts drips off.  Immediately decorate as desired (candy melts harden quickly). **
  4. Poke sticks into Styrofoam block to dry completely.

Tips:

May use 8 oz. white candy melts with oil based candy color to achieve desired color  (purple for One Eyed Purple Monster; orange for Pumpkin)

To Decorate: Use white candy melts for ghost (pumpkins/orange, one-eyed purple monsters/purple); miniature chocolate chips for eyes and mouth; shape small piece of chewy chocolate candy for pumpkin stem and attach with candy melt; spread melted white candy melts in center of ball to create monster eye, use blue gel for iris, red gel for veins.

For more fun popcorn recipes, visit www.popcorn.org.

Also, check out Rice Krispies new orange-colored cereal, great for making festive Rice Krispie treats for Halloween.

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