About this recipe: The perfect sweet treat for Halloween. Melted marshmallows and popcorn are coloured orange, then shaped into pumpkin shapes with a liquorice stalk. They are sweet, crunchy and chewy.
Candy corn is an American confection. You can purchase candy corn online. If your local supermarket doesn't stock liquorice sticks, you can purchase them online. Alternatively, you can cut liquorice bars into thin strips. If you don't like liquorice, use lollipop sticks.
This recipe was very good and fast to make...here are a few suggestions: 1. Beware of left over kernels from microwave popcorn, they definitely can hurt a tooth. Popping your own popcorn on the stove prevents this and is just as fast. 2. Put a couple cubes of caramel in the marshmellow sauce, this really makes a diffence! I did one sauce with and one without...the caramels add something that was lacking. 3. For a more vibrant orange use 4 drops of red and 5 drops of yellow. 4. Add few loose marshmellows to the popcorn mixture. 5. To evenly distribute the candy corn and peanuts, pour them ontop of the popcorn and then pour the sauce. - 30 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
TIP: put popcorn in a brown paper lunch bag (no oil necessary) and microwave it. This is healthier than the chemical kind you buy. It is also easier than shaking a pan on the stove. Once popped, Tear a small hole in one corner of the brown bag and shake your popcorn over the trash can to get the unpopped kernels to fall out. - 19 Oct 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe is great! It's very fun for kids and adults. If you buy bagged popcorn do not buy really buttery popcorn. This recipe adds butter to the mixture - you don't want to over do it. The salty and sweet mix together very well. If you don't follow the recipe you won't get a 5 star result. Hope this helps! Thanks for the recipe. The kids at Day Care Loved them! - 29 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)