Popcorn Pumpkins

    Popcorn Pumpkins


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    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.

    Serves: 12 

    • 55g popped popcorn
    • 175g candy corn
    • 150g chopped salted peanuts
    • 115g butter
    • 150g mini marshmallows
    • 4 drops red food colouring
    • 3 drops yellow food colouring
    • 4 sticks liquorice, cut into thirds

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Grease a muffin tin and set aside. Place popcorn, candy corn and peanuts into a large bowl and set aside.
    2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows, red food colouring and yellow food colouring, adjusting colour if needed to get a nice shade of orange.
    3. When the marshmallows are completely melted, pour over the popcorn and stir to evenly distribute the candy corn, peanuts and marshmallow.
    4. Use a greased spoon to fill the muffin holes. Insert a piece of liquorice to act as the stem and mould the popcorn around it. Let stand until firm, 10 to 15 minutes and then pull the pumpkins out by their stems and admire your pumpkin patch!


    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.

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