Recipe By ALETA1314
Published Oct 11th
Prep 5m Cook 5m Additional 10m Ready In 20m
Servings 12 pumpkins Calories 327.8

Popcorn balls are colored orange and made to look like pumpkins. These are a fun Halloween treat for kid and adult parties. Very versatile!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring
  • 4 sticks red or black licorice, cut into thirds

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Grease a muffin pan and set aside. Place popcorn, candy corn and peanuts into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. 2 Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows, red food coloring and yellow food coloring, adjusting color if needed to get a nice shade of orange. When the marshmallows are completely melted, pour over the popcorn and stir to evenly distribute the candy, nuts and marshmallow.
  3. 3 Use a greased spoon to fill the muffin cups. Insert a piece of licorice to act as the stem, and mold 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!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 327.8
  • Carbohydrate 45.4 g
  • Cholesterol 20.3 mg
  • Fat 15 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.9 g
  • Sodium 220.5 mg
  • Sugar 30.8 g


  1. There were great to look at but I personally thought the flavor was only ok. I added caramels like another reviewer said to do and I think that probably made them better. Perhaps using rice krispies and making orange rice krispie balls would be a better plan.
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. Thank you for such an easy fun and very creative recipe! I am always on the hunt for cute recipe ideas like this one! I used Wilton's orange concentrated paste instead of the food colouring drops. I didn't add any peanuts (these are going to a peanut free school zone) but instead I added 1C - Read more ...
  4. Excellent and a great way to use up candy corn. I couldn't stop eating these! Made these last night and added in roasted peanuts and m&m's. I only used 1/4 cup of butter instead as well. And decided to insert pretzel sticks instead and wraped these nicely in little baggies.
  5. This is a great recipe for classroom treats. My kids loved helping to make them and everyone ate them right up. I added a leaf to the pumpkin by dying some extra popcorn green and placing one at the base of each stem made them even cuter! I also used a thick pretzel stick for - Read more ...
  6. This recipe was very good and fast to 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 - Read more ...
  7. This was fun & the kids loved how they turned out....I used plain as can be popcorn and followed the recipe exactly and I have to agree with "Duckball" and say that it was way too buttery. Because of all the butter these ended up not very sweet at all and so soft that the - Read more ...
  8. 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 - Read more ...
  9. Oh to be the first review will less than a five! I used about 6 cups of popcorn and I omitted the peanuts and candy corn (I wanted it to be a little LESS bad for us). I did use the licorice and it took a lot more yellow food colouring to get orange. The - Read more ...
  10. I doubled the recipe and it came out perfect! I followed the instructions exactly except I omited the stems (I instead individually wrapped them in cellophane and tied with black ribbons). Thanks for posting - these will be fun to play around with for different holidays!

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