Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins

I was making popcorn balls w/candy corn and chocolate chip faces when I ran out of time on Halloween. Threw it all together and everyone actually liked it better! And the time factor is definitely a plus! Put it in a fun bowl and it just LOOKS like Halloween!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb butter (I've only used butter, don't know if margarine works)
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 12 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • orange food coloring (optional)
  • popped popcorn
  • 6 ounces traditional candy corn
  • 6 ounces chocolate candy corn
  • 6 ounces real chocolate chips
  • any family favorite halloween candy


  1. In heavy medium pan melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in Karo and sugar until dissolved.
  3. Add food coloring to desired color. Darker is better. Bring to a boil. (The less it boils the chewier it will be but needs at least 2 minutes).
  4. While syrup is boiling, pop your popcorn. I make 1 full batch in my popcorn popper. (It can take about 2 batches in an air will have to adj to what you have).
  5. Put the popped popcorn in an over-sized bowl or roasting pan.
  6. Add your vanilla into the orange colored syrup and pour it over the popcorn, mixing quickly to coat every piece.
  7. Now add the candy corn and mix well.
  8. Let it cool a bit before adding the chocolate chips so they don't completely melt.
  9. Break up any big pieces in bite sizes and enjoy.
  10. Make another batch with the remaining candy since this one is now gone!