A quick and easy slime popcorn recipe that's perfect to make for Halloween and parties! I'll also show you how you can turn these into halloween popcorn balls.
This green slime popcorn recipe comes from the Food Network Magazine. I knew I had to make it plus HELLOOO it's popcorn, it's green popcorn with eyeballs, and it stretches like slime.
More on how to make it stretch in the notes of the recipe. What's not to love? Kids will find this treat irresistible!
My son was supposed to help me make this slime popcorn, but he was more interested in eating the ingredients. I let him have his way a just a bit since we don't allow him to eat a lot of sweets.
SLIME POPCORN INGREDIENTS:
10 cups of popcorn (2 bags of microwave popcorn about 8 cups)
½ cup brown sugar
8 tbsp unsalted butter
16 oz marshmallow
6 drops of green food coloring
Pack of candy eyeballs ( Walmart)
HOW TO MAKE THE SLIME POPCORN:
To make the green slime popcorn, first, Pop both bags of popcorn. Next pour it into a large wide bowl. Remove all the kernels.
Melt the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often.
Spray a wooden spoon or spatula with cooking spray. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth.
Now that the marshmallows are melted, add food coloring.
Stir until color is evenly distributed.
Add the popcorn and candy eyes to the pot and combine until evenly coated.
Place the popcorn into a bowl or a plastic zip bag. Best if eaten within a couple days.
HOW TO MAKE SLIME POPCORN BALLS
To make this recipe into halloween popcorn balls, Grease your hands with vegetable shortening then form the popcorn into a ball right away before it's cooled. Wrap each ball with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
Slime Popcorn Recipe
- 8 cups of popcorn 2 bags of microwave popcorn about 10 cups
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter
- 16 oz marshmallow
- 6 drops green food coloring Add less or more drops until you achieve your desired color.
- Pack of candy eyeballs You can find candy eyes at Walmart or a craft store.
- Remove all of the kernels from the cooked popcorn. Melt butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Spray a wooden spoon or spatula with cooking spray the marshmallows(the spray will keep the marshmallows and popcorn from sticking to the spoon). Stir until marshmallows are melted. Add a few drops of food coloring to the pot and stir until color is evenly distributed. Add popcorn and candy and combine until evenly coated.
- To make easy popcorn balls, spray hands with cooking spray. Form into a ball right away before. Serve or, wrap each ball with plastic wrap and store at room temperature. Best if eaten within 2 days.
TIPS TO MAKE THIS SLIME POPCORNThe popcorn will stretch right after it's done the cooking. It will not stretch once it has cooled down. Store the slime popcorn in an airtight container. It's best to eat within 3 days of storage. Post updated: 9/28/2019
Enjoy and look out for my Halloween Slime drink recipe next week!
Oh my gosh this totally freaked me out at first, which is the idea right??? My kids will LOVE this, great idea!
Adriana Lopez Martin
Absolutely love Halloween treats this popcorn is so cute and who doesn't love goggly eyes and green yummy treats for a ghoulish time. I need to start planning my Halloween party soon. Now I am inspired.
Oh my goodness this halloween treat is precious! I can't wait to make this with my girls this halloween. SO FUN!
That is so cute. I don't even have kids, and I still want to make it for Halloween. It's so festive and sounds delicious.
Thank you so much Amanda!
I made this and it was yummy but wasn’t gooey. Do you have any tips or have an idea what I missed? I really want to make this for my sons party. Thank you!
Hi Summer, The popcorn is stretchy and gooey only after it's cooked and still warm.
How far in advance could this be made? Will it taste ok for school party tomorrow if made tonight?
Yes, the taste will be just fine. Store them in an airtight container, however they may not have much slime effect. Eat the popcorn within 3 days of storing it. Thanks!
We love this. Can't wait to make it.
Thank you Maria! Let me know how it goes! 🙂
Really loving this. Perfect for Halloween and I know my niece and nephew would love to make this and eat them.
Thank you Luci!
How stinking cute is this? What a fun way to enjoy popcorn. I love popcorn treats.
Thank you Constance!
What fun idea! It would also be perfect for watching a scary Halloween movie.
Exactly. That would be so much fun! Thank you!
This is really, really clever! I love the colour, the slime and the fact that it's so quick and easy! I'll have to show the kids this recipe, thanks April!
Thank you Azlin! 🙂
Oh how fun!!! I am a popcorn FREAK so I have to give this a try, we actually have a Haunted Homes tour in our town at the end of the month that my nephews are coming up for...wonder how they would feel about popcorn with eyeballs! 😀
I'm love popcorn too! I don't know what it is that makes me love it so much! Thank you so much Melissa!
I swear, using those little candy eyeballs makes just about anything the perfect creepy crawly kind of Halloween treat!
So true! Thank you Leslie!
Such a fun recipe. Kids would love to help for sure in prep work as well as eating !!
My toddlers loved it so much! Thank you Namrata!
What fun! Great idea to make marshmallow the star of this ooey gooey sweet treat!
Chef Sous Chef
What a fun idea for halloween! Thanks for sharing!