Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 Days of Autumn Recipes {Day 1}: Goblin Bait

Here we go! 31 Days of Autumn Recipes: Day 1.   I thought I would start simple, and share a recipe the kids can help make. This great tasting treat can be used to catch ghosts, goblins, monsters, or whatever is haunting you. Perfect in a bowl for a Halloween party, or in treat bags to share with your children's classmates and friends.

Goblin Bait

2 bags microwave popcorn
1/2 cup candy corn
1/2 cup plain M&M's
1/2 cup peanut M&M's
2 cups Nestle Premier white morsels

Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Pop popcorn according to manufacturer's directions. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and candy. 
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave morsels on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave in additional 10 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture, stir to coat evenly.
Spread mixture on prepared baking pan; let stand for 30 minutes or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Note: When dumping the popcorn into the bowl, take out the unpopped kernels. You don't want anyone breaking a tooth on your treat. Change the type of candy and increase or decrease amounts according to your goblins' personal preferences. I found the fall M&M's at Walgreen's.

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  1. That looks scrumptious and festive. Hope y'all are getting these cooler temperatures.

  2. This looks wonderful, I am adding this to my list of things to make for the kids they will love it. I look forward to seeing the rest of your recipes.

  3. That looks SO delicious!! I love kids would really love this too!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  4. That does look like fun! I'm not sure what Nestle's white morsels are--a white chocolate chip? The kids will love these, I'm sure!

  5. I am looking forward to your series. And, can you drop one of those bags by my house tonight?

    31 days of Christmas wonder

  6. What a cute goodie bag! Nice to see another food-focused 31 days :) Looking forward to your recipes.

  7. My sister n law make something similar but she doesn't call it goblin bait. I love that name for it! So fun!

  8. So cute & yummy! :} Featuring you over on my blog today. :) Thank you so much for sharing at my fa-boo-lous link party! Have a great weekend.

    Ginger @

  9. Oh, so YUM! I have been perusing some of your pots and having a great time! :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  10. Wow, I did a double take when I saw this on Pinterest because my mom has been making these at Halloween time for years now! She actually was just experimenting around with Candy Corns one day when making her yummy popcorn balls like she does every season and threw some candy corns in them and from that moment on we were hooked! Best popcorn balls I have ever had in my life hands down!

    1. Shannon, how funny! I originally made this at Easter with pastel M&M's. I just adapted it for Halloween.


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