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Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

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Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Orange and Green White Chocolate Coated Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Are you looking for an impressive treat, that is fast, easy and no-fail?  Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn is what you are looking for.

I have the simple tutorial right here for you so you can make it for your party, movie night or whatever the occasion. AND, you can change it up for any holiday by using a different colored chocolate! 

It’s delicious and so festive, this Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn makes a great gift or treat for anyone. 

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Ingredients:
10-14 cups of popped popcorn, depending on your taste 
12 oz package of Wilton Light Green Chocolate Melts
12 oz package of Wilton Orange Chocolate Melts

Directions:

Spread out about 3 feet of parchment paper on the table or counter.

Pop the popcorn and remove all the un-popped kernels as best you can.

In a microwaveable bowl, pour in the green chocolate button melts.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Cook in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir. 

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Continue this until the chocolate is melted completely and warmed through.  

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Be careful not to warm it too fast, or it will burn.  

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Pour the warm chocolate over the popped popcorn.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Stir gently until well coated.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Spread the coated popcorn onto the parchment so it is single layer thick.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Now, warm 1/2 – the entire bag of the orange chocolate button melts in a microwave-safe bowl; depending on how much you want to use.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Repeat the process for the orange chocolate as you did the green – using the same care not to burn.
Drizzle, with a spoon, the melted orange chocolate, over the top of the green coated popcorn in a random pattern.
Allow this to set up completely.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

When the chocolates are cooled and set, lifting the parchment, move it from beneath to help crack the popcorn into sections.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Now enjoy!

Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Orange and Green White Chocolate Coated Popcorn

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016, 2018
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Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Orange and Green White Chocolate Coated Popcorn

Cut out sugar cookies in halloween shapes with a glaze and decorated with gel frosing

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

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Cut out sugar cookies in halloween shapes with a glaze and decorated with gel frosing

Cut out sugar cookies with a glaze or butter cream frosting

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

to make with your family or to give away.

Rolls out easily, works wonderfully with cookie cutters and the taste is amazing.  Not too sweet, is soft and holds it shape.

I also have a glaze that does not compete with the cookie and sets up fabulous and nice as a canvas for gel frosting or can stand on its own. 

AND I share a buttercream frosting so the kiddos can have a blast decorating, or you to wax creative.

Come on, you know you want to try these, they are DELISH! I’ll show you how.


 

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
½ cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla

1 lemon, zest
2 Tbl. honey
Dash nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
4-5 cups flour

Powdered sugar

Directions:
Heat oven to 325 degrees
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Add eggs, milk, vanilla lemon zest, honey and mix well.

Next add in the salt and baking soda and baking powder and combine into the creamed mixture.

Pour in 3 cups of the flour and mix.

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Do NOT mix more than needed, just enough to combine.  

Add in ½ cup at a time until the dough is soft and barely slightly sticky dough to the touch.

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

You need to be able to handle the dough and roll it out, but it can’t be too sticky either.

Caution: Adding in too much flour, or over-mixing makes the dough tough.



On a large clean surface spread a layer of powdered sugar.

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

That’s right powdered sugar.Place a portion of the cookie dough on the powdered sugar, sprinkle more powdered sugar over top and roll out to 3/8” thickness.

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

The reason for powdered sugar and not flour, is that it doesn’t make the dough tough.Cut to desired shapes.Bake on parchment or for best results, or coat a non-stick pan with cooking spray (but if using the pan and not the parchment.

I found I needed to work at loosening the cookies afterwords)

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until the edges are beginning to turn brown.Allow to cool then remove to cooling racks to frost or glaze. 

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

These were glazed then decorated with the Decorating Icing tubes.

 

Best Cookie Glaze

Ingredients:
2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
2 Tbl. corn syrup
½ tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. almond extract
2-3 Tbl. milk

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Mix ingredients together well; beginning with 1 Tbl. milk

Add just enough milk to make a glaze to your desired consistency.

Dip cookie to glaze

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

Best Cut Out Halloween Sugar Cookies

OR use a spatula to coat the surface if cookie is a cut out such as the shapes shown above for best results

Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp.salt
3 ½ – 4 cups powdered sugar
2-4 Tbl. milk or cream
Gel or paste food coloring if desired

Directions:

Beat together butter, sugar, salt and vanilla and 1 Tbl. cream or milk.

Add in additional milk or cream to desired consistency.

If desired beat in food coloring.

Cut out sugar cookies in halloween shapes with a glaze and decorated with gel frosing

Cookie and glaze adapted from dancingwithcinderella, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

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A Marshmallow dipped in chocolate then covered in crushed graham crackers

S’Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

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A Marshmallow dipped in chocolate then covered in crushed graham crackers

Marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers

S’Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops are a perfect last minute treat and great for the entire family to make together.

You don’t have to wait to go camping or even to start a campfire to enjoy these yummy delights!

These bite sized S’mores have all the components you love, and are so easy to make too. 

Put a few together in a cellophane bag for a gift or a thinking of you. I’ll show you how!

S’Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

S’Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

S’Mores Pops
Ingredients:
Graham Crackers
Chocolate buttons/melts OR chocolate chips
Marshmallows, regular size or the jumbo work really well

Picks These are on sale and pretty cool

Parchment Paper or Waxed paper to set the S’mores Pops on



Directions:
First crush your graham cracker to a fine crumb, or leave a bit chunky; your preference.
Spread out a sheet of parchment on a cookie sheet or any flat surface.
Pour chocolate into a microwavable bowl and heat for 20 seconds. 

S'Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

Remove from microwave and stir.

Repeat this process.

Continue until the chocolate is smooth, melted and warm to about the temperature of a baby bath.

S'Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

 

Poke your stick, or skewer into the marshmallow, far enough to make it secure. 
S'Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

 

Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, covering as far as you wish.

S'Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

Immediately roll into the graham cracker crumbs coating just the bottom portion, up half way, or the entire marshmallow – whatever you desire!
Set onto the parchment paper to allow the chocolate to set up.

 

Store in a container with a tight fitting lid.  Eat within 2 days for best results.

A Marshmallow dipped in chocolate then covered in crushed graham crackers

Marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers

A Marshmallow dipped in chocolate then covered in crushed graham crackers

S’Mores Chocolate and Marshmallow Pops

Carrie’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2014, 2018
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