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Spooky treat jars filled with white chocolate popcorn. Perfect for Halloween treats for teachers, neighbors and friends. The popcorn is easy to make, not to mention delicious and addicting!
Welcome to Tealmama! Halloween is a little over a month away, which seems impossible to me. Our new neighborhood (relatively new as of last fall) goes all out for Halloween. So this year we need to up our game. This week I’m sharing a treat you can give as a gift or use to decorate your own home. Next week I’ll be sharing a list of non-candy items to give out to trick-or-treaters. Which pairs perfectly with teal pumpkins, letting trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats for those with allergies.
So stick around and I’ll show you how to make this super simple popcorn treat along with really festive Halloween jars.
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These spooky treat jars are filled with white chocolate covered puff popcorn. They are the perfect do-it-yourself craft to give to teachers, neighbors, family and friends. Or keep them for yourself as a Halloween decoration for your home. When you’re done with the popcorn, you can use them to hold tea light candles, Halloween candies and much more.
White Chocolate Popcorn
The white chocolate covered popcorn is so easy to make. Our family makes this for many special occasions and holidays. We’ll have it for a treat while playing a game of cards during the holidays. But be aware it is very sweet!
Recipe Instructions & Tips
I’ll be sharing the method I used to make three different colored batches. The recipe card I’ve shared at the very bottom of this post is the simple method of making a full batch of the same color.
Almond bark can be hard to find, especially if your searching during a non-holiday season. In my experience it’s easier to find around Thanksgiving and Christmas. You should be able to order it from Amazon or other sites year-round.
Divide the package of almond bark into the number of colored batches you’d like to make. I made white, orange and green.
In a large bowl, add the almond bark (broken down into individual pieces). I used four individual pieces (or 8 ounces) of almond bark for each batch.
Melt the almond bark in the microwave in small increments to avoid burning. And make sure to stir it often.
Next add the food coloring, if needed. (Except for the white of course 😉 ) However, be careful not to add too much food coloring as this can make the almond bark chunky. If this happens, you can add paramount crystals or candy thinner. I also use paramount crystals to make candy coating a little easier to dip cake pops.
Since I made 3 different colored batches, I added 2/3 bag of puff popcorn (2 bags used in total) to the melted almond bark. Add the popcorn and mix well.
Spread the coated popcorn onto parchment or wax paper to dry. Repeat for each color.
Then carefully break apart the popcorn and add to a storage container. Voila! Super easy white chocolate coated popcorn.
Spooky Treat Jars
Next, let’s talk about how to make the treat jars. I love how easy they are to make. With the popcorn recipe above, you can easily make about 9 jars.
- 24 ounce mason jars (pint and a half jars)
- Spooky Halloween face templates
- Parchment or wax paper to paint on
- Acrylic paint in green, black, white and orange
- Paint brush
- Black sharpie marker
- Craft twine
- Orange craft twine or orange paper ribbon
Instructions & Tips
I used acrylic paint for the lids of these jars. I ordered a set of 18 from Amazon earlier this year. The value for the variety of paint colors you receive is awesome. I’ve used these to paint pine cones for a baby shower + numerous crafts with my daughter and much more. They are awesome.
Start by painting the lids of each jar. I used orange for the pumpkin, white for the ghost and green for Frankenstein. (I painted on top of parchment paper to avoid a big mess.) Add a second coat if needed once the first coat is completely dry.
Next, gather your ideas for the faces. Here are the print-outs I used to sketch my faces.
The kids and I use this website all the time to print free coloring pages. My two year old loves to pick out the picture. I’ll print it and he will color or paint it.
Sketch the faces on the front of the jars with permanent black marker. Then paint over the top of the marker and fill in the shapes with black paint.
Fill each jar with the corresponding colored popcorn. Attach the lids once they are dry. Wrap twine or ribbon around the top of the jar. I wrapped it around a few times and then tied a knot in the back.
And finally the fun part — give them away as gifts or display them in your home as a Halloween decoration.
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did. Have a Happy Halloween!
Please stop by and say hi in the comments. What is your favorite Halloween treat to make?
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White Chocolate Popcorn
The perfect sweet treat. Perfect for holidays and special occasions.
- In a large bowl, add the almond bark (broken down into individual pieces).
- Melt in the microwave in small increments to avoid burning. Stir often.
- Add food coloring, if desired. However, be careful not to add too much as this can make the almond bark chunky. If this does happen, you can add paramount crystals or candy thinner.
- Add both bags of puff popcorn. Mix well.
- Spread the coated popcorn onto parchment or wax paper to dry.
- Carefully break apart the popcorn and add to a storage container.