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Halloween popcorn treat bags

by: Jo

Halloween popcorn treat bags
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For Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, we shared treat bag toppers with you.  Now we have a candy corn version to share that you can use for Halloween!  At first, I was going to fill these bags the same way I did at Valentine’s Day, with chocolate-drizzled kettle corn.  I was going to use orange and yellow candy melts until McGeeky approached me with an interesting idea.  Why not try adding food coloring to the oil to color the popcorn? That’s why I married this man. He is pure genius!

We used our normal kettle corn recipe but added a bit more oil than what is listed, closer to 1/2 cup.  To make the yellow corn, we added 18 drops of yellow food coloring to the oil.  For the orange, use 12 drops of yellow and 6 drops of red.  You will hear a lot more fizzle in your Whirley Pop because of the water in the food coloring, but that is alright.

I love how it turned out and now I am thinking of all the different color combinations I can do for other occasions.

Halloween Popcorn Treats

I mixed the colorful kettle corn with some candy corn and used it to fill regular paper bags. Of course, you can fill your bags with any treat you like, but I know the kids at Little Jo’s school are going to love the brightly colored kettle corn!

Halloween Popcorn Treats

To decorate the bag, we have a fun download-and-print tag for you. Just print out how many you need, cut them out, fold in half, and tape or staple them to your folded over brown lunch bags.

Halloween bag tag template Download our free Halloween bag tag template
Halloween popcorn treat bags
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6 comments so far:

  • 1
    Brenda B 10/19/2010 at 12:40 pm

    Super duper cute! I like the idea of adding candy corn to the popcorn. Does it give you a sweet and salty taste? I love sweet and salty, yummy. Thanks for sharing, as always, you gals rock!
    Brenda

  • 2
    Susan Branham 11/17/2010 at 11:46 am

    LOVE, LOVE Bag Toppers!!! These are super cute! Do you have any for Christmas? Thanks for sharing!

  • 3
    Jo 11/17/2010 at 11:49 am

    Susan, we do not have one for Christmas but maybe we will soon! Keep checking!

  • 4
    Joan Rehfeldt 09/25/2011 at 1:00 pm

    LOVE IT-LOVE IT-LOVE IT…..I CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE MY POPCORN TRICK OR TREAT BAGS WITH YOUR SUPER SWEET BAG TOPPER. THANK YOU !

  • 5
    Laura 03/23/2012 at 9:25 pm

    Do u have Easter bag tags/bag toppers?

  • 6
    Chica 03/24/2012 at 6:47 pm

    Laura, we didn’t have an Easter bag tag before, but your comment inspired me to create one this afternoon! Check out our Easter bag tag template and tutorial.

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