Halloween popcorn treat bags
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.
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!
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.