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Ghost Halloween Popcorn Balls

Easy Ghost Halloween Popcorn Balls

These Easy Ghost Halloween Popcorn Balls are simple to make and will be a big hit with the kids.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, Halloween, treats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 people
Calories 109 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 2 bags lightly buttered microwave popcorn
  • ½ cups Light corn syrup
  • 1 cup Mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • White candy melts
  • Candy eyes
  • Black decorator’s icing


  1. Cook the two bags of popcorn, removing all of the unpopped kernels after they cook. Place the cooked popcorn into a large bowl.

  2. Place the corn syrup, butter, mini marshmallows, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a pot on the stove over medium-high heat. Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until it comes to a boil.
  3. Boil the mixture, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the corn syrup mixture over the popcorn in the large bowl. Stir the mixture with a mixing spoon that has been coated in cooking spray until well combined.

  5. Let the mixture cool slightly, spray your hands with cooking spray, and form the popcorn mixture into 14 balls. Place the popcorn balls onto a tray that has been covered with parchment paper.

  6. Heat the white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute at a time on the defrost setting until completely melted and smooth.
  7. Dip the popcorn balls into the melted candy so that it covers all but the bottom of the popcorn balls. Set the dipped popcorn balls onto a parchment lined tray. Place the tray of popcorn balls into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Once the candy has set, place a small dot of decorator’s icing on the back of two candy eyes, and place them on the front of each of the popcorn ball ghosts.

Recipe Notes

You can put these into individual clear bags for an adorable Halloween treat! 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Ghost Halloween Popcorn Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 40mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 101IU2%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.