I love Halloween, but that's not all! I am the Halloween kitchen witch, but I consider myself a witch of all trades.
These popcorn hands are so easy to make. Look at them, can you imagine the thrill your kids will feel when you hand them these treats for Halloween. Or when they hand them out to trick or treaters who come to your door or your trunk!
You can spice them up a little with some of the different popcorn recipe ideas I've included below or you can make them using your regular popcorn popping method. You can also buy pre-made bags of popcorn if you don't want to pop it yourself. There are lots of ideas on this page including some popcorn seasonings you can buy in a small spice size container. You just shake them onto your popcorn and mix it up.
Halloween-Themed Plastic Gloves
You will need some gloves to use as treat bags and some popcorn, plus a piece of candy corn or a black jellybean to use as a fingernail. There are gloves for sale around Halloween that look like a skeleton's hand or a monster's hand. You can use them or you can use everyday clear plastic gloves. Put the candy in the tip of each finger. Fill the gloves with popcorn and seal the wrist with a piece of twine, ribbon, or a twisty tie.
That's it. Told you it was easy. Of course, if you want to mix it up there are a couple of recipe ideas below for you to check out. The mixes I have are tasty but you can really use anything you want!
So for this plain popcorn mix you will need four to eight cups of popcorn—or as much as you want to fill the gloves you have and save some for yourself.
Halloween Popcorn Recipe 1: Snack Mix
I love a popcorn mix to fill my Halloween hand treat bags with. First of all, it has popcorn in it. Second of all, you can put everything you like in it. Third of all, you can make a lot for a little bit of money and keep some for yourself!
- 8 cups popcorn
- 2 cups mini pretzels (broken up)
- 2 cups sweet (not too sweet) cereal
- 1 cup nuts
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup M&Ms
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup edible Halloween sprinkle candy
Combine everything in a big bowl and mix it up. Fill your gloves/treat bags and tie the wrist with a twisty tie or a piece of Halloween-colored ribbon or twine.
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Halloween Popcorn Recipe 2: Mix It Up
This second recipe has some cheddar fish crackers, cranberries, and animal crackers in it to flavor it up a bit.
- 5 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup mini-pretzels
- 1 cup Goldfish crackers
- 1 cup animal crackers
- 1 cup honey-flavored toasted oat cereal
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or mixed nuts
- 1/2 cup peanut M&M’s
- 1/2 cup plain M&M’s
Popcorn Seasonings in a Jar
You can also find popcorn seasonings in a jar to flavor your Halloween treat.
Just use plain popcorn (or whatever recipe you decide to invent) and sprinkle the seasonings on it. Mix it up.
Urban Seasonings makes:
- Dill Pickle
- Kettle Corn
- Cracked Pepper Asiago
Kernel Seasons makes:
- White Cheddar
- Nacho Cheddar
- Garlic Parmesan
- Butter Flavoring
- Cheesy Jalapeno
- Cheesy Caramel Corn
- Caramel Corn
- Kettle Corn
So you can really spice these popcorn treats up with one flavor or with several. How much popcorn you eat should determine how many containers of these seasoning mixes you want to buy.
Thriller Popcorn (Spicy!)
More Halloween Snack Bag Ideas
I chose gloves to use as snack bags for my Halloween popcorn treats but you can use regular sandwich bags. Draw some triangle eyes and a mouth on them to make them look like a pumpkin, fill them with your treats, and tie with a twisty tie or a piece of black ribbon. They will look great.
There are also different style treat bags you can buy. Some look like a circus popcorn bag, some are orange and look like jack-o'-lanterns. Some have words printed on them and say things like "Witch's Brew" or "Boo." You can also write that on your clear sandwich bags to decorate them.