Monster Mash Popcorn Mix

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Monster Mash Popcorn Mix from @KatrinasKitchen

I have an enthusiastic Four Year Old Foodie. Since he is always putting up with my boring measuring and stirring I thought it would be fun to get a little crazy in the kitchen. So we popped a bunch of popcorn using the homemade microwave method, drizzled it with chocolate, and threw in bunches of candy corn, Reese’s Puffs cereal, and these funky eyeball candies.

Monster Mash Popcorn Mix from @KatrinasKitchen

I usually save my chocolate popcorn for Christmastime when we have an excess of chocolate leftover from dipping buckeyes. But how could I say no to my little guy when he first saw these candy eyeballs? I waited for my 40% off coupon and nabbed a pack as soon as I could.

Our family enjoyed munching on this Monster Mash. However the longer that I stared at these photos the more I started to see chickens. Do you see chickens? Have I mentioned that I’m weird? Anyway,  Monster Mash Popcorn Mix or Funky Chicken Popcorn Mix- you decide. I’m going back for seconds.

Monster Mash Popcorn Mix from @KatrinasKitchen

Monster Mash Popcorn Mix Recipe

A sweet, Halloween-themed popcorn mix with candy eyeballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 cups


  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate
  • 1/4 cup orange chocolate
  • 1/4 cup yellow chocolate
  • 1 cup Reese's Puffs cereal
  • 1/4 cup candy corn
  • candy eyes


  • Pop corn, separate out all of the unpopped kernels.
  • Mix popcorn with cereal and candies.
  • Spread out the popcorn mix over baking sheets or parchment and drizzle with chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with more cereal and candy if desired.
- Katrina

79 Responses to “Monster Mash Popcorn Mix”

  1. #
    lovetocook2 — September 20, 2011 at 3:06 am

    This is sooo cute and I can't wait to make it for gifts at Halloween. It took me a couple of minutes, but I saw the chickens!!! Can you tell me where you found the eyeballs? This wouldn't be the same without them!

  2. #
    suhaina — September 20, 2011 at 3:41 am

    wonderful creativity…really appreciate it..

  3. #
    mia xara — September 20, 2011 at 5:43 am

    The little chickens look A M A Z I N G for kids of all ages! How creative… 🙂

  4. #
    Nami — September 20, 2011 at 7:03 am

    LOL!!!! I love your humor and this is so cute!!! Very creative snacks and I am sure you and your little boy had lots of fun!!
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  5. #
    KatrinasKitchen — September 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Really? Because the chickens jumped right out at me? So much so that I couldn't get past it. Anyway I updated the post- I got the candy at JoAnne's. 🙂

  6. #
    Parsley_Sage — September 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

    BWA HA HA! Now its my turn to wake up the house with my giggles and snorts.

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  7. #
    Carolyn — September 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I definitely see weird, melted monster birds of some sort…saw them even before you mentioned it!
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  8. #
    Jan Arzooman — September 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I don't have kids, but that's pretty cute and I might try it anyway.
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    Belinda @zomppa — September 20, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This is so awesome!! What a fun treat – seriously, I think I want this just for me.

  10. #
    Becky — September 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    This popcorn mix is perfect for a Halloween party, especially with the chickens and the eyeball candy. I'll have to try the microwave popcorn method when I get brown paper bags. Off to the grocery store and Jo-Anne's.

  11. #
    Not Rachael Ray — September 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Ahh! You found the candy eyeballs! I LOVE this use of them–fabulous!
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  12. #
    stephday — September 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

    How fun!
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  13. #
    Natalie — September 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I cannot wait to make this with my littles!

  14. #
    Melissa — September 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    So fun! When I saw them I thought they were melting chickens too 🙂
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  15. #
    Brandie — September 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Oh I definitely see chickens..LOL. Love it and I can see how the kiddos would go nuts over this!!

  16. #
    mantantalon — September 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I see chickens too! Crazy, wonky, melted chickens. lol.
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  17. #
    KatrinasKitchen — September 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Yes! Crazy wonky melted chickens!!!!! Lol

  18. #
    @fakeginger — September 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    So fun! I love the eyeballs! You always make me wish we had a microwave so I could make popcorn. 🙁

    And yes, I totally see the chickens! The eyeballs look just like creepy, bulgy chicken eyeballs!
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  19. #
    Shawn — September 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Your little foodie had a great idea…this stuff looks addictive!
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  20. #
    Erin — September 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    This is stinkin' adorable! LOVE the eyes in there!!!

  21. #
    @Grubarazzi — September 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    This is so adorable! I am going to stash this recipe and use it at the next Halloween party.

  22. #
    Audra — September 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Totally see chickens 🙂 Such a cute idea either way.

  23. #
    Sprigs of Rosemary — September 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    You do such fun things for the holidays that every kid would adore! Makes me want to kidnap my grandkids. They would love to do this. I would love to make these with them. Nothing like a fun time in the kitchen.

  24. #
    mrsblocko — September 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I see melty chickens too. (Which totally rocks btw.)

    Love those eyeball candies. Gonna have to get some of those!
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  25. #
    Baked by Rachel — September 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    okay we're way too alike – I saw the chickens before I even started reading the post LOL. So fun!! 🙂
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  26. #
    JuliaAndrusWilliams — September 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Haha those are so fun! My husband, who doesn't like sweets very much, is strangely in LOVE with candy corn. I think I'll make him some of these this fall!
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  27. #
    weekendgourmet — September 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    How cute for Halloween!

  28. #
    Lindselicious — September 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Hahaha I totally see the chickens!! This is too cute, so simple too- love it! I might have to make this for our halloween work event!

  29. #
    Sandras easy Cooking — September 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    How fun! Love how you made would love these 100%..Love this post!
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  30. #
    Maggie — September 20, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Hahaha…now that you mention it, I do see chickens. And I can't un-see them. This looks yummy! I know it's only September, but I'm totally ready for Halloween goodies.
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  31. #
    Erin @Dinners, Dish — September 20, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I saw chickens at first too! They are super cute though. What a great project/treat for kids! Might have to remember this when I have to send snack to school next month!
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  32. #
    Ana Lourdes FD — September 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Loved it!… and you are not weird!!.. I saw chickens too…

    Greetings from Perú 🙂

  33. #
    ChocolatePriestess — September 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    These would be great for a Halloween party.
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  34. #
    Eliot — September 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    How fun! What a great fall treat. Love the eyeballs.
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  35. #
    lovetocook2 — September 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Well, I'm a little slow these days!!! But, like someone else said I can't "unsee them!" I was just going through my new Entertainment Book and there's a 40% off coupon in there for JoAnne's and I wondered…"is that where she got them?" Thanks for answering me, I can't wait, these crack me up!

  36. #
    Sylvie @ GITK — September 21, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Oh my goodness these are too funny! I love the chickens.
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  37. #
    Alison Lewis — September 21, 2011 at 12:52 am

    wow very fun

  38. #
    KimBee_Cravings — September 21, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I cannot stop laughing. These are hilarious. What a fantastic idea for kids.

  39. #
    happywhennothungry — September 21, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Too cute and perfect for Halloween!

  40. #
    Bake Your Day — September 21, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Adorable…you and your creativity amaze me all the time. I love this!
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    cookinghealthyforme — September 21, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I have to start this comment with a BIG, GIANT Thank you for giving a source for the candy eyeballs! I guess I should finish it by telling you that this is the coolest thing coming down the pike in a LONG time! Seriously – this is GENIUS!

  42. #
    Kristin — September 21, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I love mixing things into popcorn and I will definitely throw candy corn into my next sweet batch.

  43. #
    Shabs — September 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

    So cute and really fun for the kids 😀
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  44. #
    Lorraine — September 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Very cute. I totaly saw chickens from the start!

  45. #
    Glynnis — September 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I totally see the chickens but I am wondering, does the candy corn melt to give the orange and yellow colors? What kind of chocolate do you use to make these? I love them!

  46. #
    KatrinasKitchen — September 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I used white, yellow, and orange chocolate melts. You can find it at most craft stores- JoAnne's, Michaels, even at some grocery stores.

  47. #
    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — September 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    This is so cute, and I bet addicting!
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  48. #
    Maranda — September 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I love this! And I can definitely see chickens…
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  49. #
    kita — September 22, 2011 at 1:35 am

    lol, ok. I can totally see chickens. The eyes totally made this for me!

  50. #
    [email protected] — September 22, 2011 at 2:19 am

    That is awesome Katrina!! I love the creativity you provide to the food blogging world.
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  51. #
    Beth Michelle — September 22, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I only saw chickens AFTER you mentioned it!!! Hahah either way you look at it, chickens or monsters, this popcorn looks wonderful and you and your son had a great time making it!!
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  52. #
    Sue — September 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Love the fun addition of the eyeballs! Yep, now that you mention it, I see a chicken or two (with their candy corn beaks)! 🙂 YUM!
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  53. #
    Georgia — September 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    This is such a funny and cute Halloween idea, haha! Great recipe, Katrina. Those little melting monsters look so darn yummy!

  54. #
    caroline — September 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love it! This is adorable. Getting me so excited for Halloween. 🙂

  55. #
    therealnutritionist — September 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    bahahahahahha, this is so funny.

  56. #
    thoma — September 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    isn he a four and a half year foodie now?? they look adorable and wonder where will i get my set of Wilton's from….
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  57. #
    Delishhh — September 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    LOL – that is too funny!
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  58. #
    Mary — September 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    How about turkey's vs chickens since thanksgiving will be here sooner then you think lol

  59. #
    The Undercover Cook — September 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Very creative! I see the chickens too!
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  60. #
    TidyMom — September 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Oh I love this!! Love the eyes!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great rest of the weekend!
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  61. #
    repudiatedgnome — September 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Those are adorable! And yes, definitely see the chickens. 🙂

  62. #
    Jenna — September 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    This is one of the coolest ideas I have seen in a long time! Pinterest for sure!


  63. #
    Meghan — September 26, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Haha I totally see chickens!! This is perfect for a Halloween party or any night parked on the couch! Love the candy eyeballs, I just recently stocked up 🙂

  64. #
    Anne — September 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    This looks yummy and fun!
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  65. #
    french9601 — September 27, 2011 at 3:18 am

    This might be a silly question, but did you just mix it all together in a bag then put on parchment paper?

  66. #
    Kate — September 27, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Your chickens remind me of the chicken on the Muppets!! Katrina you are so creative!!!
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  67. #
    Glynnis — September 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks, Katrina. I got my chocolate wafers on sale and used my coupon for the eyes this morning! Can't wait to make these for Popping Popcorn Month Storytime!

  68. #
    shelly-cookies&cups — September 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

    This is super cute! I love a fun snack mix!
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  69. #
    Sook — October 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Fantastic idea!!
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    Amanda — October 3, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them 🙂 If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  71. #
    Alayna — October 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Love this! I am having a Halloween party and this is totally going on the menu!
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  72. #
    Michelle — October 7, 2011 at 2:04 am

    This is SO cute! How did you think of this?!

  73. #
    Jaimee — October 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    LOVE this! I'm including this in a mega Halloween Treats round up post on my blog this month!
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    KatrinasKitchen — October 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Thanks Amanda! I am really loving your site! 😉

  75. #
    KatrinasKitchen — October 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

    My mind works in mysterious (bizarre?) ways lol Thanks for stopping by!

  76. #
    KatrinasKitchen — October 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Thanks Jaimee!

  77. #
    cathy @ Noble Pig — September 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love this and must make it for October!! I have a pack of those eyes too, they sell them at Wal-Mart.
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    Netasha P — October 31, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I have a morbid sense of humour so hide the little ones eyes but I see Big Bird in a Blender or he has drunk some Mr Hyde juice and is now a Muppet Monster..LOL (sry to the little ones)

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    Patti — October 29, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I love your melted chickens, but I kind of agree with Netasha P that they do resemble a melted Big Bird. These are great and I think I prefer the clusters rather than the loose combination where the candycorn always falls to the bottom. I am definitely trying this. I am doing a last minute guest blog on, and was wondering if it’s OK for me to use your photo and a link back to your photo in a list of quick and easy last minute Halloween Treats?

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