Halloween is sneaking up on me, and there are so many yummy treats to make. My mom is an amazing cook, baker and party thrower. Growing up, there was no shortage of yummy treats around any holiday. A halloween classic at our house was popcorn balls. So, I decided I wanted to make these for my kids and their friends this year. But, I took it one step further and turned these popcorn balls into caramel apples. They are super sweet, but the green apple flavor with creamy caramel is a Fall favorite.
Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls
40 large marshmallows
8-10 cups of air popped pop corn
1 package of Green Apple Koolaid (the only place I could find this flavor was Walmart)
1 bag of Kraft Caramels
2 tbsp. water
10 thick pretzel sticks
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter on high for 45 seconds. Add the marshmallows and sprinkle the package of Koolaid all over the marshmallows. Toss together. Place back in the microwave and heat on high for 1 min 30 sec. Stir to combine all the ingredients. All the popcorn and stir to coat.
Butter the palms of your hands and shape into balls, pressing then firmly to keep their shape. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, because these bad boys are super sticky. While they are still soft, add the pretzel stick to the top.
In a small pot. Heat the caramels and water on medium high heat until they are melted, stirring often. With a small spoon, spoon on the hot caramel to the top of the popcorn balls and allow the caramel to drizzle down the sides.
Makes 8-10 popcorn balls.
After the caramel has cooled and hardened, you can package up these sweet, chewy treats to give to friends and family. Tiny Prints is so much more then just cards and invitations, I made these cute BOO stickers with our name on them. It was hard to pick, because there were so many great Halloween gift tags to choose from.
I'm going to put together some little treat bags for my kid's teachers as well. These little custom stickers will look adorable on little brown paper bags as well.