Dress up your popcorn to look like an iconic Halloween candy. Toss some popcorn in orange, yellow, and white Candy Melts and nestle the pieces in clear plastic cone-shaped bags to create these festive Popcorn Candy Corn Bags.
Candy corn is the quintessential Halloween candy. Even if you don't like it, you are aware of its presence at this time of year. Store shelves are piled high with bags of the orange, yellow, and white striped candies.
I actually like candy corn in moderation. As a kid, I was able to eat an entire bag in one sitting. I know this because I did it, probably more than once. Now that my tastes in candy have matured, I still will pop a few into my mouth, but I can walk by a bowl and resist the temptation. I can't say that is true for white chocolate popcorn.
I love the candy-coated puffs of corn and would definitely finish off one of these Popcorn Candy Corn Bags in one sitting even considering how big I made them.
Each of these treats is packaged in an 18-inch clear plastic disposable pastry bag. Each bag holds a nice amount of popcorn. If you want you can share your bag with a friend or package them in smaller 12-inch pastry bags.
NOTE: You will notice that the colors are layered into these bags incorrectly. You'll see that in the video too. Follow the instructions provided to layer the popcorn so you have white at the tip, orange in the middle, and yellow at the end.
To make these treats you can melt and temper pure white chocolate then color some of it orange and yellow or you can simply use colored Candy Melts as I did.
- yellow, orange, and white candy melts
- popped popcorn (preferably air-popped popcorn or popcorn without butter)
- mixing bowl
- silicone spatula or wooden spoon
- parchment paper
- baking sheets
- disposable pastry bags - I used 18-inch bags.
To make these Popcorn Candy Corn Bags you'll need items that can be purchased from Amazon.com (affiliate links).
Pop the popcorn and then remove any unpopped kernels. This is very important. The hard kernels will stick to the candy melts and you don't want people to bite into an unpopped kernel.
Melt the candy melts in the microwave using 15-30 second bursts of high power, stirring after each until melted. Pour it over the popcorn and toss to coat the popcorn with the candy coating.
This picture is from my White Chocolate Popcorn recipe post. You'll use varying amounts of popcorn and colored or white candy melts to make the layers of your candy corn bags. See the recipe below for quantities.
Pour the candy-coated popcorn onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Chill in the freezer or refrigerator until the candy coating hardens.
Break up the popcorn into small pieces.
Layer white popcorn in the tip of the bag, then orange popcorn, then yellow.
Tie the bags with a ribbon or twist tie.
Store the popcorn at room temperature for up to 1 week. If you store the popcorn (in or out of the bags) in a metal popcorn tin, it will stay fresh for up to 2 months.
Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to see how easy these are to make.
- 4 cups popped popcorn
- 6 ounces yellow candy melts melted
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 12 ounces orange candy melts melted
- 2 cups popped popcorn
- 3 ounces white candy melts melted
Toss melted yellow candy melts with popcorn.
Spread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Break apart into small popcorn sized pieces.
Repeat above tossing popcorn in orange candy melts.
Do it again using white.
Equally divide the popcorn into two 18-inch pastry bags, layering the white then the orange, and then the yellow.
Tie with ribbon so each bag looks like a candy corn.
Store your popcorn at room temperature for up to a week. To keep it longer, place the popcorn bags in a metal popcorn tin. It will stay fresh for up to 2 months.
NOTE: In the video, you'll notice I layered the orange and yellow popcorn incorrectly. Be sure to fill the tip of your pastry bag with white chocolate popcorn, then add orange popcorn, and finally add yellow popcorn.