Witches Trash is a fun way to have a snack that is sweet and salty at the same time. I am in love with the sweet/salty combination and have many recipes that have this flavor combination in them. If you click on one of the highlighted words, you will be taken to another recipe or to an affiliate link. If you purchase something from them, I will get a small commission from them – this helps to fund the blog. Thanks.
We love Halloween almost as much as I love Christmas. I think Halloween is such a fun holiday. I mean, when else can you knock on someone’s door and get candy and goodies? Never – that is when.
Most years Big and I go all out at this time of the year. I decorate the house on the inside and the outside. The decorations run a little scary, but not too scary. We don’t want the kids to not come to the door. We have been known to dress up just to answer the door and pass out candy. One year, I took about 2 hours to stick little bits of fur on Big so that she looked like a werewolf, it was the best costume ever!
We enjoy inviting friends over to help us pass out candy and of course, we must feed them. This year, I decided to make a sweet and salty treat that I am calling Witches Trash. I used the same recipe I used for my St. Patrick’s Day Green Popcorn. It is really easy to make and each of the elements could be a treat on their own. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the other treats I will be making.
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/16 teaspoon gel food coloring (or 1/4 teaspoon liquid food coloring)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup popcorn (the old fashioned kind)
- Place butter, oil, corn syrup, salt and food coloring in bowl. Microwave just until butter is melted, 40-50 seconds. Stir to combine well.
- Pour popcorn kernels into bowl; stir to coat each kernel with mixture. Even out kernels in bottom of bowl.
- Cover bowl with vented lid and microwave on high for approximately 4-5 minutes. (it will take a while for the popcorn to start popping - don't worry!) Microwave times may vary.
- Immediately spoon popcorn on to wax or parchment paper, leaving unpopped kernels in bottom of bowl. Pick out any un-popped kernels that may have stuck on the popcorn once it has cooled.
- The popcorn will crisp when it cools.
- Change colors depending on the holiday you are making this for!
- Green - St. Patricks Day
- Red and Green - Christmas
- Pink - Valentines
- You get it!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Take square pretzels (I used Snyders) and place on foil lined cookie sheet
- Top each pretzel with a Wilton candy (I find mine at Joann Fabric)
- Bake for 3 – 5 minutes or until candy is soft but not melted
- Remove from oven and press eye in the center.
- Let cool
I have been known to hide this treat until Halloween day. Big would make it disappear, just like magic. I wonder if you have a magician like that in your house?
What is your favorite Halloween snack? Do you have family traditions surrounding all Hallows Eve? I would love it if you would leave me a comment. Who knows, I might use it this October 31st.
Here are a few other Witch and and Halloween goodies you may be interested in: