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Nutty Popcorn Eyeballs

Spooky treats perfect for your next Halloween party! Get all your ingredients at Kroger!

Makes 12 popcorn balls


  • 3 quarts (12 cups) popped popcorn
  • 1 8 ounce Vanilla & Honey Almonds
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 11 oz packages Ghirardelli Classic White Chips Red, blue and black food color


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and keep popcorn warm while syrup is being prepared.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, butter and salt and bring to a boil and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Take popcorn out of the oven and pour into a large bowl and add in the Vanilla & Honey almonds.

  4. Pour syrup over popcorn and nut mixture, and carefully toss with spatula until covered, and quickly shape into 12 balls keeping it as round as possible.

  5. In a double boiler, melt the two packages of white chocolate in a heat safe bowl until fully melted.

  6. Divide chocolate in 4 bowls, portion white chocolate to be food colored in 3, about 1 cup of chocolate and add blue, red, and black respectively, place in piping bags. Leave the remaining white chocolate in a small, deep bowl ready for dipping.

  7. Dip 1⁄2 of the popcorn ball in white chocolate and let excess drip off, place on a lined cookie sheet.

  8. Pipe an eyeball design by starting with black pupil, then blue iris, and red veins. Chill to set chocolate up.

NOTES: If chocolate seizes when adding food color, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix until smooth, if that’s not enough add more coconut oil by the teaspoon until desired texture is met. Should still be thick, but stirrable.