This easy Halloween Recipe for Kids and you to make. It is just perfect for Halloween! Whether you use them as a Halloween Party Dessert or as treats for the Trick or Treaters these are simple to make and the kids can get involved. So here we go our Ghastly Popcorn Cauldron Treats for Halloween Recipe.

Easy recipe for simple Halloween treats of popcorn potion in a cauldron that kids can cook.

Watch our simple video on How to Make these Treats and then scroll down to get you easy recipe printable to make them yourselves.

Making Popcorn Halloween Treats

I love making our own popcorn as do the kids. We buy the kernels ready to make and then use butter to pop them in a pan. They will make them ahead of a family movie night and it’s the only food we allow to be eaten in front of the TV in our house.

Check out our Best Halloween Shows and Movies on Netflix this year to watch with Kids as you enjoy these treats.

For this recipe, you will need 8 cups of popped popcorn. If you are making from scratch that’s approximately 4 tablespoons of kernels. You could always make a little more and snack on the rest.

Halloween popcorn treats for kids to make

Mini Cauldrons for Halloween Snacks and Treats

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In my Halloween Party Supplies, I have a set of mini cauldrons. They are perfect for adding treats to and this Potion Popcorn recipe is ideal to be served in them.

ingredients for making simple halloween popcorn treats with kids

Turn these Ingredients into

halloween popcorn treats in a caludron on a orange halloween background

Watch our EASY Halloween Craft for KIDS Video

Check out this simple Halloween Craft for Toddlers in the video below that you can make before you and they snuggle down and read one of these not so spooky Halloween Books together.

More Fun Halloween Treats to Make with the Kids

Make dinner fun with this SPOOKY spaghetti and eyeballs meal. The kids will love the coloured spaghetti and it sure is fun to eat!

These Witches Cauldron cakes would be perfect to serve with the Halloween Popcorn Cauldrons especially for those that have a sweeter tooth.

Simple to cook with kids Popcorn Halloween Treats in a Cauldron

Popcorn Cauldron Treats for Halloween

Easy to make Halloween Treat Recipe for Kids to prepare to make potion popcorn in a cauldron. Ghastly and spooky these witches bubbly cauldrons make a great party favour or for the dessert table. 
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Course: Treats
Cuisine: Halloween
Keyword: Halloween, popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Cerys Parker



Popcorn Potion for Halloween Treats

  • 1 box Lime Jelly You can switch this for different potions
  • 110 g Unsalted Butter 1 Stick
  • 6 Tbsp Corn Syrup You could switch this for Golden Syrup
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • Candy Eyes
  • Small Candy Balls


  • Preheat oven to 120C.
  • In a Pan Pop the popcorn in a knob of butter.
  • Grease and line a baking tray with silicone coated parchment or greaseproof paper.
  • In a pan, place the sugar, corn syrup, butter, lime jelly and mix well. Stirring constantly, cook on medium to high heat until it starts to boil.
  •  Stir and cook for an additional minute then remove from the heat.
  • Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir with a spoon until it has coated all of the popcorn.
  • Spread popcorn mixture evenly on to the lined baking tin.
  • Place in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. The mixture will still be a little gooey when you get it out, but it’ll start to harden as it cools.
  • Once completely cooled, break the pieces apart and place into the cauldrons. 
  • Add some spooky candy eyeballs and balls to create the effect of a bubbling witches cauldron.
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Serving: 6g | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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Popcorn Halloween Treats of Bubbling Cauldron Potions ideal for Cooking with Kids or for Kids Parties.
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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