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. 

Course Treats
Cuisine Halloween
Keyword Halloween, popcorn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Cerys Parker



  • 1 knob Unsalted Butter
  • 4 tbsp Popcorn Kernels

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


  1. Preheat oven to 120C.

  2. In a Pan Pop the popcorn in a knob of butter.

  3. Grease and line a baking tray with silicone coated parchment or greaseproof paper.

  4. In a pan, place the sugar, corn syrup, butter, lime jelly and mix well.

  5. Stirring constantly, cook on medium to high heat until it starts to boil.

  6.  Stir and cook for an additional minute then remove from the heat.

  7. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir with a spoon until it has coated all of the popcorn.

  8. Spread popcorn mixture evenly on to the lined baking tin.

  9. Place in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. 

  10. The mixture will still be a little gooey when you get it out, but it’ll start to harden as it cools.

  11. Once completely cooled, break the pieces apart and place into the cauldrons. 

  12. Add some spooky candy eyeballs and balls to create the effect of a bubbling witches cauldron.