Green Popcorn Slime

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This green popcorn slime with candy eyes (AKA monster popcorn) is a spooky Halloween treat! Crisp popcorn is covered in a layer of gooey marshmallow slime dotted with scary eyeballs. It’s creepy and delicious!

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White bowl of green monster popcorn slime with googly eyes and long stretches of marshmallow slime.

Green popcorn covered in slime is an easy way to make movie nights more exciting. Eat it while watching Ghostbusters. It’ll delight ghouls and goblins of all ages. For individual servings, form it into Halloween popcorn balls.

If you loved our Halloween treat mix made with M&Ms and popcorn, make this simple recipe in 10 minutes. This irresistible snack is guaranteed to bring all the monsters to the room! Add it to your recipe arsenal.

Monster popcorn with marshmallow slime and candy eyes in white bowl next to green monster spatula.

INGREDIENTS

If you can’t find a package of Wilton candy eyeballs at the market, see the “Recipe FAQ” section below. I’ll show you how to make them at home.

  • White popcorn
  • Light brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Marshmallows, mini or regular
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Candy eyeballs

KITCHEN SMARTS: Green marshmallow slime looks best when paired with plain white popcorn. But use whatever type you already have in your pantry: gourmet, buttered, movie-theater style, light popcorn, skinny popcorn, etc.

Ingredients for green popcorn slime (AKA Monster Popcorn).

HOW TO MAKE POPCORN SLIME

RECIPE PREP

Pop the popcorn according to package directions. Transfer to a large serving bowl. With clean hands, sift through popcorn to remove un-popped kernels. Discard the hard pieces. We don’t want little vampires breaking their teeth!

Popped popcorn spilling out onto white tabletop and bowl, with unpopped kernels separated out.

RECIPE STEPS

  • STEP 1: In a large (8 cup) heat-safe batter bowl, melt brown sugar, butter and vanilla in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Whisk well to combine. This can also be done in a saucepan on stovetop.
  • STEP 2: Add marshmallows to the bowl. Microwave 1 minute on high. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, microwave again.
  • STEP 3: Drizzle drops of green food coloring over the mixture. Stir until color is evenly distributed throughout the marshmallow slime. Continue adding drops and stirring until you reach the desired shade of green.
  • STEP 4: Pour green slime over popcorn. Gently fold it in with a Frankenstein spatula until all the popcorn is evenly coated. Sprinkle candy eyeballs over the top. Serve warm and enjoy!

HELPFUL TIP: To mix marshmallow slime into the popcorn more easily, instead of a spatula use your hands. But first, lightly grease your hands with butter, oil, or cooking spray. During handling, re-grease hands as needed.

How to make popcorn slime in 4 easy steps.

RECIPE FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions when making green popcorn slime. The answers provided will help you achieve recipe success!

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

This is not recommended. Especially if using the microwave. Two batches of marshmallows will not fit in one bowl. Instead, make 2 individual batches. And I highly recommend doing that! Consider how many persons 1 bag of microwave popcorn can feed. Make a decision based on that, and the number of ghouls and goblins waiting to eat.

HOW MUCH DOES 1 BAG OF POPCORN YIELD?

In general, one 3.28-ounce bag microwave popcorn yields 7 to 8 cups of popped popcorn. Packages may claim 9 cups, but not all kernels pop. Just in case, have 2 bags of popcorn at the ready to make this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE COLOR OF GREEN SLIME POPCORN MORE INTENSE?

Although you can use standard food coloring, it would take a lot of drops to deliver a monster green. Instead, use green gel food color or food paste. These will provide a deeper more vibrant green for the marshmallow slime. For a custom shade of monster green, combine a few drops of each! Another option: neon green food coloring. 

HOW TO KEEP MARSHMALLOW SLIME FROM STICKING TO SPATULA?

Grease the spatula. Butter it up, or spray it with cooking spray.

WHERE TO FIND CANDY EYEBALLS?

In your local grocery store, look for this ingredient in the baking section near the birthday candles and tubes of colored writing icing. You can also find this product at party stores, craft stores, and online.

HOW TO MAKE DIY CANDY GOOGLY EYES?

When Wilton eyeballs are not available at the market, make a homemade batch! All you need are white chocolate buttons (candy melts) and a tube of black writing icing. Squeeze a dot of icing in the middle of the buttons to form pupils. Lay them flat on a tray to dry.

HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN POPCORN BALLS?

Spread green slime popcorn in an even layer on a parchment paper-lined tray. Sprinkle candy eyeballs over the surface. Let mixture shed heat for 10 minutes. With lightly-buttered hands, form it into popcorn balls. Slip the balls into clear cellophane bags. Tie with a string.

HOW TO MAKE SLIME MONSTER POPCORN A GORY RECIPE?

Make monster popcorn bloody with red candy melts. Lightly dribble melted red candy over the green slime popcorn. It adds an extra layer of spookiness and fun to this Halloween favorite.

IS GREEN POPCORN SLIME A MAKE-AHEAD RECIPE?

Yes, it is! Make green slime popcorn 1 day in advance. After it cools, store it in an airtight container or zip-top bag with the air pressed out.

Green popcorn slime in white bowl with stretches of marshmallow slime and spooky candy eyes.

MORE SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TREATS

If you love green popcorn slime, you’ll also enjoy these hair-raising Halloween recipes. They’re ideal for serving a ghoulish gang hungry for yummy snacks. These are special treats to make year after year!

Monster popcorn with green marshmallow slime and googly eyes in a white serving bowl.

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White bowl of green slime monster popcorn with googly eyes and long stretches of marshmallow slime.

GReen Slime Popcorn


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings 1x

Description

Green popcorn slime is a snackable Halloween treat. This monster popcorn is covered in a layer of marshmallow slime dotted with spooky googly eyes. Perfect for parties and scary movie nights!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 cups popped white popcorn*
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) package marshmallows, mini or regular
  • Green gel food coloring, number of drops as desired
  • 1 (0.88-oz) package candy eyeballs, about 3 tablespoons

*MICROWAVE POPCORN: In general, one 3.28-ounce bag microwave popcorn yields 7 to 8 cups of popped popcorn. Packages may claim it yields 9 cups, but not all kernels pop. Have 2 bags of popcorn at the ready in case you need some from a second bag.


Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Pop the popcorn according to package directions. Transfer to a large serving bowl. With clean hands, sift through the popcorn to remove all un-popped kernels. Discard the hard kernels.

  1. In a large heat-safe batter bowl, melt brown sugar, butter and vanilla in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Whisk well to combine. This can also be done in a saucepan on stovetop.
  2. Add marshmallows to the bowl. Microwave 1 minute on high. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, microwave again.
  3. Drizzle drops of green food coloring over the mixture. Stir until color is evenly distributed throughout the marshmallow slime. Continue adding drops and stirring until you reach the desired shade of green.
  4. Pour green slime over popcorn. Gently fold it in with a spatula until all the popcorn is evenly coated. Sprinkle candy eyes over the top. Serve warm and enjoy!

HELPFUL TIP: To mix marshmallow slime into the popcorn more easily, instead of a spatula use your hands. But first, lightly grease your hands with butter, or spray them down with cooking spray. 

Notes

HOW TO MAKE GREEN COLOR MORE INTENSE: Although you can use standard food coloring, it would take a lot of drops to deliver a monster green. Instead, use green gel food color or food paste. These will provide a deeper more vibrant green for the marshmallow slime. For a custom shade of monster green, combine a few drops of each! Another option: neon green food coloring. 

HOW TO MAKE THIS A GORY RECIPE: Make the treats bloody with red candy melts. Lightly dribble melted red candy over the green slime popcorn. It adds an extra layer of spooky to this Halloween favorite.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED? This is not recommended. Especially if using the microwave. Two batches of marshmallows will not fit in one bowl. Instead, make 2 individual batches. And I highly recommend doing that! Consider how many persons 1 bag of microwave popcorn can feed. Make a decision based on that, and the number of ghouls and goblins waiting to eat.

  • Category: Dessert, Snacks
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Popcorn Slime, Green Popcorn, Green Popcorn Slime, Green Slime Popcorn

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Are you a maker or eater of Halloween treats? What do you think of this Halloween popcorn recipe? Would you like to enjoy some slime monster popcorn while watching a scary movie? Share your thoughts below!

5 thoughts on “Green Popcorn Slime”

  1. This is such a fun and easy surprise for my kids. Perfect for Halloween and very creative! Excited to try this recipe!

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  2. so cute and fun – i made a batch of the slime just to test it out early and it’s great! love this

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  3. What a fun and tasty treat for kids! Just made some for tonight’s scary movie night. It’s sure to be a hit at Halloween as well. It’s so yummy. Thanks for sharing this special recipe!

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