Hello! I’m excited to be a part of Cupcake Diaries “30 Days of Halloween” sharing my Zombie BOOgers! There have been lots of fun ideas shared so far and I am adding mine today. 🙂
Want a fun Halloween treat?
One that is:
wayyyy easy too?!!
Well… I GOT IT!
How about some Zombie BOOgers!?!!
I am sharing my love for 2 things in this post…
#1 My love for Halloween! I have always loved this holiday. I have always liked spooky movies, even though they scare the heebie jeebies out of me. I like trick or treaters, the costumes and the fun parties to go to. Yep, There is a lot about Halloween that I like!
#2 I love popcorn. Plain popcorn, buttered popcorn, movie popcorn, caramel popcorn, candied popcorn. Yep, I like popcorn!
The last few years I have been making this FUN FREAKY DELICIOUS &&& wayyyy easy popcorn, or as I like to think of it, Zombie BOOgers!
This seriously takes less than a half hour to make and is so easy.
So here is the recipe:
I am sharing a free printable recipe card to keep handy because you will surely want to make these again and likely for years to come! 😉
AND instructions for these Zombie Boogers:
1. Gather all ingredients:
Large Micro-safe bowl (a tall mixing bowl with a handle would work awesome if you have one) *It must be large enough to handle Bubbling mixture it can grow up to 3 times when cooking
large paper bag
1 to 1 1/4 cup air popped popcorn yielding 15-20 cups
1 cube butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup karo syrup
2 Tbls water
1 tsp vanilla
Salt ( a sprinkling on warm popcorn and a dash in your mix)
1-2 tsp green food coloring
1 tsp baking soda
2. Prepare recipe by:
Put air popped popcorn in brown paper bag ( I lightly salted my popcorn)
Put all other ingredients minus the food coloring and baking soda in micro safe bowl. Cook on normal power for 3 minutes. Stir well and then return to microwave for another 3 minutes. Mixture will be bubbling. Stir in food coloring to make a dark green color and then add baking soda. Return to micro for another 15 to 30 seconds. Pull out while it is bubbling and pour over popcorn in paper bag. Stir or shake mixture to coat well. Fold bag closed and put in micowave for 45-60 seconds. Shake very well, and or stir in bag and then return to microwave for another 45-60 seconds. Shake again and then remove from bag onto thin layers on baking sheets. It should crisp up within minutes and it can be broken up and packaged.
Here are the free printables I am sharing. You can use these for labels, or tags for however you plan to serve or gift this yummy treat!
I also made smaller tags for these that can be printed 10 to a 8.5×11 page for anyone who would like them. I just made some Zombie BOOgers for a party and packaged them in small clear bags with these labels. Then I served them in a witches caldron.
Who knew ZOMBIE boogers could be so FUN?!!
There are ten labels to a page here. One batch got me 20-30 small single clear bags of popcorn.
Have fun! 🙂
Now, be sure to check out all of the other fun Halloween Crafts, Recipes, and Printables here: