Host a Halloween Block Party + Caramel Popcorn and Pretzels Recipe

Halloween Block Party Menu | eMeals

When we were kids, Halloween was a neighborhood event. We closed off the cul-de-sac, brought out the picnic tables, and invited family and friends to join us for a fun-filled night of tricks and treats. Whether you take the party outside or keep it indoors, our Occasions Plan has the perfect menu for your Halloween get-together.

Slow-cooker Walking Tacos make it easy for parents to grab dinner while they’re escorting kiddos door to door, while Yummy Mummy Pizzas are just the right size for little hands. The menu features both a sweet and savory dip (Jalapeño and Corn Popper Dip and Creamy Caramel Apple Dip), and who could forget the sweets? Caramel Popcorn and Pretzels (recipe below!) is festive and crazy addicting, and S’more Brownies lives up to the name.

Halloween Block Party Menu | eMeals

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Holiday: From Easter to Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving, finding just the right menu to wow friends and family at those special gatherings has never been easier.

Party: Whether you’re tailgating, hosting a laid-back crawfish broil, or organizing a kid-friendly ice-cream social, our menus have you covered for any season.

Themed: Is it your turn to host a supper club or other social gathering? You’ll look like a pro with menus such as Tex-Mex Fiesta and Tuscan Grill Night.

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Caramel Popcorn and Pretzels

Caramel Popcorn and Pretzels
 
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Orange candy melts are available at craft stores.
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eMeals Plan: Occasions plan
Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 (16-oz) container salted peanuts
  • 1 (12-oz) pkg buttersnap pretzels
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 (11-oz) pkg candy corn
  • 1 (12-oz) bag orange candy melts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Pop popcorn according to package directions; divide popped corn between 2 large disposable roasting pans. Add peanuts and pretzels to each pan; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt; bring to a boil, and boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in baking soda (mixture will bubble up).
  3. Pour syrup mixture evenly over both pans of popcorn, stirring to coat; bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes (with pans staggered on 2 oven shelves).
  4. Spoon mixture onto parchment paper, separating large clumps; let stand until cool. Sprinkle with candy corn.
  5. Melt candy melts according to package directions; drizzle over popcorn mixture. Let stand until firm. Store popcorn in airtight containers up to 2 weeks.

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