Creepy Carn"evil" Crunch Recipe

Creepy Carn
Horror movies are often set at carnivals, since the midway and clowns can be very scary. Some of the food can also be scary, especially when it is displayed with gross things like skeleton parts, snakes, and rats.
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My friend, Denise, used to live in Palm Springs and threw an elaborate themed Halloween party every year. One year her theme was Carn“Evil” and she filled her pool with creepy clowns and had scary carnival props everywhere. She always had her parties catered, and served several kinds of fabulous scary food. I took some of her creative ideas and made this yummy, spicy and sweet popcorn. I have a popcorn machine, so I used it as a serving container to display this Creepy Carn“Evil” Crunch, and added some scary props to serve at my annual Halloween BOO-ffet. This popcorn is great year-round, but is especially good at the Halloween BOO-ffet.

20 Servings

1 cup unpopped popcorn

2/3 cup coconut oil

6 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  1. Using an air popper, pop the unpopped popcorn and place in a large bowl. You should have about 20-22 cups popped corn.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup till hot and clear.
  3. Mix the powdered sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  4. Add the mixture to the coconut oil and microwave an additional 1 minute.
  5. Pour the hot mixture over the popcorn and mix well so that most of the popcorn is coated.
  6. Place in a carnival style popcorn popper and garnish with plastic snakes, skulls, skeleton hands, and rats.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 70
Percent Total Calories From:
Fat 54% Protein 5% Carb. 41%

Nutrient Amount per % Daily
Serving Value
Total Fat 8 g 12%
Saturated Fat 6 g 31%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 176 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 13 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 12%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 1%








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