How to Make Popcorn Ball Ghosts for Halloween

by Tonya Staab

These popcorn ball ghosts are the perfect addition to your Halloween parties, and a fun treat for kids to help make.

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Last week I showed you how to make football-shaped popcorn balls.

Now I’m going to show you how to make these fun ghost popcorn balls. They are perfect for Halloween parties.

Popcorn balls dipped in white chocolate and shaped like ghosts for Halloween

Popcorn Ball Ghosts

Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 1 bag of pre-popped popcorn
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup of white chocolate
  • 2 tbs butter
  • Good Cook Popcorn Baller (round)
  • Large candy eyes
  • Cooking/baking spray


  1. Place the popcorn into a large bowl, making sure you have removed un-popped kernels.
  2. Melt the mini marshmallows and butter in a large pot, stirring constantly over medium-low heat. 
  3. Pour the melted marshmallow over the popcorn and combine well.
  4. Spray a little cooking spray into the round popcorn baller and a little onto your hands too. Scoop a large amount of popcorn into the popcorn baller, place the lid over the top and spin the top a few times to form the perfect popcorn ball.
  5. Wrap each popcorn ball in cling wrap while you make the others and prepare the rest of your ingredients.
  6. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% for 1 minute and then on full power for 15 seconds at a time.
  7. Unwrap each popcorn ball and dip it into the white chocolate. Attach the large candy eyes and place your ghosts on parchment paper until the chocolate has hardened.

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Cassi October 17, 2013 - 7:52 pm

These are so cute and a perfect Halloween party treat! I’ll be featuring them on The Crafty Crow soon!

Debi October 21, 2013 - 6:27 am

So cute. I love the eyes.

Jess October 22, 2013 - 10:16 pm

Cute idea!

Tonya Staab October 29, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Thank you so much Cassi, I saw the feature :).

John November 3, 2018 - 6:08 am

Interesting article, thank you so much!


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