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Troll Boogers

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Today we have a fun, Halloween party treat that could go by several different names. I went with Troll Boogers for the Harry Potter Party, but you could also call it Zombie Boogers, Green Slime Popcorn, Grinch Popcorn for Christmas parties. It would also work perfectly for a St. Patrick’s Day party! If you have little kids, I’m sure they could even come up with some interesting names for you to use!

Check out these Harry Potter Party Ideas for even more cocktail and food recipes.

A black cauldron filled with dark green Troll Boogers popcorn

I suppose I could have stuck a wand into the Troll Boogers aka Troll Bogeys for effect. I have this little problem when I create the menu for parties…there are so many cool recipes! My focus was getting every idea in my head, made and on the table for the party. Staging, well let’s just say that wasn’t my top priority. I was also trying to keep the costs down. Sadly, I do not have Martha Stewart’s budget for parties!

How to make Troll Boogers Candied Popcorn:

This candy coated popcorn is actually pretty easy to make, it just takes a bit of time. Place the sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat…..

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Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, vanilla, and green coloring…..

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Place popcorn in a large bowl, and pour the mixture over. Stir until completely coated…..

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You guys know the microwave popcorn trick, right? Place 1/3 cup popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch sack and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes and 50 seconds. I did this two times to make enough popcorn.

Spread the popcorn mixture out on a parchment/silpat lined baking sheet…..

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Place in a preheated 250 degree oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes…..

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Warning, it is a gooey mess to stir! Doesn’t that turn a lovely, disgusting green color? Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then break into pieces and serve…..

A black cauldron filled with dark green Troll Boogers popcorn

Be careful, popcorn will still be warm! Store leftovers in a sealed container, assuming there are any. 😉

Harry Potter Halloween Party Foods


A black cauldron filled with dark green Troll Boogers popcorn

Troll Boogers Popcorn

Any Harry Potter fans in the house They will love this Troll Boogers popcorn!
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween, treats, party, food, recipe, green, Harry, Potter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • cup unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • green food color* to desired color
  • 12 cups microwave popped popcorn unpopped kernels removed


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda, vanilla, and green coloring.
  • Place popped popcorn in a large bowl. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir until completely coated.
  • Spread popcorn mixture on a silpat/parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Stir and return to oven.
  • Cook and stir popcorn every 15 minutes for a total of 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Break popcorn apart and serve. Store leftovers in a sealed container.


I used powdered lime green coloring. You could also use gel coloring.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. You are SO MUCH FUN! This looks absolutely disgusting… and I know it would taste awesome. But the image you put in my head with that name — can’t think of anything else. You can come over at Halloween anytime:)

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