Thackery Binx’s Hocus Pocus Popcorn

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Thackery Binx’s Hocus Pocus Popcorn – Shimmery, spooky, sprinkle covered popcorn, perfect for Hallowe’en!

Image shows three cups of Disney's hocus pocus popcorn in thackery binx paper cups.

Hey, friends! Today I’ve made some extra special popcorn for Hallowe’en movie nights. We LOVE Hallowe’en films – especially the Disney ones [and Scared Shrekless from Dreamworks, the boys watch that every single year along with Spookley the Square Pumpkin] and I thought I’d make some Hocus Pocus Popcorn especially for Thackery Binx, the Black Cat from the Movie. If you haven’t seen Hocus Pocus, WHO ARE YOU? You need to fix that right away. It’s the tale of the three Sanderson Sisters in Salem, Massachusett – three kooky [yet also child killing] witches who are bought back to life accidentally on Hallowe’en night. The sequel is set for 2022, so there’s really no time to waste if you haven’t seen this one! Bette Midler is amazing and there are lines in it that you’ll be shrieking at Hallowe’en parties for years to come.

Image shows the ingredients needed to make hocus pocus popcorn. Image by keep up with the jones family.

Hocus Pocus is legendary – we even have the tabletop game by Ravensburger which you can see streamed here by me and Gav, for the UK Games Expo which was virtual last year on account of Covid-19.

Image shows a black paper cup featuring yellow cat eyes and blue whiskers on the front, filled with Hocus Pocus Popcorn. Image by Keep Up With The Jones Family.

So, sisters! [imagine that in Bette Midler’s Voice] To make that mangy feline’s snack, you’ll need lots of popcorn – we use the microwave Butterkist salted popcorn as it’s a family favourite and easy to make in two minutes. You can of course pop your own which is so much more fun but does tend to cause a bit of havoc here as it bounces everywhere.

You’ll also need some white candy melts – I use Bright White PME, which melt beautifully. I wish I’d discovered them earlier in my fun food making adventures. Then you’ll need sprinkles and nonpareils in black, silver, white and gunmetal grey – whatever you have that looks Hallowe’eny.. I raided the sprinkles cupboard and anything sparkly came out.

Image shows three cups of Disney's Hocus Pocus Popcorn in an overhead view on a white wooden tabletop. Image by keep up with thej jones family

I served the popcorn in little black cat cups that I picked up at Flying Tiger. I love that shop near the holidays as it has such unique things in it. It’s also the perfect place for Elf on the Shelf bits and pieces. Anyhow, these were £1 for 8 cups and are purrfect [sorry]. You could also use little plastic cauldrons or black and white popcorn boxes.

How to Make Your Hocus Pocus Popcorn on Hallowe’en

So simple! Pop your corn in the microwave or however you’re cooking it, and pour into a tray.

Melt the candy melts in a microwaveable bowl for one minute and stir. Melt further if needed.

Drizzle the candy melts over the popped corn. You can either leave it like that or toss to coat it all.

Wait for one minute and then add the candy sprinkles.

Divide into cups and serve.

Image shows a black cat paper cup filled with disney's hocus pocus popcorn. image by keep up with the jones family.

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Thackery Binx’s Hocus Pocus Popcorn

Thackery Binx's Hocus Pocus Popcorn – Shimmery, spooky, sprinkle covered popcorn, perfect for causing mischief at Hallowe'en!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • Tray
  • Microwaveable Bowl
  • Black Cat Cups [or whatever you have]


  • Popcorn [already popped or pop your own]
  • White candy melts
  • Sprinkles and nonpareils in black silver, white and gunmetal grey.


  • Pop the corn.
  • Spread on the tray
  • Melt the candy melts in the microwave.
  • drizzle over the popcorn and toss so evenly coated
  • Sprinkle your decorations over
  • Share between cups
Course: Fun Food, Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Hallowe’en Fun Food, hallowe’en snack, hocus pocus, Popcorn
Servings: 6
Author: Sara-Jayne Jones
Cost: £3

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Image shows Hocus Pocus Popcorn in three Thackery Binx black cat cups

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