A big bowl of this Easter Popcorn is a fun snack to munch on. Candy and sprinkles give this chocolate covered snack mix a fun punch of color!
So the other day I was shopping at Target. Is there any better place to be shopping? Given all the stores in my area, Target is almost always the first place to start for some shopping magic.
I’ve said it before, and I still stand by it. I think there is magic time dust in the air there because I swear time stands still for me once I enter the front door.
Of course, then I leave and realize that two (or three) hours have passed, and I don’t have time to go to any other stores. The struggle is real.
While I was wandering the store this time , I found the seasonal aisle and filled my cart with a few bags of fun Easter candy. Hopefully, I can keep most of it hidden until it is time to fill Easter baskets with those candies and homemade Peanut Butter Easter Bunnies.
But then I raided the pantry and found a few bags of microwave popcorn, a bag of white chocolate, and lots and lots of sprinkles. Chocolate covered popcorn is one of my favorite snacks to make when I need a treat in a hurry. I love that this fun bunny bait comes together in no time at all.
But, let’s be honest. When I need chocolate in a hurry, I usually just hide in the closet with a bag of chocolate chips or a jar of Nutella.
How to make Easter Popcorn:
- Stir together the popcorn and marshmallows in a large bowl. PRO TIP: Make sure you remove any un-popped kernels because you don’t want to break a tooth when you start to snack on this Easter candy popcorn.
- Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. Pour it over the popcorn and stir until everything is coated.
- Pour the mixture onto a wax paper lined tray. Add sprinkles and candies and toss again.
- Place the pan in the refrigerator to help the Easter mix harden faster. Break it apart if needed and store in a tightly sealed container or bag.
How long does white chocolate covered popcorn last?
This chocolate covered popcorn is best the day you make it. It will still taste amazing a few days later, but it will start to soften over time.
What kind of chocolate works best for chocolate covered popcorn?
I prefer to use Ghirardelli melts when making chocolate covered snack mixes. Not only do they taste amazing, they also melt easily in the microwave. The chocolate also doesn’t melt in your hands as you are snacking. Well, as long as you don’t hold it for an extended time period that is.
You can also use almond bark or white chocolate chips. Just add a little bit of shortening or coconut oil to help it melt easier.
More Easter dessert recipes you may enjoy:
- These easy Easter Dirt Cupcakes are a fun treat to make for Easter parties and dinners this weekend. The hidden pudding center always gets smiles!
- Swirls of chocolate and sprinkles give this Peppermint Pattie Easter Bark a pretty spring touch! Bags of bark are a cute addition to Easter baskets.
- These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies will disappear in a hurry when you make them for Easter. Kids of all ages love them.
- This Easter Bunny Tail Chex Mix is too cute. I love the little marshmallow “tails”.
- Nutella Cream Eggs are easy to make, look pretty, and taste absolutely amazing.
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- 8 cups popcorn
- 2 cups marshmallows
- 1 - 10 ounce bag white candy melts
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
- 1 - 10 ounce bag candy coated chocolate eggs
- Stir together the popcorn and marshmallows in a big bowl.
- Melt the candy melts according to the package directions. Pour over the popcorn. Stir everything until it is coated.
- Pour the mixture on a wax paper lined tray. Add the sprinkles and candy eggs to the mixture.
- Refrigerate the mixture for 5 minutes. Break apart the popcorn and store in a tightly sealed container.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g
*The post and recipe for Easter Popcorn was first published on April 12, 2011. The pictures were updated and republished on March 27, 2019.