Bunny Crunch Recipe

91 Flares 91 Flares ×

In February, we had Cupid’s Crunch, and for St. Patrick’s Day we had End of the Rainbow Crunch.  It wouldn’t be fair of Easter to come and go without a Bunny Crunch recipe, so here it is!  (To be fair, the recipe doesn’t really change much- you can change colors and sprinkles and call it whatever you want!!)bunny crunch

Bunny Crunch Recipe:

2 bags microwave popcorn or 1/2- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped

12 oz bag Wilton candy melts (I did 1/2 bag Vibrant Green and 1/2 bag Lavender for this batch)

2 cups pretzels- broken into pieces- or sticks

1 – 11/2 cups M&Ms (Get some Skippers if you want nut-free options)

Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Holiday shaped candies for decoration

Peeps!

How to make it- pop popcorn, set aside.  Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out- they aren’t fun to bite into when you don’t expect them!

Melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave if you want this done quickly.  Otherwise, you can always do a double boiler method (it’ll take longer), stirring frequently.

Toss pretzels and M&Ms into the bowl with popcorn.  Then pour 1/2 the melted candy over the top and combine with a rubber spatula.  (I actually found that using 2 rubber spatulas worked a lot better for me)

Spread mixture out on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper- drizzle remaining melted candy over the top.

Sprinkle the nonpareils, candy bits or sprinkles (I call them shots) (If you want nut-free, go with colored sugar or check Target- I found store brand sprinkles that are NOT processed with nuts!)

After the chocolate dries/firms up again, break into bits and either store in an airtight container (for about a week) or package it up into treat bags to share with friends, classmates and neighbors!  If you try to do it before the chocolate is ready, you’re going to have a big mess on your hands.

Once the Bunny Crunch was bagged (into adorable colored sandwich bags I found at Target), I added a marshmallow Peep into each just for fun.

This particular batch of Bunny Crunch is going with us to church for the Sunday School kids’ bake sale, so none for us.  Unless we buy some!

Bunny Crunch Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 24
 
Fun popcorn mix that's sweet and salty
Ingredients
  • Bunny Crunch Recipe:
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn or ½- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 12 oz bag Wilton candy melts (I did ½ bag Vibrant Green and ½ bag Lavender for this batch)
  • 2 cups pretzels- broken into pieces- or sticks
  • 1 – 11/2 cups M&Ms (Get some Skippers if you want nut-free options)
  • Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Holiday shaped candies for decoration
  • Peeps!
Instructions
  1. How to make it- pop popcorn, set aside. Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out- they aren’t fun to bite into when you don’t expect them!
  2. Melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave if you want this done quickly. Otherwise, you can always do a double boiler method (it’ll take longer), stirring frequently.
  3. Toss pretzels and M&Ms into the bowl with popcorn. Then pour ½ the melted candy over the top and combine with a rubber spatula. (I actually found that using 2 rubber spatulas worked a lot better for me)
  4. Spread mixture out on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper- drizzle remaining melted candy over the top.
  5. Sprinkle the nonpareils, candy bits or sprinkles (I call them shots) (If you want nut-free, go with colored sugar or check Target- I found store brand sprinkles that are NOT processed with nuts!)
  6. After the chocolate dries/firms up again, break into bits and either store in an airtight container (for about a week) or package it up into treat bags to share with friends, classmates and neighbors! If you try to do it before the chocolate is ready, you’re going to have a big mess on your hands.

 

Google+ Comments

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

25 comments… add one

  • I think I ate one too many peeps yesterday. They weren’t any pretty purple ones just all yellow but yummy nonetheless.

    Reply
  • My step-daughter is coming this weekend….this will be the perfect thing to make with her, thanks!!

    Reply
  • OMG this looks so yummy! I absolutely love mixes like chocolate chex mix for christmas so this would be perfect for easter!

    Reply
  • Very colorful and pretty. I was thinking if you had a few more colors it would look like a rainbow!

    Reply
  • This looks good! I love how colorful it is!

    Reply
  • This looks really good and looks like something kids would love for easter!

    Reply
  • nice recipe

    Reply
  • nice recipe thanks

    Reply
  • THIS VERY INTERESTING–MIGHT HAVE TO TRY-THANKS

    Reply
  • Yummy! Thanks for this recipe!

    Reply
  • Thanks for adding in the little tidbit for those of us who like nut-free options!

    Reply
  • Wow! this looks so colorful and so yummy! I gotta try this recipe coz I’m sure my daughter will love this :)

    Reply
  • Quick & Easy is good, Thanks.

    Reply
  • gonna try it!! :)

    Reply
  • Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  • Yum, that looks super cute, thanks!

    Reply
  • This looked so good that I had to click on the link and then it looks really easy to make – I will have to try this – this year, thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  • You’ve come up with another winner! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Aw, thank you!

      Reply
  • Thanks for this gonna try it…hopefully

    Reply
  • What a pretty snack! Thank you for the recipe :)

    Reply
  • This is so cute and colorful and looks yummy!

    Reply
  • That is so pretty. Can’t help but to say I’d be after the peep first. :-)

    Reply
  • Yummy. I love this kind of stuff. Sounds easy enough to make too. I’m gonna have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
    • There’s not much I do that isn’t easy!

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

91 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 24 Google+ 2 StumbleUpon 65 Email -- 91 Flares ×