In February, we had Cupid’s Crunch Valentine’s Day popcorn mix, and for St. Patrick’s Day we had everyone loving green treats with our Leprechaun Popcorn. It wouldn’t be fair of Easter to come and go without a Bunny Bait 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 Bait Easter Popcorn Recipe
Bunny Bait aka Bunny Crunch Recipe
2 bags microwave popcorn or 1/2- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped (We really like the Tender White varieties if you are doing microwave)
12 oz bag Wilton candy melts (I did the yellow for this recipe)
2 cups pretzels- broken into pieces- or sticks
1 – 11/2 cups M&Ms (Get some Skippers if you want nut-free options- these are peanut AND tree nut free, choose dark or milk chocolate!)
Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Holiday shaped candies for decoration
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!
Diana Rambles says
J @ A Hot Southern Mess says
This is such a fun treat for the kiddos or for an Easter/spring party! And I bet it is addicting too! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
Paula V says
I think I ate one too many peeps yesterday. They weren’t any pretty purple ones just all yellow but yummy nonetheless.
Amy Baker says
My step-daughter is coming this weekend….this will be the perfect thing to make with her, thanks!!
Jennifer McLean says
OMG this looks so yummy! I absolutely love mixes like chocolate chex mix for christmas so this would be perfect for easter!
MADDIE K says
Very colorful and pretty. I was thinking if you had a few more colors it would look like a rainbow!
Kate F. says
This looks good! I love how colorful it is!
Danielle Lindquist says
This looks really good and looks like something kids would love for easter!
nice recipe thanks
RANDY FULGHAM says
THIS VERY INTERESTING–MIGHT HAVE TO TRY-THANKS
Chrystal D says
Yummy! Thanks for this recipe!
natalie nichols says
Thanks for adding in the little tidbit for those of us who like nut-free options!
Wow! this looks so colorful and so yummy! I gotta try this recipe coz I’m sure my daughter will love this 🙂
Michael W Perkins says
Quick & Easy is good, Thanks.
gonna try it!! 🙂
Tiffany @ The Bizy Mommy says
Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Sam Dock says
Yum, that looks super cute, thanks!
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!
md kennedy says
You’ve come up with another winner! Thanks!
Aw, thank you!
Lisa Brooks says
Thanks for this gonna try it…hopefully
Susan Alban says
What a pretty snack! Thank you for the recipe 🙂
Peggy Greco says
This is so cute and colorful and looks yummy!
Paula V says
That is so pretty. Can’t help but to say I’d be after the peep first. 🙂
sheila ressel says
Yummy. I love this kind of stuff. Sounds easy enough to make too. I’m gonna have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.
There’s not much I do that isn’t easy!