Festive Easter Candy Popcorn
April 1, 2013 by marty
This year for Easter, it was obvious I was determined to work m&m'
s into any and every dessert I was bringing to our family Easter lunch. After spotting the new white chocolate variety m&m's, I decided to do my one of favorite types of dessert—Candied Popcorn…with the highly addictive candy coated goodness I purchased, of course!
I found a recipe online that looked like it could be a real winner (and probably my dentists worst nightmare) and decided to give it a go. It included a combination of popcorn (100 calorie packs, kind of ironic right? Keep reading and you'll see why!), a home-made caramel candy coating, salted peanuts, m&m's, a white chocolate drizzle, and Easter-themed confetti to tie it all together.
Honestly, it was way more time consuming than I had originally anticipated, but the end results was crunchy, caramel-y, salty, and very FESTIVE!
I served it up in small paper Easter bunny cups (thank you $1 section at Target) and let the guests go to town.
Since I also made this cake
for the birthday guests of honor, I made sure to pack plastic baggies and ribbon to send to-go popcorn goody bags for a late night treat. I mean, diets always start on Monday's, right?
Creating popcorn treats are one of my trusty go-to ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. So many variations and mix-ins give each batch a unique twist.
This recipe is for special occasions,however, because it does take a bit of time, but its cruncy and delicious!
However, if you're short on time (read: raiding kitchen for sugar), Reese's Pieces Popcorn Recipe is quick and extremely tasty as well. MAKE YOR CHOICE! Either way, you will love your sweet popcorn concoction.
Check out the recipe for Candy Coated Popcorn here.
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