Easy Easter Popcorn

Easy Easter Popcorn

With Easter approaching quickly, Daisy and I are presenting this Easy Easter Popcorn loaded with mini chocolate eggs. Super easy to make – fun to enjoy!

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Easy Easter Popcorn

Easter Around The Corner

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re doing well, and the weather is lovely. It’s been really nice and warm for the last couple of days here in Nova Scotia. However, it does not look like it is going to last forever. In fact, as per forecast we are expecting rainy days starting on Friday. Certainly, when else you should have rainy days rather than on the weekend, right? On a positive note, at least it’s not the snow. Not yet #PositiveThinking.

This is my second recipe this week (Please check this Fruit Salad with Mascarpone Cream, if you missed). In fact, I am planning three recipes this week! Why? I realized there’s not much time left until Easter, and I wanted to share quite a few ideas.

Indeed, I have not shared any Easter ideas since 2018 when I posted these Egg Salad Profiteroles. Also, I only have one sweet recipe, these Easter Nest Cookies, back from 2015!

Easter Bunny Daisy

Currently, I’ve been on an Easter kick. Well, so far I have consumed way more chocolate eggs I intended. There’s something weird about them – they tend to disappear before I am ready to use them in a recipe. I also must admit Daisy might have been one of the reasons for this Easter situation. After the attempt to dress up her as a Leprechaun, I want to turn her into the Easter Bunny. Well, stay tuned – we will see if she agrees.

Technically speaking, this Easy Easter Popcorn is not a recipe. Just an idea. Also, my first attempt to introduce some Easter accessories to Daisy. I think this time she behaved much better, and she even enjoyed the process. At least she was purring. Perhaps, she just figured out her owner is a jerk, and it’s easy for both of us this way haha.

Easy Easter Popcorn

Anyway, while it’s not a recipe, this Easy Easter Popcorn is fun to make and enjoy! because it’s loaded with all Easter candy and mini eggs. The syrup is simple to make, and you will only need honey and butter. I believe you can also use maple syrup; however, the cooking time will need to be increased. While I don’t like corn syrup, definitely you can use it too. This amount of syrup was sufficient for about 5 cups of popped corn, just to lightly coat it. It was enough to make most of the candy adhere, but of course not all of them will stick. If you want the stickier version, simply adjust either the amount of popcorn (less) or the syrup (more).

As for candy, use whatever you fancy! Just keep in mind some chocolate candy can start melting when combined with the hot syrup. If this bothers you, stick to the candies with the thicker coating (M&M’s work really well here) and avoid too much of the mixing. In fact, you can add any other fun ingredients such as colourful mini marshmallows mini chocolate bars. Whatever make you happy, you know!

All right, I am going to wrap this post up because I will need to start working on another one. I hope you like this easy yet delicious Easter idea. What about you? What are you making for Easter?

Keep an eye on my Instagram because I will be sneaking more Easter ideas soon.

Easy Easter Popcorn

Easy Easter Popcorn

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Snacks, DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Cooling Time

30

minutes

With Easter approaching quickly, Daisy and I are presenting this Easy Easter Popcorn loaded with mini chocolate eggs. Super easy to make – fun to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • ~ 5 cups of popped popcorn

  • 3 tbsp. butter

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • a good pinch of salt (If the popcorn already salted, adjust to your taste)

  • 1 to 1,5 cups of assorted Easter candy and M&Ms

Directions

  • Combine the butter and honey (and salt if using) in a pan over high-medium heat and cook, stirring with a whisk often, for about 5 minutes or so. The mixture will be foaming. Once it’s thickened up, off the heat.
  • Combine the hot syrup with popped popcorn, mix to coat. Immediately add the candy. Do not mix too much as the candy could start melting. I recommend to soak the pan right away as because of the high cooking temperature the remaining syrup inside of the pan will be hardening quickly – so this will make easy cleanup, too.
  • Spread the coated popcorn on a baking tray and let it set for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Easy Easter Popcorn

  1. Marissa says:

    You’ve found my weakness with this Easter popcorn, Ben. It looks completely addictive! But that won’t stop me from making it, haha. SO good. And look at your little cutie! Easter Daisy is perfect…

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    I love recipes like this! I also happen to love snacks, so that means this one is right up my alley. This sounds quite tasty, and it’s a really fun way to get into the Easter spirit. Now I just have to try and not eat all of the Easter candy before it goes into this recipe…
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    • Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

      Not eating all the candy before it goes into the recipe is the hardest part! You have no idea how many packages I bought with an intention to use for a recipe. And how many recipes have I made? Oh well – testing is the part of recipe development, right?
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