Can’t believe Easter is almost here! As I look out my window, the ground is covered with 3 inches of snow. Is it really Spring? Spring or not, Easter is coming so I definitely need to work on some delicious Easter treats for the weekend, including my favorite Bunny Bait.
If you are a loyal reader, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love to make popcorn treats to coordinate with my favorite holidays. Easter is no different! Just the other day I was busy in the kitchen making “Easter Bunny Bait!” This deliciously sweet marshmallow and popcorn munch might just be what your kids need catch the Easter bunny!
Bag of microwave popcorn
3 cups of mini marshmallows
4 tbsp of each jello flavor (Green – lime, Blue – berry, Red – strawberry)
Now each cup of marshmallows represents each color. Now I simultaneous heated all three cups in separate pans. PLEASE be extra cautious while doing this! You don’t have to let the marshmallows completely melt, but just so that they soften. Stir in the jello mix to each pan to give each cup of marshmallows that soft pastel color.
Place your already popped popcorn in a baking pan. Pour each color mixture over their own third of the popcorn. Stir with a spoon to make sure the colors coat evenly. Once you have the popcorn coated, pop it in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes at 300 degrees. If the popcorn appears sticky, heating it in the oven will help reduce the stickiness.
Take your sprinkles and “sprinkle” them over the popcorn mixture once it is out of the oven. I prefer to use the pastel color sprinkles as it fits will with the colors. Let the popcorn cool for a bit. Then break apart the popcorn into small balls and pieces. Place it all in a big bowl to serve or share!
Please note! Due to the chewy nature of this popcorn, I do not recommend it for toddlers and very young children. The marshmallows give each bite a taffy effect. I did not permit my son to eat this treat. It is always fun to make these kind of goodies in the kitchen with the little ones, but make sure they understand to chew chew chew (can they eat taffy?) when enjoying the popcorn.
What is your favorite Easter treat to create in the kitchen?