Candied Popcorn for Easter

Festive Easter popcorn is fun to make, so get the kids and the whole family involved in the production of this yummy treat. Switch up the colored M&Ms and the sprinkles for any holiday and enjoy. This recipe is perfect for gift-giving to anyone special in your life and this recipe can be served as a starter or dessert to any festive meal.

Photo by Allison C.
Adapted from heatherchristo.com
Festive and fun Easter popcorn.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

cups

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Adapted from heatherchristo.com

Ingredients

  • 10

    cups popped popcorn

  • 1

    cup roasted, salted peanuts

  • 1

    cup butter

  • 2

    cups brown sugar

  • 1/2

    cup corn syrup

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    cup Easter M&M’s

  • 1

    cup white chocolate chips

  • Easter sprinkles for decoration

Directions

Preheat the oven to 250°F. Spread the popcorn and the peanuts out on a sheet pan fitted with a silpat or a piece of parchment paper. In a medium saucepan, add the butter, sugar, salt and corn syrup and heat them over medium heat. Cook until everything is melted and bubbling. Meanwhile combine the vanilla and baking soda in a small bowl. Remove the pot from the heat, add the vanilla mixture and stir until well combined. Immediately pour onto the popcorn. Stir well with a heatproof spatula. Bake in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. When you remove the pan from the oven, immediately sprinkle the M&Ms over the popcorn. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it over the popcorn, peanuts and M&Ms. While the chocolate is soft, sprinkle everything with Easter sprinkles. Let the popcorn and chocolate set up and cool. Break the popcorn into chunks and serve.

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