Easter Popcorn is absolute perfection in a bowl! Sweet, salty, chocolatey, and just all around delicious! If you are looking for an easy popcorn snack that is perfect for Spring, then this is it. This is also a great kid-friendly recipe that your little ones can help you make.
The older I get, the more that Spring is becoming my favorite season. Everything is bright, colorful, and full of life. I think that's why I have always loved all of the fun pastel colors that are associated with Spring.
That's why making sweet and salty popcorn snacks that are full of bright colors is something that I love to do with my kids.
If you are looking for additional Springtime recipes that are easy and fun, I have a few that just might interest you. Like my Easter Bunny Cupcakes. My family loves Peeps, so these cupcakes that are topped with Peeps are a fun treat. My brightly colored Easter Deviled Eggs are an absolute must for your Easter appetizer table.
Why Should You Try This Recipe
I think you should plan to make this snack because it's:
Salty - there is nothing better than a salty snack.
Sweet - the combo of sweet and salty makes life better.
Easy - this recipe goes together quickly.
Versatile - you can change up whatever ingredients that your family prefers.
Ingredient List and Suggestions
Candy melts - you can use either white chocolate chips or any color of candy melts that you prefer.
Candy - you can use M&Ms or what any other type of candy that you family loves.
Popcorn - if your family loves microwavable you can use that or you can pop your own. Store-bought is fine too. It's all about what your family prefers.
You will find in-process photos for how to make these delicious popcorn below as well as a few basic steps. To get the full instructions, please refer to the recipe card that's at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: Pop the popcorn (if using microwaveable)
Step 2: Lay the popcorn on a silicone baking mat or wax paper.
Step 3: Melt the candy melts or the chocolate according to package directions.
Step 4: Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the top of the popcorn.
Step 5: Add the candy and sprinkles.
Step 6: Let it cool.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Normally a couple of days. Once it's dried, you will want to put it into an air-tight container and store it in a cool and dry place.
I happen to be a huge fan of Ghirardelli chocolate wafers, however, they aren't always available. A close second are the ones by Merckens. I also use chocolate chips with just a touch of Crisco shortening.
I find it easier to control the melting when I use a double boiler. However, you can also microwave the chocolate according to the directions on the package.
I prefer using a squeeze bottle. I think I have better control of the amount of chocolate that's being drizzled.
Easter Candy Coated Popcorn
- 2 bags unpopped popcorn or 4 cups of popped popcorn
- 12 oz white chocolate chips or candy wafers
- On a flat surface, lay out a silicone mat or a large piece of wax paper.
- Prepare the popcorn if it's unpopped. Then add it on to the prepared surface.
- Next either melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler or the microwave. If you are using the double boiler method, let the water get to a simmer. Do NOT let it get to a rolling boil. That will be too hot to properly melt the chocolate. Slowly stir the chips occasionally so that they thoroughly melt.
- Once the chocolate is melted, you can either keep in the bowl and drizzle the chocolate all over the popcorn or you can add it to a plastic squeeze bottle by using a funnel and drizzle it that way.
- Then add on your favorite sprinkles and candy. You can also add pretzels or whatever else your family prefers.
- Let the mixture set until the chocolate has hardened. Break apart then enjoy!