Easter is almost upon us. Are you ready for some delicious treats? If you want to impress your family or friends, then this recipe might be perfect for you. Easter popcorn with Peeps will satisfy any craving for a salty and sweet snack. This pastel popcorn can be made with pink candy melts and marshmallows peeps that come in a variety of colors.
Why you'll love this Easter popcorn recipe
Peeps are the candy-like chicks and bunnies that are a seasonal favorite of many kids. This Easter Popcorn with Peeps recipe is an easy way to add some holiday color to your Easter table. The festive peeps add a sweet flavor to the salty popcorn. This kid-friendly recipe is easy to make and fun to eat.
- pink candy melts
- peeps marshmallows; cut into pieces
How to make Easter popcorn treats
Pop popcorn as directed. Place in a large bowl.
Next, cut peeps marshmallow bunnies into pieces. I find it fun to use a variety of color peeps, just to add more interest to the Easter popcorn.
The candy melts are available at most craft stores and grocery stores. They are easy to melt by placing them in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving for 30 second intervals and stirring in between. However, since each package or type of candy melt varies, I would follow the directions on the package.
Once melted, they should cool quickly, so you don't want to let them sit out too long.
Add in marshmallow peeps pieces and toss well.
Drizzle with melted pink candy melts. Toss and stir the popcorn while you pour the candy melts to get the pink chocolate evenly distributed.
You can even add some sprinkles to the pastel popcorn to make it extra festive!
Candy melt popcorn is such a fun snack for kids and adults alike!
If you enjoyed this candy covered popcorn, check out these peeps popcorn balls from Simple Acres.
Easter Popcorn with Peeps
- 1 cup pink candy melts
- 1 bag microwave popcorn
- 6 peeps marshmallows cut into pieces
- Cut peeps marshmallow bunnies into pieces.
- Pop popcorn as directed. Place in a large bowl.
- Melt the pink candy melts as directed on the package.
- Add in peeps marshmallow pieces and toss well.
- Drizzle with pink candy melts.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can use microwavable popcorn or air popped popcorn. It doesn't matter if the popcorn is butter flavored or not. I prefer buttered popcorn for the taste.
You can use whatever you find at the store. Color doesn't matter.
You can use any pastel colored candy melts or even melted white chocolate or white chocolate chips.
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