Did you stock up on Easter candy? Put it to good use with Easter Candy Popcorn; this sweet treat is perfect for snacking on while watching movies or hanging out with the family!
Hello, friends! I know Easter may be a little bit different this year for many of you, but I hope everyone a) is staying safe and b) has managed to get their hands on some Easter candy. Easter candy may be the only thing keeping me sane right now.
If you're a longtime reader, you know I love party popcorns all times of the year. They're fun and super easy to customize to your desires. Though I'm perfectly happy sitting on the couch and eating Easter candy, I think it's even more fun to enjoy in popcorn form with white chocolate drizzled over it!
How to Make Easter Candy Popcorn
This party popcorn is super easy to make and simply requires a few steps.
- Popping popcorn (you can also use pre-popped popcorn if you prefer)
- Melting white chocolate
- Choosing cookies and candies to include
I love popping my own popcorn and think it tastes best freshly pop. To do this, put 2 Tbsp canola oil and ⅓ cup popcorn kernels in a large pot over medium-high. When the first kernel pops, cover the pot and remove it from the heat for about 30 seconds.
Then place the pot back on the stove and when kernels start popping, vigorously shake the pot back and forth, keeping it on the heat. Once popping slows, take the pot off the heat and remove the cover. Voilà!
You can either melt your white chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler (or in a homemade double boiler, which is a heat-proof bowl placed tightly over a saucepan of gently simmering water).
And make sure you have all your Easter candy ready to go. I decided to crush my Oreo cookies and Cadbury Mini Eggs, but leave my peanut butter M&Ms whole. I found these adorable pink Easter Oreos, but you can use any kind you like (bring back Peeps Oreos!).
You can also feel free to use any Easter candy you desire or happen to have on hand. I came close to adding jelly beans, but decided against it since I already had so much chocolate goodness included.
Easter Candy Substitutes
In addition to Cadbury Mini Eggs and M&Ms, here are a few Easter candies that would be delicious in this Easter candy popcorn:
- Crushed Cadbury Cream Eggs (messy, but yummy!)
- Chopped up Peeps
- Chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
- Robin Eggs/Whoppers
Basically, you can't go wrong with anything you choose and this popcorn can be totally customized for your tastes.
Now, drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn; add the crushed Oreo cookie, candy, and sprinkles; and toss together.
Your dream Easter snack is ready! But seriously, this treat is such a fabulous way to utilize any excess of Easter candy you may have. Then again, I wouldn't blame you for purchasing candy just to make this Easter candy popcorn.
Not only is it a fun treat to have on the Easter dessert table, but it also makes the perfect binge TV watching snack.
Though we never have huge Easter dinners, Chris and I usually get together with my family and have a nice ham dinner with a special dessert. This year, we'll be celebrating alone and to be honest, I'm most excited for the candy I'll be consuming.
Clearly, I stocked up! We're planning to have a nice quiet day at home (of course!) and will probably have a lovely dinner with lots of time binge TV watching on the couch. Which means lots of this Easter candy popcorn will be consumed.
If you're looking for more party popcorn recipes, check out my Oreo Funfetti Popcorn and my Halloween Party Popcorn. These Cadbury Mini Egg Scones are another fun way to utilize Easter candy. And I really want to make this Easter Egg Cheesecake from The Itsy Bitsy Kitchen!
What's your favorite Easter candy?
Easter Candy Popcorn
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
- 4 oz. white chocolate, chopped (or white chocolate chips)
- 10 Easter Oreo Cookies (or cookie of your choice)
- 1 cup crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs
- ½ cup Easter/spring M&Ms (I used peanut butter)
- 2-3 Tbsp spring sprinkles
- Put oil and popcorn kernels in a large pot over medium-high. When the first kernel pops, cover the pot and remove it from the heat for about 30 seconds.
- Place pot back on the stove and once kernels start popping, vigorously shake the pot back and forth, keeping it on heat. Once popping slows, take pot off the heat and remove cover. Put popped popcorn in a large bowl.
- Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute at 40% heat. Stir mixture with a spoon and then repeat regimen at 30-second intervals, stirring in between each one, until chocolate is fully melted. Alternatively, you can melt chocolate in a double boiler (or a heat-proof bowl set tightly over a saucepan of simmering water).
- Drizzle white chocolate over popcorn and toss with crumbled Oreo Cookies, Mini Eggs, M&Ms, and sprinkles.
- If you prefer to use microwavable popcorn, use 10 cups popped.
- Feel free to use any Easter candy you want!
- Store popcorn in airtight containers at room temperature and enjoy as soon as possible.