This Easter Popcorn recipe is the perfect compromise between a sweet or savory snack to enjoy while celebrating the holiday. The pastel gourmet chocolate covered popcorn is quite easy to prepare and kids will enjoy helping to make it..
Easter Popcorn Recipe: Kid Friendly
It can be tricky to find recipes appropriate for children of various ages to participate in without making a royal mess. This kid friendly pastel Easter Popcorn recipe, only uses the microwave for cooking. The candy melts used should obviously not be handled by younger children in their melted state, but older kids can take the reins then without problem. The little ones won't be left out though when making Easter Popcorn. Counting out the melts, listening for the popping to stop, adding the colorful sprinkles or even tossing the popcorn to coat with the pastel chocolate (it cools quite fast) are safe and fun activities for them.
Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn Kids will Love
This pastel gourmet chocolate covered Easter Popcorn recipe is spruced up with sprinkles in festive spring colors and a generous dose of Easter Peanut M&Ms. My daughter loves this combo as I'm sure most kids will. It is a great way to serve a sweet snack during your Easter gathering, with the lighter popcorn making it seem like more sweets than it actually is.
Easter Popcorn can be made the evening before if you like, but I would not make it sooner.
Want some more festive sweets for celebrating the holiday? Try my classic Sicilian Ricotta Pie, Pastel Easter Magic Bars or Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs.
Easter Popcorn Recipe
- 1 bag of microwave popcorn full sized, not snack
- 15 purple candy melts*
- 15 pink candy melts*
- 15 white candy melts*
- sprinkles in spring colors
- Peanut M&Ms in pastel colors or M&Ms of choice
- Pop the popcorn, then separate into two large bowls. Try and remove the unpopped kernels.
- Place the candy melts in small bowls, one for each color.
- Microwave the purple candy for 40 seconds then stir, repeat in 20 second intervals until melted and smooth. (takes 1-1 ½ minutes dependent on melt brand and your microwave).
- Drizzle over one of the bowls of popcorn, use a silicone spatula to ensure you get all the chocolate candy melt out. Toss the popcorn with your hands until well coated. Leave to cool.
- Repeat above process with pink candy melts.
- Once the pastel chocolate has set on the popcorn, mix the two colors together, then spread out on large platter.
- Melt the white candy melts and drizzle over the platter of popcorn, immediately top generously with candy sprinkles. They will adhere to the melted white chocolate candy.
- Add the M&Ms and serve.
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Sandra Watts says
I love the bright pastel colors of Easter. This looks so pretty and tasty.
That looks delicious and is so pretty!
Can you store in cellophane bags to give away? How long can they stay at room temperature before they start melting?
Robin Gagnon says
Yes, the Easter popcorn lasts in sealed bags for awhile. My daughter has eaten bagged chocolate covered popcorn that was a week old... though I wouldn't plan to store for more than a few days.
This is so pretty! I love finding recipes that are quick and easy and allow me to include my 5 year old from start to finish!
This looks to die for, it's so festive and bright. I just love Easter.