Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pastel Easter popcorn

It is a busy couple of weeks for me with two birthdays, Easter, a party, and weekend guests on the docket.
I have the birthdays organized, the Easter baskets purchased, and this great Easter popcorn made.

I threw this recipe together on the fly after purchasing white chocolate disks and a bag of candy chocolate eggs at the store.  
The first thing to do is pop up some corn.  Hear me now people, DO NOT use microwave popcorn.  Go old school and pop it in a large pan using vegetable oil.  That way there will be no artificial  flavors competing with the white chocolate.  
That is an order.
Another note about the popcorn - add salt!  It gives that great sweet salty combination that is AMAZING!
Once your popcorn is popped and placed in a large bowl, prepare your chocolate disks.  I always melt them in the microwave - I found that 45 seconds, a stir, and then another 35 seconds was perfect.  Every microwave is different so err on the side of caution - if you overdo it, the chocolate will seize up and there is no fixing it.
I used pink, blue, green, and white colored disks and one by one poured them on the popcorn in sections.  While the chocolate was still wet I added in some colored sprinkles.  

Once the chocolate cooled and hardened up, I added in the small chocolate eggs.  I wouldn't be a good mom unless I tasted it to be sure it was good enough for the enchanted children :)

I bagged it up to keep it fresh and keep me from eating it, and tied the bags with pretty ribbon.

This is dangerously yummy - I'm telling you, the salt takes it to another level.  The kiddos had better guard this with their lives when the ribbons come off!  


  1. This popcorn looks so pretty . . . and delicious. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. So pretty. I love the pastel colours. I'd have to bag it up too to stop me gobbling it all down. The enchanted kidlets will be happy. :)

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  4. It looks so pretty! I bet it tastes just as good! : )

  5. Love white chocolate popcorn, I make it for Halloween with orange and white chocolate and for Christmas, leaving it white but putting Harry & David chocolate cherries in it. This looks so pretty for Easter and spring time. xo

  6. Wow, this is sooo pretty for Easter!! Love it!! I bet is tastes yummy!!!


  7. What a pretty treat, Lisa! Have you ever tried adding the gel colorings to just the white candy disks? I was wondering if they worked or would the chocolate seize up?

  8. The prettiest popcorn ever! The salty and sweet must be so delicious!

  9. What a cute idea for an Easter treat. I know it's tasty too.

  10. My oldest granddaughter is a popcorn addict and will be at my house on Easter. I think I will have to try this for her! I always make popcorn the old fashioned way on the top of the stove. When my children were young, sometimes we would leave the top off and watch the popcorn pop out iall over the kitchen. Caution - a lot of fun, but can result in tiny grease spots on the ceiling - lol!!

  11. What festive popcorn~ love the colors! I'd have to bag it up too :)

  12. Great idea!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  13. What are discs and where do you find them?

  14. Hi Lisa, I made the popcorn using the gel from Hobby Lobby. I just used a dab of color and it worked. This way I just bought the white discs and divided them up for the colors. Of course, I had to taste it, too. Yes, it is addictive with that sweet salty taste. I even found some cute bunny bags to use and gave to the grands for Easter. Mmmmmmm!