This Bunny Bait Marshmallow Popcorn is the perfect sweet treat to make for or with your kids in the spring.
The holidays are such a great excuse for yummy treats aren’t they? The other day I was craving Rice Krispie treats, but I didn’t have any cereal in the house so I whipped up a big ole batch of delicious marshmallow popcorn! It’s super simple to create and it’s done in minutes.
Honestly, I have to blame Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows for this ridiculous craving. They’ve joined us as a Snap Conference sponsor and so when I saw a bag on the store shelf while shopping the other day I went OFF LIST (I know!) and HAD to purchase a bag…or two! Then again, I could just as easily blame Wilton. They’re also participating as a sponsor at Snap this year and I already shared my spontaneous purchase at Target the other day.
But I digress…
Bunny Bait Marshmallow Popcorn
This recipe starts, just as you’d assume, with the popcorn. I like to buy bags of inexpensive, unflavored popcorn kernels and pop it up in the microwave using a brown paper bag, BUT any popcorn popping method will do (stove top, microwave bags, etc.). I typically cook up about 10 cups of popcorn, which is about two and a half bags of pre-packed microwave popcorn (because I know some of you will go there).
Once the popcorn is cooked and ready to go, it’s time to start the marshmallow coating. It’s as simple as melting a bit of butter and a LOT of mini marshmallows together.
I like to pour about 2/3 of the melted marshmallow over the top of my popcorn in a bowl so that I can mix it well and coat all of the popcorn.
Once it’s well-coated, I spread the popcorn out on a parchment covered tray and drizzle the remaining marshmallow on top so that I can add the toppings evenly. You’ve got to work fast, moving forward in order for the toppings to stick to the popcorn properly, but it’s really as simple as sprinkling them on!
Once your popcorn is coated and candied, it’s all ready to eat. Yum!
Of course it’s pretty unlikely that I will get through 10 cups of popcorn on my own, so I packaged it all up and added a little tag so that I could take it to the neighbor kids…
Love the idea of gifting this treat? You can grab the FREE print and cut Bunny Bait tag here.