HAPPY EASTER!!! Those of you who celebrate are probably spending today getting those eggs ready to dye, making pies (or as my mom usually does- making a ginormous banana pudding), getting cute little Easter dresses ready for church tomorrow morning, and maybe even sitting down with your kids, explaining what this holiday really means and why we celebrate. Easter is such a wonderful holiday and Joel and I really love it! Every year we dye eggs (yes, apparently we’re still 10 years old…) and watch The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston. Tomorrow we’re heading to my parents’ house, so I’m spending today making fresh strawberry pies and….BUNNY BAIT! What’s bunny bait, you ask? It’s basically just popcorn tossed with vanilla candy coating, Easter M&Ms and pretzels, but I’d like to think the Easter Bunny is out there just counting the minutes until he can hop over to our house and snatch a paw full! :)

Parents, this is something the kids would absolutely love! It’s super easy and quick to make (not to mention totally and completely addictive!!!), and the kids could help by breaking the pretzels into pieces and stirring the M&Ms in. I think someday when we have kids of our own, we’ll definitely make this a tradition in our house.

I hope whatever your plans are, that you all have a wonderful and happy Easter with your friends and family!

Bunny Bait

1 bag popcorn, popped (I used Tender White)
6 oz. white chocolate candy coating
1 bag Easter M&Ms
pretzel sticks, broken into small pieces
colorful sprinkles, if desired

Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl with the broken up pretzels and M&Ms. Heat the candy coating in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until melted and smooth.

Drizzle the candy coating over the popcorn mixture and stir to coat. The pretzels and M&Ms will sink to the bottom, so make sure to get those stirred in and coated with the rest of the popcorn.

Spread out on a large piece of wax paper, top with a few sprinkles (if desired) and let cool. Break into pieces and serve in a large bowl.

Recipe source: slightly adapted from Bake at 350, originally from This Blessed Nest

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  1. You should change this post to Kelly Bait. This looks GREAT!!!

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    Kristi Stephens Reply:

    I found this on Pinterest! My daughter is allergic to peanuts so I adapted your recipe to fit our needs! Role Gold Pretzels, Sixlets, popcorn and Bakers white Chocolate! She will be giving this to her classmates for their Easter Party!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

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    Kay Reply:

    Kristi,
    I am thrilled that you responded with your adaptations. My daughter is also allergic to peanuts (and tree nuts), so this is perfect for us. I didn’t know about the Sixlets and am so excited to see that they are a safe substitution for M&M’s! Thank you!!

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    Comment by Kelly — April 23, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

  2. This looks great! I may try it tonight with my kids! Thanks for sharing!

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    amy Reply:

    Great! Hope you and the kids enjoy! Happy Easter!

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    Karin Reply:

    Thanks Amy.. I blogged about it.. go check it out! Thanks again! They loved it! Happy Easter!

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    amy Reply:

    It looks great, Karin, so happy you guys enjoyed it!!!

    Comment by Karin — April 23, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

  3. This looks great! A parent at the school I teach at makes something something similar at Halloween with candy corn, chex mix, pretzels, M&Ms, and white chocolate. It’s so good! I can’t wait to try this version!

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    Comment by Dishes of Mrs. Fish — April 23, 2011 @ 6:11 PM

  4. I am bookmarking this for next year. DJ is starting to believe and I can see us making this as a snack for the Easter bunny next year. Happy Easter.

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    Comment by Lisa — April 23, 2011 @ 7:51 PM

  5. This looks hippity, hoppity scrumptious!

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    Comment by June g. — April 24, 2011 @ 2:52 PM

  6. Great little snack.

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    Comment by The Food Hunter — April 25, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

  7. Is this one microwave bag of popcorn or a regular bag (how many oz?) of popcorn kernels? How much in pretzel sticks approximately? I love this idea for holiday treats for school using a festive plastic holiday bag and twistie!

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    amy Reply:

    One microwave bag. I’m not sure how many pretzels (that was a long time ago), but probably around 3/4 to 1 cup. I just threw in the amount that I wanted. It can be as much or as little as you want.

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    Comment by Coleen — October 29, 2011 @ 12:57 PM

  8. I wonder if this would be good with lucky charms cereal?

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    Comment by heather — February 3, 2012 @ 6:52 AM

  9. I was just wondering if there is a brand name to look for with white chocolate candy coating, because I’m not sure what that looks like. Do white chocolate chips work?

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    Paula Reply:

    look for white chocolate almond bark

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    Comment by Taunya — February 4, 2012 @ 10:59 PM

  10. I made this for Valentines day but without the pretzels. The only problem I had is it wasn’t as colorful as yours. The white chocolate covered my m & m’s so you could barely see the colors. Not sure what I did wrong.

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    Comment by Joyce — February 10, 2012 @ 6:18 AM

  11. i bet if you added food coloring green (st.patricks day) red & blue ( 4th of july) orange( halloween) or pink for valentines day. you could use this recipe year round. cant wait to try it out

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    Lori Reply:

    Just FYI – never add the liquid food coloring to almond bark. I’ve done that before and ruined it – it turns into a paste. I think they suggest using powdered form of food coloring. Just in case you didn’t already know!

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    Comment by Amanda — February 12, 2012 @ 8:17 PM

  12. I am going to do this! We make a Christmas one with crushed candy canes. Our recipe has only 2 oz candy coating and is still good….may help the colors come thru (for the person asking about that).

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    Comment by Marci — February 16, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

  13. I live out of the country. Not sure i can find white candy coating. Can I just melt a little white chocolate candy coating to drizzle over top?

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    amy Reply:

    White chocolate will work just fine. It might be a little harder to get dry, but will taste great!

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    Comment by Jill — February 18, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

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  15. Looks great, I am going to try this weekend for practice before Easter. We still dye eggs and hide them, and watch the Ten Commandments too! We will probably have banana pudding also!

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    Comment by Tammy — February 28, 2012 @ 7:32 PM

  16. Hoppin’ down the bunny trail…..hippity hoppity…..whoa! What’s this? Bunny Bait? My Easter is now complete!

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    amy Reply:

    Haha! Too funny! :)

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    Comment by Sweet Bee Cottage — March 3, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

  17. I saw this on Pinterest and told my mom about it. I think she’s going to use it for a children’s sermon snack at church the week before Easter so the kids can have bait ready for the Easter Bunny! Such a cute idea!

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  19. Yummy! This was so easy to make!! Thank you!! I’ll try it for other holidays with different m&ms and sprinkles :-)

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  25. About how much does this make?

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    amy Reply:

    Around 6 cups, I think.

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    Comment by Christina — March 20, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

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  29. Is the popcorn salted or unsalted plain? Thanks! :)

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  31. I can’t wait to try this at our family easter party! I am also wondering if you used plain or buttered popcorn? Thanks for sharing!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks! The Tender White popcorn I use is unbuttered but lightly salted. Enjoy!

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  35. I am currently giving this recipe a try. Everything is easy except for the melting the candy coating in the microwave. It doesn’t seem like I can get the coating the right consistency to where it would drizzle over the mixture. It seems to be taking longer than I expected so I have decided to do the double boiler method over the stove. I would suggest that the recipe note that the double boiler method can be used instead of the microwave.

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  38. I just made several batches of this using Wilton pink vanilla candy coating. It came out great! I’m using it as a treat for my son’s class Easter party.

    I melted it in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave and it melted perfectly fine. Using real chips (not candy coating) may make it more difficult to melt, but if you follow the recipe, it should be fine.

    Thank your for sharing!!! I’m going to publish my success on my blog.

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  40. I’m about to make this and having trouble not eating the M&M’s….

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  41. I was wondering how you poured the melted chocolate over the popcorn mix and didn’t melt the m&ms. I just tried this (delicious, btw) but the m&ms melted and didn’t turn out as pretty as yours :)

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  49. I am always browsing online for ideas that can facilitate me. Thank you!

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  51. If your M&M’s are melting, you may have your melted chocolate a little too hot. It’s easy to get it too hot when you keep heating it to get it the right consistency. However, I’ve found that I don’t have to heat it as much if I add a little bit of cooking oil to it after it melts enough to stir it. It seems to thin it out a little where I can “drizzle” it without getting it too hot. It doesn’t affect the taste.

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    Comment by littlebfbisme — August 10, 2012 @ 1:19 AM

  52. This was delicious and a hit for Easter! I used white Wilton Candy Melts for the bunny bait. I am using orange, lime green and black candy melts (separately,maybe)with candy corn colored M&M’s and real candy corn in this one along with the pretzels and maybe some orange sprinkles for Halloween.

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    Comment by LISA J — October 27, 2012 @ 11:02 AM

  53. I actually use M&Ms for each holiday season and use colored sprinkles accordingly. Tonight I’m making a Christmas batch using red and green M&Ms and colored sprinkles to look like Christmas lights.

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  58. This looks fabulous. A great ‘twist’ on the cereal mixture I make at Christmas time. Love this! Pinning and most likely, will make for my family for Easter.

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