I had to film this episode because Easter Popcorn is SO much fun to make. Yes, it is filled with junk food, so please banish any idea that I’m going to make this seem at all redemptive or part of a balanced diet. It’s not. It’s pure pleasure in the form of a salty, sugary snack that kids (and adults!) go crazy for because we all wish we could eat like this all the time.
The key to making this really work is balancing the salty and sweet flavors. Salt and sugar go hand-in-hand, like chocolate sprinkled with sea salt, or chocolate dipped pretzels. You can’t go wrong when these flavors meet and work in concert with one another. Caramel popcorn is a perennial favorite for a reason!
I like to gather all the Easter candy before I make this because it’s important that I had an exact idea of what I’ll be using before I make this. There are a lot of options in the grocery store so be sure to pick what you want. It’s okay to swap out ingredients below if there’s a specific candy that you prefer. I won’t judge!
Then, get going making the popcorn and don’t leave it alone while you’re in the process. You really want to make sure the popcorn doesn’t get soggy and nothing burns. It’s critical that the flavors stay in balance! Once the popcorn is ready to eat, I challenge you not to dive in and devour it. (It’s hard!) But, if you have a degree of self-restraint, it’s really fun to bag up and give to friends or save to serve in a big bowl at an Easter-themed event.
The other thing you can do is making this after Easter with the candy everyone receives. It’s not unheard of to enjoy Easter candy for the entire springtime. It can be fun when it lasts a while! I hope you all enjoy this like we do, it’s a fun treat for the season!
Easter candy (gather whatever you like)
Melted white chocolate
Gather all the Easter candy you want to use.
Pop the popcorn according to the instructions and remove any unpopped kernels.
In a large bowl, mix the popcorn with the Easter candy.
Drizzle melted white chocolate over the mixture.
Sprinkle salt and sugar over the mixture to taste. Remember, the key is to balance the sweet and salty flavors.
Mix everything together until the popcorn, candy, and chocolate are evenly coated.
Let the white chocolate harden before serving.
Serve and enjoy! You can bag it up to give to friends or keep it in a big bowl for an Easter-themed event. It's also great to enjoy as a snack while you binge-watch your favorite show or movie.
Enjoy your sweet and salty Easter popcorn with a delicious drizzle of melted white chocolate!
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