I can’t explain how I’ve fallen in love with these fun popcorn mixtures. They’re just kind of magical & I just keep creating them for different holidays. Those that know me know I don’t usually go for this kind of thing, or at least I didn’t! But here I am with yet another concoction for yet another holiday. I think this Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn is the best so far. Not only is it fabulous with a few sparkles here and there, but it’s also downright delicious with its play on softy, crunchy, chewy and salty sweetness.
You’ll have to try Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn for yourself and see what you think. Be careful though, and fair warning: Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn is downright addictive. It is seriously one of those things that after the first bite, you’re gonna want another and another and another – it’s hard to stop.
About Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn:
Popcorn mixtures like this are so fast and easy to make and go over so well with adults and kids alike. They’re fun to make too, maybe with your kids or grandkids and have you’ll have a blast. And if you have a labrador like my Chance (I think everyone should!) they’ll just clean up any mess! (Watch that chocolate, though!)
These would make wonderful little party favors at a buffet if you want to go to the trouble to bag some up. Use a clear cellophane bag and really show off those colors. And if you’re invited to someone’s home, maybe you’d like to bring this as a hostess gift.
If you’re wondering about the Peeps Oreos, I found a pic of a package of them online. If you can’t find them, feel free to make a substitution. Maye regular Oreos with some marshmallows. And marshmallows these days come in pretty Easter colors, too, though any will do.
Making Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn:
Any popcorn mixture like Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn is easy to customize although I personally think it’s perfect as is. I get you peeps (I’m so bad) probably all have your own tastes. So I have a few rules of thumb if you want to create your own. Use about 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels (8 cups popped) to one bag (about 12 ounces) of chocolate.
Then add in what you like, a mix of salty & sweet, three to five cups. Larger items like pretzels take up more room in a measuring cup and smaller items, like m&m’s take up less. So if you’re adding in all small items, like m&m’s, use about 3 cups, if you’re using a mix of different items in different sizes, about 5 cups. I hope that makes sense!
What you’re looking for a mixture that has some larger clumps and some individual, chocolate-coated goodies. It shouldn’t be homogeneous all the way through. I think that’s partly what makes it so addictive; you get this payout when you happen to get a particularly chocolatey chewy chunk and that keeps you going back for more!
Saving Money on Peeps Oreo White Chocolate Pretzel Bunny Bait Popcorn:
All these ingredients are a bit pricey, except for the popcorn & pretzels, but they are items that come on sale right before Easter. Look for coupons and sales and your coupon matching site (every store has one) is a great place to check for bargains.
Of course, anything Holiday-themed goes on sale right after the Holiday, so pick them up for a song if you don’t mind using or baking with the specific colors long after the holiday.
As far as popcorn, to be blunt, the microwave bags are the biggest rip off since those little oatmeal packets. I last bought popcorn, two pounds of kernels for $1.89 (the oil to make that amount runs about 72 cents) and figured it was the equivalent of 36 family-sized bags of microwave popcorn. Enough said. Unless you’d like to see my post on Freshly Popped Homemade Popcorn.
peeps oreo & white chocolate pretzel bunny bait popcorn
An addictive blend of Peeps Oreos, m&m’s, pretzels & popcorn all melded together with white chocolate for a delicious treat.
- 8 cups popped popcorn, about 1/4 cup raw kernels cooked as desired
- 2 large handfuls stick pretzels (about 2 cups) lightly crushed
- 10 Peeps Oreo cookies, cut into small pieces (about 9 pieces per cookie)
- 1/2 (11.40 ounce) bag Easter m&m’s
- 1 package white chocolate chips
- sanding sugar, optional, in colors of pink, lavender, blue
Lay the popcorn out on a large or two smaller sheet trays. Sprinkle with a little salt. Strew the pretzels, cookies & m&m’s over the top of the popcorn.
Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave container and microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Replace and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until most of the chocolate is melted. Err on the side of caution and do not overheat. Continue to stir and the remainder of the chocolate should melt. If not, heat a few seconds longer.
Drizzle and drop over the popcorn mixture. Turn with a spatula, gently mixing, aiming to get the smaller pieces coated.
If desired, sprinkle with sanding sugar, but don’t mix after sprinkling or it won’t show up on the finished popcorn.
After it cools, use a thin spatula to release the mixture from the bottom of the pan and then with clean hands, break into small, bite-sized clumps.
This recipe does not need to be exact, mix to your taste!
I’ll be bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday #216, The cohosts this week are Petra @ Love Food Eat and Zeba @ Food For The Soul.
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