How to Make Homemade Easter Popcorn Gifts

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Easter PopcornHow to Make Homemade Colorful Easter Popcorn

We have always loved celebrating Easter with family. My mom always had big Easter dinners for her large family.

So many great memories!

Kids… so many of them!

Easter eggs… by the bucket loads!

My son has always enjoyed finding Easter eggs and still does. He’ll be nine this Easter but I’m sure he’ll still expect a good Easter egg hunt. We always have a few fun gifts for the kids too. This Easter make our fun homemade caramel corn for the perfect gift to send home with family and friends. You can place in canning jars, buckets or Easter baskets  and top with ribbon. It makes for such a gorgeous addition to any Easter dinner table too. Enjoy!

Easter Caramel Corn Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain air popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of Easter candy, any type you want. I used jelly beans
  • 1 cup Almond Bark , melted and divided into 4 seperate bowls-to drizzle over popcorn
  • Food Coloring

Easter Caramel Corn

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Stir consistently while bringing to a boil. Then boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour caramel evenly over popcorn, stirring to coat. Do not get out a big bowl of ice cream and drizzle the caramel over it like I would. It goes on the popcorn!
  3. Place popcorn on two large shallow baking sheets and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for about an hour. and Remove popcorn from oven and let cool completely. It was a little cumbersome trying to stir on a large baking sheet. Using a spatula in one hand and large oven mitt in the other helped keep the popcorn from flying everywhere. Flying popcorn = fun for my son!
  4. Melt Almond Bark and divide into four small bowls. Add 1 drop of food coloring to three of the bowls, leaving one white. I used green, blue and red to make pink.
  5. Divide popcorn in to four sections, drizzle popcorn with melted, colored almond bark.

Let the popcorn sit until the almond bark hardens, about 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Do not eat all of it! I repeat, do not eat all of it!

Add popcorn to canning jars, Easter baskets, buckets, and top with matching ribbons.

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  • Shannon

    How festive. Thank you for sharing.

  • Christina Easter

    This sounds like such a neat idea! I am going to try it this year, and make up little organza bags of it for all of the kids’ Easter baskets! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wakingbug Wanda Tracey

    This looks ublime and I am definitely doing this and giving this to my little ones for Easter.Thanks so much for posting such awesome ideas.

  • tisme143

    oh this definitely sounds yummy and a great idea to pass out at the childrens school party.. thanks for share

  • Laura Wilson

    My daughter would love this.

  • Lynn

    I’ll admit I’m too lazy to make this from scratch, but I could certainly blend some Fiddle Faddle or Cracker Jacks with jelly beans and pastel M&Ms to make something new and interesting for our family potluck. Thanks for the brill idea!

  • Carissa Joslyn

    This is really cute! looks awesome, too! I’ll be trying to do this! hope it doesn’t come out as a “pinterest Fail” hehe

  • Lisa K

    These are super cute! My kids will love these. I think a great treat for movie night too! I must pin this!

  • lil_lady_dz

    Very cute idea, love the jars! Not sure if I could resist by not eating most of it, looks really good. My kids would so love this.

  • Sharon Siqueiros

    yumm!! my husband is a popcorn freak so I’m pinning this so I’ll have it handy. Thanks for the recipe

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