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Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix

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Celebrate Easter with this delicious Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix– a crunchy blend of popcorn, toasted cereal, and pretzels topped with white chocolate, toasted coconut, and chocolate eggs. It’s easy to make and wildly addictive!

The perfect make ahead treat for Easter celebrations, spring school parties, or gifting to your friends and neighbors. I love adding it to Easter baskets!

For more easy, no bake Easter desserts, try my Birds Nest Cookies and Banana Cream Pie Dip. You might also like my one layer Carrot Snack Cake.

A bowl of Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix with white chocolate coated popcorn, pretzels, toasted O's cereal topped with milk chocolate candy eggs, and pastel Easter sprinkles.

Every Bunny Loves This Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix

This Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix does not disappoint. I make multiple batches of it in the weeks leading up to Easter because it is incredibly addicting and everyone loves it. I also make a huge bowl of it for Easter dinner and it’s always gone by the end of the day. You’re going to love…

  • The perfect balance of sweet and salty. Most snack mixes are sweet on sweet on sweet… this one is NOT. It has 3 types of salty, crunchy snacks and nutty, toasted coconut to balance out the sweet chocolate.
  • 7 simple ingredients. I bet most are in your pantry right now except for the chocolate candy eggs, but you can get them almost anywhere.
  • It’s a fun and festive baking activity for kids, to make with friends or your partner on date night. Best part is you can keep some for yourself and gift the rest!
  • A versatile recipe. Feel free to swap ingredients for things you have on hand. Don’t have toasted O’s cereal, use corn or rice chex. Not a fan of candy eggs, use Easter colored M&M’s. No matter what, it will be delicious!
  • You can make it in advance. Because the chocolate preserves the crunch of the popcorn snack mix, it can be made up to 3 days before you plan on serving it or gifting it.

If you like easy snacks, try this Easter Puppy Chow from my friends over at Sugar Yums!

Close up of Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix to see the toasted coconut, milk chocolate candy eggs, and pastel Easter sprinkles.

Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix Ingredients

You’ll need 7 simple ingredients for this recipe, I guarantee the majority of these are already in your pantry. Keep reading for a few notes and potential substitutions.

  • Plain Popcorn: I recommend pre-popped bagged popcorn because it makes the popcorn snack mix last even longer. Feel free to use air popped, microwaveable, or stove popped popcorn as well. Please note, most store-bought popcorns are lightly salted, but don’t worry it makes very little difference in flavor. Just make sure you aren’t buying buttered or other flavored varieties.
  • Toasted O’s: Better known as Cheerios. These add a yummy crunch.
  • Mini Pretzels: These are the perfect salty crunch. I used twists because I love how the chocolate pools and coats them. You can also use small pretzel rods or large pretzels broken into smaller pieces.
  • White Chocolate: Feel free to use almond bark, white chocolate chips, or a bar of white chocolate. I use almond bark and No matter what you use, make sure the chocolate is chopped in smaller pieces similar to chocolate chips.
  • Unsweetened Coconut: This gets toasted in a pan and adds a light and nutty coconut flavor. You can use it untoasted too.
  • Chocolate Eggs: I used milk chocolate Cadbury eggs, but feel free to use any egg shaped chocolate candy (there’s tons of options out there).
  • Festive Sprinkles: Use your favorite Easter or spring themed sprinkles, I used pastel colored nonpareils.
Ingredients. Plain popcorn, mini pretzels, toasted O's cereal, toasted unsweetened coconut, white chocolate or almond bark, milk chocolate eggs, and pastel Easter sprinkles.

How to Make Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix

Here’s a super quick summary of the steps, the recipe card at the bottom will have complete details.

1. MELT AND TOAST. In a double boiler, or microwave, melt down the white chocolate until smooth. While the chocolate melts, toast the unsweetened coconut in a skillet over low heat.

2. MIX TOGETHER THE POPCORN SNACK MIX. In a large bowl combine the popcorn, toasted O’s cereal, mini pretzels, and half of the toasted unsweetened coconut. Pour over the melted white chocolate and thoroughly mix together.

3. TOP IT OFF WITH GOODIES. Pour the white chocolate coated popcorn snack mix onto the baking sheet and spread out. Sprinkle on the remaining toasted unsweetened coconut, chocolate eggs, and festive sprinkles.

4. THE WORST PART. Wait until the white chocolate hardens (about 15 minutes) before breaking it apart and eating.

Make Ahead and Storing Information

This bunny popcorn is a great option for making ahead of time, up to 3 days actually. It’s funny because you think the popcorn would go stale but the white chocolate actually preserves the crunch of the popcorn.

Whether you make it ahead of time or you have leftover bunny popcorn, you will want to stored it in an airtight container or sealable gallon bag. It should also be in a dry, cool place and out of direct sunlight. It is good for 3 to 5 days total, or until the popcorn snack mix goes stale.

Easily Melt White Chocolate

Melting white chocolate isn’t always the easiest to do. If it gets to hot it’ll burn, if any water touches it then it will seize, and added oil is supposed to make it smooth but really it becomes greasy.

The best way to avoid these things and successfully melt white chocolate is with a double boiler. Because of even heat distribution, it slowly melts the white chocolate to a perfect consistency. It also stays warmer longer which gives you more time to toss together the popcorn snack mix.

If you are not familiar with a double boiler, or do not have one, here’s what you do. Simply fill a small saucepot with 1 to 2 inches of water and set a larger heat safe bowl over top (the bowl should not touch the water). Boom! You have a homemade double boiler.

Popcorn Snack Mix on a baking sheet topped with toasted coconut, milk chocolate candy eggs, and pastel Easter sprinkles.

Fun Ways to Make This Bunny Popcorn Unique

SWAP OUT INGREDIENTS. The great part about this popcorn snack mix is it’s versatile, you can use what you have on hand or use your favorite ingredients. Swap the toasted O’s for corn cereal squares, use M&M’s instead of chocolate eggs, add a pastel colored drizzle with chocolate melts, the possibilities are endless.

COAT YOUR BUNNY POPCORN IN MARSHMALLOW. Not a fan of white chocolate? Try swapping it out for marshmallows (I do this a lot). All you have to do is melt together 16 ounces of mini marshmallows with 3 tablespoons of butter. Follow all other directions as written.

PACKAGE IT UP AS EASTER GIFTS. This recipe is great for Easter baskets and celebrations, your kid’s school parties, church friends and neighbors, or just because you want a festive treat to snack on. I like to place a cup or two into cellophane baggies and tie it off with a festive ribbon or put it into canisters with a bow on top.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How many servings is this Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix?

This recipe is 8 servings that are 1 cup each. Feel free to double or triple this recipe for even more snacking fun.

Do I have to melt white chocolate with a double boiler?

No, not at all. You can easily melt white chocolate in a heat safe bowl and in the microwave. I like to melt it in 30 second increments, stirring well between each, until it’s smooth.

A bowl of Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix. Close up of a white chocolate covered pretzel with toasted coconut and pastel Easter sprinkles stuck to it. Colorful milk chocolate candy eggs and more bowls of popcorn snack mix on the side.

More Popcorn Snack Mixes To Try

I love making popcorn snack mixes because of the different textures and flavors. It’s my personal goal to have one for every holiday! Some are coated in chocolate and others are coated in marshmallow, here’s what I have already:


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Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix with white chocolate coated popcorn, pretzels, toasted O's cereal topped with milk chocolate candy eggs, and pastel Easter sprinkles.

Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix

Elizabeth Swoish
Celebrate Easter with this wildly addictive Bunny Popcorn Snack Mix. The perfect make-ahead treat for gifting and snacking.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 1 cup servings
Calories 320 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • double boiler - *
  • baking sheet - large, and lined with parchment paper

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 4 cups plain popcorn - bagged (recommended), microwavable, air popped, or stove popped
  • 1 cup toasted O's cereal - Cheerios
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • 12 ounces white chocolate - almond bark, chopped into small chunks
  • ½ cup candy eggs - milk chocolate
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon festive sprinkles - Easter themed or pastel colors

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add unsweetened coconut to a small skillet. Heat over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring continuously, until toasted and fragrant.
  • To a large bowl add plain popcorn, toasted O's cereal, mini pretzels, and half of the toasted unsweetened coconut. Lightly toss together and set aside.
  • Fill the bottom pot of double boiler with 1 to 2 inches of water. Add top pot with chopped white chocolate (almond bark). Heat over medium to low heat, stirring frequently, until fully melted and smooth.
  • Pour melted white chocolate (almond bark) over the popcorn snack mix. Combine until everything is thoroughly coated.
  • Spread coated popcorn snack mix onto the baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle with remaining toasted unsweetened coconut, chocolate candy eggs, and festive sprinkles.
  • Allow the chocolate to fully harden, about 15 minutes, before breaking apart into pieces and enjoying.

RECIPE NOTES

Storing and Make Ahead Information:

  • In an airtight container, or gallon bag, for up to 5 days. It should be kept in a dry, cool place that is out of direct sunlight. 
  • Easily make it up to 3 days before you want to serve or gift it. Follow storing information as specified above. 

Melting White Chocolate:

  • DIY Double Boiler: Simply fill a small saucepot with 1 to 2 inches of water and set a larger heat safe bowl over top (the bowl should not touch the water).
  • Microwave Method: WORDS

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on March 16th, 2024
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