Easter Caramel Corn

Easter Caramel Corn

 

The look of excitement on my daughters face is one of the greatest joys in my life.  I love to see her shining eyes and a smile on her face. That is why I have been building the anticipation for Easter with lots of Easter time crafts and snacks. Today I have another adorable Easter time snack to share with you. This idea is really easy and fun for the kids just like my Adorable Bunny Pretzels and my Pudding Box Planter Cookies that I posted recently.

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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

 

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.

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 mit in the other helped keep the popcorn from flying everywhere.)

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

 

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Comments

  1. Mary Dailey says:

    This is so pretty! I would love to make this for the grandkids! They would love it!

  2. This looks so fun and festive! I love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing through My Girlish Whims linky party!

  3. Tanya Holland says:

    This would be great for me and my girls to make. They love helping me in the kitchen and this looks so good.

  4. wow this looks so delicious and pretty..so wanna try this out.!

  5. This is so cute and colorful! Looks absolutely scrumptious, too!!!

  6. The idea of Easter Caramel Corn is adorable. It looks great in the box and the mason jar and I bet it is super delicious as well.

  7. Hi Krista, I love a recipe that I can have the boys help with especially when it’s popcorn. Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday this week. Pinning/sharing.

  8. This is so cute, and looks tasty. I love caramel corn. And how festive.

  9. G’day! A fun recipe!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday No Rules Party!

  10. I love this recipe! Looks so pretty and I’m sure it would make great little gifts for the kids at Easter! I chose your recipe as my host favorite. It will be featured on Daily Dish Magazine on Monday. Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday this week!

  11. This is a great idea! Cute and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  12. How fun and festive for Easter. I love caramel corn! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

  13. This looks super yummy! I’m a huge fan of anything popcorn so I’ll be giving this a try with my boys on Easter! Thank you for sharing!

    Visiting from ABFOL

  14. Yummy!! Please come join us for Centerpiece Wednesday Linky party and share your post with us. Centerpiece Wednesday is live tonight http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/03/centerpiece-wednesday-spring-ideas.html
    Karin

  15. My kids love caramel popcorn and this will be a nice treat for Easter. Visiting from Try a new recipe linkup.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. You were featured in the spotlight!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

  17. This is just beautiful! Wow! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-25.html

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