How 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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.