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Easter Popcorn Recipe

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This Easter Popcorn Recipe is the perfect way to have a sweet and crunchy snack! Loaded with flavor and minimal ingredients needed. Easy Easter recipes like this one are the best!

Popcorn never lets you down regarding a fast snack that can be used for holidays, movie nights, or just family fun snacking ideas!

As you can see, what makes this popcorn recipe different and unique is the color of the chocolate melts. The festive colors used are what make this themed for Easter!

I’m all about changing the coloring of the melted goodness so that this recipe can be switched around for all the various holidays. Why make it complicated when you can keep it easy and delicious?

Easter Popcorn Recipe

You have options when it comes to popping the popcorn. The healthiest option would be to use an air popper since you don’t have to add grease or butter to pop the kernels.

You can also pop the kernels on the stovetop or use your Instant Pot. I don’t prefer using yellow or white kernels, although I think yellow kernels pop bigger than white ones.

My boys are crazy obsessed with this recipe because they can fill a bowl and chow down. Being able to eat popcorn that is paired with a bit of sweetness is quite a filling treat!

Can I pop popcorn without oil?

Pop popcorn without oil is possible, but the results may vary depending on your chosen method. While some prefer the taste of oil when popping their popcorn, others are looking for a healthier option.

Popping popcorn in a brown paper bag in the microwave is an easy and delicious alternative for those who don’t want to use oil.

Doing so provides a light, fluffy snack that only requires popcorn kernels and time in the microwave.

To get the best result when popping popcorn in a bag, fold it several times before sealing it and put it on for 45-50 seconds for each batch.

Popping corn without oil can also save you money since there’s no need to buy pre-buttered or flavored popcorn from the store!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Candy Popcorn Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

When making Popcorn with Pretzels at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

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Make it a Meal:

Now is the time to give meal planning a try! It’s a fast and easy way to get food on the table without much stress.

I’ve been meal planning for years – and my family loves that I do it. They know what to expect, and I know what to buy at the store. It’s a win-win!

Main Dish: Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Starch Side: Healthy Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: 18+ Delicious Easter Mocktails

Best Popcorn Recipes:

Once you make this Sweet Popcorn Recipe, it’s time to make even more! Popcorn is a great snack and dessert – and everyone loves it for a reason.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite popcorn recipes – and I think you’ll be surprised at the flavors!

This Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe is the bee’s knees! Super yummy!

Grab a bowl and fill it with this Super Sweet Nutella Popcorn Recipe!

Galaxy Popcorn is perfect for a family movie night!

One of my favorites to share is this Valentine’s Popcorn recipe!

Red, White, and Blue Popcorn is great to make during the summer months!

This Grinch Popcorn Balls Recipe is perfect for the holiday season.

Find out why my kids always ask for this Perfectly Sweet Candied Popcorn Recipe!

What is the best way to store leftover popcorn?

Storing your leftover popcorn can be tricky; if done wrong, the kernels’ crunchy texture and freshly popped flavor will quickly be lost! Luckily, some simple tricks ensure that those leftover kernels remain deliciously crisp.

The most important rule of storage is ensuring the popcorn gets sealed up immediately. Immediately after it cools down enough to handle, transfer the popcorn into an airtight container and place it in a cool, dark area of your home, like a pantry or cupboard.

Ensuring the container is sealed off from all outside elements is key for keeping your popcorn crunchy.

If stored appropriately according to these guidelines, your leftover popcorn should stay fresh for about two weeks – so you can always snack on it guilt-free later!

More Pretzel Recipes:

Easter Popcorn Recipe

Easter Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Easter Popcorn Recipe is a fun and tasty way to make an Easter snack!


  • 3-4 cups Popped Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Easter M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons of Candy Melts in different pastel colors (total of 2/3 to 3/4 cup candy melts)
  • 1 Tablespoon Easter Sprinkles


  1. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Set it aside.
  2. Pop the popcorn on a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Put the M&M's and the pretzel sticks evenly among the popcorn.
  4. Melt the candy melts according to the directions on the package. Once melted, drizzle over the popcorn.
  5. Cover the popcorn completely.
  6. Add sprinkles and let the mixture set for 25 minutes. Break it apart and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/2/2023

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