Bunny Bait Funfetti Popcorn is a fun and festive recipe that comes together in 15 minutes. It’s the perfect Easter snack that the kids will love — and the adults too! It’s the perfect treat for Easter celebrations!
Spring is such a fun, festive season, and that is never more apparent than with treats like this bunny bait.
You might as well add this to your list of favorite things to make for your Easter gathering – and it’s also super fun for birthday parties, too!
Between the bright pastel colors, the fun sprinkles, and the tasty sweet and savory combination, what more could you ask for in an Easter snack to celebrate the season?
Well, other than an adorable bunny reference. Because it simply isn’t spring without some bunnies!
And just like it’s impossible to separate bunnies from spring, it’s impossible not to find joy in a big helping of this bunny popcorn mix.
How To Make Funfetti Bunny Popcorn
Not only is this bunny bait recipe great for any spring holiday or event, but it’s also easy to make.
However, you do need to be quick, so make sure you have all of your ingredients ready.
To make bunny bait, all you need to do is:
- Prepare the ingredients, such as popping the popcorn and breaking apart the pretzels.
- Heat the candy melts and pour them over popcorn, M&M’s, and pretzels.
- Quickly transfer the coated popcorn to a baking sheet, then decorate with sprinkles.
- If you’d like, drizzle with more colorful candy melts.
- Let cool.
- Break apart and enjoy!
What you will need to make this Easter snack:
- Easter colors of candy melts – I used blue, bright pink, and yellow.
- Easter sprinkles – Find bunnies, pink sugar sprinkles, blue sugar sprinkles, and spring jimmies in the holiday or baking section of your local store.
- Parchment paper for easy work and no fuss clean up.
- Jelly Roll Pans (baking sheets with sides) – Used for everything from cookies to roasting, a good baking pan will last for years.
Bunny Bait Recipe FAQ
Store any leftover funfetti bunny popcorn in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature.
Or, freeze for up to 3 months and thaw on the counter before eating.
Easy recipes like this are fun to add things to! You can add the following items to this Easter snack mix recipe:
Rice Chex cereal
Small gum drops or gummy bears/bunnies
Nuts (peanuts, walnuts, cashews, etc)
White chocolate chips
Peanut butter chips
Honey nut cheerios
Mini chocolate Easter eggs
And more! They don’t call this Easter crack snack mix for nothing! One bite, and you’ll be hooked and wanting more!
I love to make this bunny snack mix ahead of time and then add it to individual treat bags. This is also great to add to Easter baskets in case of filling the baskets with Easter candy.
We also make this for movie nights during the Easter season. You can really make this fun snack mix for a simple no bake treat and it’s the perfect Easter treat to make ahead!
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Bunny Bait Funfetti Popcorn + Video
- 2 cups vanilla candy melts, Wilton, Almond Bark or CandiQuik are great
- 8 cups popped popcorn, about 1/2 cup unpopped
- 12 ounces pastel M&M’s
- 1 1/2 cups pretzels, each piece broken in half
- 1/2 cup sprinkles, any festive style
- 1 cup colorful candy melts, optional
- Line a large baking sheet (18 x 13 or similar) with parchment paper, then set nearby.
- Place popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl, then add M&M’s and pretzels on top.
- In a medium bowl, heat vanilla candy melts per package instructions until smooth.
- Pour melted vanilla candy over the popcorn mixture, then use a spatula to quickly (but gently!) toss and stir until the candy melts have coated all of the ingredients. Be careful not to stir too long; you don’t want the candy to harden yet.
- Transfer coated popcorn mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.
- While candy melts are still wet, sprinkle with festive sprinkles as desired.
- If you’d like to add more color, heat some colorful candy melts and drizzle them on top of the bunny bait.
- Let bunny bait dry completely (about 1 hour), then use your hands to gently break it apart into snack-sized pieces.
- Bunny bait can be stored at room temperature in sealed bags or a container for up to 5 days.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published March 2020, updated and republished February 2024
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