If you are looking for a fun and easy Easter dessert you have come to the right place! This Jelly Bean Popcorn is the perfect spring treat for kids and adults at your Easter Party.
A little popcorn, candy melts, and jelly beans and you have yourself a kid-friendly dessert that will be devoured in no time. Especially if it’s after an adventurous Easter Scavenger Hunt!
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Jelly Bean Popcorn
Jelly Bean Popcorn Ingredients
- 6 cups popped popcorn – plain (no butter)
- 1/3 cup Wilton lavender candy melts
- 2/3 cup jelly beans
- 1/3 cup Wilton orange candy melts
- 1/3 cup Wilton bright pink candy melts
- Rainbow nonpareil sprinkles
How to Make Jelly Bean Popcorn for Easter
Line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and pour the popcorn onto the cookie sheet, in a single layer. Next, in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the lavender candy melts for 45 seconds.
Remove from microwave and stir. Depending on your microwave wattage, you may have to microwave in additional 10-second increments until completely melted and smooth. Then, drizzle the melted lavender chocolate all over the popcorn.
Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle half of the jellybeans on top of the melted chocolate and sprinkle 1/3 of the rainbow nonpareil’s on top of the popcorn.
Next, in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the orange candy melts for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over any spots on the popcorn not covered in lavender. Sprinkle 1/2 of the remaining nonpareils on top of the melted orange chocolate.
Finally, in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the bright pink candy melts for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the popcorn. Before the pink chocolate hardens, sprinkle the remaining jelly beans and remaining nonpareil’s on top.
Chill for 20 minutes to allow all of the chocolates to harden. Break into pieces before serving, or store in an airtight container.
One thing I love about this Jelly Bean Popcorn is that the kids can help make it! I love cooking and baking with my kids.
They love making colorful delicious creations. It’s a win-win and I hope you enjoy this Easter popcorn!
Robin Rue says
That would go over BIG with my kids. I will need to make some of this for them.
How fun and festive! I’ve only ever had my jellybeans and popcorn separate hahaha. But I can think of a few kids who would enjoy this snack! 😉
April Hammond says
What a yummy Easter treat! I would probably use Jelly Belly since they are the only jelly beans I like. I bet kids will love this snack!
Kristina Paché ferency says
Yummy! So colorful and full of Easter and Spring! My kiddos would love this treat!
Neely Moldovan says
Well this is delightful. I love jellybeans. They’ve always been a huge weakness of mine!
That’s almost too pretty to eat! We love jellybeans around here – as long as they aren’t those ‘surprise flavor’ ones…
Yum! This recipe is so cute and it looks delicious. I bet it would be a huge hit with kids too! I love jellybeans AND popcorn so I think I would enjoy it, too.
This jellybean popcorn is so festive. I love the idea of making a treat like this one for a birthday or any other family gathering or celebration.
Marissa Zurfluh says
Oh, my! The starburst jelly beans would e amazing on this!
The kids would love this for movie night! Especially since we are going into Easter season.