Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bunny Bait


If you are looking for something simple, quick and UTTERLY DELICIOUS to make and share for Easter, I have something for you.....Bunny Bait!

This idea actually comes from darling Kellie of This Blessed Nest and her Valentine Confetti.
{Why, yes, I have been dreaming about this since February.}

I followed Kellie's instructions (so pop over there for the recipe) with just a couple minor tweaks:

  • I used Easter m&m's (that was probably obvious),
  • and plain vanilla candy melts,
  • and 2 full bags of popcorn, 
  • ***update*** I now use homemade popcorn, not microwave (click here for how to make perfect popcorn on your stovetop)
  • and added....

...Sprinkles!  


Here's my #1 tip for making Bunny Bait....
GET IT OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!

This stuff is highly addictive.  Bag it up and....Put it in your kiddo's lunchbox.  Send it to kiddo's teacher (Hi, Mrs. P!).  Run it over to the neighbors.  Send it with your hubby to work.
 
{And if your hubby is concerned about handing out something called "bunny bait" to his colleagues, tell him "Candied Popcorn" will work just fine.} ;)

65 comments:

  1. So cute!

    Hoppy Easter Bridget!

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  2. Love this Bridget!! I will have to remember this for my Sunday School students next year :)

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  3. so so cute!!! but the name is even more adorable!!

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  4. I'm officially in love with this, Bridget. So precious!!!

    Happy Easter, sweet friend.

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  5. Oh my - this is such a cute idea!! You are so creative, B!

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  6. This looks so delicious, I would not be safe with a big bag of this in my house either! Yum!

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  7. Love this. Will need to hide it from myself. Is that possible?

    Happy Easter!

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  8. OMG!
    BUNNY~BAIT!
    I'm passing out...truly...passing out over the CUTENESS!
    I'm so BORING!
    I think I'm going to tell my NUTRITIONIST I can't LIVE in the NUTRITION world!
    I would LOVE to nibble on this for dinner~dessert at night!
    This is beyond adorable!
    LOVE the gingham ribbon!
    Love everything about this.
    I am just in awe at how CUTE!
    Love it....love you!
    xo

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  9. How cute!

    This would also work great as a boost for kids on long trips when blood sugars start to get low.

    And I love how versatile this recipe is, a few simple changes for another holiday or occasion!

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  10. oh wow! I am totally making this tonight to bring to my co-workers tomorrow! I was going to make cupcakes or cookies but this is so cute and is way easier than baking and decorating sweets!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Very cute! What a great treat to give for Easter!

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  12. Okay I love the name! Bunny Bait!! ha ha! I make chocolate popcorn at Christmas and I agree...get it FAR away from me or I would consume the whole batch! YUM! Lovin your sprinkles in there too :)

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  13. I have the feeling that eating "Bunny Bait" won't mean I'm "eating like a rabbit". :) Looks festive and tasty!

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  14. You have no idea how bad I want this right now. I LOVE IT Bridget!!!

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  15. I agree...get it out of the house. I made something similar and it was gone within the first 24 hours:-) Love the name too!!!

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  16. My boys would probably be VERY upset with me if I made Bunny Bait and immediately got it out of the house. So, I guess I'll have to sacrifice the waistline...

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  17. This is such a good idea! I am so doing this, this weekend. Who doesn't love salty and sweet together. Thanks for this. Happy Easter. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. Bunny Bait! I love it! It looks so cute!!!

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  19. You are hilarious and this Bunny Bait is too cute. Love your basketful in the photo.

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  20. It really is that good isn't it. I made it for my daughters birthday party and thought the moms were going to eat it all before the kids could have any. Your is too cute with the sprinkles and calling it bunny bait now that is sinkin' cute.

    Cha Cha

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  21. look at YOU!!! this is adorable & the NAME is just darling.

    love that you added sprinkles. it good to know i wasn't the only one eating it like crazy when i made it.

    hope you have a lovely EASTER!

    xo
    kellie

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  22. Precious! I do a variation of this at Christmas and give as little gifts, but I adore your Easter adaptation!
    Have a blessed Easter!

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  23. Oh I have to make that...I have to make that right now...what story can I come up with that can get me out of the house to target to buy supplies? I should mention I am already wearing pajamas...But I HAVE to make this..

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  24. I want some of these - badly! so pretty to boot!

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  25. So cute! I wish I would've done this when my kids were little. So easy but so perfect!

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  26. So cute! I'm definitely going to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. This is just the cutest Easter treat ever! :)

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  28. And I thought my "danger fat zone" was December! :) I have had trouble finding the pastel M&Ms this year--I will intensify my search! Bridget, I wish you and your family a blessed and joyous Easter!

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  29. That is just way too cute.
    Happy Easter!!

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  30. That is so cute! Thanks for the tip too - something to keep out of the house :-)

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  31. you have sparked another idea... i am going to make this recipe but with regular multi colored m&m's, then add that "you're a POPular teacher" free printable as a bag topper and use it as teacher gifts this year. thanks for the spark!!!
    amy fenster brown
    www.brownsugarbaking.com

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  32. I am new to your site, found it from Tidy Mom, love your site! I am making right now!!!

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  33. Yum! I know I could eat that by the bagful!!!

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  34. Once again, I knew you'd have something wonderful this week. I'm going to make this with two grand daughters coming to town tomorrow. Your presentation is perfect. Love-love the ribbon you chose. ~Molly

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  35. I made this yesterday and it is addictive!! So, so yummy and really cute. Made little bags for my kids' teachers.

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  36. Ohhh I will not be making this!! I will eat it ALL. I have no will power!

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  37. So making this with my boys! AND sharing it with my facebook fans! Fabulous idea Bridget!!

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  38. Absolutely love this - my two little girls and I just made it a few minutes ago. :-) I used stove popped popcorn and I couldn't find any Wilton candy melts at Kroger yesterday (and didn't have time to run to Michael's, etc.), so used a log of vanilla flavored almond bark. Turned out super! My only problem was the m&m's started melting on me (separating shell from chocolate). I think next time I try I'll freeze the m&m's first to prevent? Thanks for a super Saturday before Easter project...let the sugar overload begin! ;-)

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  39. I have been making this for years just without the m&m's - I make it throughout the year & use different sprinkles to coordinate with the current season or holiday. I don't mix the sprinkles in, I simply sprinkle them on after I have spread the popcorn out on wax paper to dry.
    I've also made it with peanuts & raisins mixed in & it's pretty good.
    Anyway, I'm going to have to try it with m&m's next time I make it.

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  40. Just made this tonight and it is amazingly addictive! Its sweet yet salty but not too much on either side. Thanks so much! I'll be having this at every holiday :-)

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  41. What a cute idea! I love this. I may need to throw some together right now before I head to bed for tomorrow. Love, love, love.

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  42. I made this for a cook out and for my family Easter gathering over the weekend. I was very short on time and had no time to bake. This came out perfect!! And it is addictive. I added tiny pretzel sticks to stretch it and add a bit more salt. I also used the tray of vanilla flavored candy coating from the grocery store and it worked just fine. It only took the time to open the bags and microwave the popcorn and candy coating.

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  43. wow!what a perfect treat for my kids. perfect idea!

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  44. Looks super yummy! And the name is adorable!

    Where are those sprinkles from? I've been looking for a large size container like that but to no avail...so any info about where to get them would be very appreciated!!

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  45. This idea is soooo cute, I love it! :) And I just adore the name, Bunny Bait.

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  46. I can see how bunny bait would be bait for anyone within a 1 mile radius. Such a fun idea though! bet that bunny had his share :)

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  47. LOVED this. Made this for my niece and nephews, and it was delicious. I added a box of butter toffee Crunch 'n Munch and used non-pariels instead of confetti sprinkles (because that's what I had on hand in spring colors) and it was SUPER good, and SUPER cute! Thanks Bridget!

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  48. I made this for Easter "thank you" gifts for my kitchen helpers at church. It turned out wonderful and they loved it! Thanks for the idea.

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  49. Cute cute cute! And great idea with the candy melts. I don't know why I didn't think of it before... every time I've used white chocolate on popcorn it would get soggy and not stay crisp. :)

    Thanks Bridget!

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  50. LOve this :) I have made it a couple times and toast almonds and toss them in as well. I have also done the carmel popcorn recipe from popcorn twists and then white chocolate etc....

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  51. I absolutely LOVE the title of the recipe: Bunny Bait!!! :D

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  52. Do you just mix it together or bake it?

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  53. I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at your pictures. You inspire me to make some of these things.

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  54. I have made this many times and it is beyond awesome, but i have a question, have you ever tried to freeze it? if so did it turn our okay?

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  55. I have made this but instead of the confetti I used sprinkles and instead of the vanilla melts I used almond bark and melted that, but this looks delicious as well-YUMMY!

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