Every now and then the stars align and I come up with an idea that I didn’t even see on Pinterest first, it turns out good, I take a good picture of it AND it tastes good. This is one of those times, friends. I’m obsessed with these Easter Bunny Popcorn Balls I made tonight. I’m not sure what the actual Easter Bunny is going to put in the kids Easter baskets to top this.
Popcorn Ball Recipe
(I can’t take total credit for this. My son randomly brought this recipe home with his school papers today).
9 cups of Plain popcorn, popped
4 T of butter
1 package mini marshmallows
1. Put your popped popcorn in a large bowl. Really large. Maybe you might want to use two bowls. I did.
2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
3. Stir in the marshmallows until melted.
4. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. If you used two bowls, distribute the mixture evenly in both bowls.
5. Mix the popcorn into the marshmallow mixture. This doesn’t have to be super exact. Do your best. You have a chance to distribute more evenly in the next step.
6. IMPORTANT! Don’t touch the popcorn until you have buttered your hands. AND keep the butter nearby so that you can rebutter. Yes, this is one of those times when I am trying to save you from the mistake I made. Cause I didn’t butter my hands at first. It wasn’t pretty. With your buttered hands, mold the popcorn into balls.
7. Wrap the popcorn balls in clear cellophane.
Now that you have your popcorn balls all done, it’s time to make some ears. This is easy. Grab some white construction paper and some pink construction. Cut out white ear shapes and then slightly smaller pink ear shapes. Glue the pink ear shape inside the white ear shape… Here, look:
Easy, right? Next, I grabbed the old hot glue gun and some toothpicks. I stuck two toothpicks into each popcorn ball, dabbed a smidge of hot glue on the toothpick and then stuck the ears to the toothpicks. And, so, the masterpiece Easter Bunny popcorn balls were born.