A few years ago I kept coming across this picture on Pinterest, called Bunny Bait. “Cute”, I thought. I decided to give it a try AND.OH.MY.GOD. This isn’t Bunny Bait, it’s crack! No kidding, as I was scarfing handfuls of it in my mouth, I turned to my husband and said, “This should be classified as an illegal substance. I would pimp you out for this stuff”. It is that good. As it happens, the husband is now an ex-husband, but the Bunny Bait remains. Some things stand the test of time better than others.
Perhaps it’s just me but I have something for salt and sweet together, and this fits the bill nicely. So, there is no doubt, you’ll catch a bunny with this bait, but that’s if you don’t eat it all first.
The starting point of this delicious treat is obviously popcorn and you can make it any old way you want but it should be plain, and not buttered. I make mine in the microwave in a lunch bag. This is infinitely better for you than the kind you buy in a store loaded with fake ingredients.
Toss the M&M’s and the pretzel sticks in with popcorn, and then slowly mix the white candy melts in here. You are of course welcome to use real white chocolate but at three times the cost of the candy melts, it’s not a viable option for everyone. I have done both and find the candy melts just as good.
Once everything is mixed well, spread your Bunny Bait on to a baking sheet until it hardens. Keep a close eye on all members of your family during this phase or you may never get to actually give any of it as a gift.
Once your bait has hardened you can serve in bowl for a crowd or wrap it up to give as gifts.
- 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
- 12 oz. white chocolate candy melts
- 1 1/3 cups pretzel sticks
- 1 12 oz. bag pastel coloured M&M’s
- Easter Coloured Sprinkles
Make popcorn…..the easy, healthy way.
2)Pour into a large bowl, removing any unpopped kernels. Toss in pretzel and M&M’s.
3) Melt white chocolate in microwave in microwave safe bowl on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted white chocolate over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted white chocolate over popcorn, and gently stir until evenly coated. Do not over-stir.
4)Pour mixture into a single layer onto to wax paper.
5) Sprinkle with Easter sprinkles before chocolate hardens. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and lock yourself in a room and enjoy. I kid.
6)Store it in a airtight container or fill cello bags and tie with pretty ribbon to give away.
This would also be great for birthday parties as a party favour.
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So pretty! and you’re right it would be a fantastic loot bag.
I don’t think I should make this as it wouldn’t make it to the giving away stage. Crack indeed.
I wish you didn’t share these sinful recipes. I feel compelled to try it, but I know that I’ll “sample” until there is very little left for anyone else!
Wah. I cannot do the popcorn bits myself because it screws my stomach up in a not so pretty way. My kids would so sneak all of this and then also be sick. Wah! Maybe I shall make it for
Friends kids and give it away. It is too pretty to resist. Bloody Pinterest strikes again. Did you see Jon BonJovi over there tonight? Holy every bit as nummers as this recipe!
Just remember, you have a neighbour that is always willing to take one for the team.
The children and my husband learned long ago that if they do not hide their stash from me, I will harvest it. I am a bad mom with a chocolate addiction.
OMG so making this…LUV thank you
I have a secret stash that I try to keep hidden from the three other chocolate addicts in this house 🙂
Totally steeling this! Are those come shaped cellos? From where? HAPPY EASTER!
You can find them at Michael’s but they can be expensive. I get mine at a party place here in Ottawa. Also Wal-Mart has some cute bunny shaped ones I bought yesterday.
You may not love it so much after you eat half of it. Not kidding….totally addictive.
Samantha @Blissful Domesticity
Great idea! I will totally make this if I have time on the next leg of our road trip!
I am making this this year! Yes!
Happy I found it. 😀
Honestly, my kids look for excuses to make this. Leprechaun bait, Canadian bait, turkey bait….you name the occasion they’ve found a name and a reason to make it. Warning, it’s highly addictive.
I bet you could skip the popcorn and use cherrios or chex cereal or puffed rice cereal as other fillers
I don’t see why not Whitney, although it may make it a touch more sweeter.
And here I thought reading your tweet this was going to have something to do with potato chips! But salty and sweet always works for me! YUM!
Occasionally, I try to step away from the potato chips. Occasionally.
La Cuisine d'Helene
This is so cute, I should make these this week.