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.
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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