Gourmet Popcorn “Bunny Bait”



  • 12 cups popped plain popcorn
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts, lightly salted
  • 2 ¼-ounce bottle of candy stars
  • Two 11.4-ounce bags of milk-chocolate M&Ms
  • 16-ounce package vanilla candy coating
  • Topping: 1 cup pink candy wafers/melts


Line a 17 ¼-by-11 ½-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. Pour the 12 cups of popcorn into a large bowl. Add the pretzels, peanuts, candy stars and the two bags of M&M’s. Stir gently with a large spoon to mix together. In a small bowl in the microwave or in a small pan on the stove, melt the candy coating. The candy coating can be a little “temperamental,” so keep a close eye on it. Pour half of the candy coating on the popcorn and toss gently with a large spoon, then pour the other half of the coating on and again stir gently with a large spoon to completely cover all the ingredients. Pour into the pan and spread evenly. Let it sit 15 minutes. In a small bowl, melt the candy wafers/melts. Using a small spoon drizzle all over. Enjoy!!


Cathy Blatnik

Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen". She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!

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