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Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars



These ooey gooey Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are simple and fun to make and put a festive spin on the traditional rice krispie treats!

Treasured traditions are what keep a family together. Easter is a perfect time to celebrate the joy of family, the beginning of spring and make lasting memories that build on your traditions.

In my home, we have many traditions and Easter is one of my favorite times of the year when we observe some of those traditions. With cute little bunnies, the traditional Easter basket, Easter egg coloring and cooking, I can’t help but love it. As a mother of all boys, I have to keep things interesting. We all know that growing boys love to eat. And man, do they love to eat! So I always try and have an Easter feast for the family which usually includes ham, deviled eggs, homemade mashed potatoes, casseroles, and sweet treats.

Each year, I also try to find a new Easter sweet treat to make. I like to dabble in new recipes every now and then and no matter how old the kids get, they just love sweet treats!

This year, I got a recipe for rice krispie treats bars from a friend and I thought it was perfect to make for Easter. It sounded really yummy but I wanted to give it my own twist and used popcorn instead instead of the rice krispies. Let’s face it, we all love popcorn… and who doesn’t like marshmallows?

How to make Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Popcorn + melted marshmallows = a match made in heaven!

This Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars recipe is super easy to make too and only took me about 10 minutes total to prepare and make.  Don’t be fooled by the recipe instructions (it looks long) but really, it’s really simple and quick to make!

How to make Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

I also love how colorful and festive it turned out!

how to make Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

I bought most of my ingredients at my local grocery store but if you shop on Amazon, they have a similar cute Easter and spring themed icing decorations and sprinkles like this Easter Bunny with Carrot Royal Icing, Spring Medley Sprinkles and Pink Candy Melts.

These popcorn bars are best eaten the same day they are made while the popcorn is still fresh and crunchy. If you want to store leftovers,  use an airtight container and store for up to 3 days, although I don’t guarantee the popcorn will stay crunchy.

If you like getting the whole family involved in making sweet treats around the kitchen, this is one great way to do that. The kids will enjoy making these sweet, ooey gooey sweet treats and will make for a great bonding time with the family!

These delicious and festive popcorn dessert bars will wow your guests at your next Easter or spring-themed get together or party! Planning a movie night at home anytime soon? These popcorn bars are  perfect as movie night munchies too!

I hope you enjoy these Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars as much as we do! Come back to this post and comment after you’ve made this recipe yourself.  I would love to see your own creation! 🙂

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Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Description

These ooey gooey Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are simple and fun to make and put a festive spin on the traditional rice krispie treats!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 20 regular sized marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 5 c. Popped popcorn
  • Hot pink candy melts
  • 1 tsp. Vegetable shortening or coconut oil
  • Easter themed sprinkles
  • Easter themed icing decorations

Instructions

  1. Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Place 20 regular sized marshmallows into the bowl with the butter, and mix to coat well.
  3. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time the microwave stops until the marshmallows are completely melted and smooth.
  4. Place 5 cups of popped popcorn into a greased 9×9 baking dish.
  5. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn, and stir to coat well.
  6. Press the coated popcorn into a flat even layer in the baking dish.
  7. Place a ยผ cup of candy melts and 1 tsp of vegetable shortening or coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl.
  8. Microwave at 30 second intervals until the candy melts are completely melted, and the mixture is smooth when stirred.
  9. Dip a fork into the candy melt mixture, and create a drizzle over the top of the popcorn in the baking dish.
  10. Sprinkle on some Easter themed sprinkles over the candy drizzle.
  11. Press an Easter themed icing decoration in the center of what will be 9 different treat squares.
  12. Place the mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set and harden a bit.
  13. Cut the mixture into 9 even squares and serve!

Notes

You can vary the theme of these marshmallow popcorn bars by decorating them with different colored sprinkles and candy melts like orange and black for Halloween, or red, white and green for Christmas and so on.

Keywords: popcorn bars, marshmallow popcorn, marshmallow popcorn bars, Easter bunny treats, Easter treats, sweet treats

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More Easter Family Traditions

Along with this super fun recipe, I thought I’d share these fun games that you can incorporate into your Easter family traditions:

1. Egg Relay Race: What’s more fun than a little family competition. Divide your family up into teams. Make them balance an egg on a spoon while walking to a point and back. First team to get all their players done wins! My team always wins!

2. Crack the Shell: This game is perfect for boys because well, boys will be boys. Each person gets a hard-boiled egg and pairs with another. They have to each smash their eggs together. The person with the unbroken shell keeps going.

3. Roll an Egg: Roll a hard-boiled egg down a hill and see which one can go the farthest without breaking. The boys still haven’t grasped the whole slow and steady wins the race.

So what do you think about this Easter Bunny Marshmallow Popcorn Bars recipe? Will you be making these with your kids this Easter? What traditions do you and your family have for Easter? Share them in the comments below!

This post originally published on Hip Mama’s Place on March 27, 2019. Updated, March 28, 2022.

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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80 Comments

  1. 04/18/2022 / 2:02 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! I’ll be making these with my children over Easter! Thank you for sharing xxx

  2. 04/05/2022 / 6:30 am

    My kids love popcorn bar recipe and It is very tasty.

  3. 03/31/2022 / 7:44 pm

    another fun Easter treat and as colorful and delish looking as the previous one! Now I can’t decide which one to make

  4. 08/07/2021 / 9:11 pm

    These are so adorable! What a fun idea for something to do with the kids.

  5. 04/01/2021 / 11:43 pm

    I am making a fort Easter do you know if using mini marshmallows how many cups of marshmallows

  6. 03/31/2021 / 8:31 pm

    these are oh so adorable!!

  7. 03/18/2021 / 6:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?

  8. 03/18/2021 / 6:49 pm

    This looks so good! What a fun treat to make with kids before Easter!

  9. 04/10/2020 / 12:32 pm

    Wow! Its an explosion of colours. I am sure the kids will love them.

  10. 04/03/2020 / 5:34 pm

    I cant wait to make these with my daughter. They look so cute and yummy!

  11. 04/03/2020 / 4:54 pm

    They look adorable, im not the biggest fan of marshmallow but my girls love it, and would probably love this, well worth looking into this recipe.

  12. Taylor Justin
    04/01/2020 / 10:18 pm

    These are so cute and look like they are very easy to make! Thanks for sharing.

  13. 04/01/2020 / 10:56 am

    These look delicious and a great alternative to chocolate nests. Definitely going to make these

  14. 04/01/2020 / 4:14 am

    It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  15. 03/31/2020 / 3:11 pm

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to make this with my kids.

  16. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    03/31/2020 / 1:11 pm

    Looks great! I am making these tomorrow. I have all the ingredients I need so I am going to busy in the kitchen. I only wish I had my grandson with me to share this with.

  17. 03/30/2020 / 3:03 pm

    OMG..!! These are cute and look delicious– a perfect idea for Easter!

  18. 03/30/2020 / 2:15 pm

    Oh wow these look incredible! Iโ€™m going to have a go at making them with my son

  19. 03/30/2020 / 7:41 am

    This looks like a fun recipe to try with the kids, especially since we’ll be stuck inside and need to get our festive vibes on a little extra this year! Thank you for this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 03/29/2020 / 7:49 pm

    These are adorable! I NEED those little bunnies – my kids would have fun making these!

  21. Rhian westbury
    03/29/2020 / 6:52 pm

    Wow these look so festive and Easter, I love the colours. For me I used to make loads of chocolate cornflake nests when I was younger x

  22. 03/29/2020 / 5:31 pm

    These are super delicious and easy to make! I would love to try to make this as I love popcorn and marshmallows!

  23. 03/29/2020 / 2:47 pm

    These look so colourful and festive. Think I’ll recreate these with the kids for a fun Easter activity.

  24. 03/29/2020 / 12:34 pm

    Wow they look so cute and delicious.

  25. 03/29/2020 / 9:43 am

    Adorable!? This is the perfect ideas for families to make and eat. This should be a bright spot in your Easter this year!?

  26. 03/29/2020 / 7:56 am

    Oh my God! They are super cute. I wouldnt be able to eat them ๐Ÿ˜€ .

  27. 03/28/2020 / 10:08 pm

    love that gooey effects …..all thanks to marshmallow………when i found out marshmallow do that…..i used it in every desert we made…..thanks my gooey addiction has ended…..

  28. 03/28/2020 / 10:05 pm

    These are just super cute and so attractive, perfect for Easter. I would love to make them together with my kids

  29. 03/28/2020 / 8:51 pm

    These are so cute and look so yummy! And with all this craziness in the world I think we all need a distraction so will definitely be trying this at home.

  30. 03/28/2020 / 8:13 pm

    These sound like something we could try to make while we are stuck at home this Easter

  31. 03/28/2020 / 7:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look absolutely adorable! I just know my daughter would love them, we will have to give this recipe a go!

  32. 03/28/2020 / 10:40 am

    These look so nice! My kids would enjoy making these and eating them. The Easter bunny is just so cute!!

  33. 03/28/2020 / 10:33 am

    These look adorable and I can’t get over how easy they are to make. Lovely idea for the kids for Easter ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  34. Capri
    03/28/2020 / 12:11 am

    I love Easter Treats! These are soo adorable!

  35. 03/27/2020 / 11:52 pm

    This looks so delicious. My kids would love this but I don’t think i’d want to share lol

  36. 04/17/2019 / 3:27 pm

    These popcorn balls are adorable! I love making Easter treats, I am going to have to try your recipe!

  37. 04/17/2019 / 1:12 pm

    Those are the cutest Easter treats Iโ€™ve seen! They look so good and yummy!

  38. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    04/17/2019 / 1:09 pm

    These are super cute and perfect for my kiddies for Easter. I am sure they would enjoy helping mummy try and make these, yum!

  39. 04/17/2019 / 12:54 pm

    They turned out to look amazing! This is definitely an easy treat Iโ€™ll be making!

  40. Ruth I
    04/17/2019 / 12:53 pm

    This popcorn bar is the cutest! I am excited to make this with my niece.

  41. 04/17/2019 / 9:57 am

    I love it! Such a cute idea for Easter!

  42. Catalina
    04/17/2019 / 7:46 am

    These bars are so cute and so fun to make with the kid! My son will love these!

  43. Kerrie Mendoza
    04/16/2019 / 7:33 pm

    These are cute and full of color! I can’t wait to share this with my kids! They will enjoy making them as much as eating them.

  44. Elle
    04/08/2019 / 11:31 am

    They turned out to look so delightful. This is definitely an easy treat I’d consider making with my kids.

  45. 03/30/2019 / 4:37 am

    wow… this is something that my kids would love! Both of them love marshmallow!

  46. 03/30/2019 / 4:35 am

    This looks like a great combination of sweet and salty! And they’re so pretty to look at, too!

  47. 03/30/2019 / 4:02 am

    I would have never thought of this, they look so adorable and I am sure they taste amazing too! I love how colorful it looks, perfect for Easter!

  48. 03/29/2019 / 7:44 pm

    Umm, these are absolutely adorable and I bet they taste amazing. I love how festive they are and the drizzled chocolate is a bonus! Love it!

  49. 03/29/2019 / 6:34 pm

    These are adorable and that little rabbit is the cutest thing ever.

  50. 03/29/2019 / 6:16 pm

    These are so adorably cute and easiest to make bars ever!!! Perfect idea for Easter. Thanks a lot.

  51. 03/29/2019 / 6:16 pm

    These are so adorably cute and easiest to make bars ever!!! Perfect for Easter. Thanks a lot.

  52. 03/29/2019 / 6:00 pm

    These are the cutest and easiest to make bars ever!!! Perfect for Easter. Thanks a lot.

  53. Hedy
    03/29/2019 / 4:37 pm

    These look so good, and are perfect for easter! I would have loved them as a kid ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Catalina
    03/29/2019 / 4:35 pm

    How cute are these bars! I am sure my kid will go crazy over these!

  55. Ruth I
    03/29/2019 / 2:26 pm

    This is so cute and easy to make! I’ll be making this with my niece! Love the colors!

  56. 03/29/2019 / 12:42 pm

    These are so cute for Easter. I bet the kids would like making and eating them

  57. 03/29/2019 / 12:17 pm

    I absolutely love how bright and colorful these bars are! Wow! I should totally make these for my family come Easter time.

  58. 03/29/2019 / 8:13 am

    Well now those popcorn marshmallow bars are just plain cute! I need to make these for easter treats!!

  59. Gaica
    03/29/2019 / 7:39 am

    My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  60. Rebecca Sanchez
    03/29/2019 / 7:38 am

    Ooh. I canโ€™t wait to make this! marshmallow is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and I make every recipe I find. This one looks tasty!

  61. Alexandra Cook
    03/29/2019 / 7:35 am

    These look delicious! Never tried making marshmallow popcorns before but I guess I now need to try them, thanks for sharing the recipe

  62. 03/29/2019 / 6:54 am

    These look so yummy!! Don’t have any kids to make them with but might just go ahead and make them for me & my guy instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

  63. 03/29/2019 / 2:13 am

    These sound really yummy. I love how colorful they are. I’m sure my kids would love them.

  64. 03/29/2019 / 2:10 am

    What a great recipe for an Easter gathering! I bet my nieces would love to make this with me!

  65. Christa
    03/29/2019 / 1:29 am

    These look so festive and delicious! They are perfect for parties and potlucks.

  66. 03/29/2019 / 1:24 am

    That is so stinking cute! I definitely want to make them.

  67. 03/29/2019 / 1:09 am

    This not only looks good to eat but they would be fun to make.

  68. 03/29/2019 / 12:00 am

    I think these popcorn bars are perfect for Easter. They look so tasty. I can’t wait to try them.

  69. 03/28/2019 / 10:09 pm

    Oh yum, these would be perfect for Easter! I love how colorful they are too. I’ll have to make these with my daughter.

  70. 03/28/2019 / 7:11 pm

    These are super cute! Thank you for sharing the recipe. My kids would love these bars!

  71. candy
    03/28/2019 / 6:02 pm

    Rice krispie treats are always fun to make. These are really very colorful and bright. They wouldn’t last long on our Easter treat table.

  72. 03/28/2019 / 3:08 pm

    Awesome photography. I hope to prepare this recipe soon.

  73. Taryn
    03/28/2019 / 2:20 pm

    Wow! These look really festive, yummy, and so cute! And I’ll bet they’re a real hit with kids!

  74. 03/28/2019 / 1:27 pm

    Omg youre tempting me to break my diet lol! This looks so freaking good!

  75. 03/28/2019 / 12:53 pm

    This is so cute! We recently moved to Canada from India. We do not celebrate Easter back home. But our toddler seems super excited with the bunnies and eggs she sees at stores! I gotta try this recipe for her ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. 03/28/2019 / 10:51 am

    these are just so cute for easter! they remind me a little of rice krispie treats, but with popcorn. so delicious!

  77. Bai-Leigh
    03/28/2019 / 12:35 am

    These are cute and so simple! Can’t wait to make them.

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