Jelly Bean Popcorn

Jelly Bean Popcorn - a fun Easter treat. Sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious and it is so easy to make. It would be a great Easter Dessert or an unique Easter Candy for the kid's Easter Basket! Follow us for more fun Easter Food ideas.

Jelly Beans and Popcorn – two of our favorite things!  So it was a no-brainer to combine them into our Easter themed sweet popcorn that we are calling Jelly Bean Popcorn.  It is super delicious and so colorful and pretty.  What a fun and unique Easter treat for your family!

How to Make Jelly Bean Popcorn

You will need:

  • 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
  • 3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
  • 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • Jelly Beans – Regular Sized
  • Jelly Beans – Miniature Sized
  • Confetti Sprinkles

Popcorn for Jelly Bean Popcorn

Start with approximately 10 cups of popcorn. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels.  You don’t want to bite down on one of those!  We pop our popcorn on the stove (you can find our directions on How to Make Perfect Popcorn here) but you can use air-popped or microwave.  Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally.  It is so nice to taste the salty with the sweet marshmallow coating.  Not quite like Kettle Corn but close.

Marshmallow Mixture for Jelly Bean Popcorn

To make the Marshmallow Mixture for the Jelly Bean Popcorn, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan.  Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted.  Turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted. If you like you can add 1 tsp. of vanilla to the melted marshmallow mixture at this point.

Pour marshmallow mixture on the popcorn

Slowly pour the marshmallow mixture over the salted popcorn. Gently fold the marshmallow mixture in with the popcorn until the popcorn is mostly covered.

Popcorn covered with Marshmallow Mixture

The amount of marshmallow mixture you want to add is really up to your own taste. The more you add, the stickier the popcorn will be so we suggest that you add it a bit at a time, stir the popcorn and give it a taste before you add more.  Leave a little bit of the marshmallow mixture for the next step.

Prepare popcorn for Jelly Beans

Now pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with foil or a silpat liner.  Drizzle a little bit of the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn but do not mix it up. You will need the mixture at the top so the candy will have something to stick to.

Jelly Beans for the Jelly Bean Popcorn

We used both regular sized and mini Jelly Beans in our Jelly Bean Popcorn.  We took out the white Jelly Beans (which I immediately ate because they are my absolute favorite Jelly Bean flavor) and the black Jelly Beans because nobody in our family likes those!

Jelly Bean Popcorn - a fun Easter treat. Sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious and it is so easy to make. It would be a great Easter Dessert or an unique Easter Candy for the kid's Easter Basket! Follow us for more fun Easter Food ideas.

Once the popcorn is covered in marshmallow mixture it is time to add the candy.  But don’t wait too long. You want the marshmallow mixture to still be warm and sticky. Sprinkle the Jelly Beans onto the popcorn, concentrating on the areas with the most drizzled marshmallow mixture.  Allow the Jelly Bean Popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.

Jelly Bean Popcorn - a fun Easter treat. Sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious and it is so easy to make. It would be a great Easter Dessert or an unique Easter Candy for the kid's Easter Basket! Follow us for more fun Easter Food ideas.

Our family loves this popcorn so it has never lasted longer than a day at our house.  This popcorn definitely tastes best right after it is made but will keep for a few days in an airtight container. The popcorn is a little chewier the next day because the popcorn absorbs some of the moisture from the marshmallow mixture but it still tastes good.

Jelly Bean Popcorn - a fun Easter treat. Sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious and it is so easy to make. It would be a great Easter Dessert or an unique Easter Candy for the kid's Easter Basket! Follow us for more fun Easter Food ideas.

Our Jelly Bean Popcorn is a fun and delicious Easter treat.  And it is so easy to make. It is a perfect dessert for a the kid’s Easter Baskets, Easter brunch or Easter dinner dessert.

 

Jelly Bean Popcorn - a fun Easter treat. Sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious and it is so easy to make. It would be a great Easter Dessert or an unique Easter Candy for the kid's Easter Basket! Follow us for more fun Easter Food ideas.

 

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