You can follow my recipe or substitute with what you have leftover in your pantry to make this Spring Candy Coated Snack Mix! It’s covered in almond bark for a sweet and salty treat everyone will enjoy!
The Easter bunny comes this weekend … and sure you could leave him carrots, but wouldn’t he rather have something a little more special? Like this Spring Candy Coated Snack Mix? It’s full of all sorts of things like popcorn, cereals, corn chips, pretzels, marshmallows, peanuts and M&M’s.
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Snack mixes and clever popcorns are kinda my jam. Whether it’s just tossing some things together to serve out by the pool, or a seasoning mix to spice it up, or a candy coating for the sweet tooth. There are so many options and ideas to choose from.
Today’s mix mirror’s my White Trash Mix – I just adjusted some of the ingredients to make it springy! I used frosted Cheerios, Rice Chex, pretzels, animal crackers, Fritos corn chips, and Golden Thin Oreos. Little bit sweet, little bit salty.
Funny thing? My kids will choose a bag of Fritos last out of all the chips, but in this mix? The Fritos are the first thing gone!! Something about that sweet almond bark and that salty corn chip that is just so darn good!
I actually made a batch of my “Crack Corn,” too. Then after the snack mix was coated in vanilla almond bark, I tossed it all together!
I added in some Bunny shaped pastel marshmallows, some peanut and regular pastel M&M’s, and two different kinds of sprinkles. This is actually a double batch, as I wanted to have plenty for all of the festivities this weekend. I tinted my almond bark for the snack mix. The pink is pretty isn’t it? If you don’t want to tint it, you can always substitute candy melts in place of the almond bark.
Aren’t those Bunny & Carrot Sprinkles from Wilton so cute??
Once it’s all coated, spread it back out again and let the candy coating set.
Toss it together with the popcorn. I coated it with pink sugar crystals. Doesn’t that look delicious? This is a great activity to do with the kids, too!
I LOVE my Rae Dunn pieces. Isn’t this Easter bowl the cutest??
Happy Easter! Let’s make some snack mix!
- For the PopCorn:
- 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped, unpopped kernels removed
- 3 squares almond bark
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- sprinkles or sugar crystals
- For the Snack Mix:
- 2 cups Frito's corn chips
- 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
- 2 cups frosted Cheerios
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup animal crackers
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 cup Golden Oreo Thins, broken
- 2 cups pastel bunny marshmallows
- 1 cup each peanut and regular pastel M&M candies
- 6 squares almond bark
- 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- Place popcorn in a big bowl or a paper bag.
- Melt almond bark and oil in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring as it melts.
- Pour over popcorn. Toss to coat. Add sprinkles.
- Add all ingredients to a covered cookie sheet, spread out.
- Melt almond bark in the same way you do for the popcorn. (tint with food coloring if desired)
- Pour over snack mix, add sprinkles, toss to coat on all sides.
- Spread out to set candy.
- Mix popcorn and snack mix together. Store in air tight container.
You can add whatever you want to this mix. If you switch it up, just use equal measurements to make sure you have enough candy coating.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 375mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 10g Protein: 7g