bunny tails {muddy buddies popcorn} ~ a sweet & salty Easter treat

I’ve heard the hype about muddy buddies (or puppy chow) for weeks … months even!  Have you?  Traditional muddy buddies are Chex cereal coated in chocolate/peanut butter and then tossed in powdered sugar.  This sweet snack has popped up all over Pinterest and when I saw a muddy buddies super tip over at Something Swanky**, I knew it was time to give it a try.

For a fun Easter twist, I used popcorn – bunny tails! – for a slightly salty taste instead of the traditional Chex cereal and added a sprinkling of colorful Easter sprinkles!

bunny tails {muddy buddies popcorn}
Yield:  9 cups
9 cups popped popcorn (I used two bags of Orville Redenbacher gourmet white corn)
1 bag white chocolate chips
3/4 cup canned cream cheese frosting (you can also use vanilla or butter cream)**
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Easter/Spring sprinkles – my white/purple/pink bunnies are from Target’s Dollar Spot
**The technique to use canned frosting instead of peanut butter is 100% Ashton’s idea and 100% brilliant :)
In a large zip top bag, place 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and set aside.  Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.  In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips and frosting in the microwave, cooking in short intervals at 50-75% power.  Once melted, stir in vanilla.  In a large bowl, pour the melted chocolate mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat.  Immediately place the popcorn in the bag with the powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake to coat the popcorn with powdered sugar.  Spread the popcorn on the baking sheet and add the Easter sprinkles to garnish.  Allow the chocolate to set and cool.
Then, hide it from the kids!  No really, Camden took the entire batch next door and it disappeared into the waiting hands of the neighborhood kids in ten minutes flat!   I guess I can give this recipe a big ol’ two thumbs up from the kids!

Yep, it’s messy.  And yep, you’ll have sticky sugary white finger tips.  And yep, this is the perfect blend of crunchy salty popcorn and sweet chocolate and sprinkles!  And I’m fairly certain this is Easter Bunny approved!  In fact, I’m sharing a super cute way to serve this bunny tails snack tomorrow!
How about a few more snacks that are lip smackin’ good?!

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  1. The icing sounds so good for this!!! I like the sprinkles too. Such a festive touch! Yum!

  2. I LOVE the icing instead of the peanut butter idea! Whenever I see these great ideas using peanut butter, I can never make them because Kennedy is terrified of peanut butter. Terrified! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Oh my gosh! You make the best treats and I’ve tried most of them! This ones on my list next! Pinned it! Thank you!

  4. Aw so cute and they look yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. Wow – this looks so delish!! Love the icing idea!!

  6. Oh man this is making me so hungry!

  7. Dude… That’s one amazing idea…

  8. LOVE Keri! So seriously cute. AND it’s so awesome with popcorn!

  9. Oh yum! I don’t know if I’m going to be able to share this with anyone!

  10. So cute and looks yummy! Shared on FB and Pinned :)

    xo, Tanya

  11. This is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness.

    Pinning!!!! and making for the kids ~ they will love this.

    Mary Beth

  12. I love muddy buddies and love your version!

  13. What a great treat! Popcorn & sugar :o) Delish.

  14. Amazing! I like the popcorn version. New follower!

  15. yum! this looks delish :)

  16. These are adorable and look so yummy! I’m including this in my preschool Easter round up at http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2013/03/29-easter-activities-for-preschoolers.html — let me know if that’s a problem!

  17. Sounds great- esp adding the cream cheese (canned) frosting– oh goodness!!!!

    Nice job!

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching :)

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    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

  18. yummy!!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations! Just wanted to let you know that this is being feature this weekend in an Easter {featuring YOU} post! Hope you will stop by and grab a featured button. I would LOVE for you to put in on this actual post or at least somewhere on your blog! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/Easter-ideas-featuring-YOU.html

  19. Just letting you know that I featured your amazing project today in our Easter crafts roundup! Check it out here: http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/03/15-last-minute-easter-ideas.html

    Have a great day!

  20. Yum! I love all sorts of muddy buddy popcorns, and this one looks delicious! Plus, super cute. :-) In case you didn’t see it earlier, I featured this today on my blog, so stop by and grab a Featured button if you don’t already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/03/10-creative-ideas/

  21. Hello!
    Just wanted to share that I have a recipe party going on over at Man Approved Diet. I’d love for you to stop by and bring a dish to share!

  22. Featuring you on Thursday from Pinworthy Projects. Thanks for sharing!

  23. These sure look delicious..

  24. Mmm. Sounds! I copied the recipe and will make it. I also pinned it on Pintrest. Thank you for sharing!


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