Enjoying our MARS® Easter Mini-Moment and Bunny Mix Recipe10:24 AM
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Easter will be happening so very soon, and that means another year of old and new traditions to share. Since it's a great holiday to give gifts, we thought it would be fun to create a the ultimate Easter treat gift that we can share with loved ones. Our Bunny Mix recipe uses some simple but tasty ingredients, including our favorite -- MARS® Mixed Minis!
This bag of Spring-inspired candy has all of my favorites in one mix:
M&M’S®, TWIX®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, and 3 MUSKETEERS®!
Where can you find this delicious mix? Sam's Club! I've been a Plus Member for quite awhile, and I've grown accustomed to finding Easter treats, gifts, and decor available for early shopping. (Planning ahead is essentially when you're as busy as I am -- and Sam's Club has me covered!)
To make this fun gift, you'll need the following ingredients (makes 4 bunny gifts):
- 4 cups popped popcorn, any variety (I prefer butter)
- 2 each of the TWIX®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® from a bag of MARS® Mixed Minis
- 3 bags of the M&M’S® from a bag of MARS® Mixed Minis
- 1 cup pretzels (sticks or mini twists)
- 1 cup salted, dry roasted peanuts
Mix the popcorn, peanuts, and pretzels together on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Set aside and prepare the coating.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup (light or dark)
- 1/3 cup butter (salted)
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, syrup, and butter. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, without stirring. Turn off heat.
Immediately drizzle mixture over the popcorn with a whisk. Using tongs or two large spoons, stir the mixture and continue drizzling until well covered. Allow to sit for 45 minutes, or until hardened.
Meanwhile, you can make the bunnies! These are simple, using basic shapes of construction paper, glue, a marker, and cotton balls.!
Start by cutting long strips of each color (one per gift), and two "ears". I make these by stacking the sheets on top of each other so that they are approximately the same size and shape.
On each strip, write "Some Bunny Loves You."
Bring each strip end around to make a circle. Secure with glue. On the seam, glue a cotton ball.
Attach the ears behind the circle in the front. They should overlap slightly.
After the bunnies have dried, you can start filling the bags. Place a bag inside each bunny ring. Fill each sandwich bag about 1/4 of the way full and make sure the filled part hangs below the ring. Continue filling. Right before sealing, add 2 unwrapped TWIX®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, or 3 MUSKETEERS®, along with 2-3 individual M&M’S®.
Head on out to your local Sam's Club, and pick up your bag (or two or three) of the MARS® Mixed Minis before Easter. You can even order online, for pick up in-store!
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