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Easter Bunny Tails Popcorn

We tried another sweet popcorn recipe! This bunny tails popcorn is definitely for the kids. Since Easter is around the corner, I wanted to share an easy recipe you can make for your kids, or use as spring time party favors; you can put some of this popcorn into cellophane bags with a cute decoration. Most of all, I wanted something easy for Easter, and that children could help prepare. Mine had a lot of fun mixing in the sprinkles and candy.

All you need is popcorn, white chocolate (the baking kind), sprinkles, mini marshmallows (these are the bunny tails), any small candy of your choice. I used candy coated peanut bits I found at the supermarket, but you can use M&M’s, for example. If you want an extra pop of color, you can also drizzle colored Candy Melts at the end. When you finish preparing this recipe and you’re letting it set on the baking sheet, drizzle  evenly with melted candy melts as a finishing touch.

As for the amount of candies and sprinkles, it’s up to you. I used the whole 35 gram bottle of sprinkles, and about ½ a cup of the mini candies. These aren’t excessively sweet, considering the amount on candy you’re putting in. The popcorn helps balance the sweetness.

Helga

Easter Bunny Tails Popcorn
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Easter Recipes

March is practically gone, and it seems like time keeps rushing by faster and faster.  This year we didn’t even have time to whip up any new recipes for Easter!  But we have gathered our best Easter posts from past years for you here so you can find inspiration for this Sunday’s festivities. Part of the reason for the lack of new posts is because we’re busy behind the scenes working on something new and special for our blog.  You’ll see the surprise soon…

There! the secret is out now, so we have just created more pressure for ourselves to get things rolling! But going back to the time topic, the other day I was reading an article about why time seems to go by faster and faster as we get older. Remember how the school year seemed to last forever? How summer vacations seemed longer, and how vividly we remember Christmas from our childhood?  Now, Christmas or other holidays seem to rush by without leaving a big impression. According to this article, the reason that best explains why we perceive time is going faster, is because our early years were filled with new experiences and first time events,  so we tend to make more lasting and more detailed memories of these events. When we repeat the same event, year after year, it is less likely to leave such a unique or lasting impression.

In short, the message on the article I read was that to, at least psychologically, slow down the pace of life we should  take advantage of new and unique experiences as much as possible.  When we do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by.  I’m sure there are many theories behind this question, but for now, the message that we should focus on positive past memories, live more in the present and try to have a positive outlook for the future and use our time wisely seems like sound advice.

Happy Easter!

Helga & Kitty

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Easter Treats – Blog Love

Easter is here!  This year, Helga will have to celebrate Easter at a later date. In Guatemala, we celebrate Holy Week which starts on Monday April 2nd and ends on Sunday April 8th which means everybody is out for vacation, so there will be no kids to celebrate Easter with!  It will have to wait a week.

For this reason, we are sharing our blog love with you. We hand picked Easter treats we thought you might like to try.  You can also check out our Easter album from last year here.

No Bake Easter Treats
from Kitchen Simplicity

Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwiches
from Raspberri Cupcakes

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes
from My Baking Addiction

Tie Dye Easter Eggs
from Family Fun

Rice Krispies Treat Pops
from Hungry Happenings

Carrot Crescents Filled With Egg Salad
from Hungry Happenings

Orange Bunny Rolls
from Budget Gourmet Mom