Bunny Bait

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This delicious Bunny Bait snack mix is the perfect Easter and spring time treat! Sweet, a little salty and down right addictive!

looking down on a bowl of bunny bait

 

Fun themed treats for Easter and spring time are always a hit, especially at get togethers. This Bunny Bait is one you can throw together in about 10 minutes, and everyone will go crazy for it. So it is a great last minute addition to your holiday or just to have as a treat throughout the week.

For St. Patrick’s Day we made Leprechaun Bait, so I decided we needed a twist on it for Easter. This has a couple different mix-ins, so it is super versatile to make with whatever you have on hand!

Why You’ll Love This Bunny Bait

  • Fast – Ready in about 10 minutes, you can’t get better that for a treat!
  • Easy – Super simple to make, just melting chocolate is all it takes!
  • Festive – the pastel M&M’s make it perfect for Easter and spring.
  • Versatile – mix in whatever you love! Super easy to mix in nuts, dried fruit, different cereal etc. Whatever you like works great.
bunny bait ingredients

What You’ll Need

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  • Chex Cereal – use whatever you like! Corn or Rice Chex are my favorite, but Crispix cereal is a great option as well.
  • Cheerios – I use original Cheerios, but Honey Nut is a delicious option.
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels – break into smaller pieces to make it easier to eat
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Butter Chips – butterscotch is tasty as well!
  • White Almond Bark – or use any white melting chocolate that you have
  • Easter/Pastel M&M’s
  • Sprinkles – optional but adds festiveness
pouring white chocolate over cereal mixture in a bowl

How To Make Bunny Bait

  • Melt – In a microwave safe bowl heat the almond bark or white chocolate for 1 minute. Stir and heat for an additional 20 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  • Mix – In a large bowl mix together the Chex cereal, Cheerios, peanuts and half of the M&M’s. Pour over the melted chocolate and mix until everything is well coated.
  • Set Up – Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and sprinkle over the M&M’s, peanut butter chips, yogurt covered pretzels and top with sprinkles. Let mixture set up for 1-2 hours for the chocolate to harden.
bunny bait spread out on a baking sheet

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • I like to use almond bark or the white chocolate bars that are meant for melting. I think they melt easier and much smoother. Plus almond bark is just more budget friendly when you need a large amount of it.
  • Get creative with your mix-ins! I used Chex cereal and Cheerios, but you really can use anything you like. Any variety of Chex cereal, Crispix, Captn’ Crunch, Life cereal, Golden Grahams etc. Whatever you have, whatever flavor you like works great!
  • Sweet & Salty is a great combo you can play up even more. Swap the yogurt pretzels for normal pretzels for a little more of the salty twist.
bunny bait in a white bowl

Storing Bunny Bait

This will last for about a week if you store it in an airtight container. No need to refrigerate, just store at room temperature.

Freezing – this is one of those that does hold up to the freezer. You can store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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Bunny Bait

By Erin
This delicious Bunny Bait snack mix is the perfect Easter and spring time treat! Sweet, a little salty and down right addictive!
Prep: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 12 oz white almond bark
  • 1 1/2 cups Easter M&M’s, divided
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 2 cups yogurt covered pretzels, broken into pieces

Instructions 

  • Add the chocolate to a large microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, stir well and heat on 20 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • In a large bowl add Chex cereal, Cheerios, peanuts and about 1/2 of the M&M's.
  • Pour melted chocolate over and mix together until everything is well coated.
  • Pour onto a baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  • Sprinkle the remaining M&M's, peanut butter chips and broken pretzel pieces over the top. Let the mixture set up for 1 hour.
  • After the chocolate is set, break into pieces to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 363mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 447
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7 Comments

  1. My kids couldn’t stop eating this delicious snack! Definitely will be making a bigger batch for Easter!

  2. Making Bunny Bait was fun and easy! It was a colorful, sweet, and crunchy treat that everyone enjoyed.