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Easter Bunny Bait is the ultimate sweet and salty treat. It uses rice Chex cereal, honey nut cheerios, pretzel sticks, Easter M&Ms, Easter-themed sprinkles and white chocolate chips to make an irresistible Easter mix.

Easter bunny bait snack mix in a blue Easter basket dish with easter eggs and more bunny bait in the background and a few M&Ms around it
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If your family loves sweet and salty snack mixes, this perfect Easter treat is going to be a huge hit! It has been nicknamed Bunny crack or Easter crack; that’s how irresistible it is!

Bunny bait trail mix is the perfect treat for Easter celebrations, class parties, or any other Easter holiday celebration. Easy recipes are great any time, but especially for holidays when there is typically lots of food to make and things to do.

Easter Bunny Bait snack mix is similar to muddy buddies or puppy chow. This yummy Easter recipe is one of my favorite things to add to Easter table displays because the bright pastel colors make things look so festive!

This Easter Bunny Bait recipe just takes 10 minutes of prep time, and then it’s hands-off while it cools and hardens for just 30 minutes! It’s a delicious treat that you can put straight into individual treat bags or make a big bowl for anything from movie nights to Easter gatherings.

a large white bowl of bunny bait snack mix surrounded by a smaller bowl of bunny bait and a bowl of easter eggs

Why You’ll Love This Bunny Bait Recipe 

  • Quick and easy recipe
  • Simple ingredients
  • Great for a treat bag in Easter baskets or Easter party favors
  • Perfect for Easter celebrations
  • Easily customizable to your preferences
ingredients for bunny bait including rice chex cereal, honey nut cheerios, pretzel sticks, easter M&Ms, white chocolate chips, vegetable shortening, and easter sprinkles

What You’ll Need for Easter Bunny Bait

Your whole family will love this bunny snack mix so much, you may want to make a double batch! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Get the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card below.

  • Rice Chex cereal
  • Honey nut cheerios
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Easter M&Ms
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Easter sprinkles

How to Make Bunny Bait

This fun snack mix is one of the easiest Easter treats you can make! Get the full ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.

Prepare baking sheet. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.

Mix dry ingredients. Combine chex cereal, honey nut cheerios, pretzels, and M&Ms in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

dry ingredients for bunny bait in a clear glass bowl surrounding by a bowl of sprinkles, a bowl with cheerios in it, a bowl of rice chex and a bowl of m&ms

Combine chocolate and shortening. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir, then add additional time as needed until completely smooth and melted.

Combine all ingredients. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.

Add to prepared baking sheet. Spread the mixture into an even layer on the lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle the sprinkles over the top.

Cool. Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour before breaking it into small pieces and serving.

easter bunny bait snack mix spread out on a pink baking sheet

Tips for the Best Easter Bunny Bait

  • Use fresh ingredients. Ensure your cereal and pretzels are fresh. If your ingredients are stale, you will not have that nice crunch.
  • Use high-quality white chocolate chips. For the best taste, I recommend using high-quality white chocolate chips for the white chocolate coating.
  • Move quickly with the melted white chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, you will need to move quickly so that it does not set before the cereal mix is evenly coated.
  • Speed up the chocolate hardening. If you are in a hurry for the chocolate to set, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to help the chocolate harden. 

Substitutions & Variations

  • Add Reese’s pieces. Add or substitute Reese’s pieces instead of M&M’s.
  • Add popcorn. Add or substitute popcorn instead of cheerios for an even more salty Easter snack mix.
close up of bunny bait snack mix

Storing Bunny Bait

Store this easy bunny bait snack mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.

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Bunny Bait

By: Beth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Easter Bunny Bait is the ultimate sweet and salty treat. It uses rice Chex cereal, honey nut cheerios, pretzel sticks, Easter M&Ms, Easter-themed sprinkles and white chocolate chips to make an irresistible Easter mix.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice chex cereal
  • 3 cups honey nut cheerios
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 10 oz bag Easter M&Ms
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips, 16 ounces
  • 1 ½ tsp vegetable shortening
  • 2 tbsp Easter-themed sprinkles

Instructions 

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  • Combine chex cereal, honey nut cheerios, pretzels, and M&Ms in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir, then add additional time as needed until completely smooth and melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Spread the mixture into an even layer on the lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle the sprinkles over the top.
  • Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour before breaking it into small pieces and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 6mg
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