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Bunny Bait combines M&Ms, Chex, Cheerios, and pretzels with white chocolate to make a delicious snack mix! It’s like Chex Mix and muddy buddies had a baby and it’s the perfect easy recipe for an Easter celebration – it’s so good we ate it all in just a few days.

bunny munch mixed in a teal bowl with white chocolate.


The Best Easter Snack Mix Recipe

My Easter Bunny Bait Recipe is the perfect Easter treat for the holiday! Make this recipe in a large bowl for a party, or package it up in individual treat bags for lunch boxes and Easter baskets! Everyone will be loving this recipe – it’s one of my favorite sweet and salty snack mixes.

Snack mixes are one of my favorites to make because they can be changed so easily – If there is something I have put in my recipe that you do not like, feel free to change it! Plus you can change up the M&M colors for any holiday – it’s the perfect movie night snack and it lasts up to a week in an airtight container.

ingredients in bunny munch laid out on a white counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Rice Chex Cereal: You can use any kind of Chex cereal you like.
  • Multi-Grain Cherrios: Or any flavor of Cherrios.
  • Pretzels: Mini twists or pretzel sticks
  • Peanuts: Feel free to use pecans or almonds, or omit the nuts
  • White Almond Bark: Or white candy melts (Ghirardelli are my favorite). I don’t recommend using white chocolate chips for this.
  • Easter M&M candies: The bright pastel colors really pop in this snack mix recipe.

How to make Bunny Snack Mix

  • Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Stir together cereals and pretzels in a large bowl.
  • Melt candy according to package directions in a microwave-safe bowl. I usually heat it for one minute, then stir, heating in additional 30 second increments until melted and smooth. Pour over cereal mixture in bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Lay out the snack mix on the prepared baking sheet and allow to set (chill to set to make it harden faster).
  • Break up mix into pieces and add peanuts and M&Ms.
bunny munch mixed in a teal pan with white chocolate.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe adds the nuts in after the chocolate melts, but if you want them to be coated in chocolate as well–add them before!
  • Feel free to remove the nuts entirely if you do not want them.
  • Chex and Cherrios have so many flavors…use your favorite flavor.
  • Store in an airtight container and it will last up to a week.

FAQs

How do you store Bunny Munch?

Store this recipe in an airtight container for up to 1 week!

bunny munch mixed in a teal pan with white chocolate.

Easter Bunny Bait Snack Mix Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Bunny bait is a simple snack mix with Chex cereal and M&Ms – the perfect easy Easter treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Yield 16 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups (112g) Rice Chex Cereal (or any flavor)
  • 3 cups (81g) Multigrain Cheerios (or any flavor)
  • 2 cups (86g) mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup (132g) peanuts (or almonds)
  • 16 ounces (472g) vanilla almond bark (or white chocolate melts)
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag Easter M&Ms (any flavor)
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Instructions

  • Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Stir together cereals and pretzels in a large bowl.
  • Melt candy according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl. Pour over cereal in bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Lay out the snack mix on the prepared baking sheet and allow to set (chill to set to make it harden faster).
  • Break up mix into pieces and add peanuts and M&Ms.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use any flavor Chex or Cheerios
  • Use any nuts, or omit
  • You can also add the nuts in with the cereal if you want them to be coated with white chocolate – your choice.
  • Don’t use white chocolate chips. Use either vanilla (white) almond bark or Ghirardelli white melts (or Candiqik)

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Variations + Substitutions

  • Use any flavor Chex cereal you want
  • I always have Multigrain Cheerios on hand, but Honey Nut Cheerios would be so good too.
  • You can swap out the pastel M&M candies for candy eggs (like Cadbury)
  • Add freshly popped popcorn (or swap out one of the cereals)
  • This is so easy to make for any holiday. For Valentine’s Day, use pink and red M&Ms. You can make it for Christmas with holiday candies, or for Halloween with candy corn!

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. This is the cutest thing ever! I know how you feel about being busy lately! I’m falling off of my bloggy roller coaster because of how life is picking up for me lately! Anyway, thanks for sharing this at Drab to Fab last week!
    This week’s party which is live right now!

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-11-features.html

    I’d love for you to link up again this week with more of your amazing stuff! Old or new is always welcome πŸ™‚

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice