Bunny Bait

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A delicious addictive “Bunny Bait” snack mix that is perfect for springtime! This crunchy snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&M’s, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required!

Serve Bunny Bait as a snack or dessert for Easter! Some of our other favorite Easter dessert recipes to serve alongside Bunny Bait are Carrot Cake, Spring Confetti Bars, and Carrot Cake Cupcakes.

Overhead image of the ready-to-eat Bunny Bait.

Bunny Bait

Since this Leprechaun Bait was such a huge hit, I decided to add another fun snack mix to the site: Bunny Bait! We’ve got three types of cereal, pretzels, and M&M’s. Everything gets tossed together with melted white chocolate and becomes a mix you won’t be able to stop snacking on! (Or is that just me?!)

Image of all the ingredients that go into this recipe, compartmentalized.

How to make Bunny Bait

  1. Combine ingredients: Use a large bowl to mix all the ingredients. The bigger the bowl, the easier it will be for everything to get an even coating of white chocolate.
    • Note on ingredients: This mix is best with ingredients that are generally the same size. While most of the ingredients are similar sizes, regular-sized pretzels can easily overpower everything else; use itty bitty pretzels or mini pretzel rods.
  2. Melt white chocolate: Microwave the chocolate until melted and then immediately toss it with the mix. White chocolate hardens quickly, so work fast.
  3. Let harden: Spread the Bunny Bait onto the baking sheet and let it stand at room temperature to harden. If you’re in a rush, refrigerate for about 10-20 minutes. Break apart and enjoy or package up!

QUICK TIP

Break the Bunny Bait into fairly small chunks. Smaller bites are easy on smaller mouths, and this helps pace littler children so they don’t eat too much, too quickly!

Image of white chocolate being added to the all the ingredients for this Bunny Bait, AKA Easter Crack!

Bunny Bait tips

  • Use high-quality white chocolate for best results: Using premium chocolate will give you both a better melt and a better flavor. (My favorite on this bunny bait is Ghirardelli® or Guittard®.)
  • Get creative: As long as the quantities generally follow the recipe, get creative with what you add. Some ideas: popped popcorn, peanuts or cashews, and/or festive sprinkles!
  • The best tip I have for avoiding burned white chocolate: Stir the chocolate often in between the melting process (every 30 seconds) and stir it for at least 20-25 seconds in between each microwave burst. Remember, the chocolate is still melting even outside of the microwave. More white chocolate melting tips here.

Storing Tips

  • Store Bunny Bait in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. We like this snack mix best within 3-4 days.
  • You can freeze any leftover Bunny Bait in an airtight container/bag for up to 3 months; thaw at room temperature.

Image of Bunny Bait snack mix on a tray.

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Bunny Bait

5 from 3 votes
A delicious addictive "Bunny Bait" snack mix that is perfect for springtime! This crunchy snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&M's, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required!
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Bunny Bait

5 from 3 votes
A delicious addictive "Bunny Bait" snack mix that is perfect for springtime! This crunchy snack mix is filled with cereal, pretzels, M&M's, and coated in melted white chocolate. No baking required!
Course Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword bunny bait
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 549kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 2 cups corn or rice Chex or other crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup miniature pretzel twists or pretzel rods
  • 2 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal (without berries)
  • 2 cups Honey-Nut Cheerios, or other toasted oat cereal
  • 1 cup Easter M&M's, or other candy-coated chocolate
  • 1 and 1/2 bags (16 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil (or shortening)

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • COMBINE: In a very large bowl combine the Chex, pretzels, Cap'n Crunch, cheerios, and M&M's together.
  • MELT WHITE CHOCOLATE: In a medium-sized bowl add the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 25 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, return to the microwave for a little longer. (Bursts of 10 seconds stirring for 10 seconds in between each burst).
  • MIX SNACK MIX: Pour the melted white chocolate over the snack mix, using a spatula to scrape all the melted chocolate into the mix. Working quickly, gently stir until cereal mix is well coated in the white chocolate and then transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread into one even layer. 
  • LET HARDEN: Allow to harden at room temperature or place in the fridge until firm, about 10-20 minutes. Break into pieces and serve!
  • STORAGE: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. We like this snack mix best within 3-4 days.You can freeze any leftovers in an airtight container/bag for up to 3 months; thaw at room temperature.

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is for approximately 1/2 cup servings.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 5mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday to bring to work today (4/22/19) for my team. I added silvered Almonds, Unsalted Roasted Peanuts, chopped Walnuts and then I put Purple Sprinkles & pastel Eater Sugar Pearls on top. Turned out really cute!! ???? This recipe is super easy & versatile with just about any kind of cereal and any extras you want to add to it. Will add this to my collection. Thanks again for sharing!! ?

  2. This recipe sounds so delicious! I’m going to include in my package that I send to my grandkids for Easter. Is there a card that I can attach to the bag that says Bunny Bait?
    I’d also like to mention that I’m giving out as prizes for Valentines the adorable You are “Purr”fect! valentine (that has Kit Kats) with the cat that looks so happy!

    1. I am so happy to hear this! Thanks so much Liz!:) Unforuntatley, I don’t have a printable for the bunny bait!

  3. 5 stars
    This is SO GREAT! Made it as a treat for friends and neighbors. Everyone loved it. Had to make more because my son and my best friend literally inhaled it. 😂

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