Easter Snack Mix is a sweet, chocolatey, and crunchy snack like trail mix. This Bunny Bait makes for a great dessert gift around Easter time!
Easter Snack Mix
Our kitchen has been getting busier and busier as the weather’s been warming up. I’ve mentioned before how much my family and I love our Easter desserts and treats! Each year, we’re always making up all sorts of dessert recipes- old favorites of ours, and a few new ones too. Recently, we made up a fun and sweet spin on trail mix with this Easter Snack Mix.
Some folks call this stuff Bunny Bait or Bunny Trail Mix- whatever you call it, we think it’s delicious! What you got is a collection of some of the tastier ingredients you’ll find in trail mixes: Chex, pretzels, some Cheerios, and M&M’s. To help mix all these yummy ingredients together, we make a simple white chocolate coating that sets up real quick! Mixed in with all those ingredients and left to set, you get a sweet and crunchy snack that’s real close to a trail mix- more like a dessert trail mix, really.
We really think you all would enjoy making up a batch of this stuff for yourselves. It’s so easy to do and it makes for a great snack or dessert gift to hand out to the neighbors or give to the kids for their lunches this spring. That is if you even have any left- this stuff is so tasty and addictive! Feel free to add in some of your favorite trail mix ingredients or any other little sweet treats as well- it’ll only make this trail mix dessert even better.
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Easter Snack Mix Ingredients
M&Ms – Try to get these Easter pastel M&Ms if you can find them.
White Chocolate Chips
Shortening – Or coconut oil, if you want.
How to make Bunny Bait
Assemble snack mix ingredients in a bowl– minus the white chocolate chips and shortening.
To a separate bowl, add the white chips and the shortening. Microwave and stir in 30-second bursts until melted and runny.
Pour melted chocolate mixture over snack mix ingredients. Stir to coat and combine before letting set.
After assembling your Bunny Bait mix-ins in a large mixing bowl, we’re going to grab another bowl. Add to it your white chocolate chips and shortening.
Toss that into the microwave and run it for 30 seconds. Once the 30 seconds are up, pull it from the microwave and give it a quick stir. Toss it back into the microwave and repeat until the chocolate and shortening are combined, melted, and runny. Pour the mix over your snack mix ingredients.
From here, all you have to do is stir and mix. This is going to mix up your snack mix ingredients while also getting them nice and coated with the white chocolate coating. Once mixed up and coated to your liking, set aside to let the chocolate set. For best results, let set in a single even layer on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes.
After the chocolate’s all set, break the snack mix into smaller pieces and enjoy!
Easter Snack Mix
- 3 cup Rice Chex
- 1 cup Pretzel Sticks
- 1 cup Cheerios
- 1 cup Easter M&Ms
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1 tsp Shortening
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine Chex, Cheerios, pretzels and M&Ms.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips and shortening.
- Microwave 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted and smooth.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the rest of the ingredients in the large bowl.
- Using a spatula to scrape melted cgocolate off the sides and mix to cover everything.
- Transfer to prepared sheet and spread into a layer.
- Allow to firm, then break into pieces.