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Bunny Bait

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M’s, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

Looking for a festive and fun Easter snack mix recipe? Look no further than this Bunny Bait Recipe! This sweet and salty mix is perfect for munching on while you hunt for Easter eggs.

Bunny bait typically doesn’t include muddy buddies but does include a lot of candy melts. We used real white chocolate for better flavour, and threw in peanut buttery muddy buddies to amp up the sweet and savoury combo. Trust me, it is addictive and so good. I find that the bunny bait you see most people making is just sweet on top of sweet with very little change in flavour and texture. Not here, my version of this fun snack mix is super satisfying!

This Bunny Bait Recipe is a perfect Easter snack mix that will have everyone begging for more. It’s easy to make and can be tailored to fit any allergy restrictions. So if you’re looking for an Easter snack that will please everyone, look no further than this Bunny Bait Recipe for a fun springtime treat!

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.
This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

Why You Will Love this Bunny Bait Recipe

  • Easy to make recipe.
  • Festive and cute for Easter parties!
  • Addictive sweet and salty snack!
  • Perfect party food!
  • Adaptable, you can make this recipe your own with different add-ins
  • Easy to make ahead and freezes well!
  • This recipe doubles well if needed.
  • Fun treat for springtime movie nights!
This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

What is Bunny Bait?

Bunny bait is a snack mix commonly made with popped popcorn, pretzels, and candy that is coated in white chocolate and decorated with fun sprinkles.

It is also known as:

  • Easter crack
  • Funfetti popcorn
  • Bunny chow
  • Bunny crack

What are Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)?

Muddy buddies are a snack mix made of Chex cereal coated in a mixture of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter, which is then covered in powered sugar.

It is also known as:

  • Monkey munch
  • Muddy munch
  • Reindeer chow
  • Monster munch
This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

Easter Snack Mix Variations and Mix-in Ideas

I love this Easter snack mix recipe as it is, but here are some more ideas for you:

  • Add more colour by drizzle the popcorn mixture over with coloured candy melts in addition to the sprinkles.
  • Swap the M&M’s for mini eggs or any other pastel chocolate candies!
  • Spring mix sixlets would be cute here too.
  • Add in pieces of strawberry wafer cookies
  • Fruit Flavoured Mini Marshmallows are a cute and tasty pastel addition
  • Annie’s bunny grahams would be a super cute mix-in. They come in honey graham and chocolate.
This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

How to Store Bunny Bait Trail Mix

Bunny bait can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags for up to a week.

You can also freeze any leftover bunny bait in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for a couple hours prior to enjoying.

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About the Equipment Needed to Make Bunny Bait Easter Trail Mix

There isn’t really any special equipment needed to make Easter bunny bait, just two sheet pans, parchment paper, a few large mixing bowls, a spatula, and a small microwave-safe bowl.

I would make sure that your large mixing bowls are actually pretty big so you don’t get any spill over when you are stirring together your ingredients. You may also want a big bowl for serving.

Ingredients for bunny bait snack mix.

About the Ingredients for Bunny Bait Mix

This Easter mix is made with just a few ingredients:

Popcorn – 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels makes about 8 cups of popped popcorn. Freshly popped is best, I have an air popper which works great, but you can also use store bought popcorn.

M&M’s – 2 cups is about 16 oz, of M&Ms, or about 400 grams. For any Canadians out there, Bulk Barn does carry these and that is where I got mine. Otherwise, you will need most of two 10 oz bags, you can use the full packages or you can use less depending on how much chocolate (and colour) you want.

Pretzels – I used pretzels twists but you can pretzel sticks or mini twists.

Chocolate – You can use any kind of white chocolate or white candy melts here, but I think white chocolate keeps everything bright and delicious. Candy melts don’t taste as good in my opinion. Using high quality white chocolate will give you the best results.

Sprinkles – Use Easter sprinkles or pastel sprinkles of your choice. Any kind of spring sprinkles will work.

Cereal – You want to use wheat, corn, or rice Chex cereal for this snack. I usually use rice Chex.

Peanut butter – Use your favourite smooth and creamy peanut butter. You can also substitute with any other nut or seed butter. You should avoid natural-style peanut butter though as it can be too oily.

Butter – Unsalted or salted butter works here.

Powdered sugar – Icing sugar or confectioners sugar.

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

Looking for More Easy Easter Dessert Recipes

Check out more of my favourite easy recipes for Easter treats!

This carrot sheet cake recipe is easy to make, and looks great on a plate. It’s moist, perfectly spiced, and not to mention, it’s delicious!

Looking for an easy and delicious Instant Pot cheesecake recipe for Easter? Out Instant Pot Mini Egg Cheesecake is a perfect spring dessert!

Light and flavorful with a dash of citrusy flavours, this orange carrot cookies recipe is worth a shot when you’re in the mood to bake!

AND if you are looking for another Easter snack mix recipe, these Easter Muddy Buddies are perfect for an Easter snack or Easter dessert!

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

How to Make this Bunny Bait Recipe

Yields: 20 Servings | Prep time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 cups pastel M&M’s
2 cups pretzels
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cups pastel sprinkles

For the Muddy Buddies:

9 cups Chex cereal
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

Ingredients for the snack mix in two large bowls.

Pop your popcorn into a large bowl using your preferred method. (Try to remove unpopped kernels.) Add the M&M’s and pretzels.

Heat 2 cups of white chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir. Then heat again for 30 seconds, and stir until smooth. Heat again in 30 second intervals if necessary.

Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn mixture. Use a spatula to gently stir until the chocolate has coated everything evenly.

Spread the popcorn mixture on one of the prepared baking sheets, and spread out into an even layer.

Sprinkle the chocolate covered popcorn mixture over with the sprinkles.

Set aside to cool.

To prepare the muddy buddies, pour the chex cereal into a large bowl, set aside.

Heat 1 cup of white chocolate chips, the peanut butter, and the butter in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir. Then heat again for 30 seconds, and stir until smooth. Heat again in 30 second intervals if necessary.

Stir vanilla into the melted chocolate mixture,

Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal, and stir until the cereal is coated over evenly.

Pour into a large resealable plastic bag, and add the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake until well coated.

Snack mixes drying on two sheet pans.

Spread onto the remaining prepared baking sheet to cool.

Gently break apart the set chocolate covered popcorn into snack-sized pieces.

Combine in a large bowl with the muddy buddies.

Bunny Bait
Yield: 20 Servings

Bunny Bait

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M’s, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 cups pastel M&M’s
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cups pastel sprinkles

For the Muddy Buddies:

  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Pop your popcorn into a large bowl using your preferred method. Add the M&M’s and pretzels.
  3. Heat 2 cups of white chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir. Then heat again for 30 seconds, and stir until smooth. Heat again in 30 second intervals if necessary.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn mixture. Use a spatula to gently stir until the chocolate has coated everything evenly.
  5. Spread the popcorn mixture on one of the prepared baking sheets, and spread out into an even layer.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate covered popcorn mixture over with the sprinkles.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. To prepare the muddy buddies, pour the chex cereal into a large bowl, set aside.
  9. Heat 1 cup of white chocolate chips, the peanut butter, and the butter in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir. Then heat again for 30 seconds, and stir until smooth. Heat again in 30 second intervals if necessary.
  10. Stir vanilla into the melted chocolate mixture,
  11. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal, and stir until the cereal is coated over evenly.
  12. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag, and add the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake until well coated.
  13. Spread onto the remaining prepared baking sheet to cool.
  14. Gently break apart the set chocolate covered popcorn into snack-sized pieces.
  15. Combine in a large bowl with the muddy buddies.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1 Cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although frugalmomeh.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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Easter season is coming up and that means it’s time to start planning your menu including fun snacks. We hope you will consider adding our bunny bait recipe to your list!

This fun and festive snack mix is perfect for any Easter gathering, the whole family will love it. I bet you can’t help but grab a big helping of this bunny snack mix yourself!

Plus, it’s easy to make – the kids can help too. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your festive treats today!

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M's, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.


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