Bunny bait snack mix is the perfect Easter treat for kids and adults alike. Plus, don’t forget to leave some out for the Easter bunny!
I love coming up with fun Easter snacks and desserts for kids. In the past we have made Easter treats like peeps mobiles, pretzel flower bites, bunny cupcakes, and rice krispie nests. But this year I wanted to try something new — bunny bait!
If you want to create a snack mix that has an Easter theme, you will love this “bunny bait” popcorn snack mix. It’s loaded with bright spring colors and is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Plus, no bake Easter treats are always a win in my book!
Why is it called bunny bait?
Because if you leave some out the night before Easter, it will surely help lure the Easter bunny to your house!
Is bunny bait only for bunnies?!
Nope! Aside from being loved by Easter bunnies worldwide, bunny bait is also great for serving at Easter parties.
Who doesn’t love a good snack mix? The combination of textures and flavors always keeps people coming back for more.
How to Make Bunny Bait
Bunny bait is easy to make, and totally the kind of recipe that the kids can help to prepare.
Start by gathering your ingredients.
You will need: popcorn, pretzel sticks, strawberry wafers, white chocolate chips, blue and purple food coloring, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles.
We used light green sprinkles from a Spring sprinkle mix, but next time I will use Easter sprinkles like these instead — they would be so cute!
Line a baking sheet with wax paper, and spread out the popcorn in an even layer. We popped our own popcorn in the air popper, but you can use store bought popcorn if you prefer.
Then, top with pretzel sticks.
Add the chopped strawberry wafers.
Sprinkle on the mini marshmallows.
Divide white chocolate chips into two small microwave safe bowls. Melt one at a time, in 15-20 second intervals until melted (stirring in between each interval).
Use blue food coloring to make one bowl of melted chocolate blue, and the other purple. Start with just 2 or 3 drops, then stir well. Add more drops, if necessary to reach desired shade.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the snack mix. I recommend using a plastic baggie with the tip cut off as a sort of DIY piping bag, and drizzle the chocolate on that way. In my opinion it is easier and neater than using a fork — but a fork would totally work too!
Add sprinkles on top real quickly, before the chocolate sets. This helps to make sure the sprinkles stick and stay in place well.
Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets. Once set, remove from fridge and store in an airtight container or baggie until serving.
You can always substitute different ingredients to get the exact flavors your family loves. For example, you could use salted peanuts in place of the pretzels or caramel corn instead of regular popcorn.
Have fun with it and I am sure that you will create an Easter snack mix that your family — and the Easter bunny — will love.
- 10 cups popcorn *
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 2 cups strawberry wafers, chopped
- 1 ⅓ cups mini marshmallows
- 1-12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
- blue food coloring
- purple food coloring
- pastel sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Spread popcorn on baking sheet in an even layer. Top with pretzel sticks, strawberry wafers, and mini marshmallows.
- Divide white chocolate chips into two small microwave safe bowls. Melt one bowl at a time, in 15-20 second intervals, until melted (stirring in between each interval).
- Add 2 or 3 drops of blue food coloring and stir. If necessary, add additional drops to reach desired schare. Repeat in other bowl using the purple food coloring.
- Transfer each color of melted chocolate into a plastic baggie. Snip the corner off to form a makeshift piping bag. Drizzle oven snack mix.
- Quickly add sprinkles, before the chocolate sets.
- Place baking sheet in refrigerator until the melted chocolate sets. Once set, remove from fridge and transfer to an airtight container to store until serving.
*You can pop your own popcorn or use store bought. For reference, ⅓ cup kernels = approx 10 cups popped.
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