Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix

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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!

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 bitesbunny cupcakes, and rice krispie nests. But this year I wanted to try something new — bunny bait!

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.

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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. For another tasty Easter snack mix try my Easter Muddy Buddies.

Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix

How to Make Bunny Bait

Bunny bait is easy to make, and totally the kind of recipe that the kids can help to prepare.

Bunny Bait ingredients: popcorn, pretzel sticks, strawberry wafers, white chocolate chips, blue and purple food coloring, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles.

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!

popcorn spread out on lined baking sheet

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.

popcorn and pretzels spread out on lined baking sheet

Then, top with pretzel sticks.

popcorn, pretzels, and strawberry wafers spread out on lined baking sheet

Add the chopped strawberry wafers.

popcorn, pretzels, strawberry wafers, and mini marshmallows spread out on lined baking sheet

Sprinkle on the mini marshmallows.

Bunny Bait snack mix on baking sheet

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!

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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.

Possible Substitutions

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.

For another tasty and easy-to-make Easter dessert try my Easter magic cookie bars!

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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!
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4.67 from 27 votes

Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
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!

Ingredients
 

  • 10 cups popcorn *
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups strawberry wafers chopped
  • 1 ⅓ cups mini marshmallows
  • 1-12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
  • blue food coloring
  • purple food coloring
  • pastel sprinkles

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*You can pop your own popcorn or use store bought. For reference, ⅓ cup kernels = approx 10 cups popped.
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!

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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!

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  2. This looks so cute! My son and family will love it! About how long before it goes stale?

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