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Bunny Bait Trail Mix

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A little sweet, a little salty, this kid friendly Bunny Bait Trail Mix is such a fun Easter treat! Its great as a snack or even a dessert and it’s easy enough for kids to make in only 15 minutes.

bunny bait trail mix in bowl

What Is Bunny Bait Trail Mix?

This is such a fun Easter treat in our house! I usually make the week leading up to Easter and we snack on it a little bit it each day. I’ve also made a big batch of it when I’m hosting guests for Easter Sunday, and serve it as part of the dessert table.

Its a simple mix of cereal, nuts and pretzels tossed in melted vanilla almond bark, and topped with candy and sprinkles. The absolute best part of this recipe is that you can customize it! Use what you have on hand or ingredients that you family loves. Have a bunch of Cheerios? Use those! You kids love raisins?… throw them in!

This recipe really comes out awesome no matter what you throw into the mix.

What Ingredients do you need for Bunny Bait?

  • HoneyComb cereal (find it here)
  • Kix cereal (find it here)
  • dry roasted peanuts
  • tiny twist pretzels (like these)
  • vanilla almond bark (like this)
  • M&Ms (pastel colors for Easter)
  • sprinkles (pastel colors for Easter)
ingredients for bunny bait trail mix

How do you make Bunny Bait Trail Mix?

This is so simple! Definitely invite your young kids into help if you have them.

In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of HoneyComb cereal, 3 cups of Kix cereal, 2/3 cup of peanuts and 2 cups of pretzels. Mix to combine.

In a separate, microwave safe bowl, melt 24oz of vanilla almond bark. (tip: I melt mine in the microwave for approx 60 seconds. If it’s not quite melted, I add more time in 10-15 second increments. Keep and eye on it so it doesn’t scorch.)

Pour the melted almond bark into the cereal mixture and thoroughly stir to combine. The melted almond bark will sink to the bottom of the bowl, so make sure you scoop it back up and get all of the contents equally coated.

pour melted almond bark over cereal mix
stir to combine

On a flat surface, lay out parchment paper or tin foil. Pour the coated trail mix out of the bowl and onto the paper. Use the back of a spatula or large spoon to pat it down flat.

lay out flat on parchment paper

Top with 2/3 cup of pastel M&Ms and 2T of Easter sprinkles.

add m&ms and sprinkles

Let the trail mix dry on the flat surface for approx 10 minutes, This will make it nice an hard.

Use your hands to break it up into smaller chunks. Serve in a large bowl and let guests help themselves.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

bunny bait trail mix on paper

Ideas for customizing

As I mentioned, this trail mix is so easy to customize. Try some of these variations:

  • Cheerios (regular, honey nut or chocolate are all good)
  • Chex cereal
  • raisins
  • dried cranberries cranberries
  • golden raisins
  • pretzel sticks
  • potato chips
  • popcorn
  • honey roasted peanuts
  • cashews

For the candy topping, try:

  • Reese’s Pieces
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped candy bar
  • chopped Andie’s mints
  • jelly beans
  • gummy bears

Ideas for serving Bunny Bait Trail Mix

I typically just toss it all in a large bowl and let everyone help themselves.

But, if I am serving it at a party, sometimes I like to make the presentation a bit more special. Try serving in individual small decorative bowls or cute Easter cupcake liners.

If I’m giving it away as a gift, I like to put some trail mix into small clear plastic bags and tie a pastel colored ribbon at the top. It makes for a delicious and darling gift!

bunny bait trail mix in individual bowls

Looking for more fun recipes to serve on Easter?

Are you having Easter brunch? Try my Easy Lemon Raspberry Muffins or my Easy Blueberry Muffins.

Looking for a fun and healthy dessert? Try Dipped Apple Bites and use Easter sprinkles.

Have leftover pretzels from the trail mix? Try my Pretzel Dip.

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bunny bait trail mix in bowl

Bunny Bait Trail Mix

Liz Olberding @ Up North Nosh
A little sweet, a little salty, this kid friendly Bunny Bait Trail Mix is such a fun Easter treat! Its great as a snack or even a dessert and it's easy enough for kids to make. in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Dry Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 people
Calories 382 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 microwave safe bowl
  • parchment paper or tin foil

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups HoneyComb cereal
  • 3 cups Kix cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels tiny twist
  • 2/3 cup peanuts dry roasted
  • 24 oz vanilla almond bark
  • 2/3 cup M&Ms pastel colors
  • 2 T sprinkles pastel colors

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of HoneyComb cereal, 3 cups of Kix cereal, 2/3 cup of peanuts and 2 cups of pretzels. Mix to combine.
  • In a separate, microwave safe bowl, melt 24oz of vanilla almond bark. (tip: I melt mine in the microwave for approx 60 seconds. If it's not quite melted, I add more time in 10-15 second increments. Keep and eye on it so it doesn't scorch.)
  • Pour the melted almond bark into the cereal mixture and thoroughly stir to combine. The melted almond bark will sink to the bottom of the bowl, so make sure you scoop it back up and get all of the contents equally coated.
  • On a flat surface, lay out parchment paper or tin foil. Pour the coated trail mix out of the bowl and onto the paper. Use the back of a spatula or large spoon to pat it down flat.
  • Top with 2/3 cup of pastel M&Ms and 2T of Easter sprinkles.
  • Let the trail mix dry on the flat surface for approx 10 minutes, This will make it nice an hard.
  • Use your hands to break it up into smaller chunks. Serve in a large bowl and let guests help themselves.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Try these ideas for customizing:
  • Cheerios (regular, honey nut or chocolate are all good)
  • Chex cereal
  • raisins
  • dried cranberries cranberries
  • golden raisins
  • pretzel sticks
  • potato chips
  • popcorn
  • honey roasted peanuts
  • cashews
For the candy topping, try:
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped candy bar
  • chopped Andie’s mints
  • jelly beans
  • gummy bears

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 4gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Easter Dessert, Easter Trail Mix, Bunny Bait
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