Looking for a simple and yummy snack? This Bunny Bait Snack Mix is a sweet holiday treat people of all ages love and enjoy.

The finished Bunny Bait in serving containers.

This recipe serves 24 and costs about $13.52 to make. That’s around $0.56 per serving!

What You’ll Love About This Bunny Bait Recipe:

  • Crowd Pleaser: The sweet and salty combination is one that everyone loves, regardless of age. 
  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is perfect for a last-minute treat or a fun activity with the kids. It is so easy; your kids can make it on their own. 
  • Easy to Share: The recipe makes a large batch, which makes it ideal for sharing with family and friends or gifting to neighbors. 
The finished Bunny Bait recipe in a green bowl.

Bunny Bait Recipe Ingredients and Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.56

Recipe Cost: $13.52

  • 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips – $3.99
  • 8 cups Rice Chex Cereal – $3.63
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks – $0.65
  • 10-ounce bag M&M candies – $4.99
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut – $0.26

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in February 2024.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Easter Bunny Bait

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips according to package instructions. Stir often for smooth melting.
  2. Combine Chex cereal, pretzel sticks, and M&Ms in a big bowl.
  3. Gently pour the melted chocolate over your Chex mixture. 
  4. Use a spoon or spatula to stir until everything is coated carefully.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the snack mix. Top with colorful sprinkles and fluffy shredded coconut.
  6. Let your Bunny Chow Snack Mix chill in the fridge for about an hour or until the chocolate hardens before breaking apart and serving.

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Recipe Variations:

  • You can use any cereal, pretzels, sprinkles, or candy. Get creative and make it your own!

Storage Tips:

SERVE:  Resist the urge to dig in after coating your snack mix! Let it sit for an hour so the chocolate hardens properly, preventing a gooey mess. Then, go ahead and enjoy the delicious crunchy treat!

STORE: Keep your bunny bait in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. 

FREEZE: Store your snack mix in a freezer bag for six months.

THAW: Let it thaw at room temperature when ready to indulge again.

Recipe FAQs

Is it cheaper to buy Chex Mix or make your own?

Typically, it is more cost-effective to make your own Chex Mix. Especially after considering all the fun add-ins with this recipe, you cannot buy it pre-made in the store for less than it costs to make it on your own.

Why did my Chex Mix turn out soggy?

If the Chex Mix is soggy, leave it in the fridge to chill a bit longer to harden. You can also try adding more Chex cereal to the mixture.

Easter Bunny Bait in bunny bowls.

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5 from 3 votes

Bunny Bait

Recipe Cost $ $13.52
Serving Cost $ $0.56
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
24 people
Looking for a simple and yummy snack? This Bunny Bait Snack Mix is a sweet holiday treat people of all ages love and enjoy.

Equipment

  • heat-safe bowl
  • large bowl
  • rubber scraper
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
 
 

  • 11 ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 8 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks broken in half
  • 11 ounce bag M&Ms candies
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Easter sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a heat-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power.
  • Stir and repeat until the chips are completely melted.
  • Add the Chex, pretzel sticks, and M&Ms in a large bowl.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate over the top of the Chex mixture and carefully stir everything until coated.
  • Spread the mixture over a long strip of parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle with shredded coconut and sprinkles.
  • Let it cool and harden for about 1 hour.
  • Break apart and store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

This makes about 11-12 cups of Chex mix. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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6 Comments

  1. Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder) says:

    G’day! Love your bunny mix!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. Todd Douglas says:

    Going to make these for our Easter Egg hunt!

  3. katrina c. says:

    I made the mistake of showing the kids this Bunny Bait and told them we could make it for Easter, however when the day came and went, we ended up not having much time. They’ve been bugging ever since. Well, my 10 year old has. Sooooo….We’re going to make it this weekend. I’m excited because I definitely have a sweet and since we’ve switched to clean eating…we don’t get to eat sweets a lot. Thanks for Sharing!

  4. This is just precious, love this idea! Making this for the kids for Easter 🙂

  5. wilhelmina says:

    This stuff it so addictive! It never lasts very long around here!

  6. Debbie Welchert says:

    What a great easy recipe. My family is going to love this recipe.