A colorful cereal-based snack mix that is candy coated and tossed in powdered sugar. Candy additions like Spring Mix Sixlets, mini marshmallows, and white chocolate chips are added for a fun and tasty treat. This post is sponsored by Color It Candy. All views expressed are that of our own.
Easter Bunny Bait is the perfect treat for your child to leave for the Easter Bunny in exchange for a basket. It is a peanut-free snack mix that is both pretty and yummy. Kids can help to make this and bag it up in Bunny Treat Bags as a fun Springtime activity.
What is Bunny Bait?
If you have never had Bunny Bait, it is a super sweet mix. The crunchy rice cereal pieces that are coated in candy melts and tossed with powdered sugar have such a satisfying, sweet crunch. My kids love to trade candy-colored pieces with one another.
This version of Bunny Bait is also peanut free, but you can get instructions to use peanut butter in the recipe card. This spring snack mix recipe goes by many names like muddy buddies, puppy chow, bunny crack, Easter mix, and more!
I love the way this Bunny Bait turned out because it is super colorful and makes me smile. The bright pops of pink, yellow, and blue are ideal for the warmer spring season.
The addition of Shimmer Spring Mix Sixlets made it really POP. You can find these in 3 different sizes on Color it Candy. They also have Shimmer Spring Mix Gumballs which are perfect for candy bars, buffets, treat bags, and more!
Find every color scheme of Sixlets, Pearls, Gumballs, and foiled candy balls on the Color it Candy site. They have pretty much every color shade in both regular and shimmer colors. I have used their candies for cake decorating, or to use on snack like these Fruity Marshmallow Treats.
We have once again collaborated with the lovely Dawn over at Cutefetti on this cute & fun Easter-themed post in partnership with Color It Candy. Check out her adorable Yellow Chick Cupcakes today! They are simply adorable and feature Yellow Shimmer Gumballs.
Easter Bunny Bait
- baking sheet
- 9 cups rice corn cereal
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 12 ounces yellow candy melt wafers melted
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 ounces pink, blue, yellow wafer melts
- 1 cup Spring Mix Sixlets
- Wilton Mini chicks and Bunnies optional
- Add 12 ounces of yellow candy melts to a microwave-safe glass bowl.
- Microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals stirring in between each. Mine required 3 separate 30-second cook times with a stir in-between each until creamy.
- Add rice cereal to a large zippered freezer bag or large bowl.
- Pour melted candy over and coat all pieces.
- Add powdered sugar in and toss pieces until coated. It is okay if every piece is not evenly coated.
- Pour snack mix onto a large baking sheet.
- Add in marshmallows, morsels, wafer, and Spring Mix Sixlets.
- Toss to combine.
- Add snack mix to goodie bags, or store in a large zippered freezer bag.
StorageThis mix lasts up to 7-10 days when stored in an airtight container in a dry, cool place. You can mix and match what mini candies you add in to suit your preference. Mini pretzels, popcorn, and chocolate candies or eggs could also be fun.
How to make this with peanut butterYou will skip the 12-ounces of wafers melted and use these ingredients:
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar