Make Easter even more adorable with our bunny bait recipe! Popcorn, raisins, white chocolate chips, and other yummy goodies come together in this sweet snack to produce a perfect treat for young and old alike.
While talking holiday fun a few weeks back, a lot of us at Sweets and Treats remembered wanting to “catch” the Easter Bunny as kids. It seems to be something we all did…is this something that every little one does? A few people even mentioned that they made silly traps with their older siblings or parents – boxes propped up by sticks like in the cartoons, that kind of thing. Are we strange, or is this universal? Ha!
Anyway, we only bring that up because we’re sure we would have loved bunny bait when we were young. Partially because of the name, of course…we could have put it under the traps! But also because it’s a tasty snack mix that everyone can enjoy. Not only that, it’s quick to make for you grown-ups, and easy, too. You could likely get the kids in your life to help you put bunny bait together. It’s a lot of fun!
We hope you enjoy this Easter treat!
Bunny Bait Recipe: Ingredients & Supplies
Excited to make this Easter snack mix?! Here’s what you’ll need…
- Popcorn, raisins, peanuts: Some of the main (and most tasty) ingredients for your bunny bait. When it comes to the popcorn, by the way, non-buttered is better here. And of course, if you’re not a fan of raisins, those are optional.
- Chocolate covered candy: Another part of your bunny bait, preferably in pastel colors for the Easter season.
- Bunny graham crackers: If you can’t find bunny-shaped graham crackers, that’s fine, but trust us when we say this bunny bait is ten times cuter when you use them!
- White chocolate chips: You’ll melt these to drizzle or pour on top of your bunny bait mix.
- Sprinkles: Any of your faves. We recommend adorable Easter-themed sprinkles, like our 24 Carrot Mix or our Easter Sprinkle Rods Mix.
- Baking sheet with parchment paper: You’ll place most of your bunny bait on this baking sheet, and break it up into pieces here.
- Microwave-safe bowl: To melt the chocolate you’ll pour over your bunny bait.
- Decorator bag: Optional, but easier if you want to drizzle melted chocolate over your bunny bait instead of pouring it.
- Rings: Okay, okay, this isn’t mandatory, either, but we have a load of plastic cupcake rings that might be cute to throw into a gift bag with your bunny bait. These are an especially huge hit with the little ones!
This Bunny Bait Recipe is easy enough for the kids to help with! And one of the best things is how versatile the recipe is. Don’t like raisins? Add cheerios instead or any of the other ideas we have listed below.
Begin by adding all of the ingredients except the white chocolate chips to a large bowl, and give them a good stir.
Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture on.
Now melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave and stir until smooth.
You can drizzle the melted chocolate over the mixture using a spoon or transfer the chocolate to a decorate bag and then drizzle. We found the bag to be easier to get a more even coating.
Let the Easter snack mix harden and you are ready to break it into pieces and store it until you are ready to serve.
How about making little gift bags for friends or neighbors? We added the Bunny Bait to plastic cellophane bags and also added our new Easter cupcake rings. Tie the bag with a fun ribbon or twine and you have a super easy treat for Easter or Spring.
Bunny Bait Recipe: FAQs
We’ve gathered up a few questions we’ve gotten about this recipe right here!
How long does it take to make bunny bait?
10 minutes for prep, and 2 minutes to “cook” it. It’s very quick, which makes it a perfect treat to whip up if you’re short on time.
How do you store bunny bait once it’s done?
An airtight container for sure, at room temperature. It’ll be fine for about a week. Don’t leave it out uncovered!
Can you freeze bunny bait?
Actually, yes! In an airtight container, it’ll be fine in the freezer for about 3 months.
What other additions do you recommend for bunny bait?
Oh, you can have fun with this! If you want to take your bait up a notch, you can try…
- Reese’s Pieces
- M&Ms (they tend to sell pastel ones at this time of year, so…perfect!)
- Other nuts like cashews, walnuts, etc
Did you enjoy our Easter snack mix?
It’s fast, it’s so easy that your little ones can help out (or do it themselves), it’s cute, and best of all…it’s tasty! Comment down below about our bunny bait recipe. Whether you enjoyed it or not, we’d love to hear from you! And of course, we especially adore hearing about any alterations or substitutions on this recipe. Seeing our fans get creative is so fulfilling!
Other Easter recipes here on Sweets and Treats…
Here at Sweets and Treats, we feel sometimes like Easter needs to step its sweets game up…and so we love posting about new, unique Easter treat ideas! Here are a few others you’ll love:
- 3 cups popped popcorn, not butter is best
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup raisins, optional
- 1 cup chocolate covered candy, pastel colors
- 1 cup bunny graham crackers
- 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- Easter Sprinkles
- Line large baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients EXCEPT white chocolate chips and sprinkles
- Stir to combine and spread evenly onto prepared baking sheet
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating for 10-20 seconds at a time until the chips are almost melted
- Remove from microwave and stir until completely smooth
- Pour the melted chocolate over the mixture. You can also transfer the melted chocolate to a decorator bag and drizzle.
- Immediately add sprinkles
- Let set about 15 minutes or until hard
- Break into pieces
- Store in airtight container