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Whip up a batch of irresistible bunny bait for Easter! With a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors, this snack mix is ideal for parties, gifts, or a special family treat.

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Bunny Bait, Easter Chex Mix!

Bunny bait is always a highlight of our Easter season! This delightful snack mix is filled with Chex, Cheerios, and pretzels all coated in creamy white chocolate and sprinkled with Easter M&M’s.

It’s one of my favorite Easter recipes and the perfect treat to welcome spring. Just like lemon muddy buddies or this sweet Chex mix it’s super easy to make and the kids will love helping you in the kitchen and sampling along the way!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Effortless: With no baking required and minimal prep, this bunny bait is as easy to make as it is delicious. 
  • Make it your own: Bunny bait trail mix is just the beginning! Make Christmas Chex mix or Valentine’s Chex mix, too, because the beauty of bunny bait lies in its versatility.

Recipe Ingredients

I’m sharing the basic ingredients for bunny bait. Adapt the recipe to your preferences.

Bunny Bait Ingredients on the counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Cereal: Chex (rice or corn) and Cheerios (any flavor).
  • Pretzel sticks: The salt provides a great contrast with the sweet chocolate.
  • Easter M&M’s: The pastel colors are perfect for the season!
  • White chocolate: I use Ghirardelli candy melts. 
  • Optional: Easter sprinkles. The bright pastel colors give that festive touch.

Substitutions and Variations

Here are additional variations and substitutions to personalize your bunny bait chex mix and keep it exciting year after year:

  • Chocolate: Beyond white chocolate chips or wafers, consider drizzling the top with milk or colored melting wafers.
  • Cereal choices: While Chex and Cheerios are traditional, experiment with other cereals like Golden Grahams, Cap’n Crunch, or even popcorn for a different texture and flavor profile.
  • Sweet mix-ins: Swap or add to the M&M’s with other candies such as mini cadbury eggs, candy-coated chocolate eggs, mini marshmallows, or jelly beans for extra color and sweetness.
  • Salty mix-ins: Toss in some nuts like peanuts or almonds.

How to Make Bunny Bait

It can’t be easier to make this sweet snack! You can even get the kids to help you mix everything.

Showing how to make bunny bait.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Melt the white chocolate carefully in the microwave, using a microwave-safe bowl, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the mix, ensuring an even coat.
  • Spread out on wax or parchment paper, add extra M&M’s or sprinkles, and allow to set. Feel free to place the wax paper on a baking sheet for extra support.

Bunny Bait Tips

  • If you have some leftover white chocolate, you can use it to make this irresistible white chocolate popcorn!
  • Ensure your chocolate is melted smoothly for an even coating. Check out my tips on how to melt chocolate for more info!
  • Work quickly after adding the chocolate to prevent it from setting before you’ve mixed it thoroughly.
  • For the quickest setting, spread the bunny bait in a thin layer on parchment paper. If you’re in a rush, you can place it in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes, but be aware that chilling can sometimes affect the chocolate’s texture.
  • Bunny bait is perfect for gift-giving or serving at parties. Package it in cellophane treat bags tied with a ribbon for a cute (and the bunny bait tag below), or serve it in a large bowl for the perfect Easter treat for sharing.
Bunny bait.

Recipe FAQs

What can I use instead of white chocolate?

If white chocolate isn’t your preference, milk or dark chocolate are delicious alternatives. They melt similarly and offer a richer taste profile.

How can I prevent the white chocolate from seizing while melting?

To avoid seizing, melt the chocolate slowly at 50% power in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Ensure no water comes into contact with the chocolate, as even a small drop can cause it to seize.

Can bunny bait be made in advance?

Yes, it’s a great make-ahead treat! Prepare and store it as directed, and you’ll have a delicious snack ready for your Easter celebrations, movie night, or to get ahead on putting together individual treat bags.


This bunny bait recipe can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, making it the perfect make-ahead treat for any Easter celebration.

For longer storage, it freezes well for up to 3 months.

Free Bunny Bait Printable

Bunny bait printable tag.

Share this bunny bait with friends, neighbors or at any spring party!

Download comes with four colored tags. I recommend printing on cardstock. Then just cut out tag, fold lengthwise and attach to clear bags full of bunny bait. Attach the bunny ears to back side of tag for a cute presentation.

Bunny bait in a white bowl.

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Bunny Bait

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Whip up a batch of irresistible bunny bait for Easter! With a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors, this snack mix is ideal for parties, gifts, or a special family treat.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Rest: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16



  • 3 cups Chex , rice or corn
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1-2 cups pretzel sticks , broken in half
  • 1 cup Easter M&M's , more for topping
  • 10 ounces white chocolate , I used Ghirardelli wafers

Optional: Easter sprinkles


    • In a large bowl, combine the Chex, Cheerios, pretzels and M&M's. Stir until combined.
    • Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and then melt in 30 second increments (stirring in between). Do not overcook or it will burn.
    • Next pour the melted chocolate over the chex mix and stir until well coated. Then pour the chex onto a peice of wax or parchment paper. Sprinkle extra m&m's on top for color if desired while the chocolate is still warm.
    • Allow to set until hardened (at least 15 minutes). Store in a zip top bag or covered container. Store on the counter for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.


    Storage instructions: Place in a sealed container or zip top bag and store on the counter up to 1 week. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.


    Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American

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