How to Make a Easter Muddy Buddies Mix
If you’re looking for an Easter treat you have to try this bunny bait mix! It’s a crowd pleaser and it also works great bagged up for Easter basket gifts too!
What ingredients do I need to make bunny bait?
- Chex Cereal
- Pretzel sticks
- Peanut butter chips
- Vanilla Almond Bark
- Powdered sugar
- Pastel M&M’s
- Easter Sprinkles
- How should the Muddy Buddies be stored and for how long?
These Muddy Buddies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
- What type of Chex cereal should I use?
Any type of Chex cereal would work well. For example, the Rice, Corn or Wheat would be a fine substitution.
- Is this recipe the same as muddy buddies and puppy chow?
Yes, this is the same type of recipe. The Easter version is just called Bunny Bait.
- What other add-ons can I use with this recipe?
Nuts, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, cheerios, peanut M&Ms, popcorn, etc.
- What other variations can of muddy buddies can I make?
S’mores, Lemon, Reese’s, just plain muddy buddies without add-ons. You can make cookies and cream with Oreos and white chocolate. There are a lot of different combinations that would work well together.
- 6 cups of Chex Cereal
- 2 cups of pretzel sticks broken in half
- 1 cup of peanut butter chips
- 12 oz of Vanilla Almond Bark
- 2 Tablespoons of Shortening
- 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
- ½ cup of M&M’s pastel colors
- ½ cup of Easter Sprinkles
- In a medium size microwaveable safe bowl, combine almond bark, peanut butter chips and shortening. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir. If more melting, is needed continue to heat at 30 second intervals until completely smooth.
- Next, in a large mixing bowl combine Chex cereal, and pretzel sticks. Pour in peanut butter mixture and mix by hand with a spatula until coated.
- Pour cereal mixture into a gallon size freezer bag and add powdered sugar. Shake until cereal is everything is blended.
- Pour the bag out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Gently add in M&M’s and sprinkles.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.