Recipe for Easter Bunny Bait

Here is a simple recipe perfect for enticing that Easter Bunny out of hiding. 😉 Bunny Bait is beyond simple and can be completely customized to your liking. It’s a recipe the whole family can enjoy creating. Post contains affiliate links.

Easter Bunny Bait Candy Recipe

Bunny bait snack mix in an Easter jelly bean tin.

My intention here was to make something similar to “puppy chow”, but with light colors for Easter. Of course, I started over-thinking it at first. I tried to microwave some white chocolate chips which was a huge fail. Long story short, keeping it simple was key!

Everything I used was purchased during my last trip to Target. The dollar bins got me (they always do) and I found these cute tins and some Easter grass. Then I bought some Rice Chex, Pink Candy Melts (Wilton brand) and a variety of Easter-themed candies.

The candies are totally up to you, but I bought white chocolate M&M’s, Hershey’s white chocolate eggs and Cadbury Royal Dark Chocolate Eggs.

This recipe reminds me of my childhood. My friend used to tell me that “Little People” lived in our air vents. We would leave treats and pieces of cheese for these tiny house guests. Of course, no matter how hard I tried to get a glimpse of these elusive friends, I never succeeded.

Little People are ninja swift and prefer to remain out of sight. The cheese was always eaten, so that was proof enough of their existence to me. 😉 Obviously, it wasn’t our family dog eating the cheese; that would just be rude.

Bunny bait Easter snack mix with candies in tins.

Bunny Bait is fun to make with the kids. Since you cannot go wrong with the mixture, let kids add their favorite candies. You can switch up the color of candy melts and candies for each holiday.

Make Reindeer Food around Christmas, Leprechaun Bait for St. Patrick’s Day, Cupid’s Candy for Valentine’s day, and whatever else you can dream up.

Bunny Bait is great to use for filling plastic eggs and putting into Easter baskets. You can leave some sit in decorative dishes if you have guests coming over. Or, if you go somewhere for Easter, bring some Bunny Bait along with you for the host.

Yield: 8 servings

Recipe for Easter Bunny Bait

bunny bait recipe

Easy and fun treat to lure the Easter bunny out of hiding. Similar to Puppy Chow, this snack mix is colored for spring. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 bag Pink Candy Melts
  • 2 cups Assorted Easter-themed Candies


  1. Melt candy melts as per instructions on bag.
  2. Mix in Rice Chex and completely coat.
  3. Let the mixture cool and set.
  4. Sprinkle in candies to your liking.
  5. Add to cute containers and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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  1. judy gardner says:

    this is so cute – i have never heard of bunny bait. the kids will love this!

  2. I love this, we do something similar but we use baskets not tins, bunny bait is a cute name for it. Thank you for sharing this post.

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