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Easter Bunny Chow Recipe

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Easter is a time of celebration and joy, so why not add a little something special to the festivities? This Easter Bunny Chow Recipe is sure to bring your family and friends together in a delicious celebration. Not only will it be an innovative addition to the holiday spread, but it's sure to be a hit with everyone!

Easter Bunny Chow Recipe

I think we have all heard of traditional Puppy Chow, Muddy Buddy or Chex Mixes, and there are many variations out there on the theme. I wanted to make something along those lines…something to munch on before or after Easter dinner or just as a snack relaxing in the afternoon with family.

However, I did want to stay away from the traditional ingredients in Chex Mix and really make something that worked for a special occasion like Easter.

Peanut M&M's

A Fun Easter Tradition

Many of us have fun Easter traditions. Even if your family hasn't loaded up in the car early and headed to church on Easter, it's still such a fun holiday and there are so many signs of spring finally showing up. I love the first weeks of spring.

We typically have a lot of sun here, alternating with heavy rainfall. So as you can imagine it can be warm or very cool, depending on the current weather. I can remember bundling the kids up in coats on Easter Sunday, as well as reminding them they will get a sunburn if they are outside too long!

One thing that remains the same year to year for us is a big get-together the day before Easter for egg hunts, and then a wonderful family dinner after church. Easter candy makes its appearance, even for older kids… and those adult “kids”! ๐Ÿ™‚

Making Your Bunny Chow Recipe

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With Easter around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you can create a delicious Easter Bunny Chow recipe. To create this classic snack, there are a few key ingredients needed.

Personally I like a few sweets but candy is off my snacking list pretty quick. I gravitate more toward the sweet and salty snacks! For this recipe, we added pretzels and popcorn along with sweet ingredients like Peanut M&Ms and Mini Marshmallows.

One fun thing to add to this mix is this pack of Jet Puffed Fun Mallows in spring colors.  These really take me back to my childhood since they always made an appearance in Jello Salads each Easter! 

We found these fun “itty bitty minis” Pretzels from Snyders, but if you can't find these in stores just about any salty pretzel will do.

Easter Bunny Chow

And as I mentioned, this snack mix gets the special occasion treatment and is covered with vanilla almond bark. This part is my absolute favorite over the popcorn!

- Bunny Chow Recipe Almon bark

If you haven't tried it almond bark + popcorn yet, it almost reminds me of those red backs of NY Popcorn you see at the store. They are expensive and so unhealthy- but addicting!

This treat is going to be the same way.

Coating with Almond Bark:

You do want to heat your almond bark up completely in the microwave or on the stove top first. If you are using partially melted almond bark or candy coating, it will be thick. You will want this as thin (melted) as possible so you can gently fold it in to the popcorn mixture without breaking the popcorn into small bits.

This is what makes this Easter Bunny Chow so spectacular, so don't skip on this step. As I mentioned, it goes great with the popcorn.

Almond Bark - Bunny Chow Recipe

Tip: Use an extra large mixing bowl so you can gently fold the Almond bark into the other ingredients. Use a soft spatula to mix. 

Cooking Tips And Tricks

When it comes to Easter Bunny Chow, you can do much more than simply following a recipe. With some clever cooking tips and tricks, you can take your dish to the next level.

The first step is to opt for quality ingredients. If you want your Easter Bunny Chow to be extra delicious, use the best peanut butter available. This will give it a rich flavour and creamy texture that everyone will enjoy. In addition, don’t forget to add in some other tasty ingredients such as dark chocolate chips, sweetened shredded coconut and chopped nuts.

Remember that presentation is also important when it comes to cooking. For example, if you’re serving individual portions of Easter Bunny Chow, think about adding a few edible decorations like sliced strawberries or slivered almonds on top for that extra special touch. You can also get creative with the way you serve the chow. Consider using small mason jars or cupcake wrappers for an eye-catching presentation that will wow your guests!

A little bit of creativity in the kitchen can make all the difference when preparing a delicious Easter Bunny Chow dish! Experiment with different flavors and textures and make something truly unique that your family and friends won’t forget anytime soon.

Other Ideas for Your Easter Bunny Chow Recipe

I always add a note on what to substitute if you can. I am a big fan of substituting an ingredient here or there. Use what you have in the pantry… no need to make a special store trip the day before Easter for this recipe, guys. It's really simple.

Mini Pretzels - Bunny Chow Recipe

If you don't have mini pretzels, add a salty cereal like Chex or Cheerios. If you aren't fans of chocolate, toss in white chocolate chips! You can get creative on this one so easily. Be sure to follow the ratios in the recipe so you don't end up with an overly sweet or salty mix. I haven't tested the recipe with substitutes, so remember results will vary. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mini Pastel Marshmallows - Bunny Chow Recipe

You could also easily adapt this recipe to be nut free if you're using all non-allergenic/ nut containing ingredients. You can also use almond butter or other but butters. Adding in chopped peanuts is another way to add texture and flavor to the base.

Finished on cookie sheet - Bunny Chow Recipe

After the mixture is coated, spread out evenly in a thin layer to allow to dry.  Your layer can allow for some chunks to remain sticking together, but the thinner layer you can achieve, the faster it will dry/harden.

Finally, when the candy coating or almond bark has dried, gently break up the larger pieces and empty the tray of the Easter Bunny Chow into a pretty serving bowl.  There will be some loose pieces but that's ok!

How Long Does Easter Chex Mix Keep And How To Store It

Easter is a time for celebration and feasting, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious Easter Bunny Chow Recipe? The combination of chex mix and festive flavors makes this treat an ideal addition to any Easter gathering. But how long does Easter Chex Mix keep and how do you store it?

The answer depends on the ingredients used in the recipe. Generally, store-bought Chex mix can last up to three months if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. If you make your own mix, however, it should be eaten within one week due to the perishable nature of some of the ingredients. To maximize freshness, store homemade Easter Bunny Chow recipes in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If stored properly, homemade Chex mixes can stay fresh for up to a month.

When it comes to serving, always serve your Easter Chex Mix as soon as possible after making it or thawing from frozen storage. Enjoy all the delightful flavors of this classic holiday treat while it’s at its peak!

In conclusion, the Easter Bunny Chow Recipe is a delicious treat that has been enjoyed for generations. It's easy to make and fun to customize with different variations. Plus, it's great for taking on picnics or packing in lunches. I really enjoy making it during the Easter season as it is a reminder of all the joys of springtime.

The best thing about Easter Bunny Chow Recipe is that anyone can make it. All you need is some basic knowledge of cooking techniques and a few simple ingredients. It's easy enough for a novice chef and delicious enough for a pro. So why not give it a try this Easter? You'll be delighted with the results!

Easter Bunny Chow Recipe is truly an unforgettable treat that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. With its unique flavor combination, it's guaranteed to please even the pickiest palate. Try out this timeless recipe today and see why generations have enjoyed it for so long!

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Yield: 12

Easter Bunny Chow Trail Mix

Easter Bunny Chow Trail Mix

This fun sweet and salty mix is perfect for spring!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Kettle Popcorn cooked (microwaved will work)
  • 1 small bag of pastel peanut or plain M&M's (about a 10-12oz bag)
  • 1 1/2 cups of mini pretzels (any brand)
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows (any brand, but spring colors are great for this recipe)
  • Approximately 1 8oz package of Vanilla Almond Bark

Instructions

  1. Cook popcorn according to directions. Avoid using flavored popcorns like extra butter. Kettle Corn, Popping your own plain popcorn, or Lightly Salted are recommended.
  2. Melt Almond Bark according to directions in separate microwave safe bowl. I prefer a glass Pyrex dish. Stir frequently until completely melted.
  3. Add cooked popcorn to large bowl
  4. Add M&M's
  5. Add Mini Pretzels
  6. Add Marshmallows
  7. Coat with Vanilla Almond Bark. Depending upon how much Almond Bark you prefer, you may not use the entire package for this recipe.
  8. Mix lightly with spatula until all ingredients are coated.
  9. Spread out onto lined large cookie tray or platter. Allow to sit 20 minutes or until completely cool and hardened.
  10. Break up into bite size pieces and pour into serving bowl, or if not serving immediately, pour into bowl which can be sealed.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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