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Bunny Chow

An Easter dessert the kids can help make! Bunny Chow Candy will brighten up your spring with sweet crunchy taste that no one can resist.

Easy bunny chow candy made with pretzels, oreos, candy and white chocolate

I’ve got an easy sweet snack here, people. I’m talking, almost as easy as my white trash candy, except Bunny Chow has even fewer ingredients. I whipped this up in under 15 minutes!

Bunny Chow Candy

We called this Bunny Chow because

  1. It’s almost Easter and the sprinkles gave this candy a bright and festive spring flare
  2. The name is adorable. Who doesn’t want to be reminded of bunnies, right?

This is a perfect easy Easter dessert or snack, but you don’t have to save it just for the springtime. A bowl of this on the table would steal the show at any party or family movie night, no matter the time of year.

Kids Baking

I love finding ideas for treats I can make with my kids. As much as I enjoy teaching them about baking, sometimes it’s nice not to have to worry about oven or stove safety when we’re in the kitchen together.

My kids loved helping break apart the pretzels and Oreos for their Easter dessert. I mean, how often are they encouraged to smash things?

If you have little ones at home, they’re going to have so much fun making Bunny Chow Candy with you!

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Easter Dessert

The recipe below makes a big bowl full, so if you’re trying to be careful with what you eat, you may not want to leave this on the counter. In front of you. Within reach.

Take it from me. I just kept grabbing a piece, all day long. Before I knew it, I probably consumed half a batch of this treat, on my own! The healthiest snack? Maybe not. But I think it’s well worth it from time to time. We’ll get our veggies in with dinner!

I do have to answer to my kids, though, when they wander in the kitchen looking for the bunny chow we made together–only to find most of the bowl already gone.

Good thing it is so easy to make! I can whip up a second batch in no time, and no one will be the wiser.

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How to Make Bunny Chow Candy

This bunny chow only has FIVE ingredients which, huge bonus, happen to include some of my favorite snack foods:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Oreos
  • M&Ms 
  • Vanilla candy coating
  • Sprinkles 

STEP 1. Break up your pretzels and Oreos. I like to keep my pretzels pretty small but leave my Oreos in larger pieces so they don’t turn into crumbs.

STEP 2. In a large bowl, mix the pretzels and Oreos with the M&Ms.

STEP 3. Melt vanilla candy coating according to package directions. (We used a microwave). Pour melted chocolate over M&M mixture.

STEP 4. Line your counter top with parchment paper and pour the bunny chow mixture on top. Dust the bunny chow with two tablespoons of spring sprinkles (while saying THAT five times fast!). Let the candy stand for 10 minutes to harden.

STEP 5. Break  the Bunny Chow candy into bite sized pieces and enjoy!

How to Store Bunny Chow Candy

In the event you have far more self-control than I do around this Easter dessert, Bunny Chow stores easily to save for later! I store ours in a Ziploc bag. It would also keep well in an airtight container.

Tips & Tricks

  •  Divide this bunny chow candy into individual portions in Ziploc sandwich bags for easy on-the-go snacking or packing in lunches. This would also make a great party favor if you use decorative baggies!
  • Bunny Chow can easily be adapted to suit any holiday or occasion. For extra Easter festiveness, use the seasonal pastel M&Ms. At Christmas time, substitute red and green sprinkles and M&Ms to make this “Elf Chow” (or another fun holiday name you come up with–get creative!).
  • I used Milk Chocolate M&Ms here but feel free to experiment with other varieties. White chocolate, Fudge Brownie and Peanut M&Ms would also taste delicious in your Bunny Chow.
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Yield: 24 servings

Bunny Chow

Prep Time 5 minutes
Set Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

An Easter dessert the kids can help make! Bunny Chow Candy will brighten up your spring with sweet crunchy taste that no one can resist.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup pretzel sticks, broken
  • 14 Oreo cookies, slightly broken
  • 2 cup milk chocolate M&M candies
  • 16 oz vanilla candy coating
  • 2 Tbsp spring sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together pretzels, Oreos and M&M's.
  2. Melt vanilla candy coating according to package directions. Pour melted chocolate over M&M mixture. Pour bunny chow onto a large piece of parchment paper on countertop. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp spring sprinkles (say that 5 times fast)! Let stand about 10 minutes until hardened.
  3. Break into pieces and put in a ziploc bag for storage. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published March 12, 2012.

Bunny Chow Candy was a huge hit in our house. I hope you have fun with this kids baking recipe, too!

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 10, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. We just made this for an outdoor tea party today! It was sooo yummy! I added a link to your recipe on my post, so others can try it! If you have a chance, check out our post! 🙂
    http://famigliaandseoul.blogspot.com/2012/04/day-7-outdoor-tea-party-with-my-girls.html

  2. This is a yummy mix!! Thanks for joining us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll come back next week! -The Sisters

  3. This looks super yummy! I am a nut for snack mixes. I pinned this so that I can make sure to give it a try. I am stopping by from Chef in Training.

  4. This is so cute! I have a Bunny Tail Bark recipe coming up on my blog that reminds me a bit of this one. This really sounds delicious! I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

  5. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

  6. @ anonymous- vanilla candy coating is sometimes called vanilla bark at the grocery store. You find it in the same aisle as the chocolate chips, and it’s sold in vanilla or chocolate flavor. If you can’t find it, you can always use white chocolate, however it takes much longer to set, and it has a tendency to melt easier in the hands.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question about vanilla candy coating Aimee!! Much appreciated. xo

  7. I don’t know what vanilla candy coating is? Can someone explain to a1st timer. Would love to make this for my kids. Thank u!!

  8. At first glance (and until I read the ingredients) I thought this had Lucky Charms in it. Will be making this for the kids classes this year.

  9. Yummy! Perfect snack for a class party!!

    I’m following you from Trick or Treat Tuesday!

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  10. Wow, this probably would be gone in less than a day. And I’d be the only one eating it. So cute and what a great idea. YUM!

  11. i have all of these ingredients in my pantry right now! i would have NEVER thought to combine all of it for a sweet and salty snack. LOVE this!

  12. I love yummy easy snacks that call out to me from the counter ! Of course now I am going to need more treadmill time too:-)

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