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.
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
- It’s almost Easter and the sprinkles gave this candy a bright and festive spring flare
- 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.
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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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
- Vanilla candy coating
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.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Peanut Butter Cheesecake – in the Instant Pot
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Puppy Chow recipe
- Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
- Chocolate Cheesecake
- No Bake Cookies
- Lemon Cheesecake
- Sugar Cookies
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!