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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. This sweet and salty candy is packed with Oreos and holiday M&M’s.

Love easy Easter treats? Try our delicious Easter Rice Krispie Treat recipe. Especially if you LOVE Peeps candy. Or give this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe a chance, and use up some of those holiday chocolates.

Bunny chow candy in a bowl with pastel sprinkles.

What is Bunny Chow Candy

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!

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.

Little kids love 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!

Ingredients Notes

Ingredients needed for bunny chow candy, including Oreos and pretzels.

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

  • Pretzel sticks– any salty pretzel variety works great here
  • Oreos– swap for golden Oreos if you want to!
  • M&Ms 
  • Vanilla candy coating– I use the Ghirardelli White Chocolate Wafers, they melt smooth and taste delicious
  • Sprinkles 

Easy Instructions

White chocolate melted and poured over bunny chow ingredients.

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 (or wafers) 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. Let the candy stand for 10 minutes to harden.

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

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

  • PARTY FAVOR: Divide this bunny chow candy into individual portions in Ziploc sandwich bags for easy on-the-go snacking or packing in lunches.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: 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!).
  • M&M Varieties: 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.
Bunny chow on parchment paper to set up.

Recipe FAQs

How long does this Easter candy stay good?

The bunny chow tastes best if eaten within 3 -4 days. In my house it’s gone well before then!

Can I use melted white chocolate instead of candy coating?

No, I don’t recommend using white chocolate bars or chips. It does not melt as smoothly due to extra additives. Vanilla or white chocolate candy coating and melting wafers work best.

Can you make this with pretzel twists instead of sticks?

Yes, but I prefer the texture and look of the pretzel sticks! If you’re using twists you may want to break them up into smaller bits first.

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Yield: 24 servings

Bunny Chow Candy Recipe

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 cups pretzel sticks, broken
  • 14 Oreo cookies, slightly broken
  • 2 cup milk chocolate M&M candies
  • 16 ounce Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers
  • 2 Tablespoons spring sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together pretzels, Oreos and M&M's.
  2. Melt white chocolate 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!

Notes

  • PARTY FAVOR: Divide this bunny chow candy into individual portions in Ziploc sandwich bags for easy on-the-go snacking or packing in lunches.
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: 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!).
  • M&M Varieties: 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.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

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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Posted on March 10, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. @ 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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

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

    I’m following you from Trick or Treat Tuesday!

    theoliverlife.blogspot.com

  7. 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!

  8. this looks perfect!

    i love puppy chow and white chocolate chow! made some over xmas, so addictive.

  9. Such a great treat for Easter coming up! Loving the salty sweet combo with the pretzels! I would not trust myself around this!!

  10. 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!

  11. 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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