Easy Easter Snack For Kids
Easter often coincides at least in part with tax season, which for accountants everywhere means endless hours at work. A few seasons ago in my department we implemented a “snack corner” to keep things fun and festive. The office snack corner resides in an empty cubical outside of my office and contains a variety of deliciously unhealthy food choices that are meant to sooth the soul. Our office keeps the area well stocked, and it’s a good excuse to try new recipes, especially kid-friendly recipes.
What’s better for bonding with kids than some quality time in the kitchen? A few Easter seasons ago we put our heads together (literally) and scrolled through Pinterest looking for kid-friendly Easter snack inspiration. We came upon some “bunny bait” recipes and liked several, but my daughter would always find a missing ingredient that she wanted to add. So we got out a pen and some paper and made a list of ingredients that would go together to make the ULTIMATE bunny bait. Here is what we came up with. We hope you enjoy this kid-friendly Easter snack, perfect for school, work or anywhere in between!
Ultimate Bunny Bait Recipe
- Three cups Corn Chex Cereal
- Two cups Cheerios
- One cup butter snap pretzels (we thought the butter would add to the flavor)
- One bag butter popcorn, popped (unsalted would also work, but the sweet/salty factor would not be as good without the butter)
- One bag peanut M&Ms (any flavor will do, but these are our favorite)
- One tube of pastel sprinkles
- Two bags of Nestle white chocolate chips
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl stir together the Chex cereal, Cheerios, pretzels, and half of the sprinkles. Melt one bag of white chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl for twenty second increments (stirring between each) until completed melted. Pour over cereal mixture. Once thoroughly combined, pour the mixture onto one baking sheet to cool.
- In the same large mixing bowl stir together popcorn, M&Ms, and the remaining sprinkles. Melt the second bag of chips and pour over the popcorn mixture. Once well coated, pour the mixture on the other baking sheet to cool.
- After both mixtures have cooled completely, combine them.