Easter Bunny Chow is fun to make and so delicious. Make this an annual tradition and try it this Spring. Everyone will love Easter Muddy Buddies

Close up bowl of bunny chow mix.
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Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, this Easter Puppy Chow is going to be a hit with your friends and family. You simply can’t go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter and delicious candy! It’s such an easy no bake recipe and we also make Easter Candy Charcuterie Board and Easter Rice Krispie Treats. If you feel like baking, try these adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes.

If you love puppy chow, check out all our Best Puppy Chow Recipes. I love to make this year-round for the kids and also make St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow and Funfetti Puppy Chow.

Why this recipe works

It’s so delicious and really simple to adapt for other holidays. This muddy buddies recipe only calls for a few basic ingredients and it’s very budget friendly.

The sweet and salty flavor is a hit and it’s great for any occasion. Easter Puppy Chow is perfect for a celebration or just because.

Ingredients needed - chex cereal, creamy peanut butter, white chocolate chips, vegetable oil, powdered sugar

Ingredients

  • Rice Chex Cereal
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pastel M&M’s

The complete recipe and ingredient list can be found at the bottom.

Variations

  • Add pastel sprinkles to the Easter muddy buddies. This adds an extra festive touch with the chocolate candies to the bunny chow.
  • You can use different colors for other holidays. We also make Christmas Puppy Chow Recipe and Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow Recipe .
  • Another fun idea to add is nuts.
  • Try different colors or try plain.
  • Milk chocolate is also delicious.
  • Try puppy chow without powdered sugar .
  • Candy. Try adding easter candy such as robin’s egg.

How to make Easter Bunny Chow

Mixing bowl with peanut butter mixture.

Step 1. First, in a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, peanut butter and vegetable oil. Microwave on high for 30 second to a minute and then stir. 

Mixture melted in bowl.

Step 2. Stir and cook in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. (Mine took about 60 seconds but please note that microwave times vary.) 

Cereal coated in mixture in bowl.

Step 3. Then pour the Chex mix cereal in a large bowl to make sure cereal is coated. Pour the melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the cereal and quickly stir to coat.

Close up bowl of bunny chow mix.

Step 4. In a gallon ziplock bag, combine the powdered sugar and coated cereal into the gallon bag. Pour onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and allow to cool. Once the puppy chow is coated with the powder sugar, sprinkle the pastel candy-coated m&ms over the top and stir to combine.

Close up bowl of bunny chow mix.

How long does Easter Chex Mix keep?

Store in an airtight container for up to a week and enjoy! Ours never lasts that long though because we eat it quickly. We really love it.

It is ok out for a day or so but it will keep longer in the fridge and stay moist. Like I said, we eat this snack mix super fast because it is a treat we all love! 

Expert Tips

  • Mixing the Ingredients – We like to mix the ingredients other than the powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then we transfer to a zip lock bag to cover in the powdered sugar.
  • Powdered Sugar – To cover evenly it is best to coat your ingredients in a large zip lock bag. We have tried other methods and this one works best.
  • Make a Large Batch – Puppy chow is so addicting no mater the holiday we make it. So I always make a large batch.
  • Use Candy Melts – If you want a different color, use pastel colored candy melts.

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Easter Puppy Chow recipe

4.59 from 12 votes
Easter Puppy Chow is fun to make and so delicious. Make this an annual tradition and make Easter muddy buddies for Spring!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cool 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 273

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex Mix Cereal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 one-gallon ziplock bags
  • 1 1/2 cups pastel m&ms

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, peanut butter and vegetable oil. Microwave on high for 30 second. Stir and cook in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. (mine took about 60 seconds).
  • Meanwhile, pour the chex mix cereal in a large bowl.
  • Pour the melted peanut butter and chocolate mixture over the cereal and quickly stir to coat.
  • In a one gallon ziplock bag, pour the ½ of the total amount of powdered sugar. Then pour ½ of the coated cereal into the gallon bag. Seal close and shake to coat the cereal. Follow this process in the 2nd bag as well.
  • Pour onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet and allow to cool.
  • Once the puppy chow is coated with the powder sugar, sprinkle the pastel m&ms over the top and stir to combine together.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in air tight container for up to 1 week.  If you kitchen is warmer, store in the refrigerator.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 273kcal, Carbohydrates 41g, Protein 4g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 202mg, Potassium 99mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 31IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 40mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Could you substitute any thing for the peanut butter. My granddaughter is allergic to peanuts

    1. You can use any nut butter. If you’re allergic to all nuts, then you can eliminate the peanut butter and it will still be delicious. I would increase the chocolate to make up for the loss of the peanut butter.