Alright if you read my blog on a regular basis you know the drill. Easter is coming up and I've been working on some snacks for my students monthly reward party. We did St. Patrick's Day at the end of February so we could do Easter at the end of March. The kids love when I make holiday themed snacks for their reward.
The problem this month is that we have a half day a few weeks before Easter and I want to have the party that day. That means I need to be able to make my snacks during the week. This becomes problematic because I work until 4 everyday and when I get home I'm beat so there isn't a whole lot of time to make treats during the week.
So I knew I needed to find some easy Easter treats. I found a recipe for Easter Bunny Chow from my friend Jennifer at Peanut Butter and Peppers. I liked her recipe a lot because she didn't use powdered sugar to coat the mix. While I love the powdered sugar I find that it adds unnecessary sugar and it's very messy. Instead she coats her mix in sugar free vanilla pudding mix. It tastes great and lets the flavors in the Bunny Bow shine through!
You can mix the Easter Bunny Chow with any kind of creamy butter. In her recipe it called for peanut butter but since I don't eat it I used cookie butter instead. I mixed in fun pastel sprinkles for Easter as well as pastel Easter M&M's. It made for an easy and pretty Easter snack mix.
I tried it out on the teachers at work last week and they went crazy for it. The entire container was gone before lunch so I knew they enjoyed. I thought it was festive and fun for the holiday. You could even use it in little baskets or cups on an Easter table at each guests place.
- 6 c. rice cereal
- ¼ c. cookie butter (or peanut butter)
- 1 c. white chocolate chips
- ¼ c. Easter sprinkles
- 1 c. pastel Easter M&M's
- 2 packages sugar free pudding mix
- Place the cereal in a large bowl.
- In a microwave safe bowl add the cookie butter and white chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds then stir for 30 seconds. If needed, heat for an additional 15 seconds. Mix until smooth.
- Pour the cookie butter mixture over the cereal. Add the sprinkles and mix until everything is covered.
- Pour the cereal into a gallon sized freezer bag. Pour in the pudding mix and M&M's and shake until everything is mixed together and covered in the pudding mix.
- Place the cereal mixture on a baking sheet and allow to dry for at least an hour.
Slightly adapted from Peanut Butter and Peppers