Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait (Easter Trail Mix)
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait - No-bake, egg-free, nut-free, EASY. A fun Easter or spring trail mix, snack, or treat.

This Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait is a fun Easter-themed trail mix that is so simple to make. A fun festive snack that is super flexible and always enjoyed by my kids. 

Why We Love This Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait

First, because it’s so dang flexible! All you need is 8 cups total of mix-ins. I share my favorites in the ingredients section below, but adjust to use your favorites or use up what you have in your pantry.

Second, it’s no-bake and easy even for my 11 year old to make himself. You are just mixing the mix-ins and then tossing them with melted white chocolate. See my tips below to make sure the white chocolate melts as it should.

Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait - No-bake, egg-free, nut-free, EASY. A fun Easter or spring trail mix, snack, or treat.

Third, I *adore* themed food. This spring or Easter-inspired snack or treat has fun pastel spring colors thanks to the pastel dairy-free chocolates and the white chocolate coating. 

Finally, it’s allergen-friendly! I used all items that are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free to make sure this was a treat all could enjoy. But, if nuts work for you, then you could use salted nuts as part of the mix-in combination!

Ingredients for Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait

  • Mix ins – This is the bulk of what makes up my bunny bait. It’s super flexible! You just need 8 cups total. Here is what I used, but make it your own! Add your favorites or use up what you have in the pantry:
    • Corn Chex – Gluten-free with a nice crunch. Feel free to use rice chex or swap out another gluten-free cereal.

Corn Chex Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal, Family Size, 18 oz. 

    • Honey-nut Cheerios – A classic gluten-free cereal with a fun o shape. And yes, they say right on the box that they are “gluten-free”. You can also use a cheerio-type cereal with simpler ingredients like Lovebird Cereal, which is Paleo. 

Honey Nut Cheerios Heart Healthy Cereal, Happy Heart Shapes, 10.8 oz

    • Pretzels – I used Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks, as that is what I found easily and affordably at my local Winco. But there are a lot of gluten-free pretzels out there, like these fun flat pretzels from Walmart. If you prefer a grain-free pretzel option, it does exist HERE, but I haven’t tried them yet to vouch for flavor. 

Amazon.com : Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels, Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks, 8 Oz : Pretzels : Everything Else 

    • Dairy-free “M&Ms” – These can be hard to find. But, the Unreal brand is becoming more and more common. I can find these dairy-free Unreal gems on Amazon or my local natural food store. Definitely dark chocolate, which isn’t my favorite, but otherwise taste great and work well in this mix. 

 

    • Freeze dried fruit or salted nuts – I went with a bag of mixed freeze dried berries from Trader Joe’s for my mix, to keep it nut-free and for the fun color and flavor they add. But salted nuts works well too, if you don’t need this to be nut-free. 
  • Dairy-free white chocolate (see below!)

Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait - No-bake, egg-free, nut-free, EASY. A fun Easter or spring trail mix, snack, or treat.

About That Dairy-free White Chocolate

Anytime I share dairy-free white chocolate, I get a ton of questions. Yes, I really recommend you use WHITE chocolate in this Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait. It just tastes better and looks more festive for Easter or spring.

You used to be able to get fairly affordable dairy-free white chocolate chips through Walmart, which was AMAZING. But, they sadly discontinued, which was super frustrating!

I have tried *every* dairy-free white chocolate on Amazon. My favorite is hands-down Enjoy Life brand. It tastes “normal” and melts well. Unfortuntely, it’s a little pricey. You can buy a single bag HERE on Amazon (currently $10 a bag), but it’s cheaper to buy it in bulk HERE (currently $7 a bag and be sure to clip the coupon if it’s still there!). I buy in bulk and just use it throughout the year. 

NOTE: The Enjoy Life White Mini Chips will burn easily in the microwave! I melt them on the stove over low heat in a pot, stirring regularly, for 4-5 minutes until smooth. Once chocolate is burned, it CANNOT be fixed! So, proceed with caution.

How to Make Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait

  • In a large bowl, combine well the mix-ins of choice. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate. If you are using Enjoy Life Dairy-free White Mini Chips, melt them on the stove over low heat in a pot, stirring regularly, for 4-5 minutes until smooth. Once chocolate is burned, it CANNOT be fixed! So, proceed with caution.
  • Moving quickly, pour the white chocolate over the mix-ins and stir gently but quickly to combine before chocolate cools.
  • Spread mixture onto lined baking sheet into a single layer as much as possible. 
  • Put baking sheet into the fridge to set for 10-20 minutes, until chocolate is solid to the touch. 
  • Once cool, break up and serve in a large bowl. Can be stored on the counter for up to 1 week, or several weeks in the fridge. 

Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait - No-bake, egg-free, nut-free, EASY. A fun Easter or spring trail mix, snack, or treat.

 

Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait - No-bake, egg-free, nut-free, EASY. A fun Easter or spring trail mix, snack, or treat.

Gluten-free Dairy-free Bunny Bait

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
A no-bake EASY Easter or Spring treat that is super flexible and fun.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cups
Calories 540 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Corn or Rice Chex See notes to change up mix-ins!
  • 2 cups Honey-nut Cheerios
  • 2 cups Gluten-free pretzels
  • 1 cup dairy-free m&m-type candy
  • 1 cup freeze dried fruit or salted nuts of choice
  • 15 ounces dairy-free white chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine well the mix-ins of choice. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate. If you are using Enjoy Life Dairy-free White Mini Chips, melt them on the stove over low heat in a pot, stirring regularly, for 4-5 minutes until smooth. Once chocolate is burned, it CANNOT be fixed! So, proceed with caution.
  • Moving quickly, pour the white chocolate over the mix-ins and stir gently but quickly to combine before chocolate cools.
  • Spread mixture onto lined baking sheet into a single layer as much as possible. 
  • Put baking sheet into the fridge to set for 10-20 minutes, until chocolate is solid to the touch. 
  • Once cool, break up and serve in a large bowl. Can be stored on the counter for up to 1 week, or several weeks in the fridge. 

Notes

See ingredient section of blog above for ingredient details including product links and possible swaps!
Nutrition information reflects using freeze dried fruit (vs. nuts). 

Nutrition

Calories: 540kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 814mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 5gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 8mg
Keyword dairy-free, dessert, easy, egg-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly, nut-free, snack
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So quick and easy and a wonderful way to use the small amounts of pretzels, cereal and nuts that seem to always be lurking in my pantry.
    A delicious treat!

    Reply
    • YAY! YES, such a great way to use up bits in the pantry and I’m so glad you found it delicious. Thank you for the review!

      Reply

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