Searching for fun and easy gluten-free Easter treats? This gluten-free Bunny Chow is the perfect post Easter dinner delight. A sweet spin on Chex Cereal’s traditional Muddy Buddies, Bunny Chow will certainly satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Read on for the recipe and important tips on how to make the most delectable Bunny Chow!
GLUTEN-FREE BUNNY CHOW RECIPE
4 ½ cups Rice Chex cereal
4 ½ cups Chocolate Chex cereal
1 cup white chocolate chips (or sub with milk/dark chocolate)
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
2-gallon Ziploc food storage bag
Parchment paper (tin foil also works)
Optional add ins: mini-marshmallows or chocolate Easter candies
GLUTEN-FREE BUNNY CHOW RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
- Measure cereal and add to a 2-gallon storage bag (or separate the cereal into 1-gallon bags).
- In 1-quart microwavable bowl, combine white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
- Microwave uncovered on High for one minute; stir. Microwave for intervals of 30 seconds on High until the chocolate, peanut butter, and butter mixture is smooth.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour combined mixture into the 2-gallon Ziploc bag over cereal. Seal Ziploc bag and gently shake to evenly coat cereal.
- Add powdered sugar. Reseal bag; shake until well coated.
- Spread onto a waxed paper covered cookie sheet to cool (approximately 10 minutes).
- Store in an airtight container (this ensures the Bunny Mix doesn’t get soggy).
GLUTEN-FREE BUNNY CHOW TIPS
- Chex has several gluten-free cereal options, so don’t be afraid to customize it to your liking.
- Make sure you have a large enough Ziploc bag!
- Do not try to make this recipe in a bowl – your house will look like an episode of Narcos. Except the cocaine is powdered sugar.
- After I spread my completed Bunny Chow out to “cool” I realized that the heat was cranked in our house (Spring may have arrived, but the weather didn’t get the memo). So, I popped the cookie sheet into the fridge for ten minutes.
- Don’t forget to double check that your “add-in” candies are gluten-free. For Easter candy inspiration, check out my 2019 Gluten-Free Easter Candy post.
- Last but certainly not least, right after your kids chow down on Bunny Chow, send them outside to run (at least) 50 laps. Do not give this to children before bedtime. The sugar high will have them up for hours.
*Adapted from Chex Muddy Buddies
My Gluten-Free Easter Bunny Cake recipe is another Easter dessert favorite. Learn how to make it here.