See what I did there? Substituted bunny for buddy? Yes, I am such a wordsmith....ha. This fun Easter snack mix is a combination of a few things; muddy buddies, avalanche cookies, and Lucky Charms. It's addicting and will be your new favorite snack mix!
Easter Muddy Bunny Mix
Makes 10 cups
1 (10.5 oz.) box Lucky Charms
1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
First, separate the cereal pieces and the marshmallows of the entire box of Lucky Charms. You should get about 2 cups marshmallows and 8 cups cereal. In a microwavable bowl, melt the white chips, peanut butter, and butter together in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth and melted. Add vanilla and stir. Place the cereal in a large bowl and pour the peanut butter mixture over all. Stir to coat. Add half of the powdered sugar to a gallon zipper bag, then spoon in half of the coated cereal. Shake to coat. Repeat with a second bag and the remaining powdered sugar and cereal. Pour the sugar-coated cereal back into a large bowl and stir in the marshmallows. Pour out onto parchment paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Gather your ingredients. You will need a box of Lucky Charms (the smallest box is the exact right amount), peanut butter, butter, white chocolate chips, and powdered sugar.
And just so you know, they now have Lucky Charms marked as gluten free. The first thing you need to do is separate the cereal from the marshmallows. I just poured it in a big bowl and dug through to get the marshmallows out. Next, in a large microwavable bowl or glass measuring cup, add the bag of white chips, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/4 cup butter. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each, until smooth and completely melted.
Once melted, add 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir. Pour the mixture over the cereal in a large mixing bowl and stir to coat all the cereal. I have a huge Tupperware bowl that I recieved as a wedding gift. At the time (27 years ago) I had no idea how much I would use it! It makes stirring large batches so easy, like crispy treats, muddy buddies, popcorn balls, etc.
Next, you need to shake the coated cereal with the powdered sugar. Since my bowl is so large and has a lid, I just add all the sugar and shake with the lid on to coat all. You could also place half of the powdered sugar in a gallon zipper bag and add half of the cereal. Zip and shake. Repeat with the other half. Next, stir in those marshmallows we patiently sorted out earlier! Pour all onto parchment paper to cool completely.
The colors of this mix just look like Easter to me. Of course, since it's Lucky Charms, you could also make this for St. Patrick's Day.
We scoop it into small snack-size cups and eat to our hearts content.
Your kids will be begging for more. It's super addicting! Even I couldn't stop eating it!
Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from a recipe on Happiness is Homemade