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Easter Chex Mix

Grab a handful of this sweet and salty Easter Chex Mix for a fun and easy snack! You’ll love the crunch of the pretzels and cereal squares combined with the sweetness of classic Easter candies like Peeps and jelly beans. Customize this delectable spring snack mix with your favorite things and watch the whole family gobble it up!

I love making easy snacks everyone can nibble on when we’re all together, and our yearly Easter celebration is one of those times when there’s always a hungry crowd to feed. This Easter Chex Mix takes only a few minutes to prepare since you can pretty much just throw everything in a bowl, bake it, and serve it, making this the perfect Easter treat!

Serve it for family movie nights, or leave a bowl out while you’re preparing Easter dinner for the family.


This spring snack mix is also fun to include in Easter baskets! Pick up some cute Easter-themed cellophane bags and ribbon at the store, fill individual treat bags with a scoop or two of Easter Chex Mix, and you’ve got the perfect treat for your kids or grandkids!

Easter Chex Mix Ingredients

I love combining salty snacks that have a nice crunch with sweet treats for that perfect bite. Here’s what you’ll need to make this salty-sweet snack mix:

Rice and Corn Chex cereal (or use the Chex flavor of your choice!)

Bugles (I use the original, but if you want your mix sweeter you can use the caramel variety)

Pretzel Squares

Melted Butter

Brown Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Cupcake Goldfish Grahams

Hershey’s Polka Dot Cookies & Cream Eggs

Brach’s Tiny Jelly Beans

Pastel Blend Easter M&M candies

Peeps Marshmallows (I used Party Cake, but you can use any flavor!)

Check the recipe card below so you know exactly how much you need of each ingredient for this sweet treat!

How to make Easter Bunny Trail Mix

This “bunny bait” trail mix is so easy to make, and you can even make it ahead of time!

First, preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Chex cereals, Bugles, and Pretzel Squares.

Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl or on the stove in a small saucepan, then pour it into a small bowl along with the brown sugar and vanilla extract. Stir until combined, though it should be a bit runny so you can easily pour it over the cereal mixture.

Pour the sugar mixture evenly over the cereal mixture while stirring to coat it completely.

Spread the cereal mix into an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let it cool completely after removing the snack mix from the oven.

Transfer the cooled snack mix into a large bowl and add the candies. Mix well and serve!

How to store Easter Chex Mix

This sweet snack is best stored at room temperature in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for 3-4 days, though it may soften over time.

Recipe Variations

You can include just about anything you want in this spring snack mix! Here are some other ideas for mix-ins:

Use plain or fruity mini marshmallows instead of Peeps.

Stir in white chocolate chips.

Use pretzel sticks or mini pretzels instead of squares.

Add in some Robins Egg malted candies.

Sprinkle with Easter-themed sprinkles before serving.

Add in other cereals like Honey Nut Cheerios or Golden Grahams.

Check Out These Holiday-themed Snack Mix Recipes!

This delicious treat is the perfect snack for this Easter season, but what about the rest of the year? Try one of these easy recipes:

This sweet and savory Christmas Snack Mix is perfect for the holidays! It’s filled with salty pretzels and crunchy candy, then covered in melted white chocolate or vanilla almond bark!

This sweet ‘n’ salty Valentine Snack Mix is the perfect treat to share this year! Salty crackers and sweet holiday candies are covered in a delightful brown sugar glaze.

This is the best Halloween Snack Mix for your spooky celebration! This fun snack mix with your favorite ingredients is easy to make and eat!

Make this Cookie Butter Snack Mix for any occasion! It’s a snack you’ll feel good about giving your kids after school and one they’ll enjoy eating!

Which one will you try first?



Keep an eye out for more of my easy recipes each week!


Easter Chex Mix

Sweet and salty Easter Chex Mix is a fun and easy snack! with pretzels, cereal squares and classic Easter candies like Peeps and jelly beans. You can customize it with your family favorites things.
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Easter Chex Mix
Prep Time 15 minutes minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes minutes
Total Time 45 minutes minutes
Servings 9 cups
Calories 679kcal
Author Lynne Feifer


3 cups Chex cereal flavor(s) of our choice2 cups Bugles (original or caramel flavor)2 cups pretzels squares½ cup butter melted½ cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract6.6 ounces Vanilla Cupcake Goldfish Grahams½ cup Hershey’s Polka Dot Cookies & Cream Eggs½ cup Brach’s Tiny Jelly Beans½ cup Pastel Blend M&M’s3 ounces Peeps Marshmallows any flavor – I used Party Cake


Preheat oven to 250°F, and prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment.
In a large bowl, mix together the cereal, Bugles, and pretzels.
Put the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla together in a small bowl. Mix until combined leaving it just a bit runny so that you can easily pour it over the cereal mixture.
Pour the sugar mixture slowly over the cereal mixture while stirring to completely coat.
Spread evenly onto the prepared cookie sheet, and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow to cool completely after removing from the oven.
Pour into an extra large bowl, and add the candies. Mix well and serve.


Nutritional information has been calculated for a 1-cup serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 8mg

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