Easter Bunny Tracks Trail Mix

Even the Easter Bunny has a sweet tooth. This glazed trail mix is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, sure to be a huge hit. We love to make this and put in goody bags to deliver to friends and family as a sweet surprise or serve as an easy Easter treat at any time around this special holiday. 

Kids love to help in the kitchen, and in this recipe, there is quite a few ways they can join in on the fun. Let them combine the dry ingredients all themselves. Measure out the ingredients, and then just tell them to divide it between the two dishes. With "squeaky clean" hands they can use their little fingers to mix it up, just tell them to be gentle and challenge them not to make a "crunch". Once the glazed trail mix has cooled they can sprinkle in the M&M Candies, and once again can use little hands to gently mix, and then package in the goody bags. 

Easter Bunny Tracks Trail Mix Recipe

  • One Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • One Stick Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Light Karo Syrup
  • One Box Crispix Cereal
  • 6 Cups Cheerios
  • 3 Cups Pretzel Twists
  • 2 Cups Mixed Nuts
  • Plain and/or Peanut M&M Candies in Easter Pastel Colors
You will also need aluminum foil or parchment paper to place the trail mix on to cool, and goody bags if you choose, with ribbon or yarn to tie the bags closed. 
Preparation Time: Approximately 25 minutes
Servings: Dozens


Easter Bunny Tracks Trail Mix Ingredients

Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step Two: Divide Crispix, Cheerios, pretzels and mixed nuts evenly between two 13 * 9 baking dishes. Stir gently to combine.

Easter Bunny Tracks Trail Mix Dry Ingredients


Step Three: To create the glaze, combine butter, brown sugar and Karo syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.

Easter Bunny Tracks Trail Mix Glaze

Step Four: Pour the glaze evenly over the dry mixture and stir gently, careful not to crush the mixture, or over mix. 

Glazing the Trail Mix

Step Five: Place the baking dishes in preheated over and back for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and bake for 8 minutes more.

* While baking prepare a large part of a heat resistant counter or tabletop with parchment paper or aluminum foil to place the trail mix on to cool. 

Baking Trail Mix

Step Six: Remove trail mix from oven and spread out on the prepared cooling surface, breaking apart clumps gently with a rubber spatula. Let cool completely. 

Step Seven: Once completely cool, add the M&M Candies evenly to the mixture. 

Adding M&M Candies to Trail Mix

Step Eight: Package the trail mix in goody bags for gifting and close tightly with ribbon or yarn, or place in an airtight container for storage. Use within 3-5 days for best taste. 

Easter Bunny Tracks Trail Mix Goody Bags



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