Cottontail Kix Easter Snack
Oh no! It looks like lots and lots of bunnies lost their tails. This white cheddar Kix Easter snack is crunchy, bold, and super easy to mix up in mere minutes. Serve at a party or Easter brunch with tailless bunnies perched on the edge of the cup. I’m sure at least one of the cottontails in the cup is theirs.
With some bright paper cups and the free bunny printable included below, you can serve up some silly and flavorful fun at your Easter bash.
To make white cheddar cottontail Kix Easter snack
You will need:
White cheddar seasoning powder*
Large, microwave-safe bowl
Parchment or wax paper
*Find the white cheddar seasoning powder in the popcorn aisle of the supermarket.
You may also need (optional):
This bunny printable
Letter-size, white cardstock paper
Line the baking tray with a piece of parchment or wax paper and set aside. Place 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, or just until fully melted.
Stir in 2 cups of Kix cereal and stir until evenly coated with the butter.
Pour the cereal mixture on the baking tray and spread the cereal in a single layer. Sprinkle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the white cheddar powder.
For even “fluffier” tails and a bolder flavor, sprinkle generously with additional white cheddar powder. TIP: Kids can help at this step. Have them roll the cereal with the palms of their hands to evenly coat the cheese powder.
Let the cereal dry and package as desired. Keep in a sealed container.
Yields: 2 cups. I worked with only 2 cups of cereal at a time to make the stirring and sprinkling manageable. But you may need to make additional batches, especially as you might not be able to stop munching on these.
Print this printable on cardstock paper. Cut out each bunny. Glue a bunny set together, front and back, gluing only the ears and head of the bunny. Leave the bottom part of the bunny un-glued. Fill cups with cottontail Easter snack mix and perch the bunny on the edge of the cup facing out.
Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.