My Easter Bunny Food

April 14, 2017

One of the best parts about holidays are all of the festive treats! For me, having something to nibble on in a bowl on my coffee table, or bring along to a gathering for friends and family, really gets me in the spirit of the season (and everyone loves a thoughtful treat!). This Easter I’m spending it in Portland, Oregon with family. I wanted to put together a little something that would bring a smile to everyone’s face, but nothing overly riddled with sugar. I came up with a version of bunny food, and the result was pretty spot on to the real deal.

I first started with researching what actual bunnies eat – grains, fruits, veggies and so on. To my surprise, the list was plentiful, so I had a lot of ingredients to choose from! Since I was going for a sweeter mix, I opted out of including any veggies, and instead created a base of ingredients that was comprised solely of grains and fruits.

Below is a list of all the ingredients I used… (not all bunny approved, but most)!

Ingredients:

*No measurements included. This type of mix, similar to trail mix, is perfect to eyeball as you go!
Of course, keeping in mind the total amount of mix you’d like to make.

  • Green superfood granola
  • Roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • Freeze dried raspberries
  • Brown rice puffed cereal
  • Homemade granola (made with rolled oats, honey, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla)
  • Jelly beans (I prefer Organic versions, like these by Surf Sweets)
  • Bunny shaped snickerdoodle cookies (these by Annie’s are delicious)
  • I first started with researching what actual bunnies eat – grains, fruits, veggies and so on. To my surprise, the list was plentiful, so I had a lot of ingredients to choose from! Since I was going for a sweeter mix, I opted out of including any veggies, and instead created a base of ingredients that was comprised solely of grains and fruits.

Directions:

The simplest process ever! Add one ingredient at a time and mix together as you go. Rather than adding everything together all at once, adding a little of each and mixing allows you to find a good balance of all the ingredients.

Lastly, if you’ll be gifting this bunny food I recommend packaging in clear plastic goodie bags and tying with a bow. I used raffia. You can also make a customized tag, labeling it with “Bunny Food” and a message!

Will you be trying this mix? I’d love to hear what you add to yours! Share in the comments section below.
Happy Easter to those celebrating!

Photos:

Vanessa Tierney for mollymy.com