Ask my kids and I think they'll tell you that Easter is their favourite holiday.
I mean, it's candy, crafts, family dinners, a hunt. All the stuff a magical childhood is made of.
Also, it's spring, so that feeling of coming out of hibernation, freedom from winter coats and cumbersome paraphernalia, PLUS the added excitement of a FREAKING chocolate bearing BUNNY coming to their house?
Well it's almost too much.
Since we are still technically in the process of moving (I mean, we've moved, but so much stuff is still in boxes) I was strapped when Clem asked me what I had planned for an Easter craft this weekend. Pretty sure the half dried up bottles of craft paint and white glue were the first to be pitched in the moving process.
This child is a girl after her mother's heart, but man, I wish she could just go play quietly in a corner sometimes. Not really. But, sometimes, really.
As a result of her incessant need to create, we spend most Saturday mornings searching "Easy Kids Crafts DIY Easy Mess Free Easy" over on our friend Pinterest, and today I thought I'd double duty the situation by searching for something edible to take to my aunt's house for supper tonight.
Solution? Bunny Bait!
Bunny Bait is a sugar addict's, poor man's, Easter-inspired Bits & Bites.
- 2 cups Chex Mix
- 2 cups Pretzels
- 2 cups Salted Popcorn
- 1 bar White Chocolate
- 1 package of (knock-off) Mini Eggs
Combine all ingredients (except chocolate) in a bowl and spread on two foil lined baking pans.
Melt chocolate in a pot on the stove, and drizzle over mix.
Cool, put in a bowl and stir it up.
Leave a bowl for the bunny, pack some up for school snacks, let the kids have a nibble, and bask in the glow of being an excellent, excellent parent today.
Today you did good.