How fun this Easter Bunny Bark is for the kids?! A festive and easy addition to your Easter and spring celebrations, this candy warms up in the crock pot for easy preparation and cooking. Enjoy the variety of options to make this fun treat a family favorite!
Spring is coming and that means Easter is coming up too. I enjoy Easter (Ressurection Sunday) as it celebrates Christ and His sacrifice for us. (Have questions about Easter? You can find answers at Got Questions.)
With spring and Easter, the animals are making an appearance again, like birds, bunnies and bugs. (We will forget about the bugs.) This Bunny Bark is a fun spring dessert, great for the kids, Easter celebrations or even a classroom party at school.
With simple, easy ingredients, this Easter bark cooks in the crock pot and you really don't have to do much work to make it. Let the crock pot do all the work!
- Almond bark - a vanilla flavored, candy coating typically found in the baking aisle.
- Spring colored M&M's - can be found in the Easter candy section.
- Easter/spring candy sprinkles - can be found in the Easter baking section.
- Peanuts - you can omit this if you have peanut allergies in your home and add more Cheerios.
- Blueberry Cheerios - This is the crunch that makes the recipe. I used Blueberry flavored but Strawberry flavored would work as well.
Choosing a crock pot
Choosing what size crock pot you need, depends on the amount of Bunny Bark you want to make.
I have a small crock pot for recipes like this one or the Pretzel Cheese Dip. I feel it cooks better in a smaller crock pot. However, you can use a regular sized one, just be sure to stir it more often.
How to make bunny bark
The ease of this recipe is because of the "adding of the ingredients to the crock pot and walking away" idea.
The almond bark goes in first, then the peanut and cheerios. Never added Cheerios to a crock pot before? I hadn't either. There is a first time for everything!
Then put the lid on the crock pot, turn it on high and let is start melting. This Easter recipe only takes about 1 hour for the almond bark to melt.
Keep in mind, every crock pot is different so the melting times may be a little bit different.
When the almond bark has melted completely, give the mixture a stir. If you can coat all of the peanuts and cheerios, then the candy is ready.
The mixture will need to be spread on waxed or parchment paper to cool. Spread the Bunny Bark evenly over the paper. After it is spread, sprinkle the Easter sprinkles and M&M's on top.
The bark will take about 1-2 hours to harden at room temperature. Once the bark has hardened, you will be able to either use your hands or a knife an break the bark into pieces.
Store the bark either at room temperature or in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last up to 6 days. (But trust me, it won't last that long in your home!)
Other ingredients you could add to this recipe:
- Dried fruit such as cranberries or cherries
- Reese's pieces
- Chocolate almond bark
- Rice Krispie cereal
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- 12 oz almond bark 6 squares
- 1 cup M&M's spring colored
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup blueberry cheerios
- Easter/Spring candy sprinkles
- Place almond bark, peanuts and Cheerios in a crock pot.
- Cover and turn crock pot on high.
- Cook for 1 hour, melting the almond bark.
- Stir the almond bark and other ingredients until the peanuts and Cheerios are completely covered.
- Spread mixture on waxed paper or parchment paper on your counter.
- Spread the mixture evenly, then immediately sprinkle with sprinkles and M&M's.
- Let cool for 1-2 hours until hard.
- Using your hands or a knife, break the pieces apart.