Easter is fast approaching and I am all about the Cadbury Mini Eggs, the best chocolate candy ever created. While I am a chocolate fan in moderation, I am not ready to share those treats with my two-year-old daughter.
I am completely fine with giving my daughter the occasional birthday party cupcake, but when it comes to normal snacking, I prefer offering her healthier alternatives.
For Easter this year, I decided to put together a really simple snack mix that I could pack into a few plastic eggs – she can survive without chocolate and jelly beans for another year.
Healthy Easter Snack Mix – Ingredient List
- Annie’s Homegrown Cocoa and Vanilla Bunnies
- Annie’s Homegrown Strawberry Fruit Bites
- Organic peanut butter chips
- Earth’s Best Very Vanilla Letter Cookies
Throwing together this mix couldn’t be any easier. I usually toss a few handfuls of the bunnies and peanut butter chips, a few packets of the fruit bites (estimating 10 per package), and a few letter cookies as they are about twice the size of the bunnies.
The eggs I purchased are small and fit about a tablespoon of the mix – a few bunnies, peanut butter chips, a fruit snack, and maybe one letter cookie.
The smaller eggs are actually perfect for my two-year-old; otherwise, she would just keep snacking or beg me for more.
I created a similar mix for Christmas and it was a big hit. I thought anything bunny shaped was perfect for Easter and the strawberry bites provide a little Springtime pop of color.
The peanut butter chips, which I also included in the Christmas mix, were added for a dose of protein and fat. The letter cookies are adorable and she’s currently learning and exploring the alphabet – eating and learning at the same time, genius.
Other Add-In Ideas
If you are looking for additional add-ins, I used mini marshmallows for the Christmas mix, and there are always chocolate chips, dried fruits, nuts, etc.
I plan to fill the eggs the night before Easter to avoid the food from going stale and maybe we’ll even conduct a mini egg hunt in the apartment – parenthood really brings out my wild side! 😉
Rebekah is a writer and mother of three children. She is also the woman behind Two Mama Bears, a blog for parents with babies and toddlers.