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Easy Bunny Cupcakes – Perfect for Easter

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Easy Bunny Cupcakes – Perfect for Easter

Happy Easter! Wait, it can’t be Easter already can it? It was just Christmas last week. But if I think for a minute, seems to me I remember a Valentine’s day in there somewhere too. Man oh man does time fly by!

Like many families, Easter at our house has changed quite a bit over the years. I have fond memories of Easter as a child. After church my Mom would serve up a feast to feed an army of relatives. Baked ham (all fancy with pineapple and maraschino cherries), scalloped potatoes, salad, Brussels sprouts, homemade buns, and canned creamed corn. Every holiday meal Mom would always get out the canned creamed corn. I have a very distinct memory from my childhood that involves opening a can of creamed corn with our harvest gold electric can opener!

Why the canned cream corn? My Mom grew up poor. Growing up on a farm they certainly didn’t have much, but they always had enough to eat. Trips to the grocery store were rare – usually only for the basics like sugar and flour. But no matter how tight the money was around Christmas and Easter and the like, Grandma always found the cash to buy canned creamed corn and ketchup. It was a treat the whole family always looked forward to as part of a special meal. Nowadays I don’t much like the taste or texture of canned creamed corn so I usually make it from scratch using frozen corn and a cream sauce.

This year Easter is going to be low key at our house.  But we’ll still be doing the egg coloring and the big Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will still leave Easter baskets laden with chocolate and other Easter goodies. And we will still have more fun than a barrel full of chocolate Easter Bunnies!

For some yummy Easter fun we made these Easter Bunny cupcakes. Oh so easy and I had most of the ingredients already in my pantry.

Easy Bunny Cupcakes – Perfect for Easter

The decorating is simple and perfect for little hands to help. In the past when having company for dinner I have used these cupcakes as a before dinner “craft” to keep the children busy.

Regular size marshmallows cut on the diagonal are used for the bunny ears, and mini marshmallows make excellent chubby bunny cheeks!

Easy Bunny Cupcakes – Perfect for Easter

If you are feeling fancy, dip the cut part (it’s sticky) of the marshmallow in colored sugar or edible glitter to add some color to the inside of bunny’s ears. I usually attach the bunny ears to the cupcakes with toothpicks but if you are serving to young children you may want to use pretzel sticks or some other edible way of attaching them.

Please be sure to share your Easter memories and recipes in the comments below!

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Easy Bunny Cupcakes – Perfect for Easter

Yield: 12 bunny cupcakes

Ingredients:

12 cupcakes – Save time and use a mix. If you have some extra time be sure to use The Barefoot Contessa’s recipe for Coconut Cupcakes

Frosting. Save time and use vanilla canned frosting. If you have extra time be sure to use this George Town Cream Cheese Frosting recipe Yummy!

1 ½ cups shredded coconut

12 large marshmallows – colored if you can find them

24 mini marshmallows

Candies for eyes and nose as well as licorice or thin pretzels for whiskers.

Directions:

Frost each cupcake and then dip in a bowl of shredded coconut. Cut large marshmallows on the diagonal to make ears for the bunny. If you are feeling fancy, dip the cut part (it’s sticky) of the marshmallow in colored sugar or edible glitter to add some color to the inside of bunny’s ears. I usually attach the bunny ears to the cupcakes with toothpicks but if you are serving to young children you may want to use pretzel sticks or some other edible way of attaching them.

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16 Comments

Esther says:

This will be a fun thing to do with the grandkids on Easter Sunday. Keep them busy while dinner is cooking.

easyonthecook says:

The kids will love it! It will be fun to see the interesting creations they come up with!

Rosie says:

I love these, what a great idea.

easyonthecook says:

Thank you!

Tammy Moore says:

I’ve been going back & forth about what I’m going to do with my junior Sunday school class for Easter Sunday and now my I’m sure.

easyonthecook says:

What great fun and you can even use store bought frosted cupcakes to keep it simple!

Mary Sue says:

Hmm,
I’m enjoying the Barefoot Countess’s cupcake recipe with the George Town Cream Cheese Frosting.
I’ll still leave the decorating to the kids

easyonthecook says:

I think that cupcake recipe was the first recipe was the first recipe I ever printed out from the internet about a 100 years ago when she was on the Martha Stewart Show. It’s my favorite!

Laurie says:

I’m 1 of 3 Room Mothers for my daughters second grade class.
This is such a great and easy idea for the Easter party.

easyonthecook says:

Make your own cupcakes! The kids will love it!

Ellie says:

Oh, I’m glad I checked in here.
Diffidently going to be easy on the grandma

Mandy says:

How cute! The kids will definitely have fun making these!

Isabella says:

How cute, what little person wouldn’t love a cute bunny cupcake !

Molly says:

These are the cutest Easter bunny cupcakes I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to have my daycare kids try making these!

How cute are these?! My little ones would just go crazy for these, I will have to try them!

easyonthecook says:

I have a feeling you could make them Paleo friendly! ;-

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