Easter Bunny Doughnut Pops

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I love making intricate desserts, but sometimes it’s just not possible or practical to waltz into the kitchen and spend 3 hours slaving over a layer cake. Especially around big holidays, when things get extra crazy, it’s helpful to have some fun, easy recipes that can be whipped up in no time.

These Easter Bunny Doughnut Pops are just the thing for a busy Easter season–they’re adorable, super simple, and don’t involve any actual cooking–just assembly of pre-made ingredients.  And bonus: they are probably the cutest dessert you are going to see this season. True story!

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These bunnies start with a small powdered sugar doughnut, skewered on a stick (or, if you’re moderately fancy, a striped paper straw.) Their faces are made with melted chocolate, pink candies (I used Sixlets) and mini marshmallows. Finally, their oversized ears are white chocolate and sliced pink marshmallows.

A bit of assembly is required, but you can always adjust the complexity to suit your schedule, and this is also a great recipe for novice cooks and younger helpers. Put the kids to work making Easter treats while you get other stuff done! They’ll enjoy sneaking bites of marshmallow and you’ll enjoy watching a plate of doughnut Easter bunnies appear before you eyes.

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Serve these as-is, or stick them on top of cakes or cupcakes to make what might possibly be the world’s cutest dessert. Ready to get your bunny on? Here’s what you’ll need:

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Easter Bunny Doughnut Pops
yield: 12 doughnut pops

Ingredients

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Let’s start by making some bunny cheeks! (When’s the last time someone said that to you?) Cut the miniature marshmallows in half widthwise, so that you’re left with 24 short marshmallows for the bunny faces.

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Melt the white coating and the chocolate coating in separate bowls. Stir after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating, and heat and stir until both coatings are melted and smooth.

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Take a paper straw or your skewer, and dip about a quarter-inch of the tip into the melted white coating.

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Stick the straw into the bottom of a doughnut, skewering it until the straw goes about halfway through the doughnut, and place the doughnut on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper or parchment. Repeat until all of the doughnuts are skewered. Notice how my doughnuts have very small holes in the center–they’re barely able to be called holes at all. This recipe works best with doughnuts that don’t have large holes in the center–doughnut with big holes are harder to decorate, and fall apart a little easier.

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Transfer the melted chocolate into a paper cone or a plastic bag with a small hole snipped in the corner. Pipe a big dot of chocolate in the center of each doughnut, then pipe six lines radiating out toward the sides of the doughnut, three on each side to represent the bunny’s whiskers.

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While the chocolate is still wet, press a pink Sixlet into the center of the chocolate and put two marshmallow halves below the Sixlet, to be the bunny’s cheeks. Then…

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…add two dots above the Sixlet for eyes. Voila, one bunny face, finished! Repeat until all of the bunnies have faces. Refrigerate the tray of bunnies to set the chocolate, while you make the ears.

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Cover another baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment. Use kitchen shears to snip the pink marshmallows lengthwise into four pieces each. As you cut them the marshmallows with get pinched into a long oblong shape with pointy ends—this is good! This is what we want for our ears!

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Transfer the white coating into a paper cone or a plastic bag, and snip a hole in the bottom. Pipe out a bunny ear shape, slightly larger than the pieces of marshmallow. At the bottom of each ear, add a line a little less than 1/2-inch long, to act as a skewer and help anchor the ear into the doughnut. Don’t worry about making them perfect–a little personality and a few imperfections will only make the bunnies more charming!

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While the coating is still wet, press a marshmallow slice into the center. Repeat until you have at least 24 ears—it’s a good idea to make a few extras too, in case of breakage.

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Refrigerate the tray until the ears are fully set, at least 20 minutes. Once they’re hard, press two ears into the top of each Easter bunny doughnut. The assembled bunnies are fragile, so handle them with care! They are also best soon after they’re made, since the doughnuts will start to get stale when exposed to air.

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There you have it–a cute and easy Easter dessert, made from from a few ready-made ingredients. Give them a try, and have a happy Easter!

Easter Bunny Doughnut Pops
 
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This recipe works best with doughnuts that don't have huge holes in the center, and that are several inches wide. Very small doughnuts are more likely to fall apart since they will have multiple things sticking into them and weakening their structure. It's also better to use fresh doughnuts than stale doughnuts that easily crumble.
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 12 small powdered sugar doughnuts
  • 12 decorative paper straws or skewers
  • 6 oz white candy coating
  • 2 oz chocolate candy coating
  • 12 pink Sixlets
  • 12 miniature marshmallows
  • 4 large pink marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Cut the miniature marshmallows in half widthwise, so that you're left with 24 short miniature marshmallows for the bunny faces.
  2. Melt the white coating and the chocolate coating in separate bowls. Stir after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating, and heat and stir until both coatings are melted and smooth.
  3. Take a paper straw and dip about a quarter-inch of the tip into the melted white coating. Stick the straw into the bottom of a doughnut, skewering it until the straw goes about halfway through the doughnut, and place the doughnut on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper or parchment. Repeat until all of the doughnuts are skewered.
  4. Transfer the melted chocolate into a paper cone or a plastic bag with a small hole snipped in the corner. Pipe a big dot of chocolate in the center of each doughnut, then pipe six lines radiating out toward the sides of the doughnut, three on each side to represent the bunny's whiskers.
  5. While the chocolate is still wet, press a pink Sixlet into the center of the chocolate and put two marshmallow halves below the Sixlet, to be the bunny's cheeks. Add two dots above the Sixlet for eyes. Repeat until all of the bunnies have faces. Refrigerate the tray of bunnies to set the chocolate, while you make the ears.
  6. Cover another baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment. Use kitchen shears to snip the pink marshmallows lengthwise into four pieces each. As you cut them the marshmallows with get pinched into a long oblong shape—this is good! This is what we want for our ears!
  7. Transfer the white coating into a paper cone or a plastic bag, and snip a hole in the bottom. Pipe out a bunny ear shape, slightly larger than the pieces of marshmallow. At the bottom of each ear, add a line a little less than ½-inch long, to act as a skewer and help anchor the ear into the doughnut. While the coating is still wet, press a marshmallow slice into the center. Repeat until you have at least 24 ears—it's a good idea to make a few extra, in case of breakage.
  8. Refrigerate the tray until the ears are fully set, at least 20 minutes. Once they're hard, press two ears into the top of each Easter bunny doughnut. The assembled bunnies are fragile, so handle them with care! They are also best soon after they're made, since the doughnuts will start to get stale when exposed to air.

 

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All text and images (c) Elizabeth LaBau

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