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Bunny Cupcakes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Bunny Cupcakes

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"Hop on over to the kitchen to prepare these cute-as-can-be cupcakes. Perfect for spring celebrations, Easter, baby showers and birthday parties."

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Original recipe makes 12 (1 cupcake) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Tint frosting pink or blue, using 4 drops red or 4 drops NEON blue food color. Place coconut in resealable plastic bag. Add 4 drops red or 4 drops NEON blue food color to coconut in bag; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.
  2. Spread top of each cupcake with tinted frosting. Press each cupcake into tinted coconut to cover top completely. Spread donut holes with remaining frosting. Press a donut hole into top of each cupcake to form the bunny's head.
  3. For the ears, cut a 1/4-inch slice off the flat ends of each marshmallow to make 24 slices. Dip cut sides of the marshmallow slices into the coconut until completely covered. (Reserve remaining marshmallow pieces.) Attach 2 marshmallow slices to the head of each bunny with frosting to create ears.
  4. Press a jelly bean half into the face for the nose and sprinkles for the whiskers. Use the chocolate chips for the eyes. Press the plain marshmallow pieces into the cupcakes for the belly.
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  • Test Kitchen Tips:
  • To make 6 each pink and blue cupcakes, use 2 drops of each food color in each half batch of frosting and coconut.
  • For ease in frosting donut holes, first insert small wooden skewer into donut. Use skewer as a handle when frosting donut. Invert frosted donut onto cupcake then remove skewer.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 22, 2010

These are adorable and so easy to make. I LOVE cupcakes and what a cute way to decorate for Easter. I think I may do several with just green coconut and jellybeans too, instead of all bunnies, and maybe it will look like they are in a Easter egg hunt. Thanks a bunch for sharing. Love it

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2010

It was fun to try, but I doubt I will make again. VERY time consuming and quite messy. I ended up cutting the ears in half as they looked more like mice than bunnies and had great difficulty with the ears staying on. Cute idea, but LOTS of patience is required!


14 Ratings

Apr 05, 2010

The donut heads were hard to frost. Very cute though! I never used the coconut. My daughter and my son had alot of fun making them. Messy too!

Apr 01, 2010

Easier than it appears if you're not looking for perfection but fun with the kids. I used tubed writting icing from a craft store for the eyes, whiskers and nose. Well I had fun! Oh I used a toothpick through the back of the ears, pinching them together and pushing the toothpick between the two so I could grasp some marshallow. I pushed the pick far into the cupcake to conseal.

Mar 30, 2010

Made for my daughter's class party. Omitted coconut as none of the students would eat it. Used icing inside the ears instead and worked well. Added a gumball coverd in icing for a tail and used toothpicks to hold together (easier druing transport down long country roads...). Very cute, super easy and have passed out the recipe to many other moms!!!

Mar 23, 2010

made these with my 7 yr old- they were fun to do! the marshmallow ears didnt always stand up but we had floppy eared bunnies I guess!! Gave 4 stars bc somewhat of a process

Jun 07, 2010

Very cute! Didn't look quite like they did in the picture, but still cute. A lot of work.. I don't think I would make again.

Apr 05, 2010

Totally cute. Toothpicks help to keep 'heads' on bunnies. Important to use FRESH coconut - buy a new package, don't use opened one you may have in cupboard. There are a couple steps missing: First you gotta make the cupcakes….then you gotta cut the black licorice into little teeny tiny strips to make whiskers….and dye the coconut different colors….and frost donut holes (DO NOT underestimate how difficult or messy THAT is), and then you gotta make frosting (Ok – I cheated and bought the canned stuff)….and got back to the store three times because 1) you thought you had cupcake wrappers on hand…and you did….3; 2) you didn’t think about how you connect the donut hole (head) to the cupcake (body) and then realized that toothpicks would work but you don’t have any; 3) by now you’re out of wine and need more


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  • Calories
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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