Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts: Step-by-Step

March 27, 2020
Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts are not just yummy and adorable, they're super easy to make, too!  Such a cute treat for Easter breakfast, Easter brunch, or as a fun little project to make with the kids.  So easy, even the youngest of little ones can participate in the fun.
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Want a fun and adorable little treat for Easter?  Look no further than these super-cute Bunny Butt Doughnuts!

They're a fabulously fun treat for Easter breakfast or brunch.  Whip up a batch, snuggle them into a bed of Easter grass on a platter, serve them up, and watch the smiles appear.

Or, they make for a really simple spring project to do with the kiddos.  Bunny Butt Doughnuts are truly so easy, even the youngest of little ones can participate in their creation.  While no part is difficult, making the feet especially is so easy, any skill level or age can handle it.

Such a cute treat for Easter breakfast, Easter brunch, or as a fun little project to make with the kids.

My 10-year-old daughter and I made these together, and had so much fun doing them.  We whipped a dozen together from start to finish in about 30 minutes.  And at 10 years old? -- My daughter was 100% independent in making them.

There is simple knife-work involved in cutting marshmallows in half to make the feet.  So if you've got an age involved that you're not comfortable with using a knife, just have a grown-up do that step.  But the rest?  Pretty simple and totally safe for all.

Grab a dozen doughnuts and whip up a bunch of these fun little bums for breakfast!  They're sure to bring the smiles and be loved by all.

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You just need 6 ingredients to make a batch of bunny butt doughnuts:

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Let's talk just a bit about these ingredients, starting with the doughnuts.

We used powdered sugar and plain doughnuts to make our Bunny Butt Doughnuts.  But pretty much any kind of doughnut will work, so use what you like best.  We also made some with chocolate-coated doughnuts.  They worked just fine, but we thought the plain and powdered sugar were cuter.

The white chocolate/almond bark coating serves as the cement when creating the bunny butts.  You'll need about 6 ounces of white chocolate melts or white almond bark coating, give or take a little.  So just melt part of the package to start, and then melt more if you need more as you go.

On a side note, we also tested using Marshmallow Fluff as cement, as well.  Marshmallow Fluff works fine for the tails, but does not work well to adhere the feet.  We recommend sticking with melted white chocolate to make and glue the bunny butt parts together.

Bunny Butt Doughnuts are truly so easy, even the youngest of little ones can participate in their creation.

Now let's take a look, step-by-step, at how to make Bunny Butt Doughnuts.  It's so easy, you'll see!


Step 1:  Dip Marshmallow in White Chocolate for Tail

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Start by making the tails.

Place the candy melts or bark coating in a small microwave-safe bowl.  Melt the coating in the microwave, according to the package directions.

Then dip a marshmallow in the melted white chocolate, coating all surfaces except where your fingers are holding it.

Step 2:  Coat Tail in Coconut

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Immediately roll the dipped marshmallow in coconut until it's well coated all over.  Place the coconut-covered tail on some wax paper, parchment paper, or a plate to set up.

I like to place the coconut in a shallow small plate to make it easy to roll the marshmallows.  

Repeat these two steps with additional marshmallows to make all the tails at once.


Step 3:  Allow Tails to Dry

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Set the finished tails aside to dry while you make the feet.


Step 4:  Cut Marshmallows for Feet

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Cut a marshmallow in half and place the halves on your work surface with the sticky cut sides facing up.

If the marshmallow halves are perfectly round, you may want to gently squish them a little to make them more oval-shaped. -- Do be gentle with this though, because it's easy to squish them out of shape too much.


Step 5:  Adhere Smarties

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Place a pink Smarties candy toward the top of each marshmallow half, pressing gently to adhere it. 

Step 6:  Add Confetti Sprinkles

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Arrange 3 pink confetti sprinkles under the Smarties candy on each marshmallow half to create the bunny's toes.

Then, repeat with more marshmallows to make all the pairs of feet needed.

We used pink Smarties candies and confetti sprinkles, but you can also use other colors if you'd like.  We did some with purple Smarties and sprinkles that were cute!


Step 7:  Adhere Tail to Doughnut

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Re-warm the melted white chocolate (leftover from making the tails) for a few seconds in the microwave to soften it back up.

Then dip the bottom of a bunny butt tail in the white chocolate, getting just a small coating of the melted chocolate to act as cement.  

Immediately place the tail on top of a doughnut, covering the doughnut's hole.


Step 8:  Adhere Feet

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Dip the bottom of a foot in white chocolate.  You don't need to dip the entire bottom of the foot -- just the bottom of the end under the Smarties candy is enough. 

Put the dipped foot on the doughnut beneath the tail, and hold it in place for about 20 seconds to let the white chocolate set.  Repeat this same step with the other foot.

Then add tails and feet to all the remaining doughnuts, too.

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And that's all there is to whipping up a platter of these cute little bunny butts!  Pretty easy, right? 

Bunny Butt Doughnuts can be prepared about a day or 2 in advance and stored in a single layer in an airtight container.  After a couple days, the cut marshmallow feet start to deteriorate a bit and look a little shriveled.  Prepare them the day of or day before serving for the best result.

So grab a box of doughnuts and have some fun whipping up these little cuties.  Such an adorable treat for Easter breakfast, Easter brunch, or as a fun little project to make with the kids.  So easy, even the youngest of the little ones can participate in the fun!

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Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts

Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts

Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts are not just yummy and adorable, they're super easy to make, too! Such a cute treat for Easter breakfast, Easter brunch, or as a fun little project to make with the kids. So easy, even the youngest of little ones can participate in the fun.
Prep time: 30 MCook time: Total time: 30 M

Ingredients:

Instructions:

How to make Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts

Make the Tails:
  1. Place candy melts or bark coating (chopped in small pieces) in a small microwave-safe bowl.  Melt  in the microwave per package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between).
  2. Place coconut in a shallow bowl or on a small plate.
  3. Dip a marshmallow in the melted white chocolate, coating all surfaces except where your fingers are holding it.
  4. Immediately roll in coconut until well coated.  Place on waxed paper, parchment paper, or a plate.
  5. Repeat with additional marshmallows to make 12 tails.
  6. Set aside to dry while you make the feet.
Make the Feet:
  1. Cut a marshmallow in half and place halves on your work surface with the sticky cut side facing up.
  2. Place a pink Smarties candy toward the top of each marshmallow half, pressing gently to adhere it.  Arrange 3 pink confetti sprinkles under the Smarties candy on each marshmallow half.
  3. Repeat with remaining marshmallows to make 12 pairs of feet.
Assemble Bunny Butt Doughnuts:
  1. Re-warm the melted white chocolate leftover from making the tails for a few seconds in the microwave.
  2. Dip the bottom of a bunny butt tail in white chocolate, getting just a small coating of the melted chocolate to act as cement.  Place the tail on top of a doughnut, covering the doughnut's hole.
  3. Dip the bottom of a foot in white chocolate (you don't need to dip the entire bottom of the foot -- just the bottom of the end under the Smarties candy), arrange on the doughnut beneath the tail, and hold in place for about 20 seconds to let the white chocolate set.  Repeat with the other foot.
  4. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Though we used powdered sugar and plain doughnuts, pretty much any kind of doughnut will work.  We also made some with chocolate-coated doughnuts -- they worked fine, but we thought the plain and powdered sugar were cuter.
  2. We used pink Smarties candies and confetti sprinkles, but you can also use other colors if you'd like.  We did some with purple that were cute!
  3. We tested using Marshmallow Fluff as cement, as well.  It works fine for the tails, but does not work well to adhere the feet.
  4. These can be prepared about a day or 2 in advance and stored in a single layer in an airtight container.  After that, the cut marshmallow feet start to deteriorate and look a bit shriveled.
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11 comments

  1. So cute! I think my kid would love these!

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    1. Thank you Suzie! Yes, I think your kid would indeed love these ... our 10-year-old daughter had a ball making them.

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  2. These are absolutely adorable, I love them -thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you! We think they're pretty adorable, too ... AND tasty.

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  3. These are just adorable!! Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the pin!

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  4. Bunnies just happen to be my very favorite animal, well second only to cats. And these are adorable little butts!

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    1. Bunnies are fun, aren't they? And these adorable little butts are so fun to make, too.

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  5. Super cute! Very clever using those candies on the paws, they're perfect.

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  6. What a fun and hilarious project for the kids. Thank you for bringing it to FF.

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  7. These are too cute and I love how easy they are to make!

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