Come on Bunny donut, light my fire…
Looks like this bunny has an identity crisis!
Why am I so addicted to having fun with this little bunny donut?
Acting as a pseudo psychologist, I’m examining my childhood. Growing up, I could never have a furry pet because my father was “allergic” to animals. After numerous lazy goldfish who just floated on their backs in the fish bowl or other athletic fish who enjoyed jumping out of the bowls, my parents finally got us a cuddly pet.
To be specific, my parents broke down and came home with a cute white bunny. We called the bunny Snuffy , a compromise between Snowflake and Snowpuff. When my sister and I went to camp, my mom had the job of feeding Snuffy. However, as time went on, Snuffy began to bite my mom. When we returned from camp, we learned that Snuffy was sent to a “farm” so it could play with its friends.
Many years later we realized that Snuffy may have joined its friends at a different sort of farm. More like a farm to table destination. Perhaps Snuffy is playing with friends that were part of Wolfgang Puck’s ‘Braised Rabbit and Fava Bean Fettucine’ that was posted on Wolfgang Puck’s Twitter account earlier this week.
Whatever the reason, I’m having fun with our little white bunny donut. I hope you’re grinning along with us.
See instructions under “Show Me the Bunny” to create this donut.
Spring is in the air and that means Easter is around the corner. The markets are filling with colorful holiday candy, Nestle’s is offering Limited Edition pink and yellow morsels, and my local garden center is selling live chicks!
We decided to start preparing for Easter by creating little bunny donuts. We quickly realized that the key to a perfect bunny is the ear to body ratio. Before you rush for your calculator ( or another website), we’ll explain. If the ears are too small your bunny will look like a white mouse.
BUNNY DONUT RECIPE
8 small donuts ( Entenmann’s powdered sugar popettes work well)
8 marshmallows ( standard size)
1 cup of pink sprinkles
8 pink chips (or M&Ms)
16 brown M&Ms
8 inches of black string licorice
1 container of white frosting
– Make bunny ears by cutting each marshmallow on the diagonal. Slice off the pointed end of
each marshmallow and discard (or eat).
– Pour pink sprinkles into a small dish.
– Dip one side of each marshmallow half in sprinkles to cover, allowing a small white
border to show.
– Leave “ears” on plate for later use.
– Cut licorice into 8 one-inch pieces
– Using a knife or scissors, cut into the ends of the licorice to simulate whiskers.
– Cut each licorice piece in half. (Depending on the size of the donuts, you may want to
make the whiskers shorter. It’s a matter of personal taste).
– Before frosting the donuts, set a wire rack on top of a piece of wax paper for easier
– Place 1/2 of the frosting into a microwave safe bowl. (Repeat this step to ice remainder
– Microwave the bowl for 20 seconds or until the frosting flows.
– Individually dip each donut into the frosting to cover the front and all sides.
– Remove donut and set on wire rack to dry.
– Place 2 ears on on each donut. (To keep the ears attached while drying, place extra
marshmallows under each “ear” for support)
– Add 2 brown M&Ms for eyes
– Add a pink chip or pink M&M for nose
– Add whiskers on either side of nose
– Repeat until all the donuts have morphed into bunnies.
These bunnies are ready to hop into your heart ( or mouth)!
One last time to use the “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” expression. Ok, I’m done….at least until next year.
Whether you’re looking for an adorable kid’s birthday dessert or an Easter snack, these cute little lamb donuts are sure to bring your guests coming baaaaack for seconds.
- 6 regular sized donuts
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- 12 mini chocolate chips
- 9 pink candy chews (like a Starburst)
- 1 container of vanilla frosting
- Coat the top and sides of each donut with vanilla frosting
- Place donut on desired serving plate since some marshmallows may fall off if you move the donuts around too much
- Then cover the entire donut with mini marshmallows
- Next put a pink fruit chew in the microwave for 7 seconds (do this one at a time)
- Then roll it into a ball and flatten it with your fingers to form an oval shape for the head
- Next take a mini marshmallow and cut it in half
- Place a chocolate chip into the marshmallow (pointy side facing the marshmallow)
- You should do this twice to create both eyes
- Use a small drop of icing to get the eyes to stick to the pink head
- Put another fruit chew in the microwave for 7 seconds
- Once removed, rip it into four pieces and roll it into the ear shape below
- Press the ears onto the back of the head
- You can then press the head onto the front side of the donut with a little extra icing on the back
If you are wondering whether this is basically like serving your guests a bowl of marshmallows, the answer is yes.