Everything about a little bunny is just adorable. I just love their ears (especially when they are floppy!), their cute twitchy nose and clumsy Thumper feet. Don’t judge me, but I even love its little bunny butt 🙂
Easter or not, who can resist a little fluff ball like this when they are exploring, with their little tail just disappearing into the undergrowth?
Combine their cute little tushy and their clumsy floppy feet with Easter and you’ve got yourself the perfect combination for a cute Bunny butt cookie or cupcake. A snack that kids of all ages (and ahem .. , dare I say it, adults..!) will love at Easter time. Although they may not last until Easter if you’re making them ahead of time ..
Even if you’re not the greatest at baking, these Bunny butt cookies take less effort as the biscuits come white chocolate covered. Straight out of the packet. All you have to do is make the little feet with some chocolate, add the fluffy marshmallow tail and you’re done.
What do I need for Bunny Butt Cookies?
- white chocolate coated Cookies and Cream biscuits from Asda. A bit of a cheat as it saved me from having to cover the biscuits in chocolate myself but they are delish!
- White chocolate bar
- White mini marshmallows
- Red food colouring
- Piping bag with small nozzle
- Bunny feet template – from the bearfootbaker (thanks for the inspiration!) – link here. I used the medium sized feet template.
- Wax paper – (as an alternative I used the bag that you find on the inside of your cereal box)
The white chocolate will be too hot and runny to use straight away. Leave it to cool down. In the mean time print out your bunny feet template and secure it to a chopping board or hard bit of cardboard.
Cover the template with wax paper and use some sellotape to secure it. It’s important that the paper can’t move as you will be using this to trace the bunny feet with the melted chocolate. You don’t want it sliding all over the place.
Tip: As an alternative to the wax paper you can use one of the bags that you find inside your cereal box. You know, the see through waxy bag that holds your cornflakes or cheerios works absolutely fine! Cut it in half and use the side that doesn’t have the join as tracing paper.
Tracing with chocolate
Wait for the chocolate to cool down enough that it is still runny. You want it runny enough to be able to trace the feet and fill in the shape with chocolate when gently squeezing the icing bag. However, make sure it’s not so runny that it streams out of the nozzle without putting pressure on the bag. It may take you a few attempts to get the right consistency.
Fit a small nozzle at the end of the piping bag and fill the bag with approximately two thirds / half of the melted chocolate. Set aside the remainder of the melted chocolate for now. You will be using this to finish off the little pink detail of the feet later.
Trace the outline of the bunny feet first (see image above) before filling in the rest of the shape with the white chocolate.
Complete this for as many feet as you want to make. It’s worth making a few extra, just in case any break in the process or you don’t get them “quite right”. Trust me, any excess chocolatey feet will soon “mysteriously” disappear!
Once you have filled in all the feet shapes with the white chocolate, leave them to cool completely. I put mine in the fridge for a few hours to make sure the chocolate was completely set.
If the chocolate has cooled down too much before using it, the finish of your chocolate bunny feet may be slightly rough. To resolve this, get a mug of boiling water and a small teaspoon. Dip the teaspoon into the water until hot, pat dry with a bit of tissue paper. Gently run the back of the spoon over the surface of the chocolate. This will melt the chocolate again slightly. Just enough to be able to smooth down any rough patches.
Finishing the paw prints
Remember the melted white chocolate that you put to one side? Time to grab it and add a few drops of red food colouring to the melted chocolate. (You may have to re-heat this by now as it has probably set!) Add a few drops of the colouring at a time until you’re happy with the colour.
Once you’ve completed all the little feet, leave to cool down completely until they have set.
Once set, grab your cookies and dab 2 little blobs (technical term here..) of melted chocolate onto the bottom half of the cookie where you want to attach the little feet. The melted chocolate will be the “glue” that keeps the feet in place. With the edge of a small sharp knife carefully lift off the feet from the wax paper. They should peel away from the wax paper very easily. Carefully press the little feet into the melted chocolate and leave to set.
Complete this process for all the cookies.
Adding the fluffy tail
Finally, get enough little marshmallows for the amount of cookies that you have made. Carefully dip the end of the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and carefully place it onto the cookie to create the little tail. Leave to set.
If you want to make the tail the same colour as the biscuit, take a small brush and paint the marshmallow with the melted chocolate. However, you can leave it as a white little tail which looks equally as cute!
If the thought of making your own bunny feet is just too much, Etsy do a brilliant alternative for a bunny butt cupcake topper here. All you need is a cupcake which can be home made (check out my recipe for the perfect cupcake here) or shop bought, topped with a bit of icing and place the fondant topper as a finishing touch. How cute will these look on your Easter breakfast table?!
Have a hoppy Easter everyone 🙂
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