Hungry Happenings: Brownie Bunny Butts with Reese's Peanut Butter Paws

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Brownie Bunny Butts with Reese's Peanut Butter Paws

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So now that you know how to make Reese's Peanut Butter Bunny Feet, we are going to shrink them down and use the small bite size Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs to make feet for these adorable Brownie Bunny Butts. 

I love making bunny butts. There's just something so endearing about seeing a fuzzy little tail and big floppy feet on a rabbit's backside.

Brownie Bunny Butts | HungryHappenings.com

This Easter edible craft is a perfect project to do with kids. I could see baking the brownies, bringing them to a Sunday school class or a Girl or Boy Scout meeting and having the kids do the decorating. 

Once again I used modeling chocolate to decorate my Reese's Bunny Feet, but if you are doing this project with a group of kids and you don't want to make modeling chocolate, you could use store bought fondant, strawberry Tootsie Rolls or any kind of pink taffy.
To make my bunnies look like they are burrowing down into a rabbit hole, I set them on some green coconut grass. The grass is really just for decoration so you could use plastic Easter grass if you preferred. If you want to make the grass more part of the dessert, then use green frosting.

If any of the kids have peanut allergies, you can use brown modeling chocolate to make the feet instead of the peanut butter fudge eggs. 

Brownie Easter recipe

I packaged up most of my Brownie Bunny Butts and donated them to my nephew's baseball team for their bake sale. They were all sold in a flash. Putting them in a plastic wrapped bowl worked perfectly. I then snuggled the bowls down into some large shirt boxes to transport them.

This would be a great way to package them up if you are having kids decorate them to bring home.

Easter dessert ideas

Brownie Bunny Butts (makes 12)

Ingredients:


Your favorite brownie mix or recipe (that makes an 8x8 pan, not the family size)*
eggs, oil, and water called for on your mix
24 Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (1- 10 ounce bag of bite size flat bottom eggs)
white frosting
optional: green colored coconut** or green frosting

*I tried Betty Crocker Supreme Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix with Hershey's Syrup inside and loved it. It's now my favorite boxed brownie mix. 

** To make green coconut, pour flaked or shredded sweetened coconut in a zip top bag and squirt in liquid green food coloring. Shake to coat the coconut. 

Supplies:

1 whoopie pie pan
non-stick baking spray
fondant rolling pin
non-stick silicone mat (or dust a cutting board with powdered sugar)
1 small and 1 large round plunger cutter

Instructions:

bake brownies in a whoopie pie pan

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees (for non-stick pans.) Spray the whoopie pie pan with non-stick spray. I squirted some just in the middle of each cavity then used my fingers to spread it evenly around the bottom and up the sides of each cavity. 

Make your brownie batter and evenly divide it among the 12 whoopie pie cavities in your pan. Use a spoon to spread the batter into one thin layer. 

Brownie recipe

Bake your brownies for 25-35 minutes. Mine baked in 30 minutes. 

Cool completely before popping them out of the pan. I used a plastic tool to help remove the brownies from the pan. It's a new kitchen gadget for me, and well worth the few bucks it cost to buy it. 

Easter bunny candies

While your brownies are baking and cooling, you can get your bunny feet made. Unwrap the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. 

Roll out some pink modeling chocolate on a non-stick silicone mat using a fondant roller. Use the large round plunger cutter to cut 24 dots and the small round plunger cutter to cut 72 dots. 

Brush a light amount of water on the backside of a large pink dot and set it in the middle of an egg. Gently press down around the edges to make it stick. Do the same with three of the small dots, creating a paw pattern. Repeat. 

Easter sweets

Spoon some white frosting into a sandwich size zip top bag, cut off the tip. Use a small dab of frosting to attach your bunny feet along one edge of the brownies. Pipe on a tail.

Easter bunny candy recipe

If you want, sprinkle some green coconut on or pipe some green frosting in a small round plate or bowl and snuggle a bunny in the middle. 

Store your Brownie Bunny Butts in airtight container for up to a few days.

Easter recipes
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10 comments:

  1. LOVE these...simple, cute and YUM my 3 favorite ingredients. Take care.

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  2. SO CUTE - nothing cuter than a bunny butt! I will so have to make these!!

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  3. Yeah for bunny butts ... can never get enough of them! Pinned :)

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  4. So adorable! You do such amazing work!!!

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  5. Who knew a bunny's butt could be so cute! :)

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  6. this is great and quite simple, love it

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