Take your Easter dessert to the next level and make these adorable Brownie Bunny Butts with Reese’s Peanut Butter Paws! These brownies are full of chocolaty goodness and your party guests wont be able to get enough of the cuteness!
Now with a video tutorial.
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.
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.
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.
Brownie Bunny Butts
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- 1 box brownie mix
- egg, oil, water (according to package instructions)
- 1 ounce bright pink modeling chocolate (candy clay)
- 24 Reese's Eggs
- 1/2 cup white fluffy white frosting
- optional, 3 cups shredded coconut colored with green food coloring
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Spray a non-stick whoopie pie pan with 12 round cavities with baking spray.
- Mix brownie mix, egg, oil, and water (and a fudge packet if included) according to package instructions.
- Equally divide batter among the 12 round whoopie pie cavities.
- Bake for 22-28 minutes until the edges look set and the center is not longer wet.
- Remove and allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
- Roll out bright pink modeling chocolate to about 1/16th of an inch thickness.
- Cut 24 circles using a 1/2 inch round plunger or metal cutter.
- Cut 72 circles using a 1/4 inch round plunger cutter or straw.
- Brush water on one side of a 1/2 pink circle then press the wet side on top in the center of a Reese's Egg.
- Brush water on three of the smaller pink circles and press the wet sides onto the egg to create three bunny toes.
- Repeat, creating all 24 bunny feet.
- To assemble the Brownie Bunny Butts:
- Sprinkle some green coconut around the edge of the plate if using.
- Set the brownie in the middle of the plate.
- Spoon the frosting into a small zip top or pastry bag.
- Pipe a frosting tail near one edge of the brownie.
- Use frosting to attach two feet opposite the tail.
- Find the modeling chocolate (candy clay) recipe on my Chocolate Making Tips page.
- 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.
- If you don’t have the 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch plunger cutters, you can pinch off pieces of the candy clay, roll them into balls, then flatten them to create the pad and toes on the Reese’s Egg Bunny Feet.
1 whoopie pie pan
non-stick baking spray
fondant rolling pin
non-stick silicone mat (or dust a cutting board with powdered sugar)
1/4 inch round and 1/2 round plunger cutter
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.
Bake your brownies for 22-28 minutes until the edges look firm and the center no longer looks wet. You’ll want these baked through so that they aren’t so soft that they won’t hold their round shape.
Cool completely before popping them out of the pan. I used a flat plastic spatula to help remove the brownies from the pan. This kitchen tool is super thin and was easy to fit in between the brownie and the pan. The brownies popped right out once I was able to loosen them from the pan.
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.
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.
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.
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If you recreate these Brownie Bunny Butts
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