How cute are these Peanut Butter Bunny Butt Pretzels?
Each bite sized Easter treat is salty and sweet and so much fun to eat.
Do you melt every time to see the fluffy tail on a wiggly little bunny butt?
I sure do.
I love rabbits and just can't help squealing with delight, like a little girl, whenever I see a bunny in our back yard. A few years ago I found a hutch of baby bunnies in my strawberry garden and was overly excited every morning to go out and visit them. They were so tiny and utterly adorable.
When Easter rolls around every year, I find myself compelled to turn cute bunny butts into treats.
I know calling these Easter treats "Bunny Butt Pretzels" might not conjure up the most appetizing thoughts, but when you look at the peanut butter bunny bum burrowing down into a pretzel ring hole with it's fuzzy white marshmallow tail and two tiny paws with heart shaped sprinkle pads and pink sugar pearl toes, you are going to want to gobble them up.
Maybe I should have called them "Backside Bunny Pretzels" or "Pretzel Bunny Tails." What do you think?
UPDATE: Due to the popularity of these Peanut Butter Bunny Butt Pretzels, I created some more cute Pretzel Bunny Butts using white chocolate and a traditional mini pretzel twist.
They are pretty cute too!
I even share a video tutorial to show you how to make lots of these cute bunny butt treats at home.
I chose to use peanut butter candy melts to make my bunnies because the tan color is light enough to show up against the brown pretzel and dark enough that the white bunny tail really pops.
Candy Melts will melt nicely, but you can also melt Reese's Peanut Butter Chips to make these Bunny Butt Pretzels. The chips can be found in your grocery store. They tend to be a little thick, though, so you may need to add a bit of paramount crystals, coconut oil, or vegetable oil to thin them out.
I used a Squeeze-it Mold painter (small squeeze bottle) to fill the pretzel rings with the peanut butter candy melts. I love using these bottles because they have a pastry tip attached which you can swap out for any size tip, plus they are easy to hold.
If you prefer you can just spoon the candy into the pretzel or use a zip top or disposable pastry bag.
Before you pour the candy into the squeeze bottle, you need to make some tiny bunny feet.
I found it easiest to just use a food use only paint brush to paint a tiny foot onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Immediately, press one pink heart sprinkle and three pink sugar pearls onto the peanut butter candy to create a bunny paw. I used a pair of tweezers, that are only used in my kitchen, to add the sprinkles in the right place on the foot.
Those bunny paws with pink pads and toes look so adorable, but I will admit they were a bit tedious to make, so you can allow the candy to harden then simply draw the details on with a black food coloring marker if you are short on time or patience. Or you can pipe pink candy melts to create the toes and pad on each of the bunny's paws.
Once you have your tray filled with bunny feet, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes until the candy sets hard. Then remove and peel the candy feet off the paper.
Before you fill your pretzels, you need to have everything ready to be attached to them.
Take miniature marshmallows and roll them in the palm of your hands to make the bunny tails. This will give you round tails with some texture. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands or wear food handling gloves!
Arrange the pretzel rings on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Now, you are ready.
Pipe a mound of peanut butter candy coating into the center of each pretzel. Add just enough that it doesn't overflow, but that is a bit rounded on top.
Immediately attach a tail and two feet.
Repeat, creating as many bunny butt pretzels as you'd like then pop them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until the candy sets.
Remove and peel off the paper and your Bunny Butt Pretzels are ready for your candy dishes or Easter baskets.
Bunny Butt Pretzels
If you want to create a cute display to serve them at your Easter dinner, you can cover a serving platter with green coconut grass, toss on some cookie crumb dirt, and place your Easter bunny pretzels all over the tray.
To color the coconut, pour it into a zip-top bag, squeeze in some drops of liquid food coloring and shake until all the coconut is colored green.
It looks like your backyard with dozens of bunnies burrowing into their holes.
You could also use green Easter grass. These little treats will look so cute in your Easter baskets too.
Items you'll need to make these Bunny Butt Pretzels can be found at Amazon.com. (affiliate links)
If you can't find peanut butter candy melts, you can use caramel candy melts or you can blend some light cocoa candy melts with white candy melts to get a nice light tan color.
Peanut Butter Bunny Butt Pretzels
- 12 ounces peanut butter candy melts
- 100 pink heart sprinkles
- 300 pink sugar pearls
- 50 miniature marshmallows
- 50 pretzel rings
Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.
Heat on high power for 15-30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Paint a ⅜-1/2 inch oval onto the paper and immediately press one pink heart into the center and three pink sugar pearls around the heart for the toes.
Repeat creating 100 bunny paws.
Pop the candy into the freezer for a few minutes until the candy hardens.
Roll the marshmallows in the palm of your hand until they are round.
Set the pretzel rings on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Re-heat the peanut butter candy melts for 15 seconds, then pour it into a squeeze bottle.
Pipe peanut butter candy into the center of a pretzel ring.
Immediately attach a marshmallow tail and two candy bunny feet.
Freeze for 5-10 minutes until the candy is hardened.
Peel off the parchment paper and they are ready to serve.
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If you love celebrating Easter with cute treats be sure to check out these other recipes:
- Bunny Butt Cookies by Princess Pinky Girl
- Bunny Butt Cake by Julie Blanner
- Easter Peeps Pops by Love from the Oven
- Bunny Tail Cake Pops by Rose Bakes
See all of my Easter recipes, here.
Will you make this Baby Chick Cupcake Cake for Easter? Let me know in the comments below.
Fun food for parties and special occasions. Cuz I'd rather be in my kitchen decorating a cute bunny butt treats than running around my backyard.
Have a sweet day! - Beth
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