No Easter would be complete without some chocolate bunnies so I crafted these Reese’s Cup Easter Bunny Cupcakes that you can make and share with friends and family.
The Easter Bunny will be hopping by in just a few days so I thought it would be a good idea to create a sweet treat that is quick and easy to make. The most challenging part of the project is making ears out of Tootsie Rolls. Other than that you just attach two candy eyes and a candy nose to a Reese’s Cup, draw on some whiskers and a smile, then attach the Reese’s Cup to a chocolate cupcake along with two Whoppers and one gummy carrot.
To save time you can even use store bought cupcakes.
These will be perfect to serve as dessert for Easter dinner, but would also make wonderful classroom or work treats.I am hosting Easter dinner at my house this year. It’s going to be a super casual affair. We are having ham sandwiches, veggies, fruit, and Deviled Egg Bunny Feet. Some of my family will be going to a big brunch earlier in the day, so I decided to keep my meal light.
Of course no one can come to my house for dinner and not have dessert, so these cupcakes will make an appearance along with my Cheesecake Peeps and a few other sweet treats I’ll be making later this week.
Are you having a big family gathering for Easter? If so, are you serving something special this year? I’d love to hear about your plans.
Reese’s Cup Easter Bunny Cupcakes
You’ll Need: (per cupcake)
1 Reese’s Cup
1 pink Sixlets
2 candy eyes
black food coloring marker
1 Tootsie Roll Midgee
1/4 Vanilla Tootsie Roll Midgee
1 gummy carrot
1 chocolate frosted cupcake
melted light cocoa confectionery coating (candy melts)*
*For detailed melting instructions, see my Chocolate Making Tips page.
Unwrap Reese’s Cups and Tootsie Rolls.
Use melted confectionery coating to attach two candy eyes and one pink Sixlet on each Reese’s Cup.
Draw whiskers and a mouth on each Reese’s Cup using a food coloring marker.
If you are having trouble getting your food coloring marker to work well on the chocolate, be sure to read my Edible Ink Marker Tips page for tips and tricks to make them work.
Flatten the Tootsie Roll Midgees. If needed, soften them in the microwave on the defrost setting for 5-8 seconds.
Cut each chocolate Tootsie Roll into two bunny ears. Cut each Vanilla Tootsie Roll into the smaller inside fluff of the bunny ears.
Brush the backside of each Vanilla Tootsie Roll with some water and press them onto a chocolate ear.
Cut the bottom tips off the Tootsie Roll ears so that they sit flat on top of the Reese’s Cup. Use the melted candy coating to attach the ears to the Reese’s Cups. I set some Tootsie Roll scraps under the ears to hold them in place until the candy coating dried.
Set one bunny head on each of the frosted cupcakes. If need be, add a bit more frosting behind the Reese’s Cup in order to hold the bunny’s head in place.
Add two Whoppers and one gummy carrot so each bunny looks like it has paws holding the carrot.
I found these gummy carrots online from amazon.
If you can’t find them, check out my tutorial on making Almond M&M’s and Mike & Ikes Carrots. You could also make the carrots out of modeling chocolate or fondant, like I did for some bunny butt cupcakes.
You could also just have them holding a jelly bean or other Easter candy.
Aren’t they cute?
I’m sure kids and adults are gonna love ’em!
I am really in love with making animal cupcakes using Reese’s Cups. I originally wanted to make white bunnies but couldn’t find the White Chocolate Reese’s Cups in any local stores. I found eggs, but didn’t like the very long oval shape for these treats. In the end I think they look adorable in all their chocolate glory.
- PER BUNNY
- 1 Reese's Cup
- 1 pink Sixlets
- 2 candy eyes
- black food coloring marker
- 1 Tootsie Roll Midgee
- 1/4 Vanilla Tootsie Roll Midgee
- 2 Whoppers
- 1 gummy carrot
- 1 chocolate frosted cupcake
- melted light cocoa confectionery coating (candy melts)*
- *For detailed melting instructions, see my Chocolate Making Tips page.
- Unwrap Reese's Cups and Tootsie Rolls.
- Use melted confectionery coating to attach two candy eyes and one pink Sixlet on each Reese's Cup.
- Draw whiskers and a mouth on each Reese's Cup using a food coloring marker.
- Flatten the Tootsie Roll Midgees.
- Cut each chocolate Tootsie Roll into two bunny ears.
- Cut each Vanilla Tootsie Roll into the smaller inside fluff of the bunny ears.
- Brush the backside of each Vanilla Tootsie Roll with some water and press them onto a chocolate ear.
- Cut the bottom tips off the Tootsie Roll ears so that they sit flat on top of the Reese's Cup.
- Use the melted candy coating to attach the ears to the Reese's Cups.
- Set one bunny head on each of the frosted cupcakes.
- Add two Whoppers and one gummy carrot so each bunny looks like it has paws holding the carrot.
Items used to make this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
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