I am forgoing my usual wine post today because of these cute last minute Marshmallow Bunnies. Because of Easter and Passover I thought it would be fun to add this to the mix.
It all started with a thought that turned into a great deal of fun. After putting these together I couldn’t help it, I just had to share these with you. They are super easy, and it requires no cooking, just some assembly.
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- Regular size marshmallows
- Mini marshmallows
- Strawberry Tart strips
- Pretzel sticks
- Pink Jelly Bellies
- Simple white icing
- White Fondant
- Black Food-coloring Pen or small candy pearls
- Simple white frosting. (Combine confectioners sugar, a bit of water at a time, pinch of salt to the consistency of paste)
Ears: Roll out the fondant to about a ¼-inch. With small sharp knife, cut out ear shapes about 1 – 1½ long. Set aside. With your kitchen shears, cut smaller ear shapes out to the strawberry tart strip. Cut a pretzel stick in half with kitchen shears. Wrap the fondant ear shapes around the half pretzel. Pinch the fondant at the entry to seal and reshape. Place a dab of icing done the center of the ear shape. Press the strawberry tart strip piece gently into the icing on the fondant ear. Set aside to let dry and hardened a bit.
Bunny Body: Place the Jumbo Marshmallow on the board to find the flattest side. Push a pretzel into the top at the center, pushing down until about 1/3 of the pretzel is sticking out of the Medium size marshmallow. Take the jumbo size marshmallow, using a toothpick poke a hole at the top where the head will go. Place a dab of icing around the hole. Press the head with the pretzel stick, pushing gently into the hole with the icing surround. Press firmly to ensure the two marshmallows are connected and then set the bunny upright.
To create bunny paws, cut a mini marshmallow in half with the kitchen scissors. Press each half of the mini marshmallow, side by side, onto the base of the jumbo marshmallows. Use a bit of the frosting if needed. Take a regular marshmallow, cut it in half, dab with a bit of frosting and press it at the back at the base of the jumbo marshmallow to create a bunny tail.
Face: For the bunny nose, cut a pink Jelly Belly in half with Kitchen shears. Dab the cut side with a bit of frosting and press in the center of the regular marshmallow head. Hold for a few second to ensure adhesion. Take the black food coloring pen and draw two dots above the pink nose for eyes (Or you can create two holes with a toothpick and press a black candy pearl in each hole).
Finishing: Now to bring our bunnies alive, using a toothpick, create two holes close together where the ears will go on top of the head of the marshmallow bunny. Gently but firmly insert the pretzel stick end of the ears into the holes. Make sure to center the ears close together to ensure they stay upright.
Notes: The ears will flop if they’re set too far apart, too large or too heavy, so error on the side of a smaller shape. If you prepare all the parts before assembly, it makes putting together a number of Bunnies at one time a lot easier (and a whole lot of fun). I use pretzel sticks as a connector so that the whole thing is edible and for everyone’s safety. I always like to use a sheet pan lined with parchment for easier assembly and cleanup.
Now how fun is that. The truth is it takes longer to explain how to make these Marshmallow Bunnies then it does to create them. I’m sure you’ve already guessed that this would be a fun project to do with your kids or grandkids, heck any size kid. Give it a try. I promise it’ll be fun, and it will make you smile.
Here’s wishing you a delightful Easter or Passover and may the coming spring bring you much joy and fun.
Time to have some fun, now let’s eat…