This Adorable Bunny Donuts Recipe Is a Must-Have for Your Easter Dessert Spread
Easter is only a few weeks away, and boy am I getting egg-cited. I love dreaming up sweet treats for this time of the year, so my favorite way to celebrate is indubitably with Easter eggs and dessert! Even though I don’t want to admit it, donuts are sometimes a staple in my diet — so dreaming up cute bunny donuts was bound to happen. Now go ahead and show some bunny you love them, by making them these adorable Easter donuts.
- donuts (store bought or homemade)
- white chocolate melts
- black + pink royal icing
- mini pink heart sprinkles
- small easter eggs
- large bunny cookie cutter
1. Make your favorite donut recipe, and let them cool completely before decorating. If you’re a little lazy or tight on time, just buy some from the shops!
2. To make the bunny ears, melt white chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Pour the chocolate on a lined baking tray, ensuring an even layer around 1/8 inch thick. When the chocolate is firm but not completely set, use one of the ears on the large bunny cookie cutter to cut out the chocolate. Alternatively, you can use a long oval cookie cutter instead if you have one. Leave to set completely.
3. With white chocolate, stick 2 almonds on the bottom of the donut to act as the bunny “feet.” Poke two holes with a knife on either side of the donut, and dip in white chocolate before sticking directly into the donut so they are vertical, yet slightly slanted inward. These will be the “arms” which will hug the Easter eggs. The distance between them will depend on the size of eggs you use.
4. When the chocolate has set and the almonds are completely secure, dip the donuts into melted white chocolate, shaking off the excess for a smooth finish. Before the chocolate dries, carefully place a mini pink heart sprinkle on as the nose. Transfer onto wire rack to set.
5. Attach the chocolate ears by making a slit with a knife on the side of the donut, and dipping the bottom of the ears in melted chocolate. This will secure them into the donut.
6. Draw on the eyes, mouth, and whiskers with black royal icing. Pipe on the ear and paw details with pink royal icing.
7. Place small Easter eggs in center of the donuts, so the bunnies appear to be holding/hugging the eggs. Alternately, if you have a little more time, you can decorate donut holes and put them in place of the small Easter eggs.
With white chocolate, stick two almonds on the bottom of the donut. Poke two holes with a knife on either side of the donut, and dip in white chocolate before sticking directly into the donut so they are vertical, yet slightly slanted inward. Dip the donuts in the melted chocolate, then carefully place a mini pink heart sprinkle on as the nose.
Attach the chocolate ears by making a slit with a knife on the side of the donut, and dipping the bottom of the ears in melted chocolate. This will secure them into the donut. Draw on eyes and whiskers with black royal icing.
Pipe on the ear and paw details with pink royal icing, then place small Easter eggs in the center of the donuts.
Aren’t these the cutest Easter donuts you’ve ever seen?
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