Peanut Butter Bunnycakes
Makes about 27 cupcakes
Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 min.
- PEANUT BUTTER EGG BUNNIES(recipe
- TINTED COCONUT(recipe follows)
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick)
butter or margarine, softened
- 1-1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2/3 cup granulated
- 2/3 cup packed light
- 2 teaspoons
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- VANILLA FROSTING (ready-to-spread or your favorite recipe)
Prepare PEANUT BUTTER EGG BUNNIES and
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Line muffin
cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil bake cups.
Beat butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar,
eggs and vanilla in large bowl until well blended.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately
with milk to butter mixture, blending well.
Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling about 3/4 full.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in
centers comes out clean.
Cool completely on wire rack.
Frost with VANILLA FROSTING. Sprinkle TINTED COCONUT over
frosting and garnish with PEANUT BUTTER EGG BUNNY.
Unwrap Peanut Butter Eggs.
Using sharp knife cut away about 1/4 inch of the top
curved egg section creating a level edge. (This will be the
top of the bunny.)
Do the same thing for the bottom of egg if planning to
attach to hard surface such as a cookie.
Using icing and decorative candy pieces add facial
features to egg bunny.
Allow features to harden slightly before continuing.
To make bunny ears, cut large marshmallows crosswise into
4 to 5 sections.
Take each section and using wet knife cut through center
to within 1/4 inch of edge; separate and shape to look like
Press one side of ears into pink sugar and if other side
is sticky, press that side into untinted sugar.
Attach ears to top of bunny with frosting.
Allow frosting to harden slightly before finishing bunny.
Attach miniature marshmallow to backside of bunny for tail
and to help bunny stand up on cupcake or cookie base.
Press bunny into cupcake frosting or glue with frosting to
- 1/2 teaspoon water
- few drops of food color
- 1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes
Combine water and food color in small bowl or small jar
with cover or re-sealable plastic food storage bag.
Add Sweetened Coconut Flakes.
Toss with fork or shake closed jar or plastic bag until
coconut is evenly coated.
Store in airtight container.
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