Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes

I think about how we often put out cookies at Christmas for Santa, along with a few carrots for his reindeer and wonder why we didn’t have Miss Sarah put out treats for the Easter Bunny! These Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes are just the thing to leave out for that bunny — and let you create memories with that special little person in your life.
Easter Bunny's Carrot Cupcakes
Even the Easter Bunny is excited for spring to come — let’s face it, this is the LOOOOOOONG winter!  These super cute cupcakes will tickle any little bunny in your family — and are super easy to make. Let your little people help you make them and leave as a treat for your visiting bunny or even make them for your favorite gardener.
 
Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes
 
You will need:
  • 24 cupcakes (I just used the box mix)
  • White frosting
  • 12 Oreo cookies crushed
  • 36 orange Starburst
  • Bag of Rips candy (green for the carrot top)
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Put Oreo cookies into a ziploc bag, crush them with a rolling pin. Pour the cookie crumbs out onto a plate.  Next frost your cupcakes, roll the freshly frosted cupcakes in the cookie crumbs. Repeat until all 24 cupcakes are frosted and have cookie crumbs on top.
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Next step is to make the candy carrots. Cut your Starburst in half. Flatten the top of one end and make the other end pointed. On the flattened end add some green Rips, wrap the flattened end around the Rips and then roll the whole thing to form a carrot shape.  Place carrots on top of cupcake.
***You could make these full size and not cut the Starburst in half… but then you would need 75 Starbursts and you would have to by 3-4 bags to get that many. (You know I am too frugal for that, LOL)
Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Dannelle Gay
Ingredients
  • 24 cupcakes (I just used the box mix)
  • White frosting
  • 12 Oreo cookies crushed
  • 36 orange Starburst
  • Bag of Rips candy (green for the carrot top)
Instructions
  1. Put Oreo cookies into a ziploc bag, crush them with a rolling pin. Pour the cookie crumbs out onto a plate. Next frost your cupcakes, roll the freshly frosted cupcakes in the cookie crumbs. Repeat until all 24 cupcakes are frosted and have cookie crumbs on top.
  2. Next step is to make the candy carrots. Cut your Starburst in half. Flatten the top of one end and make the other end pointed. On the flattened end add some green Rips, wrap the flattened end around the Rips and then roll the whole thing to form a carrot shape. Place carrots on top of cupcake.
  3. ***You could make these full size and not cut the Starburst in half… but then you would need 75 Starbursts and you would have to by 3-4 bags to get that many.

Easter Chick Cupcakes!

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OK…. we like to play around here. Today, we have a different kind of Easter Chick Cupcake than we shared last week… it’s SUPER easy for the littles to help you make and pretty stinkin’ cute!

Easter Chick Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 24 large lemon heads ( or yellow gumball)
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips melted (toothpick to apply)
  • 6 orange Starburst
  • 24 frosted  cupcakes

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To create these cute little Easter Chicks you will need to first make the chicks. Unwrap your lemon heads, they are NOT perfectly round. They have one side that is more flat, that is where you want them to set so you can work on them and not have them roll all over the table.

Unwrap the starburst, use a sharp knife to cut the four corners off, each one of these corners will now become the “beak” of your chick.  Take your thumb and your pointer finger and press the triangle shaped piece of starburst onto the lemon head. You can then take the knife and cut the beak horizontal to make it look like it is open.

To make the eyes, melt chocolate chips use a toothpick to dab melted chocolate above the beak to create eyes. Allow them to dry before you add them to the cupcake (only takes a minute or two).  Frost your cupcakes, put your chicks on top and you have an adorable Easter Chick Cupcake.

Tip: if you can not find large lemon heads you can use large yellow gumballs instead.