Easter Bunny Pops
Contributed by: NAPSA
Pop Goes The Bunny: Tasty, Colorful Treats (NAPSA) - Adding fun to the Easter holidays can be as easy as a hop, skip and a jump with crispy, chocolatey pops that look like bunnies. This recipe from Creative Cook's Kitchen requires no baking, so children can take part in the preparation and decoration.
- For the Pops:
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
- 1 bag (10 ounces) marshmallows
- 6 cups crisp rice cereal
- For the Decorations:
- 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Mini candy-coated chocolates
- 2 lengths red licorice laces (from a 4-ounce package), cut into 11/2-inch pieces
- Assorted small candies
- 1 cup prepared vanilla frosting
- Blue, green, red and yellow food colorings
- Special aids:
- Jelly-roll pan
- 3" oval cookie cutter
- 3" bunny-shaped cookie cutter
- 12 wooden craft sticks or lollipop sticks
- Small offset spatula
- Small resealable plastic bags
- 12 lengths (3" each) narrow ribbon
Spray a jelly-roll pan with vegetable cooking spray. In a large saucepan, heat butter and
marshmallows over medium-low heat, stirring until melted, about 4 minutes. Remove the pan
from heat; stir in cereal.
Spoon mixture into the prepared pan. Using your hands, press to make level; cool completely.
Using an oval cookie cutter, cut out six ovals. Using a bunny-shaped cookie cutter, cut out six
Place cutouts on sheets of waxed paper. Holding the cutout firmly against the paper, insert a
craft stick 2 inches into the bottom of each cutout.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips and oil on Medium, stirring at
1-minute intervals, until smooth, about 3 minutes. Using a small offset spatula, spread 1 side of
each pop with melted chocolate.
For Easter-bunny pops, press mini candy-coated chocolates into pops for eyes and nose. Press
6 red licorice lace pieces into each pop for whiskers.
For Easter-egg pops, press assorted small candies into pops as desired. Set aside pops until
chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
Divide frosting among 4 small bowls. Using food colorings, tint frostings blue, green, pink
and yellow. Spoon frostings into separate resealable plastic bags; snip off one corner of each bag.
Pipe pink frosting onto Easter-bunny pops for ears and mouths. Pipe remaining frostings onto
Easter-egg pops as desired.
Tie ribbons around sticks; let stand until frosting is set, several hours. Wrap pops in plastic
wrap until ready to serve.
Serving Size: Makes 1 dozen pops.