Sunday, March 28, 2010

Marshmallow Treat Easter Bunny Crafts

Marshmallow Treat Easter Bunny Crafts

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This adorable Easter recipe is from one of my favorite magazines, Taste of Home. They always have recipes that have been tried and tested and taste just great!

Here's what you'll need:

  • 30 large marshmallows (makes 12 Easter bunny crafts)
  • 60 miniature marshmallows
  • Vanilla frosting (or white chocolate, of course!) - about 2/3 cup will do
  • Pink decorating gel or pink paste food coloring
  • Pink and red decorating sprinkles; heart-shaped

Here's how to put it together:

  1. Using the vanilla frosting, "glue" together 2 large marshmallows, one on top of the other. Repeat until you have 12 bunny bodies.
  2. Cut the remaining 6 large marshmallows into quarters to form the bunny ears and set aside for later.
  3. Using the tube of pink decorating gel, "draw" a ribbon and bow around the bunny body where the two marshmallows meet to act as a bow tie.
  4. Attach eyes and a nose using the decorative candy hearts and a little white frosting. Upright hearts for the eyes and an upside-down heart for the nose.
  5. Using the pink frosting/gel again, pipe some whiskers and a smiling mouth on your homemade marshmallow Easter bunny.
  6. Grab those marshmallow bunny ears that you cut up earlier and fill in the centers of each with the pink frosting. You can then attach the ears with some of the white frosting.
  7. Finally, using 5 mini marshmallows for each Easter bunny, attach 4 legs on the front and a tail on the back.

You're done! Just let your Easter bunny crafts stand for a while until they are completely set. Now isn't that cute?

Note: If you don't have the decorating gel, you can tint 1/4 cup of your vanilla frosting pink with food coloring. Make a tube by placing the pink frosting in a pastry bag or plastic bag with a small hole cut in the corner.

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