Mar 19, 2016

Bunny Buns for Easter

How To Make Easter Bunny BunsYou can turn my easy one-rise dinner rolls into bunny buns for Easter. Kids will love them and grown ups will enjoy the tasty bread rolls. This recipe is super easy but it will take a little time to put the faces together. This is almost the exact same recipe as my easy dinner rolls but you’ll need a couple of extra tools.

I use two cookie/biscuit cutters that are 2 1/2 inches and 4 inches across. The small circle is for the faces and the bigger one for the ears. To cut out the little noses I use the top of a lipstick tube. You’ll also need raisins and it helps to put together matching pairs or raisins in advance that are the same size and color. You might not notice but a box of raisins has many different sizes and shades.

Now for my photo tutorial. First, you roll the half of the dough into a 6 x 12-inch oval and this is how you cut the circles. The smaller ones are the faces and the bigger ones will be for the ears:

IMG_8161Put the small circles on your baking sheet (I make 4 faces per sheet) and then this is how you cut the ears from the two large circles:

IMG_8164You cut the nose using the top of a lipstick – it’s about 1/2-inch wide:

IMG_8175You tuck the ears slightly under the top of the head, place the nose, and push in the raisins for eyes. This is how they look before baking (four per sheet):

IMG_8179Once you make four bunny faces you cover the baking sheet with a towel and let it rise in a warm spot until doubled. That takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. While they rise you put together the other four bunny buns. They bake at 375° F for about 10 minutes. For the leftover dough, I roll it into a few 2-inch balls, rise and bake the same way.  I hope someone sends a photo!  Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

8 Comments on "Bunny Buns for Easter"

  1. Bernadette Zimmerman

    These are wonderful. I plan to make them this Easter!

  2. Bernadette Zimmerman

    Wonderful! Plan to make this Easter

  3. Beth

    These are adorable! I have made them and put in freezer. Can’t wait to serve them for Easter. Also, it is a wonderful bun recipe. Thanks Jenny!, for sharing this.:)

    • Kathy

      If I make them Sat before Easter, do I need to freeze them or just reheat in time for Sunday Brunch? If I freeze them…how long do I thaw & how do I reheat?

  4. Connie

    These look adorable, thank you for such a great idea!

  5. Granmama11

    Jenny, these are super cute. Do you think they would still be good if I made them early in the week and froze them, then thawed and warmed up on Easter?

    • Jenny

      I have pretty good luck with freezing rolls so I think it would work (but I hope the raisins stay put).

  6. Dixie

    Really Cute!

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