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Bunny Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 dozen

Celebrate spring with these cute critters that our home economists created from a cake mix, frosting and marshmallows. Cookies form the ears while candy gives the rapid rabbits their funny faces.

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting, divided
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 24 miniature pink jelly beans
  • 12 miniature red jelly beans
  • 24 miniature white jelly beans
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • 1 to 2 drops red food coloring
  • 48 small oval sugar cookies

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake cupcake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool on wire racks.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup frosting and green food coloring; frost cupcake. Set remaining frosting aside. Cut marshmallows in half; immediately dip cut ends into coconut. Place coconut side up on cupcakes to form heads.
  3. Cut pink and red jelly beans in half widthwise. Cut white jelly beans in half lengthwise. With a toothpick, dab reserved frosting onto cut sides of pink jelly bean halves; attach to marshmallows for eyes. Attach red jelly beans for noses and white jelly beans for teeth.
  4. For whiskers, cut licorice into 1-in. pieces; attach four pieces to each cupcake. Tint remaining frosting pink. Cut a small hole in corner of a resealable plastic bag; add pink frosting. For ears, pipe an oval outline toward center of each cookie; insert two ears into each cupcake.

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