Aren't these little bunnies too cute! I saw them on the Land O Lakes website and couldn't resist sharing them with you. They promise to make young and old smile. Your children will have fun helping you decorate them. For more great Easter recipe ideas, please visit www.landolakes.com.
1 c. water
1/2 c. Land O Lakes butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
4 lg. eggs
1 (3.3 oz.) pkg. white chocolate instant pudding
1 1/4 c. cold milk
1 c. whipping cream, whipped
Vanilla flavored candy-coating, melted
Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Black string licorice, cut into thin 3/4 inch strips
Small round pink candies, such as mini candy-covered chocolate pieces
Powdered sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine water and butter in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low, stir in flour vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in 1 egg at a time until mixture is smooth.
Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Pierce each puff gently with fork to allow steam to escape. Cool completely.
Prepare pudding mix using 1 1/4 cups milk, as directed on package. After pudding is set, gently stir in whipped cream. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
To create bunnies, cut off cream puff tops. Cut large marshmallows crosswise into 3 pieces. Dip cut sides into decorator sugar for ears. Using toothpicks, attach marshmallows into top of cream puff for ears. Use melted candy coating to attach chocolate chips for eyes.
Just before serving, fill bottom half of cream puff with 1/3 cup filling. Press licorice strips for whiskers and pink candies for nose into filling. Place decorated cream puff top over filling. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.