Sunday, April 10, 2011

BUNNY CREAM PUFFS


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.

Cream Puffs
1 c. water
1/2 c. Land O Lakes butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
4 lg. eggs

Filling
1 (3.3 oz.) pkg. white chocolate instant pudding
1 1/4 c. cold milk
1 c. whipping cream, whipped

Decorations
Large marshmallows
Decorative sugar
Toothpicks
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.


12 comments:

  1. Buntastic! I'm always on the lookout for bunny inspired food. I've made cream puffs before but never thought of decorating them.

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  2. Nice copy and past from the Land O'Lakes website.

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  3. too...cute....for .....comments....! love it!

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  4. Very cute! I haven't made cream puffs in ages and with my lack of artistic ability these sound easy enough for me to decorate. Thanks for the recipe and link!

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  5. So cute! I'm sure that if I tried it, my husband would say, "Are those supposed to be bunnies or something?" LOL

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  6. Wow so cute! i don't think i could eat them ^_^





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