Bunny Buns Easter Cheese Ball Recipe (SO CUTE!)

I'm not gonna lie, I've been completely obsessed with this bunny bun cheeseball for about a month now and am super excited to share it with you today! Such a fun dessert to whip up for Easter. 🐰

 

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Cheree' here! I've seen several versions of this sweet bunny buns over on Pinterest, but I've been making a chocolate chip cheese ball for years so I decided to use that recipe as a base for this one (because honestly my family thinks it's the best, so why mess with perfection)!

Hmmm, I'll need to share that specific recipe with y'all later. 🙂

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

To Make the Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball You'll Need:

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (not margarine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Easter M&M's, chopped (reserve 8 pink M&M's for the toes)
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • bag of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • graham crackers, vanilla wafers, gingersnaps or animal crackers to serve

Instructions

1. Combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add sugars and beat until well combined. Stir in white chocolate chips, M&M's and sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours.

2. Separate cream cheese mixture and roll into 1 large, 2 medium and 1 small ball.

 

3. Gently roll in coconut until covered.

 

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

 

5. Assemble your bunny bun by adding the small ball as the tail and flatten the two medium sized balls a bit and add as the feet. Add pink M&M's (or your preferred color) for the toes.

 

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

7. Serve with desired crackers or cookies.

 

Not crazy about coconut??? Try this cheese ball rolled in pecan or toffee pieces for a year round treat! 🙂

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

 

I can hardly handle the cuteness!! 🐰💕

 

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

 

It's almost too cute to eat……..ALMOST! You and your family won't be disappointed, YUM!

 

Bunny Buns Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

 

We would love to see a pic if you decide to give this one a try for Easter! 🙂

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Resurrection Rolls Easter Recipe

We've been making Resurrection rolls for as long as I can remember – they're a sweet part of our Easter morning breakfast tradition and I think you'll love them too!

Resurrection Rolls Recipe

 

If you're looking for something special to make on Easter morning that also has a little object lesson for your family, these Resurrection Rolls might be just the thing to try out.

Back when my husband and I were first married, I made these rolls and we absolutely loved them.  Somewhere along the way though, I completely forgot about them until a PPP reader reminded me about them, so we of course had to try them out again.

Resurrection Rolls are one of those great recipes that use up a few Pillsbury Crescent Rolls  (is it possible to mess up a Pillsbury Crescent Roll?  we did of course use the reduced fat variety . . .), but are also just a fun treat to make each Easter.

 

My kids help me make them, and promptly devour a few minutes after they pop out of the oven.

 

So why are they called Resurrection Rolls?

 

Well, you use a marshmallow for the recipe, but when the sweet rolls bake up, the marshmallow disappears, so the “tomb” is found empty.  We had an interesting discussion when my youngest was little and asked  ~ “Momma, Why did Jesus have to die on that cross?” 

Well, I love that these rolls offer a little object lesson on Easter (as well as make an amazing treat.) The crescent rolls represent the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in, the white marshmallow represents Christ because of His purity, the butter represents the embalming oils and the cinnamon sugar are examples of the spices used to prepare Christ's body for burial.

After the Resurrection Rolls bake, the marshmallows “disappear” and the rolls represent the empty tomb.

These are a great treat any time of year, and we usually make a double batch because we love them just so much. If you're looking for a unique way to share the Easter story with your kids, these Resurrection Rolls might be just the treat in your home too.

 

Resurrection Rolls (we doubled the recipe)

Ingredients

  1. 1 package Crescent Rolls
  2. 8 marshmallows  or Peeps 🙂 
  3. 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  4. 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  5. 2 tbsp. sugar

Directions

  1. Mix together cinnamon and sugar in small bowl.  In another bowl melt margarine.
  2. Dip marshmallow into butter, then into cinnamon sugar.
  3. Roll marshmallow in crescent roll, pinching together at the seams.
  4. Roll crescent roll in butter, then cinnamon sugar again.
  5. Spray muffin cup liners with cooking spray, then place each crescent roll in muffin tin.
  6. Bake in 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.
  7. Enjoy! Makes 8 rolls.
*Note – you may want to put some aluminum foil underneath these while they're baking as the marshmallow goo tends to leak a bit.  

Do you have any special treats that you plan to make this Easter?  I'd love to hear what they are in the comments section . . . I'm always looking for new ideas!


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Valentine White Trash Candy

Valentine White Trash Candy

This is typically a recipe I think about during the Christmas season, but it's really PERFECT for any seasonal holiday. So, Valentine's Day seemed like the perfect holiday to whip some up! 💗

Here's what you'll need to get started . . .

plus, a great use for the almond bark I snagged on clearance at Kroger 👇🏻👇🏻 – WHOOP!

 

measure out the ingredients – this 8 cup Pyrex measuring cup is awesome!

 

 

toss them all together in a ginormous bowl!

 

 

melt your almond bark (or use 2 packages of white morsels along with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil instead) – either way is FANTASTIC!

 

 

mix it all up….

 

 

then spread onto wax paper, add a few sprinkles and let cool 🙂

 

 

and try not to nibble, ha!  😜

 

package it up as fast as you can and give it away!!! 

 

How to Make Valentine White Trash Candy:

 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice or Corn Chex Cereal
  • 6 cups small pretzels
  • 16 oz jar dry roasted peanuts
  • 11 oz bag plan M&M's
  • 24 oz almond bark (1 1/2 packages)
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • wax or parchment paper

Directions

  1. Combine cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&M's in a huge bowl.
  2. Line 2 large baking sheets with wax or parchment paper. Or, spread a couple of large pieces on your countertop if they can tolerate a bit of heat.
  3. Place almond bark in a large glass bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the almond bark is melted and very pourable.
  4. Pour melted almond bark over dry ingredients; stirring gently to combine. Once combined, spoon mixture onto the wax paper and spread. Add sprinkles, if desired.
  5. Cool on the countertop or pop in the refrigerator until set. Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

 

So yummy and completely addictive…….I warned ya! 🤗

Looking for a few more fun Valentine ideas??

Here's everything you need to have the pefect Valentine's Day Dinner - on the cheap!! Complete with grocery list, recipes and menu cards!!

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How adorable is this DIY Dollar Tree Candy Jar?

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These 3 quick and easy Valentine crafts will help fluff up any room for the holiday!

3 Quick and Easy DIY Valentine Crafts

 

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Dollar Tree Valentine Project

 

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