A fun Easter Brownie recipe, these Easter Bunny Brownies look like they came from a professional bakery but are simple enough for beginners to make!
Easter Brownie Recipe
I love getting carried away with a theme – whether it’s planning an over the top Mermaid Party or a fun family movie night. However, I also try to be reasonable when it comes to costs and time investment.
Buying a half dozen bunny brownies for a special treat for the kids would easily run you $18 or more, but making them yourself can be done for just the cost of a box of brownie mix and a package of edible eyes!
While I love to play around in the kitchen, I’m definitely a beginner when it comes to dessert decorating. Luckily, this brownie bunny recipe requires no advanced skills. As long as you make the icing thick enough to pipe on, and give the layers enough time to try, these brownie bunnies end up being super simple to make.
(If you have less time, you can skip doing the second layer of frosting to build up the cheeks, eyes and nose and just use Nilla wafers for the cheeks and candies or sprinkles for the nose and ears.)
These brownies would work for any bunny theme – I think they look like PJ Funnybunny’s brothers and sisters in the Very Bad Bunny, but they could easily be Peter Rabbit or you can change their frosting color to be Thumber from Bambi (gray) or The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
The size of your bunny cookie cutter is going to determine how many bunnies you get out of your brownie batch, so double or triple this recipe as needed.
Ingredients for Brownie Bunnies
- Brownie mix
- Plus Eggs, oil and water called for on the box
- 1 package of large edible eyes
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 – 4 cups powdered icing sugar
- Brown gel food coloring
- Pink gel food coloring
Tip: If you have less time, you can skip doing the second layer of frosting to build up the cheeks, eyes and nose. Just use Nilla wafers for the cheeks and candies or sprinkles for the nose and ears..
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- 2 piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip (or tiny tip just cut off)
- 1 squeeze bottle
- 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
- 1 9×13 baking dish fitted with parchment paper
- 1 bunny cookie cutter, about 4 inches in height
How to Make Easter Bunny Brownies
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Follow the directions on the back of the brownie box in order to bake the brownies
Tear off a large sheet of parchment paper so that the sides come up over the 9×13 baking dish
Pour brownie batter into the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
Let brownies completely cool as you prepare the icing.
Using a standing mixer, mix together the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla, and powdered icing sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.
Once the royal icing is made, split into 2 bowls
Add a few drops of brown food coloring into 1 bowl and mix. Add in a few more drops to get the shade you want
Repeat step with the pink coloring in the second bowl.
Scoop the pink royal icing into one piping bag, and about 1/3 cup of the brown icing into the second piping bag.
Add 2 teaspoons of water into the brown royal icing and mix until combined
Pour into the squeeze bottle
Carefully lift the parchment paper out of the baking dish with the brownies and place onto the counter
Using the bunny cookie cutter, cut out 6 bunnies.
Place cut out bunnies onto a cookie sheet
Using the piping bag with the brown icing, outline the shape of the bunnies head.
Fill in with the brown thinned icing in the squeeze bottle.
Add 2 large candy eyes into the center of the bunny
Let icing dry for 2 hours before moving on to add the final details.
Once the base layer is dry, using the pink piping bag, pipe a upside down triangle under the eyes for the bunny’s nose.
Pipe the pink ovals for the ears.
Using the brown icing, pipe cheeks on the bunny
Let the cheeks dry for an hour before adding on the small dots for the “whiskers”
Let bunny completely dry for an hour before enjoying!
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These Easter Bunny brownies would be so cute for a classroom treat or for serving the kids at a family Easter celebration. They would also be cute for a Peter Rabbit birthday party or movie night!