Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bunnies 'n Buttons

I'm already hoppin' about for the next holiday. I'll have a houseful here for Easter and I'm hopin' to keep everybunny happy! For the first year ever we'll have an equal amount of adults and kids. Yikes! -  they're gaining on us! Even though the littlest guy won't be showing up in person until his early July due date, that still leaves seven seated at the kids' table. Those lil munchkins will be looking forward to what grandma has planned for them this year. And quite frankly, in terms of springtime bursts of color, sugary goodness and appealing presentation I don't think they'll be disappointed!

Footed and domed glass dessert dishes will nest a snacking selection for each child. A 4" crispy bunny accompanied by edible Easter grass and a handful of chirpy "sugar buttons" exceeded my expectations in terms of speed and ease of completion. Purchased sprinkles and icing flowers (both Wilton products) took care of the hand-piping that's usually required for results like this!

I call these "sugar buttons" because they're only 1.5" bite-size small. Any sugar cookie recipe will do. Divide a small batch of royal icing into spring tinted colors, then plop on the decor once frosting's been spread. Freeze them, too - a convenience you'll appreciate during the busy weeks ahead!

Baby bunny is my second hand sculpted Rice Krispie pet. With just a little tweaking, he is as easy to construct as the teddy bear pop I made a few weeks ago for Valentine's Day.

This lil guy's currently chillin' in the freezer too!

Here's what you'll need to make one 4" critter:

1 cup Rice Krispie cereal
1/2 tablespoon butter
1.5 oz. mini-marshmallows + a few extras for tail + "glue"
2 black candy Pearls
1 pink candy Pearl
Small amount of green royal icing
Flower shaped icing decorations

And here's what you'll do:

1. Melt butter in small pan. Add marshmallows and stir to melt together. Gradually add cereal, working quickly to incorporate all.
2. As soon as mixture is cool enough to handle, tightly compress a 2" oval for body. Flatten it on top and bottom. (Coat hands with cooking spray for easier handling.)

3. Compress a 2" oval for head and press it to body. Press Pearls in for eyes and nose.
4. Compress two 1" ears from cereal and attach to top of head.
5. Form 2 tubes, each 1.5" long for arms and press to body. Repeat for feet.
6. If you have difficulty attaching the parts, melt a few extra marshmallows for use as "glue." Use this "glue" to cluster a few reserved marshmallows for a tail.
7. Pipe green icing around bunny's neck and push icing flowers into it immediately.

Although I used Kellogg and Wilton products, this is not a sponsored post.
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  1. Everything is just darling - and I love the tiny size of the cookies. It always seems like you are getting more when you have a bunch of cookies - even if they are small. I like the way you used the decorations to fancy up the cookies without a lot of time spent.

  2. Joyce if those sugar cookies were in my freezer they'd never last until Easter!

  3. Those cookies would never make it to my freezer at all! They would go so perfectly with a cup of coffee. They are so very cute and as usual you have outdone yourself and the kids are going to love it!

  4. Such a cute idea!! Shared with one of my homeschool friends...great idea to make with the kiddos :)

  5. Hi I'm visiting from Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration. Love your rice krispie bunny and the tiny cookies, they would be great with my cup of tea.

  6. Awww... your little bunny is too cute to eat...well, almost too cute :) Your treats are so pretty, my friend, and they look quite tasty too.

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - I am so glad you link up your fabulous posts. Hugs!

  7. I really love your rice krispy treats bunny, it's so cute and perfect for Easter!

  8. Your Bunnies and Buttons article is just beautiful. Love the colors to make your Easter table so festive. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  9. Oh my gosh, those rice krispie treat bunnies are too cute to eat! You are amazing.

  10. Stopping by from Sunday's Best. You've done it once again J. The cookies and bunnies are adorable. I'm going to try your bunnies for the grandchildren, they'll be visiting for Easter. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I bet the kids eyes will light up when they see these!

  12. Okay, that bunny is super cute, but those sugar buttons are GORGEOUS! WOW! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

    1. We loved these so much we featured this post this week at the #HomeMattersParty – the door is open! We’d love to have you come by and check it out!

  13. So cute! Love the little button cookies also. We are up to 9 grands and will have 10 in May. Yahoo! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Stopping by from Sunday's Best. These are adorable, especially the bunny. Almost too cute to eat. Almost. Thanks for sharing.

  15. This is absolutely adorable. So cute, pinning.