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Bunny Cupcakes

 Bunny Cupcakes
Celebrate spring with these cute critters that our home economists created from a cake mix, frosting and marshmallows. Cookies form the ears while candy gives the rapid rabbits their funny faces.
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting, divided
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut, chopped
  • 24 miniature pink jelly beans
  • 12 miniature red jelly beans
  • 24 miniature white jelly beans
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • 1 to 2 drops red food coloring
  • 48 small oval sugar cookies


  • Prepare and bake cupcake according to package directions for
  • cupcakes. Cool on wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup frosting and green food coloring;
  • frost cupcake. Set remaining frosting aside. Cut marshmallows in
  • half; immediately dip cut ends into coconut. Place coconut side up
  • on cupcakes to form heads.
  • Cut pink and red jelly beans in half widthwise. Cut white jelly beans
  • in half lengthwise. With a toothpick, dab reserved frosting onto cut
  • sides of pink jelly bean halves; attach to marshmallows for eyes.
  • Attach red jelly beans for noses and white jelly beans for teeth.
  • For whiskers, cut licorice into 1-in. pieces; attach four pieces to

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Bunny Cupcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • each cupcake. Tint remaining frosting pink. Cut a small hole in
  • corner of a resealable plastic bag; add pink frosting. For ears,
  • pipe an oval outline toward center of each cookie; insert two ears
  • into each cupcake. Yield: 2 dozen.