Easter Bunny Bread Recipe
- 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
- 2 raisins
- 2 sliced almonds
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Dip of your choice
- 1. Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head. For body, flatten remaining portion into a 7-in. x 6-in. oval; place on a greased baking sheet. Place head above body. Make narrow cuts, about 3/4 in. deep, on each side of head for whiskers.
- 2. Cut second loaf into four equal portions. For ears, shape two portions into 16-in. ropes; fold ropes in half. Arrange ears with open ends touching head. Cut a third portion of dough in half; shape each into a 3-1/2-in. oval for back paws. Cut two 1-in. slits on top edge for toes. Position on each side of body.
- 3. Divide the fourth portion of dough into three pieces. Shape two pieces into 2-1/2-in. balls for front paws; shape the remaining piece into two 1-in. balls for cheeks and one 1/2-in. ball for nose. Place paws on each side of body; cut two 1-in. slits for toes. Place cheeks and nose on face. Add raisins for eyes and almonds for teeth.
- 4. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Brush dough with egg. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
- 5. Place bread on a serving tray. Cut a 3-1/2-in. circle in center of body. Hollow out bread, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Place a 1-cup shallow bowl in the hole and fill with dip. Yield: 1 loaf.
Reviews for Easter Bunny Bread
"Made a "practice" loaf today for upcoming Easter. It turned out great! Can't wait for the family to enjoy on Easter!"
"Loved this! Especially yummy was dipping the bunny bread in the dip. Everyone wanted to know how to make it. Thank you Taste of Home!"
"An Easter tradition for us! But definitely use homemade bread (your favorite recipe that makes a 2# loaf), not some store-bought frozen stuff!"
"easy to follow instructions. Finished product looks exactly like the picture. Big hit with the family. Tastes great too, although no one wanted to cut into it, they thought it was just too cute."
"My autistic grandson helped make this for our appetizer--he was so proud of it. I am sure we will be making this for years to come. I will make sure he has the directions to use as he matures."
"I made this for Easter as an appetizer..used Rhodes Frozen bread dough..he came out perfectly!..will be making this every year for Easter..it was very cute and the taste was good too!..Rhodes even had a video of how to..on their web site!"
"I made the http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Lemon-Garlic-Hummus to go in the middle with veggies. Everyone loved him!"
"What size pan did you use to bake it? Would a 9x13 glass dish work?"
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"This is sooo cute"
"I have made this recipe for years, since it first came out. I make the "belly" hole bigger, put in leaf lettuce, then add the dip."
"Our grandkids especially liked this recipe.we all liked the taste."
"I have made this since the first year it appeared in the TOH magazine. My family considers it a tradition. easy, appealing and delicious. This year I'm using a fruit dip and fruits for my brunch with this bunny."
"Love making this for Easter with my g'children.Always a hit with the family.easy and fun."
"I made the bunnies for everyone for Easter dinner. Put boiled dyed eggs in the belly part. They were very good and kids loved them..."
"So easy and fun -- very impressive for little effort! I think I'll try a teddy bear for a birthday party! Thanks, this recipe is a keeper!"
"This came out like the picture and was relatively easy to put together."
"Great recipe and easy. Everyone enjoyed it and commented on it at our family picnic. Really hated to throw it out at the end of the day it was such a joy to make."
"I made this for Easter, and received tons of compliments on it. Actually - no one wanted to take the first piece of bread because it looked so good. I did not line my plate with lettuce because I filled every inch with veggies (we had a large gathering). I also substituted the lettuce holding the dip with a small bowl to hold the dip. Turned out amazing!"
"I made this a few years back and my family still talks about it. Everyone was really impressed and it's so easy! I need to do it again."
"This is now a family easter tradition. I have been making for years and my 3 adult daughters love it and always ask for it at easter."
"I was surprised at how easy this was, my friends and family expect it every Easter."
"Very easy to make and festive for Easter. I have used this recipe the last few years and have always got compliments!"
"I made this several years ago and everyone loved it. It was hard to follow up the next year, everyone wanted to know what I was making next! Loved it and really easy!"
"Kids loved it, easy to make. Thanks!"
"One of my favoritee recipes ever"
"Very easy to make,delicious, and impressive."
"I made this for Easter to take to my in-laws. It turned out GREAT and was so much easier than I thought it would be. Everyone was super impressed (I scored major cool points with my chef father-in-law) and it was an easy way for the kids to eat their veggies!"
"I made this recipe, and it was so fun! Everyone was in aww about it. I would make it again."
"I made this for an Easter lunch at my in-laws and it was fantastic!! The bunny was adorable and, by using pre-made dough, it was relatively simple to make. I was surprised how well it turned out on my first try and I got a bunch of compliments. I even took a picture to send my mom. After we at the dip, the kids ate the bunny (OK, I had an ear - yum!). I would definitely make this again and have been thinking to try different shapes for various holidays."
"This was easy and everyone was SUPER impressed! No one wanted to eat it because it was so cute!"
"My family loved this as an Easter appetizer :)"
"Super easy and cute!!!"
"Made this last year for Easter for my office. It was a HUGE hit. Making it again today for Easter dinner tomorrow"
"What an easy and pleasing recipe! Everyone raves over it!!!!! Thank you for sharing and I will for sure make this again!!!"
"Have made this bunny bread every year since the recipe first was published. Everyone who sees it "ooohs and ahhhs" over it and someone always eats the ears first. It is even more adorable using one loaf of the frozen bread and making a smaller size. Only drawback is that it doesn't stay fresh for more than one day. Makes great toast after Easter, though."
"This recipe is easy to make and definitely a beautiful centerpiece. I made this bunny last year and will make again this year!"
"I make this last year and everyone loved it. Plan to do it again!"
"This was so cute. An instant hit! I put a vegetable dip in it, but you could do hummus and pita chips, or guacamole and corn chips. It's just seriously cute for Easter or just a Spring time fun tray."
"Everyone loved it! I also made flowers and easter egg shaped bread. I came back to get the recipe so that I can make a teddy bear for a baby shower! I have a picture of mine on my fridge. My family still says it was great. I can't wait for our next get together! I will adapt this to other themes."
"This is such an easy way to make a tasty & awesome looking Easter treat."
"My 16 year old daughter made this & i must say it was easy and did not take any time...everyone loved it and had great things to say about it....thanks for sharing this recipe"
"So easy !! And was the hit of the party !!! I will definitely be doing this one again !! Maybe trying to work dough into a bear for a baby shower !?"
"I love this recipe! It comes out perfect every time. I like to decorate the tray a little differently than pictured here. Instead of making a vegetable dip, I decorate the tray with colorful foil-wrapped Easter chocolates. It's always a huge hit."
"This was way too much fun to make! The directions were very easy, perfect for little ones to do. Stays in my recipe box..."
"This was absolutely adorable! A big hit and everybody loved it! This will definitely become an Easter dinner must-have!"
"This was wonderful. it was beautiful to present and easy to make. I would definately make this again."
"So easy, so cute, so delicious!"
"I made this recipe 9 years ago for family & friends at Easter and I still get requests for it. My niece moved to B.C. and today she called me and asked for it because she remembers how nice and appitizing it looked and tasted..Big hit still after 9 years of making.. Loretta Dutka"
"Many bunny breads every year! I have made this by rolling out frozen cinnamon roll dough and served it with fruit for Easter breakfast. This is so simple to make...I have made it every year since I first saw. Everyone loves it and I bring it to work, brunch and dinner! Can't wait to do it this Easter!"
"This recipe absolutely fascinates my family so we make it every year. It's fun to do and fun to watch people eating it, so it's one we'll be keeping for a long time to come."
"If I don't bring this bunny to our family Easter gatherings, everyone asks where it's at. I made him one year with frozen wheat bread. It was browner in color and just as adorable as the white bread. I make spinach dip for the cut out belly, and we rip the bread apart and dip it right into the spinach dip (that is of course after everyone takes pictures). After making this bunny once, you will be asked to make it over and over again. IT IS DARLING AND VERY GOOD!!!"
"This has become a holiday tradition along with the Bunny cake. My daughters love to help with these recipes, making it even more special!"
"This appetizer has become a tradition that quickly disappears every Easter. I use my bread machine to make the dough."
"my favorite recipe. i once sliced it in half and filled it with tuna salad and we had an easter picnic. i also made one and they raffled it off at my job. as an easter centerpiece."
"I made this a few years ago and was surprised at how easy it was and at how good it turned out! It's a fun idea. Thanks for showing the recipe as a reminder to make it again this year!"
"This is so simple to make...I have made it every year since I first saw it in quick Cooking several years ago. Everyone loves it! Can't wait to do it this Easter!"
"My mother makes this every year for easter and it is the cutest, easiest thing ever!! Everyone gets a kick out of the bunny, and he tastes pretty good, too!!"
"This was sooooo good!"
"I made this for this past easter. I filled the belly with spinach dip. It was the talk of the day. Everyone took pictures."
"I made this Bunny bread and it was such a hit! Everyone at Easter was afraid to tear it apart because it was so cute! I shaped it exactly like the picture and it turned out perfectly, and I used spinach dip for the middle. For winter I plan on making a snowman :)"
"This was also a hit at the Easter Egg Hunt gathering. the ears were king of short, and it looked like a mouse, but it was a great for a first-timer. I just bought a veggie tray from Sam's club and used thier dip and veggies. Pretty easy appetizer for a non-baker. I will do this again every year! Thanks for the recipe."
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"My children and I make this each year for our get-together with family. They love the sense of accomplishment and all the compliments they get. And none of it goes to waste! After the veggies and dip are gone, we eat the bread, too! Great recipe!"
"I can't wait to try it. Thank you."
"I've made this a few times & it always gets rave reviews..so unique, just perfect for an Easter gathering"