Easter Bunny Cheese Spread Recipe

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Easter Bunny Cheese Spread Recipe
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Easter Bunny Cheese Spread Recipe

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FOR an Easter party at our church, I created this fun rabbit centerpiece from a cheese ball recipe. My children enjoyed decorating the bunny. We used carrots for his ears and mini jelly beans for the eyes, nose and buttons. The cheesy spread has great flavor and is perfect for serving with crackers or veggies. My aunt, Clarice Paulson, who always serves this recipe on holidays, shared it with me.—Beth Paulson, De Pere, Wisconsin
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli beef
  • 12 pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 green onions
  • 6 miniature jelly beans
  • 1 small carrot
  • Fresh vegetables and/or crackers

Directions

In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, beef, olives, dill, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Finely chop two green onions; add to cream cheese mixture. On a large platter, form cheese mixture into a bunny shape. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Insert jelly beans for bunny's eyes, nose and buttons. Cut carrot in half lengthwise; place cut side up above head for ears. Cut green portion of remaining onion into six 2-in.-long pieces; place next to nose for whiskers. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Easter Bunny Cheese Spread in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p62

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli beef
  • 12 pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 green onions
  • 6 miniature jelly beans
  • 1 small carrot
  • Fresh vegetables and/or crackers
  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, beef, olives, dill, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Finely chop two green onions; add to cream cheese mixture. On a large platter, form cheese mixture into a bunny shape. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Insert jelly beans for bunny's eyes, nose and buttons. Cut carrot in half lengthwise; place cut side up above head for ears. Cut green portion of remaining onion into six 2-in.-long pieces; place next to nose for whiskers. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Easter Bunny Cheese Spread in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p62

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maryked User ID: 7061082 246121
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"The presentation was excellent. I used carrot greens as the base and put cherry red tomatoes in the greens to represent Easter eggs. It definitely needs the 8 hours of refrigeration to bring out the flavor."

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ethibaby67 User ID: 1551734 58365
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"There aren't enough stars to rate this properly. I love to make this cheese spread for any occasion! I just change the shape of the "ball" and type of crackers (or veggies)"

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carolakb User ID: 2079218 58363
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I used dried beef (Hormel) instead of the regular beef and also used olives for buttons and half olives for eyes. Cut red pepper bow tie and used broccoli for grass and sprinkled radish rose among the broccoli. Took it to school and the teachers loved it. Carolakb"

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Butymom User ID: 1219601 130904
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"So very cute and extremely easy. Might go a little heavier on the seasonings.......very mild.......but the kids will love it!"

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