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Easter Bunny Bread

With its toothy grin, lovely golden crust and tummy that's perfect for serving dip, this charming rabbit is sure to bring a smile to guests young and old. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 raisins
  • 2 sliced almonds
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Dip of your choice


  • Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head. For body, flatten remaining portion into a 7x6-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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 109 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Googeegaga
    Oct 25, 2019

    So fun! My kids love it! I've also made it into a bear for a baby shower. I wonder if I could make Santa or a Turkey?

  • Shirley
    Mar 23, 2019

    I make theis every year and it’s a huge hit! Instead of dip I make cinnamon honey butter.

  • justmbeth
    Feb 1, 2018

    Although it did not come out as pretty as the picture, it was a delight making for Easter. I used chocolate chips for the eyes rather than raisins.

  • KarenKeefe
    Mar 31, 2017

    Made a "practice" loaf today for upcoming Easter. It turned out great! Can't wait for the family to enjoy on Easter!

  • apschwartz
    Apr 6, 2016

    I made this at Easter and believe I have found a new tradition! Not artistic at all, but this was amazingly easy. My only 'issue' was finding a room warm enough for the bread to rise; took about 90 minutes to completely rise.

  • Lor207
    Mar 28, 2016

    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!

  • glorymorgan
    Mar 21, 2016

    An Easter tradition for us! But definitely use homemade bread (your favorite recipe that makes a 2# loaf), not some store-bought frozen stuff!

  • rhb2805
    Mar 16, 2016

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  • xenazoe
    Apr 7, 2015

    easy recipe that my children love! This has become a tradition my little ones look forward to each year. It is easy to make, looks great, and kids can help with too!

  • BigDuck40
    Apr 5, 2015

    We've made this bread for four years now. It's cute, yummy, and a great healthy appetizer for everyone.