Easter Bunny Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 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 Facts1 serving: 109 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Apr 5, 2015
We've made this bread for four years now. It's cute, yummy, and a great healthy appetizer for everyone.
Mar 19, 2015
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.
Apr 19, 2014
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.
Apr 17, 2014
Please explain to novices of bread baking that the instructions on the bread package should be ignored. You need to use the dough before it rises to make this bread. Mine was edible, but was not that good. I am going to try again. thanks.
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