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Babybel Bunnies

 

Babybel Bunnies are an adorable way to add a little cuteness to any party!

babybel bunniesIt all began with cheese…

With a holiday coming up, I decided that I wanted to be creative and make something fun for Easter. I knew we had Babybel cheese hiding in our refrigerator and decided that these would be perfect as an appetizer. Since I usually have a variety of fresh produce and baking supplies on hand, I looked around my kitchen for ways to turn these cute little round mounds of cheesy goodness into something fun.

Babybel Bunnies certainly are a cute addition to any Easter tablescape. They also make adorable baby shower or birthday party appetizers.

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Ingredients: Babybel cheese, a couple carrots, part of a celery stock, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and mini candy hearts.

To make the ears: Carefully cut long strips of carrots and shape them to make bunny ears. Make the ears wider at the top and more narrow at the bottom.

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The bunny ears were made from carrots

Since I had several fondant cutters I used a tiny heart shaped cutter to punch out thin round pieces of carrot to make the bunny noses. After I cut the noses out, I placed the leftover carrot slices in a bowl of water. (I will explain how to use this later). If you do not have a heart shaped fondant cutter you can always use a small circle of carrot instead. 

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I punched a heart shape out of thinly sliced carrots to create noses.

Next, I gently pushed the carrot strips into the top and towards the back of the “head” of the cheese and gently pushed the little heart noses into the center.

babybellbunnies16I then took a toothpick and poked two holes where the eyes would be and placed mini chocolate chips, (pointed side downward), into each hole for the eyes. I also added two white chocolate chips on each side of the bottom of the nose to highlight the face; you can use a dot of white cake frosting to hold them in place. 

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I used mini chocolate chips to create eyes and white chocolate chips to create cheeks.

For the final touch, I added a little tiny, upside-down candy heart for the bunny’s mouth. I had these candies left over from Valentine’s Day and they worked perfectly for the mouth. Remember that you can use just a dot of cake frosting to hold the mouth in place. Finally, I cut super fine, thin little strips of celery and gently inserted them near the nose to make the whiskers.

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I used celery to create whiskers.

Since I wanted to highlight one of the bunnies, I placed him on top of a Chocolate Crunch Rice Cake in the center of the plate and surrounded him with all of his little bunny friends 🙂

To ensure that my bunnies looked fresh, I assembled them just a few hours beforehand and stored them in my refrigerator. I also had my carrot and celery pieces ready beforehand, kept them in a small glass bowl covered with cold water. The cold water helped the carrots and celery stay crisp. Babyebel bunnies

The leftover carrot pieces add a nice touch to a tossed salad, in soup, on a veggie tray, or children enjoy eating them plain as a snack.

Babyebel bunniesThis BabyBel Bunnies post has been featured in the Easter edition of Woman’s World on newsstands March 27th – April 1st., 2015.

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I hope that you enjoy these fun little critters! 

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Have fun creating your very own BabyBel Bunnies!

Linda

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  • Janine April 8, 2017, 7:59 pm
    Awesome bunnies
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 10, 2017, 11:17 am
      Thank you, Janine! They are fun to make and kids love them! Happy Easter! Linda
  • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 23, 2015, 11:39 am
    Thank you for sharing our BabyBel Bunnies with your readers! We appreciate it very much! Linda and Anna
  • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 24, 2015, 10:33 am
    Thank you for adding our BabyBel Bunnies in your 20 Appetizers for Easter Dinner post! We truly appreciate it! Linda
  • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 1, 2015, 9:12 pm
    Thank you for featuring our BabyBel Bunnies in your post. We appreciate it! Linda
  • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 3, 2015, 9:37 pm
    Thank you for adding our BabyBel Bunnies link to your post. We appreciate you stopping by and featuring our post. Happy Easter! Linda

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