Babybel Bunnies are an adorable way to add a little cuteness to any party!
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.
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.
Since I own several fondant cutters I used a tiny heart shaped cutter to punch out thin round pieces of carrot to make the bunny noses. After the noses were cut 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.
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.
I 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.
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.
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.
I hope that you enjoy these fun little critters!
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Have fun creating your very own BabyBel Bunnies!
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