Peanut Butter Cup Bunny Cupcakes

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These adorable Easter bunny cupcakes are easy to make using Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a few other delicious candies.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Today I have another super cute Easter dessert recipe for you – chocolate bunny cupcakes!

Related: 30+ Easy & Adorable Easter Dessert Ideas for Kids

Now you will need to stock up on candy to make these babies as the bunnies are made out of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Whoppers, Tootsie Rolls, and Sweet Tarts. Holy candy overload!

Below I have the recipe for the homemade chocolate frosting and instructions on how to decorate the cupcakes to look like bunnies.

For another adorable bunny treat check out these Easter bunny pancakes. They are perfect for serving the kids on Easter morning.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

You can use a boxed chocolate cake mix to make your cupcakes, buy chocolate cupcakes at the bakery, or make your favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe. Totally your call!

While these chocolate bunnies look like they took a lot of skill to make, they really are easy.

Let’s take a look how we put them together, step by step.

How to Make Bunny Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe - Step 1

First, use your white and black decorating gel to draw on the eyes (or use pre-made candy eyes).

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe - Step 2

Then use the black decorating gel to “glue” on a Sweet Tart Chewy candy as the nose and add details like a smile and whiskers.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe - Step 3

Place Whoppers into the frosting to make the bunnies hands.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe - Step 4

Place the peanut butter cup onto the frosting.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Use a rolling pin to flatten Tootsie Rolls and cut out the shape of bunny ears. Pop the ears in the fridge to harden for a minute while you melt a bit of chocolate in your microwave. Then, use a bit of melted chocolate as “glue” to attach the ears to the top of the bunny’s head.

That’s it! Your bunnies are ready to be enjoyed!  

Looking for more fun and easy Easter desserts? You will love these peeps chicks house, no-bake rice krispie nests, and this delicious bunny bait snack mix!

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Bunny Cupcakes
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5 from 7 votes

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bunny Cupcakes

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 30 minutes
Adorable Easter cupcakes decorated with Reese's and other cadies.

Ingredients
 

  • 24 chocolate cupcakes homemade or from box mix

Chocolate Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Decorating Supplies / Candy:

  • 24 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 48 Whoppers
  • 24 Sweet Tarts Chewy Candy
  • 24 Tootsie Rolls
  • ½ cup chocolate hcips or almond bark
  • black decorating gel tube
  • white decorating gel tube or candy eyes

Instructions

For the Frosting

  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until smooth and fluffy. Gradually mix in confectioners sugar and cocoa powder. Add 2 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream; beat for an additional 3-4 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Add up to another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream if needed to thin out the buttercream.
  • Spoon buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.

To decorate:

  • Using white decorating gel, draw a dot for the base of each eye on the peanut butter cups. Then, add a small black dot for the pupal using black decorating gel. Using the white decorating gel again, pipe on a tiny white dot in the center of the pupil.
  • Use black decorating gel to attach a Sweet Tart in the center of each peanut butter cup as the nose.
  • Continue with black decorating gel, drawing on whiskers and a smile (eyebrows are optional).
  • Set bunny faces aside to allow decorating gel to dry.
  • Press Whoppers into the frosting on either side to form the bunny’s hands.
  • Place peanut butter cups on cupcakes.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten Tootsie Rolls. Use a knife to cut into ear shape. Place ears into the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave by heating in 30-second incriments, stirring after each, until completely melted.
  • Remove ears from freezer, bend into desired shape, dip bottom into melted chocolate, and place on the top of the peanut butter cup.

Notes

  • Use a boxed chocolate cake mix and premade chocolate frosting to save time.
  • You can use candy eyes instead of making the eyes with the decorating gel.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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30 Comments

  1. Oh, these are super cute!!! I wish I had seen them before Easter, But I have pinned them so that I will have it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. These are adorable. They also have my favorite candy – Reese’s on top. Thanks for the idea!

  3. these are super cute wish i would have found this recipe when it was easter this year but i will have it now thanks for sharing this with us…

  4. These bunny cupcakes are so adorable! My family would love these!!! I wish I noticed them this year, but I will pin for next year! Thank you for the recipe! 🙂

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