Bunny Butt Easter Cupcakes

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Bunny Butt Cupcakes have been a favorite Easter cupcake for years!  They are frosted, dipped in cookie crumbs and topped with the most adorable little bunny tooshies!  They’re easy to make, can be used to decorate your table and everyone loves them!  a bunch of bunny butt cupcakes with little feet and tails and Easter egg garnish

Cute little bunny tooshies top your favorite chocolate cupcakes!  This is such a fun Easter treat!

Bunny Butt cupcakes are the cutest Easter cupcakes around!   Little Bunny tooshies adorably adorn frosted chocolate cupcakes.

For the bunny body I used a melon baller to scoop out small balls of white cake (you can also use a small ice cream scoop).  Don’t worry if they’re not perfect, the coconut covers any flaws.  Donut holes will also work for the bunny body.  To make the frosting “dippable” I pop it in the microwave for just long enough to make it slightly runny.

The feet are easy to put together and much like the bodies they do not need to be perfect or exact either!  Mine were 1″ long by just over 1/2″ wide.  You really only need a couple of pink candy melts for the toes.  If you don’t want to buy a whole package of candy melts, you can either grab them in the bulk section of your grocery store or baking store or even add a little bit of gel coloring to color the white melts.

close up of bunny butt cupcakes with little feet and tails with decorative eggs

You can use any type of chocolate cupcakes to put these together (homemade, store bought or boxed). When I’m rushing, I ask at my local grocery store if they have unfrosted cupcakes.  They usually have them in the freezer (and our store sells them cheaper than frosted).

I frost the cupcakes in chocolate and then dip in cookie crumbs (which I blend in my processor) to make “dirt” but you could also use coconut tinted with green food coloring to make grass if you prefer.  Simply place your coconut in a stand mixer and add a few drops of green food coloring. Mix until combined.

bunny butt cupcakes with little feet and tails
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Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Holly Nilsson
Bunny Butt Cupcakes have been a favorite Easter cupcake for years! They are frosted, dipped in cookie crumbs and topped with the most adorable little bunny tooshies!


  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes baked
  • 6 White or Yellow Cupcakes OR 12 donut holes
  • 12 mini marshmallows
  • 1 ½ cups fine coconut
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 jar chocolate frosting
  • 1 jar vanilla frosting
  • 1 package white candy melts
  • pink candy melts or pink gel coloring you will just need a couple of melts

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  • If using white/yellow cupcakes for the bunny body, using a melon baller, scoop out a ball of cupcake for each bunny body (you should be able to get 2 per cupcake). If you are using donut holes, cut a small slice off the bottom so it can sit flat.
  • Frost each chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. Dip into the cookie crumbs.
  • Place about 20 white candy melts into a small Ziploc bag and microwave about 20-30 seconds or until melted. Snip a small corner off and pipe little feet shape onto parchment paper (2 feet per cupcake plus a few extras just in case). Mine were 1″ long by about ½″ wide.
  • Once cool, melt the pink candy melts in a small ziploc bag and pipe toes and the pads of the feet. Let set.
  • Place ½ cup vanilla frosting in a small bowl. Microwave 10 seconds or until soft and slightly runny. Dip each white cupcake ball or donut hole in the vanilla frosting and then into the coconut. Gently press to adhere. Dip each mini marshmallow into the frosting and then the coconut. Let the bunny body and tail cool.
  • Using white candy melts as “glue” stick the tail to the body (you can cut part of the marshmallow off if it is too big). With white candy melts stick the bunny butt to the cupcake. Finally use the candy melts to adhere the feet with the toes facing downward.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 303, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 215mg, Potassium: 118mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 35IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 1.3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword easter cupcakes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

close up of bunny butt cupcakes with little feet and tails

Adapted from What’s New Cupcake

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  1. How adorable are these cupcakes?! They will be the perfect treat to make for the littles ones in the Spring!5 stars

  2. These cupcakes are simply adorable! Such a great treat for kids that would also be perfect for Easter!5 stars

  3. These are adorable! I so love the little padding on the little paws! I think I will do half in dirt and the other half with green coconut for grass.

  4. Wow! These are adorable! I’ve seen so many bunny butt ideas, but they pale in comparison to yours.

    I’m actually making them right now… hopefully they’ll come out as cute as yours!

  5. Oh my gosh these are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I made bunny butt cookies similar to this for Easter last year, but this is officially my favourite version!

  6. Haha those bunny butts are just too cute. Hoping this might be something my son would like to help me with.

  7. These are just the cutest thing ever! Love how easy they are to make. I totally need to try these!

  8. Oh my goodness, those are the most adorable easter thing I have seen this year! How very clever. (I had to pin your peeps cake too!) Love it

  9. I’m going to try these my 6 year old granddaughter is dairy free, so it’s very hard to find cute holiday treats.

  10. You reference using doughnut holes instead of cupcakes. I am intruded by this, as I am looking for an Easter potluck idea to bring to work for 50 people .If I bought pre-made doughnut holes I might be able to pull this off. How do you attach the feet to the doughnut hole? Thank you for cute Easter Idea?

  11. I wonder if you took a mini marshmallow and flattened it with a rolling pin , than cut it the size you wanted it…if it would work for the bunny feet??

  12. I’m going to try to make about 75 mini cupcakes with bunny butts for work. I’ll post pictures when I do. I’ll have to work in miniature, but I do have a small melon baller to use. Hope I can pull it off!! Wish me luck.

  13. Love them!!!!!! My daughter is making them as I’m typing. Having a little difficulty getting the feet to look right……I think just practice.

  14. I’m making these, but in a different version. I made chocolate bowls. Made egg less cookie dough. Put a Cadbury fudge egg in the middle like the rabbit is searching for his treat. Then put a layer of ganache. And topping it off with a light & fluffy whipped vanilla cream. Then I “stole” you’re cute bunny but digging in the dirt (oreo crumbs) absolutely cute idea & thank you very much for sharing your recipe. I know I willmake quite an impression at Easter Dinner.

  15. I realy like the bunny butts for the feet i made the chocolate dough I then made a stencil of heavy paper with 6 feet and cut them out it goes fast and can be made ahead of time hanks

  16. I’m sorry, I don’t understand what the white feet are made of. Is it candy?? Thanks in advance. I plan to try these.

  17. Just found these bunny butts on Pinterest and I’ve got to say they are the cutest and I can’t wait to try these! My husband said ‘that’s just not right’ and then he laughed! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I know everyone is thinking Easter with these cuties..but my sister & I are having a Mad Tea Party….these are PERFECT!!!! Down the rabbit hole….. Thanks for the idea!!!!

  19. My friend made these for a baby shower and they were the hit of the party! Now I know how she did it! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Please join us again this Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST! ;)

    ~ Ashley

  20. These are the cutest cupcakes!
    Your instructions are great, I am going to give these a try even though Easter has past.

    By the way, I hopped over from Kitchen Fun With my 3 sons.

  21. On the bunnies bottom how does the coconut stick to it.? Also the top of the cupcake how it looks like dirt, what is it..? cookie crumb on top of the chocolate frosting..? Please help me with this as soon as someone can thank you

  22. Holly,
    These Bunny Butt Cupcakes are just adorable! Hope you have a very special weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. These are some adorable bunny butts! So festive! I love that they are made with actual cake! Pinning!

  24. How cute are these?!?! Love, love this! Checking these amazing little bunnies out from Inspiration Monday link party!

  25. These are adorable! They look so professional. If you have not shared yet at the Bacon Time linky, please do.

  26. I think these are just precious, but one thing I wish you had done would have been to take step-by-step pictures rather than posting 4 of the “end” product. Thanks for sharing such a cute way of doing the Bunny Butt Cupcake!

  27. I have seen lots of bunny butt cakes out there but these are by far the cutest! I can’t wait to try them this Easter. Thanks for such a cute design.