Bunny Bread Crudité Platter – A Simple Easter Appetizer

by Sugar on April 3, 2012 · 19 comments

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Looking for a simple but beautiful fun appetizer to make this Easter? How about a Bunny Bread Crudité Platter. It’s so easy and oh so cute. Easter is one of those holidays when most of us like to get creative. My sister is the artist in our family so she loves getting creative with food. She is the one who taught me how to make this cute bunny bread. You can make it the day before and then fill it and decorate it before you serve. You can also use any dip or vetable that you like. If you do make this be sure and share your photos of your bunny with me on my facebook fan page. Happy Easter!

Ingredients:

Prep time: 20 minutes
Start to Finish: 1 and 1/2 hours

  • 2 loaves frozen bread dough (about 1 pound each), thawed
  • 2 sliced almonds, for the bunny teeth
  • 2 raisins or cranberries, for the bunny eyes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Lettuce leaves, for decoration
  • Assorted sliced vegetables of your choice to arrange around the bread
  • 2 cups of your favorite dip

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Use one of the dough balls to form the body and the head of the bunny. Make one piece larger and slightly oval for the body and one round for the head. Place on a greased baking pan.

Divide the other ball in half. Use one half to create balls to form the hands, the feet, the cheeks and the nose. Use the other half to make two ears.

To make the ears simply divide the dough into two pieces and roll them slightly in your hands to form a tube. Shape them and press them into the head to give the appearance of floppy ears.

Brush egg mixture all over dough.

Add the raisins as eyes and place the sliced almonds into the dough on the face to look like teeth.

Set aside and let dough rise for about 20 minutes before baking.

Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Place bread on a platter lined with lettuce. Cut a bowl in the belly of the bunny and add some dip. Decorate sides of bread with assorted sliced vegetables like carrots, celery, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Cooking Tips:

If you don’t want to put the dip right into the bread, you can cut out an opening to fit a small bowl and fill the bowl with the dip to place in the bread.

The bread can be made the day before and covered until ready to use.

Pizza dough can also be used in place of bread dough.

Here is the step by step:

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Nadine says:

Hi Sugar,

I made this for easter and brought it to a family dinner. It was a huge hit and many took pictures of it. Your recipies are excellent, thanks for taking the time to share :)

Nadine

Sugar says:

Oh how fun. I do hope you told your family about my site so they can enjoy it as well. Thanks again for all of your feedback. :)

Nadine says:

Yes, I shared your site with my family and colleagues because they had tasted my left overs during lunch break and they just needed to know :)

Sugar says:

That’s great. :)

chaitali venkatesh says:

hi Sugar ,So cute bunny i will try i hope kids r enjoy.

lisajean says:

Hey Sugar! Happy Easter!! Love this bunny bread and plan to make it. It is so cute and love the idea of putting veggies around it. Do you ever make the Italian Easter bread with the hard boiled eggs baked in the bread? Thanks for sharing your recipes. Love your site! :)

Sugar says:

Hi hope you had a great day. Yes we o make bread with the eggs in it. This year I did do much because I haven’t been feeling well. I hope to get some good ones up soon.

Hugs,

Sugar

lisajean says:

Hope you are feeling better Sugar. Will look forward to seeing your recipes.
Lisajean

Sandy Morrocco sealy says:

Hi Sugar! This recipe looks great but please tell me you are going to post a recipe for Italian sweet bread tort as my mom would refer to it. We have it every Easter since I can remember. My mom can no longer make it…so I have to take over and try it. Please post recipie. My mom made with anise flavoring. I have tried one recipe but would love yours. Please?
Thank you. Sandy

Sugar says:

Hi so sorry I didn’t post any other recipes this Easter. I haven’t been feeling well so I haven’t had time to get to other recipes. My mom makes wheat pie. Is that what you are referring to? Maybe next year. Hope you had a happy day.
Sugar

colleen says:

This is so cute! I am def going to have to make it with my lil guys (2 & 5)

Sugar says:

Oh great. Enjoy and Happy Easter.

Sugar :)

Paulette says:

That is just adorable!!!

Suanne Rieker says:

how sweet is he? loooooove him, you’re so much FUN Sugar
happy easter doll
xoxo
Suanne

Sugar says:

Thanks honey. Hope you have a Happy Easter too.

Sugar :)

Redds says:

Always amazed by your creations. :)

Sugar says:

OH you are so sweet honey. This one is so fun to make and it looks too cute when you serve it.

Enjoy!