Easter is another perfect chance to spend some quality time with family, especially in the kitchen. You probably have your favorite Easter recipes, maybe some handed down from generation to generation. But if you need some ideas for Easter treats in the cabin on your Pigeon Forge vacation, check out these whimsical bunny-themed recipes that are sure to bring out the kid in everyone.
Bunny Dirt Cups | A Zesty Bite | 10 minutes | 3-4 servings
- 15 chocolate graham crackers
- 2 (3.25 oz) chocolate pudding snacks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 stick salted butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons half and half
- 3-4 drops green food coloring
- 4 bunny Peeps
Add graham crackers to a food processor and blend until fine. Stir in pudding and vanilla. Pour mixture into small cocktail cups or jars. For icing: Add butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, half and half, and food coloring to bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Pour into icing bag and use Wilton tip 233 for grass. Go along the top of the dirt making grass. Top with a Peep.
Bunny Cupcakes | Bite Delite | 12 cupcakes
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 100 g melted butter
- Desiccated coconut
- Vanilla cream or whipped cream
- Jelly Belly Strawberry Cheesecake
- Chocolate sprinkles (for whiskers)
- Silver ball candies/sprinkles (for eyes)
Mix dry and wet ingredients separately, then stir just until combined. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake papers, fill each cup 2/3 full with batter. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
To decorate: Spoon 1 heaping teaspoonful whipped cream on center of each cupcake and immerse in desiccated coconut.
To make ears, cut each large marshmallow crosswise into 3 pieces with kitchen scissors. Using scissors, cut through center of each marshmallows piece to within ¼ inch of edge. Separate to look like bunny ears. Use jelly belly decorations and sprinkles to make eyes, nose, and whiskers.
Peeps S’mores | Food.com via slouis | 25 minutes | 48 Peeps s’mores
- 1 (11 ½ oz) package of Hershey’s milk chocolate chips
- 3 (16 count) packages of marshmallow bunny Peeps
- 1 (14 ½ oz) package of Honeymaid graham crackers
Open Peeps and break graham crackers into 48 fourths. Place graham cracker pieces onto cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Place ¾ package of chocolate chips into a bowl and melt according to package. Dip the bottom of each Peep bunny into the melted chocolate and place on a piece of graham cracker. Repeat until all Peeps are used.
Place cookie sheets in refrigerator for 15 minutes for chocolate to cool and harden. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips and pour melted chocolate into plastic zipper bag. Cut a tiny piece off corner to make chocolate drizzle. Carefully squeeze bag to drizzle melted chocolate onto each Peep s’more. Place in refrigerator to cool. Eat at room temperature or warmed up in microwave for 8-10 seconds.
Cottontail Bunny Salad | Food.com via Barbara Steele | 10 minutes | 1 bunny salad
- 1 chilled pear, half
- 1 Red Hot candy
- 1 raisin, cut in half
- 2 slivered almond pieces
- 1 scoop cottage cheese or 1 scoop marshmallows
- 1 curly leaf of lettuce
Place pear half, cut side down, on individual lettuce leaf. Making small slits to help hold in place, add red hot for nose, raisin halves for eyes, almonds for ears, and cottage cheese or marshmallow for tail. *If serving very soon, marshmallow is a fun substitute for a tail; exposed to air too long, it will become less appealing!
Sunny Side Up Breakfast Bunnies | 1 bunny face
- 1 large egg
- 2 strips of bacon
- 2 blueberries
- 1 chive strip
Cook 1 egg sunny side up and place on plate. Cook 2 strips of bacon to medium crispness and drain off grease. Place each bacon strip beneath the egg (for ears). Place blueberries on the egg, just above the yolk (for eyes). Cut chive into several strips and place on left and ride side of yolk (for whiskers).
Fun Easter Events in the Smokies
When you need a break from whipping up tasty Easter treats in the cabin, head downtown to check out the exciting Easter events. And for more year-round fun, keep up with our blog, where we post holiday recipes, tips for traveling to the Smokies, event updates, and ideas for honeymoons, family vacations, large group getaways, and more!
Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny | Pigeon Forge Community Center | 865.429.7373
Brunch with the Easter Bunny | Old Mill Square | 865.428.0771
Easter Sunrise Service | Ober Gatlinburg | 865.436.5423