What better way to enjoy the Easter holidays than indulging in some delicious treats? FPEs product specialist and chef, Geoff (DC Norris, BCH Ltd and AMTek Microwaves) believes these cute and fluffy creatures are the perfect way to get into the Easter spirit! Plus, they’re a creative activity everyone can enjoy! Why not add some sweetness to this year’s celebration with some homemade marshmallow easter bunnies? Read on to find out how to make this easy recipe in 10 steps.
- Marshmallow Easter bunnies ingredients
- How to make marshmallow Easter bunnies
- Marshmallow Easter bunnies recipe notes
Marshmallow Easter bunnies ingredients
- ½ cup of cold water
- 1 ½ tbsp of powdered gelatine
- ¾ cup hot water
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Canola oil (for oiling the moulds)
- Liquid food colouring and flavouring (optional)
- Coconut and chocolate to decorate (optional)
|Prep Time:||1 hour|
|Serves:||1 large bunny, 2 medium bunnies and 4 baby bunnies.|
How to make marshmallow Easter bunnies
- Use oil to line your bunny moulds to prevent the marshmallow from sticking.
- Put cold water in a bowl and gradually stir in the gelatine powder. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
- Put hot water, sugar and salt into a large saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Add the gelatine mixture, stir until all is dissolved & then bring to a boil.
- Once it’s come to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer uncovered for 9 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool until lukewarm.
- Place the mixture into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer, add your vanilla extract.
- Add your choice of food colouring and flavour (this is optional).
- Pour the marshmallow mixture into your oiled moulds and set it in the fridge!
- Get creative! You can use the food colouring or decorations of your choice to personalise the bunnies! You can even try out new techniques and roll your marshmallows in coconut. You may want to tint the coconut with green food colouring to resemble grass! Or you can cover the bunnies in melted chocolate, because what’s Easter without some chocolate?
Marshmallow Easter bunny notes
- If you don’t have bunny moulds, you can use any shape you like! You may choose to make a tray batch. Just ensure your tray is oiled and cut to the desired size.
- The marshmallow easter bunnies will last 1 week in the fridge.
- Marshmallows are not suitable for freezing.
Marshmallow Easter bunnies: FAQS
What can you do with bunny marshmallows?
- Make bunny pops by inserting a stick or skewer into the bottom of the marshmallow and decorate it with icing or candy.
- Gift them to someone special by placing them in a box and topping it off with some ribbon.
- Simply enjoy them as a sweet treat on their own or in hot chocolate.
- Use them as a decoration on top of cakes or cupcakes.
How do you get marshmallows out of moulds?
Hold the mould in one hand and pick up the exposed marshmallow on the very tips of your fingers. If the moulds are oiled correctly, the marshmallow should easily pop out.
Do marshmallows go mouldy?
No, marshmallows generally do not go mouldy due to their high sugar content, which acts as a preservative. However, they may become stale or hard over time.
Why did my marshmallow not set?
If you’ve found that your marshmallow is quite runny or too soft, it may be because you have not let it sit for long enough in the fridge, or your gelatine has not dissolved completely. To avoid this, ensure you stir your mixture thoroughly and bring it to a boil after you see that it has all dissolved.