Bunny Butt Dessert Dip

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Adorable and easy to make, this Bunny Butt Dessert Ball is a whimsical and delicious sweet treat that’s perfect for all your Easter parties or springtime gatherings.

Bunny Butt dessert dip on cutting board with towel

🐰Easter Bunny Dessert Ball Recipe

If you’re looking for a new, creative Easter dessert, then you’ll love this recipe. This playful dessert cheese ball is as much fun to look at as it is to eat…almost!

Ready in minutes, this colorful, sweetened cream cheese mixture is rolled in coconut flakes, then formed into the cutest little bunny butt you’ve ever seen. Surround it with a variety of dippers such as graham crackers, cookies, or fresh fruit slices for a fun, decadent treat that’s perfect for parties!

The best part will be the smile on everyone’s faces when they see the furry little coconut tail and the tiny pink bunny paws. And if you love fun Easter desserts with a bunny-theme, you’ll also want to check out these Bunny Butt Cookies and cute Oreo Easter Bunny Balls.

Easter dessert dip with Nilla Wafers and graham crackers

💖 Why We Love This Recipe

  • Easy recipe: Other than heat treating the cake mix, this is an easy no bake recipe that uses simple ingredients found at any grocery store.
  • Fun and festive: From the bunny shape to the pretty pastel colors, this cheese ball makes a perfect addition to your Easter party menu.
  • Customizable: This is a dessert that you can easily change up. From the type of cake mix to the shape of the bunny, you can turn it into a dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

🛒 Ingredients

Ingredients for Easter dessert dip
  • Cream cheese, room temperature
  • White cake mix
  • Sugar
  • White chocolate chips
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • Shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • Pink M&M candies

👩🏼‍🍳How To Make An Adorable Bunny Butt Dessert Ball

Note: Before starting, make sure to heat treat the cake mix by using one of the easy methods included below.

Step 1. In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, and cake mix with an electric mixer until evenly distributed.

Cream cheese, sugar and cake mix in bowl

Step 2. Add white chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles to the cream cheese mixture.

Sprinkles and chocolate combined with cream cheese mixture in bowl

Step 3. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.

All ingredients combined for dessert dip

Step 4. Separate the cream cheese mixture to form a large ball for the bunny’s body, 2 medium size balls for the bunny’s feet, and one small ball for the bunny’s tail.

Step 5. Roll the balls in shredded coconut until fully covered.

Step 6. Assemble the bunny butt on a serving plate or cutting board by using the two medium-sized balls for the bunny feet (use your hands to shape the feet into desired shape) and the small ball for the bunny tail.

Bunny Butt dessert ball formed on white plate

Step 7. Press each coconut covered cream cheese ball gently into the large dessert ball until it sticks. If needed, secure with toothpicks or wooden skewers.

Step 8. Press the pink M&M’s into the cheese ball feet to make the bunny paws.

Adding pink M&M's to bunny feet

Step 7. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Bunny Butt dessert dip on white platter

Is Cake Mix Dip Safe to Eat?

You should always heat treat the cake mix first, just to be sure it’s safe to eat. This step is necessary when working with cake mixes or anything containing raw flour in order to kill any harmful bacteria.

How Do I Heat Treat Boxed Cake Mix?

. There are two easy methods you can use:

  • Oven method: Sprinkle the raw cake mix onto the parchment lined baking sheet, smoothing it into an even layer. Bake in the oven on 350 degrees F for 5 minutes, then allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Microwave method: Place the cake mix in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 seconds, stirring in between each one. Be sure to stir it well so the cake mix doesn’t burn. Continue to do this until the cake mix reaches 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.
Bunny Butt dessert dip from above

What to Serve with Easter Bunny Butt Dessert Ball

You can serve this bunny butt dip ball with just about any sweet dippable snack you’d like. Here are some of our top suggestions:

  • Graham crackers
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Golden Oreos
  • Animal crackers
  • Fresh fruit – apple or pear slices and strawberries are great choices.

Top Recipe Tips:

  • To make the paw prints look more realistic, hide the M on the M&M’s by placing the printed side down.
  • To help secure the different parts of the bunny butt, use toothpicks or short wooden skewers to hold them together. Just be sure to remove them when you get to that part of the dip.
  • You’ll want to use full fat cream cheese for this recipe. That’s because the consistency of full fat is thicker than reduced or low fat and will help keep the bunny shape.
  • To prevent the coconut from drying out too much, you can make the cheese ball mixture in advance. Then wait until just before assembling to roll the individual balls.
  • For best results, wrap with plastic wrap and chill the cheeseballs in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
Dessert dip on graham cracker

Dessert Ball Recipe Variations

  • Cake mix: Feel free to swap the white cake mix for Funfetti cake mix, strawberry cake mix, yellow cake mix, or even a lemon cake mix
  • Paws: Don’t have pink M&M’s? You can use pink jelly beans or even little dots of pink frosting instead.
  • Shape: This bunny is the perfect dessert for Easter but you can also shape the cheese into an Easter egg and make M&M strips. That’s not all though! You can use red and green sprinkles and shape it into a Christmas tree or use Halloween colors to make a witches hat. You could even make one for Super Bowl with your favorite team colors…the possibilities are endless.
  • Skip the coconut: If you’re not a fan of coconut, you can roll the cream cheese mixture in powdered sugar instead. It won’t have the same furry appearance, but the dip will still taste delicious. White chocolate shavings make another great option.

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Bunny Butt Dessert Dip


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This Bunny Butt Dessert Dip is an easy sweet treat that will look adorable on your Easter dessert table!

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 Stand mixer optional

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup white cake mix
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup colorful sprinkles
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 8 pink M&M’s candies

Instructions

Heat Treating The Cake Mix

  • Start by heat treating your cake mix using one of the following two methods:
    1 cup white cake mix
  • Oven method: Sprinkle the raw cake mix onto the parchment lined baking sheet, smoothing it into an even layer. Bake in the oven on 350 degrees F for 5 minutes, then allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Microwave method: Place the cake mix in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 seconds, stirring in between each one. Be sure to stir it well so the cake mix doesn’t burn. Continue to do this until the cake mix reaches 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.

Making The Bunny

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, cake mix, and sugar with an electric or stand mixer until evenly distributed.
    16 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup white cake mix, 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Add white chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles to the cream cheese mixture and mix until well combined.
    ½ cup white chocolate chips, ½ cup colorful sprinkles
  • Separate the cream cheese mixture to form a large ball for the bunny’s body, 2 medium size balls for the bunny’s feet, and one small ball for the bunny’s tail.
  • Roll the balls in shredded coconut until fully covered.
    1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • Assemble the bunny butt on a serving plate or cutting board by using the two medium-sized balls for the bunny feet (use your hands to shape the feet into desired shape) and the small ball for the bunny tail.
  • Press each coconut covered cream cheese ball gently into the large dessert ball until it sticks. If needed, secure with toothpicks or wooden skewers.
  • Press the pink M&M’s into the cheese ball feet to make the bunny paws.
    8 pink M&M’s candies
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Don’t skip heat treating your cake mix first. It’s necessary when working with anything containing raw flour, in order to kill any harmful bacteria.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 767IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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