Friday, April 10, 2015

Racing Rabbits - Peep Easter Bunny Racers

Ok, how cute are these Racing Rabbits?! Last weekend was Easter, I spent a lot of quality time with family and friends... and I also got the opportunity to put together this cute dessert project with a group of awesome kiddos. They LOVED it. According to my pint-sized food critics, these Peep Easter Bunny Racers were not only fun to make, they were also DELICIOUS to eat. Some of the adults even joined in on the Twinkie car-making fun!


Of course, I found the adorable idea on Pinterest.com. There are quite a few versions of these Racing Rabbits on the internet... some use Swiss Rolls (yum), some use marshmallows for wheels, some use M&M's for headlights, and so on. The great part about this Easter food project is that you can make it your own! 


All you need are a few ingredients, a few minutes, and one (or many) enthusiastic race car makers! You could do this fun food project before, or even after Easter. Now you have a creative way to put those leftover Easter Peeps to good use...

Peep Easter Bunny Racers


Ingredients:
  • 12 Twinkies 
  • 1 container vanilla frosting 
  • 12 marshmallow Peep rabbits
  • 12 yogurt-covered pretzels
  • 24 mini Golden Oreos
  • 12-24 gummy Lifesavers candies

Directions:
Unwrap Twinkies and put on a plate or flat surface to work on.

Place contents of frosting container in quart-sized ziploc bag; press all air out, seal and snip corner off end (or use a pre-packaged squeezable frosting).

Cut a hole in the middle of the Twinkie that is wide enough for the Peep and pretzel to fit in. Do not cut down, all the way through the Twinkie or it will fall apart!

Add small amount of frosting to bottom of the Peep and stick in the hole cut in the Twinkie.

Take a yogurt-covered pretzel and add a small dab of frosting to one end, then stick down in front of Peep as the "steering wheel".

Take 2 (or 1) gummy Lifesavers and adhere to the front of the Twinkie (with frosting) for the "headlights".

Take the mini Golden Oreos and carefully separate the top and bottom part of the cookie. Then use frosting to adhere (2) of them to each long side of the Twinkie as the "tires".

Repeat with all Twinkies.


You can get creative with this project, just choose your own ingredients to decorate the race car... the possibilities are endless!

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Hope you had a great Easter. :)

- Janel