And because at our Easter stretches over from EARLY morning egg hunts, church services, thru Easter Brunch and lazily into Easter Dinner, this was perfect for our bunch to munch on!
All in all, this cute bread creation took very little time to make! And the level of excitement? Priceless!
And is there anything in the world that smells better than fresh baking bread? My little helper was going nuts looking thru the oven window and checking the baking progress. Once our Bunny Bread was cooled, I simply placed him in a large plastic bag and tucked him away until Easter morning.
It really is going to be hard to cut that belly out when it's time to serve this!
Set your dip serving bowl on top of the bunny tummy and with a serrated knife cut around the edges to match the size of your bowl. After cutting the tummy out, line the tummy cavity with fresh red or green leaf lettuce or butter lettuce, which are really pliable and look the best. Iceberg or romaine lettuce are stiffer and not quite as ruffled, and not as easy to work with. Of course, you can always skip the bowl and simply place the dip on top of the lettuce leaves - but your bread will get soggy!
Fresh carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, sugar pea or snow pea pods, radishes, cherry tomatoes, mini-sweet peppers or sweet pepper slices...you can even throw in a turnip or kale if you want it to look real pretty!
And I lost track of how many little ones (and big ones) asked me if it was okay to tear off part of the bunny and eat it...too funny! Tear away - and enjoy what is sure to become one of your newest Easter favorites!