Bunny Butt Almond Joy Cheese Ball & FOOD FIGHT: Bunnies vs. Peeps

Guess what time it is??! It’s Food Fight time!

This is going to be a fun and colorful fight! April’s fight is Easter themed with Bunny vs. Peeps recipes.

Before they fight, I will share a Bunny recipe with you. Not an actual bunny, no I did not cook Bugs Bunny. It’s a dessert cheese ball that is shaped into a bunny and tastes like Almond Joy! Oh my!

Bunny Butt Almond Joy Cheeseball |  from willcookforsmiles.com #easterbunny #cheeseball #almondjoy

You can’t imagine the trouble this little bunny has put me through. This is actually bunny the third. I’ve been taking pictures of bunny butts all week and they’ve been kicking my butt. I don’t know if I was over-critical or not critical enough, but I just couldn’t get them to look right. So this is my third and final bunny and I really hope that it looks like a bunny butt stuck in a rabbit hole. If someone tell me that it doesn’t, I am just going to cry.

Bunny Butt Almond Joy Cheeseball | from willcookforsmiles.com #easterbunny #cheeseball #almondjoy

It took me long enough to decide on the bunny to feature with this food fight, so I really hope you like it. I saw this adorable bunny fruit snack  from Jill at Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons and I immediately knew that I wanted to make something with bunny butt.

Everyone loved the last dessert cheese ball that I made and I thought it would be a great Easter party idea. Almond Joy was the perfect flavor choice for this bunny too since I needed to make him fuzzy. Toasting coconut for the topping is optional but do consider it because it adds to the great flavor.

Bunny Butt Almond Joy Cheese Ball & FOOD FIGHT: Bunnies vs. Peeps

Bunny Butt Almond Joy Cheese Ball & FOOD FIGHT: Bunnies vs. Peeps

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, coconut flavored almonds (you can find them at the store)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp crushed chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar
  • About 1/2 cup toasted coconut for topping (toasting is optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut + 2-3 drops of green food coloring if making the grass (use gloves)

Instructions

  1. You can crush and chop your almonds and chocolate chips (separately) in the food processor by pulsing them a few times.
  2. (Personal note: I don't recommend using a Bullet, it will mash it. I used my Ninja food processor.)
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for about a minute, until light and smooth.
  4. On low speed, mix it powder sugar and then raise the speed to blend it well.
  5. Scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl, and mix again.
  6. Fold in all your chocolate chips, coconut and almonds until evenly incorporated.
  7. Cut off a large square of saran wrap and line the inside of a bowl (like a soup bowl) with it. Add the cheeseball mixture on top of the saran wrap. Bring up the edges of the wrap together and tighten it. Make sure a ball is formed. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  8. In a shallow bowl, add the coconut saved for topping. Carefully roll the cheeseball in the coconut.
  9. Shape the bunny butt by making a tail and paws. Even out the round shape of the bunny.
  10. Grass: Place the coconut in a bowl. Put on disposable gloves and squeeze a couple of drops of green food coloring on the gloves. Rub your hands together and rub the coconut in the bowl, coloring it green.

Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

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Food Fight 50 Bunnies vs. Peeps Recipes

On To The Food Fight!!

In  the RIGHT corner, we have Peeps Recipes…

In the LEFT corner, we have Bunny Recipes…

Now, they fight and you should VOTE! Leave a comment here or on any social media network and tell me who do you think should be the winner.

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including my Limoncello “Peeps” Cupcakes in the food fight Lyuba! Obviously I am voting for Peeps. ;)

  2. The desserts all look adorable bur I have to vote for the bunny — just thinking of peeps makes my teeth ache :-) Must be the sugary, sugary taste. By the way, what happened to the other two bunnies?

  3. Heather C says:

    Lyuba, planning on making the Almond Joy Bunny Butt, glad you didn’t give up on it, yummy, but tell me what do you recommend I serve it on? I’m thinking cookie, but what type? Thanks. Love all your recipes.

    • Thank you so much, Heather!! I love this spread with apples or pears. My husband liked it with graham crackers and pretzels. You can also serve animal crackers or shortbread cookies. :)

  4. Oh my gosh this is so funny! Such a great idea for Easter.

  5. Oh my word – CUTEST Easter treat EVER!!! Love this Lyuba!! Pinned!

  6. Loving that cute bunny butt!! And we are all our own worst critics!

  7. This is just TOO cute, Lyuba! So creative….and of course my kids would love that it’s a bunny butt :)

  8. I don’t have any bunny and no peeps in this food fight but I do have a big smile because there are so many fun yummy looking contesters out there! Happy cheeping and hopping to all.

  9. Thanks for including my chocolate covered bunnies, girl! I vote bunny, all the way! ;)


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