This year on Valentine’s Day, I set up a little surprise party for our family in the studio and made pancakes in the shape of x’s and o’s. My kids went nuts. So I’m keeping a good thing going for Easter! Apparently I’m pretty handy with a holiday pancake. Who knew?! But I definitely think you should join me and make bunny pancakes for Easter.
Half the fun, of course, is eating them in your jammies. And all of my over-the-top Easter morning dreams came true in the form of these bunny jams. There’s just something that gives you all the heart eyes to see your little family in matching jams, right down to the baby in a onesie. So. Cute. These are the Rabbit Rider jammies from Hanna Andersson (and if you’ve never had Hanna jams, they’re realllly comfy — soft and smooth and just so good).
So once you’ve got your jammie game on point, get your pancake game rocking! I learned a few things with my XO pancakes that helped the bunnies go pretty nicely.
Step 1: Mix up your favorite pancake batter from scratch or from a box. We don’t judge! But either way, the key is to get out alllll the lumps. No lumps allowed. I used a whisk and then an immersion blender to really smooth it out.
Step 2: Fill an icing bottle with the batter and attach a regular round tip. Be sure there’s a wide enough opening for the batter to squeeze out fairly quickly. We used an 1/8″ tip.
Step 3: Heat up a griddle or pan. I like to cook these on a lower heat because they cook really quickly.
Step 4: Working quickly, squeeze out a circle and fill it in. Then squeeze two ears that connect to the circle. You have to move swiftly so it all cooks evenly. You’ll probably need to flip it after only 10-20 seconds or so.
Step 5: Flip the pancake to cook on the other side, remove from heat, and make more bunnies!
I garnished ours with some fresh fruit and the kids just thought it was the fanciest thing. They were jumping around the studio and having the best time. We always, always sit at the table for meals, so the fact that we weren’t making them sit down to eat had them totally over the moon. I love doing these special little things to make holiday memories! I think bunny pancakes are going to be in the picture for lots of Easters to come. Matching jammies and jumping on the couch included. 😉
Do you have any Easter traditions? And more importantly, are there any matching pajamas in your future? I’m kind of already planning our Christmas jammies and I’m wondering just how long I can get away with making us all match before the kids catch on… Ha! xoxo
This post is sponsored by Hanna Andersson. All ideas and opinions are my very own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!
Henry and I have been diving deep into the world of Rice Krispies Treats these days. It’s kind of a fun project to do with kids because you can’t mess it up, it’s super fast, and there’s lots of pouring. You can put that kid in charge of pouring cups of Rice Krispies until his heart is full to bursting. And he’s absolutely certain that he’s “cooking.” So we put our heads together and decided to make you guys some RKT’s (that’s Rice Krispies Treats, duh) for Easter, in case you need a project to do. And we alllll need projects to do.
Materials and Ingredients
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 bag mini marshmallows (10 oz)
- 3 TBSP butter
- 13×9″ pan
- cooking spray
- food coloring
- bunny cookie cutter
- white chocolate melts
- small ziploc baggie
- optional: wooden candy sticks
Make Time: 30 Minutes
Step 1: Melt your butter in a pot. Once melted, add the bag of marshmallows and melt those as well, stirring frequently.
Step 2: Once the marshmallow mixture is smooth and melted, turn heat to low. Add 5-6 drops of neon pink food coloring and stir until the color is even.
Step 3: Pour in cereal and mix until covered with the melted marshmallow. Spread into the pan and smooth out the top with a spatula that has been sprayed with the cooking spray.
Step 4: Use the cookie cutter to cut out bunnies.
Step 5: Melt your white chocolate according to the instructions on the packaging. (You won’t need much; we used about 10 wafers total.) Spoon the melted chocolate into a small ziploc baggie.
Step 6: Snip just a bit of the tip off of one corner of the baggie, and pipe the white chocolate onto each bunny ear. Allow to cool and harden.
If you like, turn them into pops by inserting a little candy stick into the bottom of each bunny. These are so fun, and both of the kids thought it was such a treat to munch on them. Mags particularly loved that they’re pink. Once I started styling them for the photos and used my favorite sprinkles, I realized that the bunnies would be extra cute with some fun sprinkles on top too. We’ll have to try that next time. I think if you sprinkled as soon as you spread them in the pan they would stick nicely.
Have fun! xoxo
My kids inherited my sweet tooth. So we’re always searching for snacks that they love and are great alternatives to sugary food, especially around the holidays. I mean, what kid doesn’t walk through the aisles at the grocery store and want to grab all of the adorable Easter candy?! So I’m beating my kids at their own game and making one of their favorite snacks even more adorable — it’s a win-win. These little bunnies are made with Wonderful Halos mandarins (which we pretty much always have around our home when they’re in season from October through May), and they’re a perfect healthy treat during the Easter season.
What You’ll Need:
- Wonderful Halos mandarins
- white and pink cardstock
- glue stick
- glue dots
- small pompoms
Make Time: 5 Minutes (for a whole batch of bunnies!)
Step 1: Cut out your paper shapes. You’ll need two white ears, two pink inner ears, and a little rectangle for whiskers on each bunny.
Step 2: Use a glue stick to attach the pink inner ears to the white ears. Cut out little notches at the bottom of each ear to create a small tab that will insert into the mandarin.
Step 3: Use a clean knife to cut two small slits in the peel of the mandarin. Insert the bunny ears into the slits.
Step 4: Use a glue dot to attach a white pompom tail to the back of the Halos mandarin.
Step 5: Cut fringe on either side of the rectangle that you’ll use for the whiskers. After we cut ours, we fanned out the fringe a little bit to look more “whiskery.” 😉 Attach a small pink pompom to the center of the whiskers with a glue dot. Then attach the whiskers to the front of the mandarin with another glue dot.
That’s it! These little bunny snacks are ready to hop onto your kiddo’s snack plate! These would be the perfect thing to bring if you’re a mom on snack duty at school or on a playdate. They’re sweet, seedless, and the Halos are always easy for little hands to peel. I can just imagine these at a school Easter or spring party, and I have a feeling the kiddos would go crazy for them. I always feel like a supermom when I bring a healthy snack that the kids also love. It’s nice to know that you’re teaching and encouraging children to take control of their health and make good choices that will last a lifetime. Happy snacking! xoxo
This post is sponsored by Wonderful Halos. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!