An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Bunny Love


Easter means two things to me: Cute, fluffy bunnies, and candy.  Since I would hate to pass up the opportunity to celebrate pretty much any holiday, despite my pitiful lack of knowledge about it, I set about making the most festive sweet treat I could muster.

Thank goodness I still had a marshmallow kit from Angel Food, which had admittedly expired six months ago, but still worked just as promised.  Thick, billowing clouds of marshmallow-y goodness were soon whipping around the beater of my mixer, dyed a pastel pink thanks to the pomegranate juice I substituted for water.  Peeps are pretty much the epitome of Easter to me, but it would be a stretch to try piping out those iconic shapes, so instead the mallow was set in a baking dish, to be cut out later into appropriate shapes.

Lightly dusting the counter, knife, cookie cutter, and entire kitchen with powdered sugar, tiny pink bunnies were soon taking shape.

Carefully poking those microscopic ears and tails out of the metal form, it seemed like a task that would last me all day. Little did I know that like the real thing, this rabbits can really multiply in no time…!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

53 thoughts on “Bunny Love

  1. Very cute :) Those marshmallow kits expire? Uh oh…

  2. So adorable I could just eat them up. literally :)

  3. i need to get my mixer up and running. i have one of those kits too! i am going to use your juice instead of water ideas too. awesome!

  4. Simply adorable. :::peep peep:::

  5. Awww, your homemade peeps are fabulous!! I love them, and I love that you used pomegranate juice to color them. How creative!

  6. Those are simply adorable!! I have to start baking myself some easter goodies too… Just haven’t gotten around to it!

  7. they are so cute!!!

  8. These are lovely! I think I’ll have to get my hands on one of those kits (anyone know if they’re available in the UK??).

  9. Oh shit! Nuh UH! Peep lover here AND an owner of an “expired” Angel Food Marshie kit!

  10. These bunnies are more adorable than those other store bought ones!

  11. Gosh they’re cute! When I was a vegetarian I liked to eat little chocolate nests (broken up Shredded Wheat mixed with chocolate and then left to set in the shape of nests in paper cupcake cases) with a few Cadury’s Mini Eggs on top. I need to find a vegan version of those eggs so I can make some this year.

  12. Awww they’re too adorable! I want pink marshmallow bunnies to love (and to eat!)

  13. Cute! My husband loves peeps, I’ll have to see if they sell that kit at my natural foods store. What did you use for the eyes?

  14. I looooooooooooooooooooved Peeps. So much. I even still ate them while I was vegetarian. Now, no more, but I will have to make my own now that I have seen this!

  15. that’s the cutest thing ever! now you are for sure going to have a great easter…the easter bunny will thank you!

  16. I bet those taste much better than the awful Peeps! I used to despise those things.

  17. they are adorable, i love them!

  18. They are certainly cute and adorable Hannah! Happy Easter :)

  19. Too precious; how adoreable they are…Happy Easter!

  20. Soo cute! I hope they taste as good as they look.

  21. How cute are those? Worth the effort I’m sure. When baking with the kids my kitchen’s like that, too, covered with flour & sugar! Yikes!

  22. These are much too cute, Hannah! So adorable!

  23. Oh I’m dying those are the cutest easter peeps ever! I love Easter! The colors and spring time around the corner……and CANDY!! Lovely :)

  24. Homemade peeps! They’re too cute. I used to love marshmallow peeps-not exactly eating them, but putting them in the microwave and making them blow up. Yeah, I had issues.

  25. Homemade pink bunny peeps – you are too much!!! I remember I always loved squishing them more than eating them.

  26. These are so adorable! Much cuter and more appetizing than the store-bought peeps.

  27. Stellar idea! Peeps were Easter candy staples when I was growing up.

  28. I still have two of those kits in my cupboard to use. I didn’t realize they had an expiration date…! I love the peeps idea Hannah, they turned out pretty darn perfect!

  29. Love the bunnies. They are too cute.

  30. Your bunnies are *so* much cuter than those creepy peeps they sell in drug stores.

  31. Those are the cutest bunnies ever!

  32. adorable :) It’s always a wonderful thing when expired products still work and taste good :)

  33. LOVE the bunnies, too cute!

  34. You turn food into art! I love these… brilliant job with the pomegranate juice, as well. :)

  35. Too adorable! I never liked traditioanl peeps (WAY too sweet), so I’m sure your vegan version are delicious :)

  36. How adorable! I am in continued awe of your dedications to all things tedious! I would never have the patience to make bunnies!

  37. These are so cute! I can’t wait to start cooking and baking for Easter.

  38. Wow Hannah, those are SO cute! I’m glad you went ahead and used your ‘expired’ marshie mix – I did put very conservative dates on the first few batches. It’s a learning process. So sorry to hear about your hand, hope it heals quickly. Best wishes, Alice

  39. Those little bunnies are cute, Hannah.
    We don’t get kits for stuff like this out here, and I was wondering if you would know how to make marshmallows without gelatine.

    Hope your hand mends quickly. Happy Easter.

  40. Seriously, I used to adore peeps with a passion!! I’d let them sit out for a few days to get stale and then I’d eat em all! I got one of those marshmallow kits for my bday and still haven’t used it…

  41. how adorable! i can only imagine how tasty they must be! : )

  42. What cute marshmallows!

  43. wow, so cute. you actually made these yourself?

  44. There is no need to buy marshmallows when you can make your own fabulous vegan marshmallows at home.

    The breakthrough ingredient to making vegan marshmallows is you need a fluffy mixture into which you beat the jell mixture. Soy protein isolate is what the commercial vegan marshmallow makers use for the fluffy stuff.

    See the recipe at;

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