Bunny Carrot Cake Bites

These Bunny Carrot Cake Bites are easy to make and will be the cutest thing on your Easter table! Made with boxed cake and candy decorations, anyone can make these Easter Bunny Butt cake pops!

Bunny Carrot Cake Bites in cupcake liners
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These Bunny Carrot Cake Bites are one of my favorite Easter treats to make every year! They are just like a cake pop, but in a small bite form with the cutest bunny butts around. The bunnies dig in edible coconut grass to make these little bite-sized desserts as real as they can get. Add a candy carrot for the perfect final touch.

If you are looking for more fun Easter dessert ideas, check out my Easter Chick Cookie recipe. And you can also check out my recipe for Easy Cake Bites, which is another fun recipe to make any time of the year.

This recipe was written to only make about 24 cake bites since I only had a set of 12 bunny feet and also didn’t need 48 cake bites in my house 😬. However, you can use the entire box of cake mix, the entire tub of frosting, and the entire package of almond bark if you want or need more cake bites for your celebration.

bunny butt cake bites on a cake plate and on the table

Ingredients Needed to Make Bunny Carrot Cake Bites

  • boxed carrot cake mix
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • canned frosting (cream cheese or vanilla flavor)
  • vanilla almond bark 
  • vegetable shortening (optional)
  • sweetened shredded coconut
  • green food coloring
  • candy bunny feet (can sub with fondant)
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy carrots (optional)
carrot cake cake balls before coating

How to Make Cake Bites

  1. Bake a carrot cake from a boxed mix using half of the mix. Allow the cake to cool.
  2. Crumble the cake with your hands in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of frosting to the cake crumbles and mix everything together.
  3. Roll the cake mixture into balls and place on wax paper. Chill the cake balls in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  4. Melt the almond bark using a double-boiler or in the microwave. Dip each cake ball into the almond bark and place it back on the wax paper to cool.
  5. Before the coating has cooled too much, add the bunny feet so they stick. Once all of the balls have been coated, dip the end of a mini marshmallow that has been cut in half in the remaining almond bark and place it above the feet. Allow the coating to set.
  6. Mix the shredded coconut and the green food coloring in a bowl until the coconut is fully coated and green.
  7. Place each bunny in a cupcake liner, fill it with green coconut grass and add a candy carrot if desired.
12 bunny butt cake bites in cupcake liners on a table

What Candy Decorations to Use

Below is a photo of the candy decorations I used. The carrots are made by Wilton and the bunny feet are made by the house brand at Kroger grocery stores. If you can’t find these decorations, you can also use fondant or marshmallows to make the feet and the carrots or skip the carrots. Your Bunny Butt Cake Bites will still be adorable and delicious! If you want to make your own fondant out of marshmallows, check out my Batman Cake Post for the recipe!

packaged candy carrots and candy bunny feet decorations
Easter Candy Decorations

Tips for Easter Bunny Cake Bites

  • I used a carrot cake mix for Easter since it seemed holiday-appropriate but you can make these cake bites with any flavor cake you like!
  • To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands while forming the balls, spray them with non-stick spray or place a little vegetable oil on your hands.
  • Adding vegetable shortening or oil to the almond bark is optional, but I find that it smooths out the coating perfectly for dipping.
  • If the bottom of the cake bites has some coating along the bottom edges, don’t worry! No one will see it when it is covered by the green coconut grass and no one will care once they taste how delicious these cake bites are!
  • I used Easter-themed cupcake liners since had them on hand, but you can use any color or pattern you like.
  • This recipe is written to only make about 24 cake bites since I only had a set of 12 bunny feet and also didn’t need 48 cake bites in my house 😬. However, you can use the entire box of cake mix, the entire tub of frosting, and the entire package of almond bark if you want or need more cake bites for your celebration.
  • These Bunny Carrot Cake Bites will last in the fridge in a covered container for 2-3 days.

Other Dessert Recipes to Check Out

bunny cake bite with coconut grass

Bunny Carrot Cake Bites

These Bunny Carrot Cake Bites are easy to make with boxed cake and candy decorations. They will be the cutest thing on your Easter table!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 24 cake bites
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • hand mixer
  • 8×10 deep baking pan (or similar size)
  • wax paper
  • baking sheet
  • double boiler set up or microwave-safe bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • long spoon for dipping
  • cupcake liners

Ingredients

Carrot Cake Mixture for Balls

  • cup boxed carrot cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup canned frosting (cream cheese or vanilla flavor)

Almond Bark Coating

  • 12 oz vanilla almond bark (half of a block package)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening or vegetable oil (optional, but helps with dipping)

Edible Coconut Grass

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 8-10 drops green food coloring

Bunny Decorations

  • 1 pkg candy bunny feet (can sub with fondant)
  • mini marshmallows, cut in half
  • candy carrots (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare an 8×10 baking dish with non-stick spray or butter. Mix together the carrot cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your hand mixer to beat together for about 2 minutes. Add the batter to the deep baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for about 30 minutes.
    baked carrot cake in a pan
  • Once the cake has cooled, add it to a large mixing bowl and crumble using your hands or a spoon (clean hands work best!). Add the frosting and mix into the crumbles until it becomes a dough-like consistency.
    carrot cake and frosting mix
  • Place a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet. Take about 1 tbsp of the cake mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands. TIP: To keep the mixture from sticking to your hands, spray them with non-stick spray or place a little vegetable oil on your hands before rolling the balls. Place each ball on the wax paper. Once all of the balls are rolled, place the baking sheet in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
    carrot cake cake balls before coating
  • Before removing the cake bites from the fridge, melt the almond bark. You can melt over the stove using a double boiler or you can melt in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, remove the bowl, and stir. Continue to melt at 30-second intervals until the bark has melted completely. Add the shortening or oil and stir in.
    almond bark melting in a silicone bowl
  • Remove the cake bites from the fridge and dip each one in the almond bark, coating completely. Remove the ball using a spoon and tap on the edge of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place the ball back onto the wax paper to cool/set. Once you have 6 bites coated, take the bunny feet candy and place two on each ball. You want to do this before the coating completely sets or they will not stick (see notes on how to attach the feet if this happens). Once all of the bunny feet have been stuck to the cake bites, continue coating the remainder cake bites.
  • Take each of the marshmallows that have been cut in half, dip the end in the leftover almond bark and stick it to each ball above the feet.
    marshmallow tail for bunny cake bites
  • Make the edible grass by placing the shredded coconut into a small mixing bowl. Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix immediately using a fork or a spoon. Continuing stirring until all of the green food coloring has been distributed on the coconut. This will take a minute or two. Add more coloring if need, a few drops at a time. A little goes a long way.
    green coconut for edible easter grass
  • Place one bunny in a cupcake liner. Place some of the green coconut grass around the edges. If you are using a candy carrot, add that to the grass. Enjoy!
    bunny cake bite with coconut grass

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Notes

  • These Bunny Carrot Cake Bites will last in the fridge in a covered container for 2-3 days.
  • If the almond bark is too hard to attach to the feet, simply add a little melted almond bark to the back of the feet and place it on top of the cake ball. 

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

Bunny Butt Carrot Cake ball in a cupcake liner with a candy carrot and edible coconut grass
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