How to Make Your Own Butter Bunnies for Easter


Hi, everyone! I hope you are making things or planning to make things or dye eggs for Easter. 

There are SO MANY cute Easter things to make. The inspiration on the internet is ENDLESS.

What is a butter bunny? A butter bunny is molded butter that looks like an Easter bunny.

I did see some butter bunnies you can buy but didn't see how to make them so that's what this post is for. 

These little butter bunnies will look so cute on an Easter table, don't you think? Totally unexpected, too. That's the fun part. The unexpected. People will look at them and say, "what's that?". And you can say, "Oh, it's just some butter bunnies I made." Lol.

Butter bunnies... who knew?

Target used to sell butter bunnies, but they're not available this year that I can see, anyway.

When I started thinking about making them I looked for just the right silicone mold. I found one that I thought would work. I wanted a 3D bunny not a flat one. If you want a flat one there are multiple molds that would work also. It could be cute flat, too.

This is the back. Hard to believe it turns into a bunny from this side.

There really isn't a recipe for this.

1. leave butter at room temperature for 4 hours.

2. Put in microwave for 20 seconds at a time until butter is mushy.

3. Remove paper from butter and insert into mold. 

4. Let harden for several hours or overnight.

5. Carefully remove the silicone from bunny.

6. Put a dot of red food coloring on a paper plate and with a fine little 

brush lightly brush on some red in the bunny's ears. Just a touch will do.


When putting butter in bunny mold make sure that there are no air bubbles and make sure to fill the bunny's nose completely. Some of my bunnies didn't have full noses. Lol.

I guess you could color in the eye, too, if you wanted. I was afraid I'd ruin it but it might be great ..

I didn't think I had a butter knife but when I searched in the drawer I found one! Yay. It makes the picture look more like butter with a butter knife.

Of course, flowers and doilies help to make everything prettier...

Here's the bunny butt. I was wondering about putting a cute tail on the bunny like a sprig of cauliflower but I think he's just right as he is. You, of course, can take it from here and embellish the butter bunny as much as you like. 

Now if you want to serve your guests a real treat, Theresa, from Shoestring Elegance shows us how to...

I bought some really sweet little flowers at the grocery store. 

I'm looking for violas right now and specifically johnny jump-ups. 

Love these sweet little Springtime flowers.

I've done some really cute posts for Easter like this post about all the ways you can make super cute Easter Mason jars...or 15 gorgeous bunny shaped foods other than chocolate.


For kids, teens and tweens... how to make bunny marshmallows..


Thanks so much!!!

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  1. Ha, ha, love both the butter and cheeseball! Happy Easter Planning:@)

  2. These are almost too cute to eat!

  3. I love these!!! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Oh is that just darling!?!? What a brilliant idea - I love the butter bunny! I'm definitely going to try that this year. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration Linda, and Happy Easter!

  5. Oh my word, my Easter table NEEDS butter bunnies! Finger's crossed I can find the moulds here in Canada.

  6. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at Hope to see you share on Crafty Creators as well! I'm definitely going to try this!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  7. Linda, these are as cute as can be. Perfect size foe the Easter table. Butter in cute shapes is always pleasing.

  8. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest idea, Linda! I love it! So unique, and yes, so unexpected. It's little touches like this that are so special.

  9. That is too cute, I'd hate to chop off his head to butter my bread but I guess I could start from his bottom and work my way up! A bit like a gingerbread man!! I guess any moulds could make butter shapes, what a wonderful world of ideas you've just opened up, thanks!

  10. P.S. I'm featuring it at TFT today. :)

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this with us on Farmhouse Friday LP. I love it so much I'm featuring it tomorrow! Hope you link up again soon. pinned

  12. Oh the bunny butter is too cute! Thanks for sharing it with us and happy Pink Saturday to you!

  13. I will have to search for a cute bunny form. I love this idea, thank you so much for telling us about it. Have a great weekend. Happy Pink Saturday!

  14. This is so cute that I had to feature it at the Friday with Friends party!
    Thanks for sharing.


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