Morning every BUNNY!! Today we have an adorable Easter treat recipe for you!! Vegan Easter Bunny POP TARTS!! Because who in their right mind doesn’t love a pop tart?? Welp, this version is a bit healthier and the kiddos will LOVE icing these this pop tarts (so you can enjoy your rosé in peace!). Before you kick this off, I have a few tips with you below that might come in handy!
- Make sure to use a sharp paring knife to get an accurate bunny shape, or use a bunny shaped cookie cutter!
- Add lollipop sticks for a fun twist (and photo opp … obviously!)
- Make sure to use the tiniest bit of colouring for your icing to make it pastel!
- Use whatever fruit is in season for the filling!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup vegan butter
- 3 tbsp cold water
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries (or berry of choice)
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- Food colouring (natural or artificial)
- Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Make your filling: In a small saucepan, add your berries and bring to medium heat. Using a masher, smash the berries until the liquid releases, and simmer for 5-10 minutes on low.
- Make your dough: In a large bowl, mix flour and salt, then cut in butter with a fork or using your fingers to break up into small pea-sized pieces.
- Add in cold water and mix with wooden spoon. Your dough should be shaggy but not too dry. Add more water if too dry.
- Turn down onto floured surface and roll into 1/4 inch large rectangle. Your dough should be thin but manageable!
- Using a paring knife, cut dough into bunny shape, with two ears and a head.
- Transfer onto the baking sheet and add 1 tbsp berry filling.
- Wet your fingers and trace the outside of the first layer of dough.
- Add your second layer of bunny ear-shaped dough, and then use a fork to press the outer edges to close the seam.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until fragrant and almost golden brown.
- Stick lollipop sticks through the bottom if desired (optional).
- Once cooled, add your icing on top, and add brown or black long sprinkles to create little whiskers.
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker
There you have it!! Have you tried making your own pop tarts before?? If so, how did they turn out? Also, if you have any recipe tweaks or tips, comment below!