My Easter bunny cheeseball is a bunny butt cheeseball is a must make dessert. This sweet cheese ball is made with cream cheese, white cake mix, sprinkles, and rolled in shredded coconut and decorated to look like a bunny butt laying on the plate.
This is one of my favorite Easter appetizers to serve up. Kids and adults love the sweet cake flavored cheeseball for dipping with graham crackers, cookies, pretzels and more.
This is not a classic cheese ball as this is made with sweet ingredients instead of savory. This is a cute Easter recipe that will instantly dress up your Easter table.
This Easter cheeseball recipe is…
- A dessert cheeseball.
- Made with cake mix base, that is cooked to make safe to eat in raw form.
- Cute Easter dessert kids and adults will swoon over.
- Pair with cookies and fruit for dipping.
- Great for parties and entertaining.
Cake Mix – White cake mix that is heat treated.
Cream Cheese – Softened, whole fat is best.
Chocolate – White chocolate chips, use quality chocolate.
Sprinkles – Colorful sprinkles.
Coconut – Sweetened coconut flakes.
M&M’s – Pink M&M’s are used for paws.
How to Make
Full directions on how to make this cheeseball are featured in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a visual walk through with images.
- Add your cake mix and cream cheese into a bowl. Make sure you heat treat the flour first. Mix well to combine.
- Next add in the sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Mix again to combine the ingredients.
- Form the dessert cheeseball into balls. Do a larger one for a bunny body, then two smaller balls to be the feet of the bunny. Then lastly one for the tail that is smaller.
- Assemble the cheeseball on your tray or plate. Roll the balls in coconut flakes and then place on the platter.
- Start with the large ball, place on plate. Then on top add the bunny tail and the feet go to the side of the cheeseball. Gently press the balls together.
- Then add the pink M&Ms to the bottom of the little feet paws. Make sure the “M” side is face down so you don’t see it.
- Cover with foil and then refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
What to Serve with A Dessert Cheeseball
- Graham Crackers
- Vanilla Wafers
- Sugar Wafers
- Sliced Fruit
- Broken Waffle Cones
Variations and Tips To Dessert Cheeseball
Cake Mix: You can use a different flavor of cake mix. Funfetti cake mix, strawberry, or even a yellow cake mix would work good.
Cook Cake Mix: Cake mixes are typically not intended to be consumed raw, as they contain raw flour and eggs which may carry a risk of foodborne illness. Heat oven to 350F, and spread cake mix on a baking sheet in a thin layer. Cook for 5 minutes to kill off any bacteria. Let cool then mix as you would.
Flavor: You can add a drop or two of extract to sweeten the cheeseball even more. From vanilla, almond, or even a raspberry flavor. Feel free to play with the flavor if you want.
Tips for Shaping Cheeseball
Reach for plastic wrap to place your dough ball on. Then use the plastic wrap around the ball. I place the ball in the center of wrap and then lift all the plastic edges to center. Then twist to get plastic tight, and then use hands to shape into a ball.
This helps to create a nice round cheeseball. Then when ready you can unwrap and roll in the coconut flakes carefully.
How to Refrigerate
Dessert cheeseballs can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. Here’s how to store them properly:
- Wrap the cheeseball in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure it is tightly wrapped to prevent air from getting in and drying out the cheeseball.
- Place the wrapped cheeseball in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. This will provide an extra layer of protection against air and moisture.
- Store the cheeseball in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Before serving, allow the cheeseball to come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften slightly.
How to Freeze
If you don’t eat all your cheeseball right away, it can be frozen. Here is how I freeze leftovers.
- Wrap the cheeseball tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure it is wrapped securely to prevent freezer burn and keep out air.
- Place the wrapped cheeseball in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container. Label the container with the date and contents so you can keep track of when it was frozen.
- Freeze the cheeseball for up to 2 months.
- When you’re ready to serve the cheeseball, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
If you are in a hurry you can assemble and serve your cheeseball right after it is made. Refrigerating allows the mixture to harden a bit, but doesn’t have to be done if you are short on time.
Shave white chocolate or white sprinkles to get a similar texture to the coconut. Or leave it bare if you don’t want to have either of those on the bunny butt dessert.
If you find the tail wants to roll a bit sitting on top of the bunny shaped ball. Simply use a toothpick to hold it in shape. Poke on the bottom side of the tail then place into the larger ball. You can do the same for the bunny feet.
More Easter Recipes
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Easter bunny cheeseball
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup white cake mix
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup colorful sprinkles
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 8 pink M&M’s candies
- To make the bunny butt dessert, start by combining cream cheese, sugar, and cake mix in a large bowl until evenly distributed. Then, add sprinkles and white chocolate chips to the mixture and stir until combined.
- Next, use the dough to form a large ball for the bunny’s body, two medium-sized balls for the feet, and one small ball for the tail. Roll the dessert balls in shredded coconut until they are fully covered.
- To assemble the bunny butt, place the two medium-sized balls for the feet on a serving plate or cutting board and shape them with your hands. Add the small ball for the tail and press all three balls gently into the large dessert ball until they stick.
- Finally, add pink M&M’s to create the bunny’s paws by placing them “m” side down. Chill the bunny butt dessert until you’re ready to serve it. It goes well with graham crackers and/or vanilla wafers.
- Serving Tray