DIY Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the store-bought treats and make these Maple Honey Marshmallow rabbits.

These Easter marshmallow treat-alternatives are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make. Any holiday that involves a basket filled with candy magically appearing overnight is my kind of good time. These days, I’ve been trying my hand at a little candy making and as such, the Easter baskets in our house will be filled with fewer store bought goodies and more homemade treats. 

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to recreate one of the most sacred of Easter treats, though. Those brightly colored Easter marshmallow treats are a big deal in my husband’s family - there’s even a competition at the annual Easter gathering, where everyone vies for the better display of marshmallow bunny and chick-related wit. 

Luckily, with a little tinkering, I was able to create a something even better. These DIY maple honey marshmallow bunnies are so good, I think I’ve ruined us for store-bought marshmallows forever. 

Don’t be at all intimidated - making these all natural sweet treats is far easier than you would expect and requires only a few simple tools. 

DIY Maple-Honey Marshmallow Bunnies
Recipe adapted from this one on Deliciously Organic

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder

Instructions: 

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the gelatin and cold water. Allow to sit while you complete the next steps. Use the whisk with your mixer. 
DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

  • Lightly oil the bunny molds (or a baking dish) and set aside.
  • Pour the honey, maple syrup and salt in a saucepan. Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds. Mix the seeds and pod into the maple honey mixture. 
DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

  • Heat the syrup mixture until gently simmering, until the mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. 
DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

  • Remove from heat. Turn the mixer on medium and pour the syrup mixture slowly into the bowl of the mixer with the gelatin. 
  • Turn the mixer on high for 10 minutes, until the syrup mixture is light, fluffy and forms soft peaks on the whisk. 
DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

  • Spoon the marshmallow mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the bunny molds. Allow to sit uncovered at room temperature overnight.
DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

This Easter, ditch the Peeps! These DIY Maple Honey Marshmallow are soft as air, sweet as honey, cute as a button, and 100% all natural. The best part? Though the wow factor is sky high, these adorable sweet treats are surprisingly easy to make.

  • The next day, use a spoon to gently pop the marshmallows out of the molds. Pour the arrowroot powder into a large mixing bowl and drop in several marshmallow bunnies at a time, gently tossing to coat. This will prevent the marshmallows from sticking together. 
  • Store in an airtight container. 

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