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Easter surprise pudding pops

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Surprise your Easter guests with frozen pudding pop eggs that have candy bunnies hiding inside. They're a treat within a treat, and that can't be beat. They're the perfect reward after any Easter egg hunt.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Put all those plastic Easter eggs to good use for a fun, chocolaty treat.

Be careful when drilling holes into plastic. Go slow, and put a cloth underneath your egg to keep it from slipping.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

I got this bunny candy mold at Walmart. Any Easter-shaped candy mold will work. Just make sure your eggs are slightly larger than your inside treat.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Use decorative paper straws or lollipop sticks. Wooden popsicle sticks would work too.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

I used chocolate pudding, but you can also use white putting, adding some pastel food coloring if you like.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Fill the bottom half of the plastic eggs with pudding. An egg carton works perfectly for holding the eggs in place.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Insert your candy bunnies upside down, with the straws poking through the center holes.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Using a plastic squeeze bottle or piping bag, finish filling up your eggs with the pudding mixture, and then freeze them.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

When you're ready to serve, just run them under some hot water for a few seconds to loosen them.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Remove the plastic eggs, and enjoy. You can also put them on a plate and keep them in the freezer until you're ready to serve (and surprise) your guests.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Now they're ready to eat.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Start licking, and find your candy bunny surprise inside.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

Easter surprise pudding pops recipe

Yields 6

Ingredients and supplies:

  • 6-8 ounces white candy melts
  • 1 small box (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 6 large plastic Easter eggs
  • Decorative straws or lollipop sticks
  • Bunny candy mold (I found mine at Walmart)

Directions:

  1. Drill two 3/8-inch holes in the bottom halves of your plastic eggs one in the center and one off to the side.
  2. Melt the white candy melts in a microwave-safe dish. Pour into your bunny mold, and allow to cool and harden.
  3. Drill holes in the bottoms of the candy melt bunnies, and secure straws or lollipop sticks with a dab of the leftover candy melt. Allow to cool, and secure in place.
  4. In a bowl, mix the instant pudding powder and 2 cups of milk with a whisk, stirring for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of whipped topping. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Place the plastic egg tops upside down in an egg carton. Fill them with the pudding mixture.
  6. Insert the candy bunnies on sticks or straws, ears down, into the pudding mixture. Secure the bottom halves of the plastic eggs to the tops, making sure the straws or sticks poke through the drilled holes in the center.
  7. Put the remaining pudding mixture in a plastic squeeze bottle or piping bag. Fill the sealed eggs through the other drilled hole with the pudding mixture. Place the eggs in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  8. To loosen the frozen pudding pops from the eggs, thaw them slightly under warm running water.
  9. Remove the tops and bottoms of the plastic eggs, and serve your Easter guests. Wait for their reaction when they bite into the bunny.

Get creative this Easter

Try one of these festive springtime treats.

Lick your way to the bunny surprise

More fun Easter sweets

Easter basket sugar cookies
Easter cookie pizzas
Carrot sugar cookies

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