Check out my recipe for making an Easter Bunny Fruit Tray!
Boards of any kind are super popular right now! The more creative the better! You can make almost anything into a board or tray. And surprisingly, it's really not that hard to do! As many do, I took to Pinterest to find inspiration when I got the idea to make something festive and fun for Easter. I stumbled across a super cute Easter Bunny fruit platter on delish.com, but had a hard time finding the actual recipe for it, so I decided to make my own version!
Making an Easter fruit tray is really easy to do, you can modify the fruit based on your own preferences, and it's perfect for Easter brunch, Easter Party, or any other Spring time celebration! All of the ingredients are easy to find at grocery stores, and the leftovers store really well!
Sometimes, some of these boards/trays are super complicated and hard to get them to look right in the end. I'm happy to say, this is not the case with the Easter Bunny fruit tray! The most important part is getting the pineapple outline of the face and ears just right before moving on to filling in the middle part of the ears or adding the bunny nose.
It's so easy to make that you can even get the kids in there to help out! Not only is it fun to make, but it's also a super healthy treat to eat!
This recipe can be modified in endless ways. Pick fruits that you enjoy eating. If you don't like blueberries, use blackberries or cut-up melon instead. If you don't like strawberries, use watermelon or cherries instead. Substitute honeydew melon for the kiwi, if you would like. I would try to stay along the same color scheme for the fruit so that the bunny looks like a bunny when it's all put together.
Not only is the fruit tray super delicious, but I've also made the best marshmallow fruit dip to go with it! Seriously, so good! I'd recommend doubling the recipe so that you have extras...or just want to eat it by the spoonful as I did. Hey, the fruit is healthy! It's okay to splurge and have a little extra marshmallow fruit dip now and then! There are 3 ingredients...and it takes less than 5 minutes to make!
The right size board is one of the most essential things needed to make this Easter Bunny fruit tray perfect. If your board is too small or the wrong shape, it will be difficult to get the bunny to look like a bunny. I used a 20x15-inch cutting board that I bought on Amazon. I actually bought 2 of them as they are exactly ½ the size of my stove. So, when entertaining, I just put the cutting boards on top of the stove and it helps to create more serving space for all of the delicious dishes that I make.
Tips for making Easter Bunny Fruit Tray:
If you are making a large fruit tray, it is usually cheaper to make your own fruit tray. If you are making a very small fruit tray, it may be cheaper to buy one in the store. The reason that a large fruit tray is cheaper to make is that you can buy larger quantities of fruit that would be used in the tray. You cannot usually buy 3 strawberries or just half of a pineapple. If you are making a very small fruit tray, you will likely still need to buy full quantities of the fruit, which makes it more expensive than buying a small store-made tray.
Use the fruit that you will eat. Using your favorite fruits will reduce the amount of waste. Just because pineapples are the right color and look nice in the fruit tray, does not mean you should use them if you don't like pineapple. Instead, pick another fruit that you will eat that is similar in color or shape (depending on what kind of tray you are making). Use canteloupe melon instead of oranges or use watermelon instead of strawberries. There are endless options for switching up the fruit in a fruit tray!
To store a leftover fruit tray, separate the fruit by type. Store berries with berries, melon with melon, and grapes with other grapes. Store in air-tight containers or ziplock bags in the fridge. When refrigerated, leftovers will last several days.
You can make fruit trays in advance, depending on what type of fruit you are using. whole berries and grapes hold up the best when prepared in advance. Cut fruit like pineapple, melon, and apples do not hold up well when cut in advance. It's best to cut higher moisture-content fruits up and put each in a ziplock bag or air-tight container until needed. Store each fruit in its own container or bag. Apple pieces and pears will start to turn brown very quickly. To slow down this process, soak cut-up apples and pears in water mixed with lemon juice right after cutting them.
You can eat the leftover fruit as is or you can turn them into a delicious smoothie, add to ice cream, use as a yogurt mix-in or topping, add to salads, bake into a fruit pie, turn into jam, or make fruit flavor infused water.
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Ingredients for making Eater Bunny Fruit Tray:
Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Easter Bunny Fruit Tray :
The full ingredient list is found at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
Pineapple-Fresh pineapple cut into small cubes. Substitute with other yellow fruit like golden raspberries or pears. Since bananas brown very quickly, it is not recommend to use bananas.
Kiwi-Fresh, peeled and sliced. You can use green grapes, green apples or honeydew melon instead.
Strawberries- Fresh and sliced. You can use raspberries, red apples, cherries, or watermelon instead.
Blueberries-Fresh blueberries. You can use blackberries or purple grapes instead.
Raspberries-Fresh raspberries. You can use strawberries, red apples, cherries, or watermelon instead.
White Cheddar Cheese-Cheese was used for the whiskers and the teeth because it is whiter and stays white longer than any fruit. You can use pull apart string cheese instead of cutting from a block of cheese.
Marshmallow Fruit Dip-If you prefer, you can use a store-bought fruit dip or yogurt dip.
Steps for making Easter Bunny Fruit Tray:
Board, pineapple, kiwi, and strawberries.
Steps for making Easter Bunny Fruit Tray:
Blueberries, strawberry nose, and raspberries.
Steps for making Easter Bunny Fruit Tray:
Cheese whiskers and teeth.
Directions for making Eater Bunny Fruit Tray:
1. Prepare all fruit by washing and cutting them as needed.
2. Start with a 20x15 cutting board and create the outline of the bunny's head using the cut-up pieces of pineapple. Try to use a single row of pineapple to create the outline.
3. Fill in the bunny ears with slices of kiwi. The kiwi should go all the way to the edges and touch the pineapple pieces.
4. Top the kiwi with pieces of strawberry.
Fill in the bunny's head with the remaining pineapple chunks.
5. Move the pineapple around to make eye holes and fill the eye holes with blueberries.
6. Make the bunny's nose by placing a whole strawberry (remove the stem) pointing upwards in the middle of the bunny's face.
7. Fill the bottom of the board with raspberries.
8. Fill the rest of the board with blueberries. If your board has a juice groove, create a border by filling the juice groove with blueberries. This will help all of the fruit stay in place.
9. Create whiskers and teeth by thinly slicing white American cheese. Cut the whiskers and the teeth about ½ inch thick.
10. Serve and enjoy! Your guests will be so impressed!
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- 1 Large (1 Large) Pineapple (Cut into ¾ inch cubes.)
- 2 (2) Kiwi (Peeled and sliced. Cut in half to form half circles. )
- 8 Ounces (226 ⅘ g) Strawberries (About 8 strawberries. Remove stems and slice in half. )
- 18 Ounces (510 2/7 g) Blueberries
- 12 Ounces (340 ⅕ g) Raspberries
- 4 Ounces (113 ⅖ g) White Cheddar Cheese (Cut into 6 thin whiskers and 2 front teeth. )
- 16 Ounces Marshmallow Fruit Dip
- Prepare all fruit by washing and cutting them as needed.
- Start with a 20x15 cutting board and create the outline of the bunny's head using the cut-up pieces of pineapple. Try to use a single row of pineapple to create the outline.
- Fill in the bunny ears with slices of kiwi. The kiwi should go all the way to the edges and touch the pineapple pieces.
- Top the kiwi with pieces of strawberry.
- Fill in the bunny's head with the remaining pineapple chunks.
- Move the pineapple around to make eye holes and fill the eye holes with blueberries.
- Make the bunny's nose by placing a whole strawberry (remove the stem) pointing upwards in the middle of the bunny's face.
- Fill the bottom of the board with raspberries.
- Fill the rest of the board with blueberries. If your board has a juice groove, create a border by filling the juice groove with blueberries. This will help all of the fruit stay in place.
- Create whiskers and teeth by thinly slicing white American cheese. Cut the whiskers and the teeth about ½ inch thick.
- Serve and enjoy! Your guests will be so impressed!
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.
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