Check out these adorable Bunny Cream Cheese Danishes we found at Pillsbury! Everyone, including my preschool son, enjoyed these yummies for breakfast. Since my big guy is beyond particular about the textures and appearance of the food he eats, I was really surprised to see him actually eating them! #Success
Pillsbury calls them Cream Cheese Crescent Bunnies and they are just ONE of the MANY recipes you can find on the Best of Pillsbury website~
About this Recipe:
- 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg, separated
- 14 miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
- Unroll 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls onto work surface, leaving 1 square with 2 triangles rolled up tight. Set roll aside for later.
- In medium bowl, beat 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 egg yolk until smooth and creamy. Place egg white in separate small bowl; beat with whisk until slightly frothy
- To make 1 bunny, separate 1 square of dough into 2 triangles. On cookie sheet, arrange triangles on top of each other with short sides together and long points at top opposite each other.
Fold top points over slightly to make bunny ears. Gently pinch middle sides of dough inward to make neck of bunny.
Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture just below neck in small circle to look like bunny’s fluffy tummy.
Pull bottom corners of dough triangles up over cream cheese mixture to resemble feet.
Cut roll of dough into 7 slices. Gently pinch and press 1 slice into side of bunny’s tummy to resemble a fluffy tail.
Lightly brush dough with beaten egg white. Arrange 2 miniature semisweet chocolate chips for eyes and 1 pink heart-shaped candy sprinkle for nose. Repeat to make 6 more bunnies.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
We did think that maybe they could be smaller. The smaller versions we made did cook better and were a better portion size for little hands. If I were to adapt this recipe to make it my own, we would make them smaller and use sprinkles for added accents.
Another reminder – cooking times vary! Start watching to avoid over-baking after 8 minutes.
Have a Happy Easter!