Ready to hop into Easter? These Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers are a simple and fun way to celebrate the season!
They are healthy – because they are made with natural fruit, but they have a little treat with the marshmallow bunny tail. Best of all, they are party perfect – anything on a skewer is easy to eat and kid approved!
They’re so easy to make – so what do you say? Want to learn how to make these Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers?
Ingredients to Make Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers
A Whole Watermelon
Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter
& Either White Icing or Toothpicks to Attach the Marshmallows
You will also want a big knife to cut the watermelon. But that’s it! The ingredients are quite simple.
How to Slice Your Watermelon
To prep your watermelon for your Easter Bunny Fruit Skewers, start with a whole watermelon. Use a long and sharp knife to slice the watermelon into strips across its shorter side. The strips should be around 1 inch thick. Thicker is okay but thinner doesn’t work as well because they can fall apart too easily when they’re on the skewer.
Slicing the watermelon across its shorter side will give you more slices and will give you smaller slices. Punching the Easter Bunnies will waste a lot of watermelon, so be to to have a lot of slices ready. And use the extra watermelon around the outside of the bunny shape to snack on while you are making this recipe!
How to Punch Your Easter Bunnies
Punching the watermelon is easy when you use a metal cookie cutter but it’s so hard when you use a plastic cutter. To punch your shapes, use even pressure across the entire cookie cutter.
The remove the cookie cutter with even pressure. If you end up with any access watermelon, that mis-shapes the Easter Bunny, use a knife to gently remove it.
Add the Marshmallow Tail
When I first tried these Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers I had no idea how to make the marshmallow tail stick! But there are 2 ways that work.
1. Icing: To hold the marshmallow tail in place, you need icing that dries hard and crunchy. But you should only need a few drops for each watermelon slice. Because the watermelon is so moist, getting your icing to set can be a bit challenging. But if you punch the watermelon a few hours before you need them or even a day before you need them, you can usually get the bunny tail to harden and stay in place.
2. Toothpicks: My method of choice is to break toothpicks into small pieces. Usually you can do this with your hands but you may need scissors or wire cutters. Poke one end of the toothpick into the marshmallow and the other into the fruit. Viola! It holds together perfectly. But make sure kids and everyone else knows that there is a tiny toothpick inside!
Skewer the Fruit
Once your Easter Bunnies are punched and your marshmallow tail is attached, there’s only one more thing to do – and that’s to skewer the fruit!
Use a wooden skewer that’s sturdy enough to handle the weight of the fruit and place the pointed side toward the fruit on the bottom of the bunny.
Try your best to make sure the skewer is centered on all sides and then twist the skewer around and around to gently push the skewer into the fruit without breaking the fruit.
The tip of your skewer should reach near the head (almost the top of the bunny) without the skewer poking out of the bunny.
How to Serve the Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers
What I love about these Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers is that they make the perfect display! Punch the bottom of the skewers into a block of foam and place the foam inside any basket, mug, vase, or anything else that’s cute!
You could add other fruit like an edible arrangement. Or you can wrap each bunny with cellophane and give them away as gifts at Sunday Brunch.
How to Store the Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers
These fruit skewers are fast and easy to make, so I would recommend making them the same day you want to serve them.
If you make them ahead of time, wait until the same day to add the marshmallow tails. If you have any leftovers, remove the marshmallow tails and store just the watermelon in the fridge for up to a few days. The when you serve them replace the tail with a fresh marshmallow.
Easter Bunny Watermelon Skewers Recipe
- 1 Package Wooden Skewers
- 1 Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter
- 1 whole Watermelon
- 24 Mini Marshmallows
- 24 Toothpicks, or Squeezable Icing optional
- First, slice the watermelon across its shorter side to make 1 inch slices.
- Lay the slices flat and use the cookie cutter to punch into just the pink flesh.
- Remove the cookie cutter and use a knife to remove any excess watermelon that mis-shapes the Easter Bunny.
- To add the bunny tail, do either of these: 1. Use a tiny amount of icing to attach the mini marshmallow tail. Give it a few minutes or even a few hours to set.
- Or 2. Break tiny pieces of toothpicks with your hands and poke one end into the mini marshmallow and the other end into the watermelon.
- Then using a twisting motion poke the a skewer from the bottom of the bunny up through the top of the bunny head without poking the skewer through the top.
- And serve!
- To store the bunnies remove the mini marshmallow tail and place the watermelon in the fridge for up to a few days. Then add a fresh marshmallow tail when you are ready to serve.
Love these watermelon skewers? So do we! I would love to see these made with other fruit too. Perhaps dragon fruit for a polka dotted Easter Bunny. Pineapple would be cute too! Whatever you choose, I hope these help you have a Hoppy Easter!
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