Cheddar Bunny Carrots: A Fun Alternative to Easter Candy

Cheddar Bunny Carrots are a great alternative to all the sugary candy typically associated with Easter baskets. Your child will love this festive treat.

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Easter baskets are typically full of delicious chocolate bunnies, candy eggs, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks… the list of sugary treats could go on and on. If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual high sugar Easter goodies, search no further. A few years ago, we were inspired by a great idea from Loralee Lewis to create carrots using cheddar snack crackers. The Cheddar Bunny Carrots are simple to make and look so cute in a child’s Easter basket. They were a big hit with our toddler.

How to Make Cheddar Bunny Carrots

What you need:

To make Cheddar Bunny Carrots you need: clear bags, clear tape, twist ties, ribbon, Easter grass and cheddar bunny crackers. -


1. Create a cone shaped treat bag.

Loralee Lewis suggests using cone-shaped Wilton Disposable 12 Inch Decorating Bags. I didn’t have any of those on hand, so I made my own using regular clear cellophane bags. To create a cone shape from a regular bag, fold one of the bottom corners and tape it, as shown: Create a Cellophane Cone for Cheddar Bunny Carrots - Next, fold the tail end around the far side of the bag and tape it as well. You now have a clear, cone-shaped bag. Once you fill the bags with cheddar bunny crackers, you won’t even notice the clear tape. Trust me. Create a Cellophane Cone for Cheddar Bunny Carrots -

2. Fill the cellophane bags with cheddar crackers.

You can fill the bags with your favorite kind of cheddar crackers. I thought Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies would be the perfect choice for carrots going in an Easter basket. What’s more synonymous with Easter than rabbit shaped treats?

Fill a cellophane bag with cheddar bunnies to make carrots. -

3. Make the tops of the carrots.

Use paper Easter grass to create carrot tops. Gather the ends of Easter grass strands and hold them together by wrapping tape around them as shown.

Use paper Easter grass to create carrot tops. -

4. Close the bags and attach the carrot tops.

Insert the carrot top into the center of the open end of the cellophane bag and gather the bag around it. Secure it with a twist tie. A green or white twist tie will hide well under ribbon and keep the cheddar bunny carrots fresh until Easter. Tie a festive ribbon around the twist tie to add a final decorative touch.

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Your Cheddar Bunny Carrots will look something like this. See! The carrots are so cute, you don’t even notice the clear tape used to make the cellophane bags into cone shapes.

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Make as many carrots as you need to accent your child’s Easter basket. Your child will be delighted by the Cheddar Bunny Carrots. You’ll be relieved you found an alternative to Easter candy so he or she isn’t flying high all afternoon from the sugar buzz. That’s a win/win, if you ask me. What’s your favorite non-sugary treat to put in your child’s Easter basket? Please comment and share below.

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This Inspired Idea for Cheddar Bunny Carrots came from Loralee Lewis and was shared with their permission. Please visit their website to find more great ideas like this.

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    • says

      Thanks, Enzie! I’m so glad you came by to see us and appreciate that you’ve followed us. We’ll come by and check your site out too. Have a great weekend!

  1. says

    Hi I found you through the Weekend Wind Down. This is a really great idea, it’s a shame we don’t have anything like cheddar bunnies over here. I’ll have to look out for something creative that I can use instead.

  2. says

    Saw this on the Tuesday link share and had to check it out! What a cute idea and a great alternative to Easter candy!!! Will definitely be using this one! Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Thanks, Lucy. So glad you came by to see us this morning! What have you seen like this at Christmas time? I love to hear new ideas for fun ways to celebrate the holidays.

  3. says

    Carrie, I thought I was looking at the recipe ideas on the Bloggertunities list, but it was a list for an Easter project roundup. I was going to share a photo from this post on my Fri Faves, but you probably won’t get this comment in time for me to ask if that is ok. Unless I hear from you, I won’t share it. A healthy and cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • says

      Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for contacting me! By all means, I’m delighted you’d like to include it in your Friday Faves! We’ve got a terms of use statement in the footer of our blog which says anyone is welcome to use a photo from our site with a link back to us – we love it when our content is featured like that on other blogs! You’re welcome to share anytime. :-) Thank you! Thank you!


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