Satisfy your Easter sweet tooth with our easy no-bake strawberry bunny peep dip! These large bunny-shaped spreadable dip peeps are just like eating marshmallow peeps, but they are creamy and spreadable instead of sticky and coated with soft sanding sugar. The initial hint of strawberry flavor beckons your tastebuds to come alive.
As soon as you dip into this with a dipper, you will note that the strawberry dip that looks like a marshmallow peep presents a very familiar flavor and texture.
Your tastebuds will start communicating with your brain, trying to figure out the distinctly recognizable ingredients that make up this strawberry dip. To answer the question of what that very familiar taste and texture make up the bunny-shaped peep strawberry dip, we will share the five-ingredient recipe and some tips!
Traditional marshmallow Peeps disappear quickly, have no crunch associated with each bite, and leave you craving something else. That is probably why so many people make Peep S’MORES, but that is not this recipe!
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Strawberry Peep Dip
When it comes to Spring or Easter dip, there’s nothing better than a creamy strawberry dip because berries are the season’s flavor.
These are so cute and delicious that you won’t believe how easy this recipe is, as it uses cream cheese and cookies that you probably haven’t enjoyed recently. Together, they blend into this unbelievably delicious spring dip in about 5 minutes.
The strawberry dip in the shape of large bunny peeps is much more satiating than a marshmallow peep because the dip goes best with accompanying dippers such as:
- animal crackers
- graham crackers
- vanilla wafers
Once you form and sample the bunny-peep-shaped strawberry dip, you’ll see it undeniably resembles marshmallow peeps, but it is much more appeasing, delightful, and satiating than marshmallow peeps.
Every time I make the strawberry peep dip, I have all I can do to keep my fingers out of the bowl (sorry, but being honest), and I know you will, too; it’s that good!
You’ll love the bunny-shaped peep strawberry dip for many reasons, but we will keep our list short!
- the creamy strawberry-flavored spread is easy to make
- the bunny-shaped peeps are easily transportable
- The strawberry dip resembles a favorite childhood treat and delivers a big taste.
- You can and should make the large-sized peeps ahead of time
- The recipe for Easter bunny-shaped peep strawberry flavored dip is no-bake
How To Make The Strawberry Bunny Peep Dip
This is a quick overview of the bunny-shaped peep strawberry dip, and the full recipe with all of the ingredients is below in the recipe card.
You’ll use softened cream cheese which you will mix with the strawberry-crumbled wafers, with vanilla (a specific type called out in the recipe card), and some confectionary sugar.
Once mixed, you will form and free-hand each of your peep-shaped bunnies.
Pro Bunny Peep Forming Tip!
When forming the strawberry bunny peep dip, you’ll want to coat each piece immediately in the sanding sugar to gain full coverage of each peep piece: Peep bunny ears, head, and body.
Do note that the more cookies you add to the cream cheese, the less creamy and the more solid the peep strawberry-flavored bunny will be and the more difficult it will be to spread.
Optional Recipe Substituions
Wafer Cookies – I love the Strawberry flavored wafers, but you can also choose to make those with chocolate or vanilla wafers or even use the sugar-free wafers in all flavors.
Sanding Sugar – you can use any color of sanding sugar you make or purchase. I find purchasing it is a faster way to keep this recipe simplistic, but sanding sugar is very easy to make if you prefer in any color.
Eyes for the strawberry bunny-shaped peeps – I used eyes from other recipes that called for them. Still, you can use icing (you’ll need to let that dry), snips of tiny marshmallows, a few sprinkles stacked together, or whatever you think will work; make sure they are edible.
Can I Make This Recipe Sugar-Free
Yes, you can. Swap out the cookies for their sugar-free version, and instead of confectionary sugar, use a sugar-free powdered sugar, and you’ve now got a sugar-free version of this dip!
Do I Have To Use Blue and Gold sanding Sugar?
No. You can use any color of sanding sugar you prefer to create your peep dip.
Is the Strawberry Cream Cheese Bunny Peep Dip Really Soft?
No. But you can make this softer or more firm by changing the cream cheese to cookie ratio.
When To Make The Strawberry Cream Cheese Bunny Peep Dip
You’ll want to make the spreadable strawberry peep dip ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for up to one week (this is dairy, so you’d don’t want to keep it longer)
When properly refrigerated, the sanding sugar will not come off or melt into it.
Do not put the dippers in with the bunny-shaped peep dip because they will soften. Instead, we recommend adding dippers, like graham crackers and cookies, to the serving board when serving.
We recommend placing the strawberry cream cheese bunny peep dip on its serving platter about 1/2 ahead of using it to soften it a bit.
Place a few spreading knives on the tray to spread across a graham cracker or a cookie dipper.
You’ll want to make the spreadable strawberry peep dip and store them in an airtight container for up to one week (this is dairy, so you don’t want to keep it longer).
I do not suggest freezing the bunny-shaped peep strawberry dip, as the sanding sugar and the ingredients will not be the same once you thaw them.
The Easy Strawberry Bunny Peep Dip Recipe
- 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
- 12-13 Strawberry cream wafer cookies, crumbled with a rolling pin
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 C Confectionery Sugar
- Colorful Sugar Sand
- Crush strawberry wafer cookies.
- You can use a food processor to crumble them, so they turn out most powdery -or you can use a rolling pin and a zipped plastic bag to crush the filled strawberry cream wafers.
- The cream cheese should already be softened, not microwaved, just very soft so you can easily incorporate other ingredients.
- Add the smashed cookies to the cream cheese, vanilla, and Confectionary sugar in a deep bowl to create the strawberry-flavored peep dip.
- Mix using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon, and a scraper.
- As you mix, scrape down the bowl's sides, ensuring that all the cookies, cream cheese, etc., are incorporated.
- Divide the dough into two portions as you scrape the sides of the bowl to get all the contents for the cookie and cream ball combined evenly.
- One portion will be divided into 4 pieces: 2 smaller for the ears, one medium for the head, and a larger and remaining portion for the body.
- Next, form the dip spread into a ball, then flatten to form the body, a head, and 2 ears.
- Using a shallow bowl, coat the bottom of it with sanding sugar and place your body portion into the sanding sugar, pressing into the sugar enough to coat but not to ruin the form.
- Remove the freshly sugar-coated body portion and place it on a board, if serving almost immediately, atop a sheet of parchment paper (for easier removal) if you place it in the fridge in an air-tight container.
- Repeat the same steps to form the head and ears, and sugar coat them as well.
- Assemble the head to the body and the ears to the head.
- Press gently to affix them to each other but they don't need to be attached.
- Serve by placing it on a board, with dip spreading knives* or if soft simply serve with dippers such as those suggested in the post above.
*Add fewer cookies for a looser dip or the amount suggested for a tighter texture that needs to be portioned with a dessert dip knife. The wafers absorb the moisture of the cream cheese so more cookies equals less dippable and more spreadable. I prefer less moisture and the cookie amount provided as it makes it easier to spread instead of dip
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g
DanaVento.Com is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is simply an estimate. Use a nutritional calculator if you need exact estimates of nutrition, and note that the brands you use in your recipe may differ slightly or greatly from the brands you use, creating a variance in nutritional content.
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