No-Bake Lemon-Coconut “Cottontails”

48 servings
30 Minutes


Lemon – Coconut Cottontails are an easy no-bake treat for Easter. A delicious combination of sweet and tart, these “Cottontails” are a crowd-pleaser that everybunny will love!

 A variation of Coconut Orange Snowballs, these “Cottontails” start with a box Lemon Nilla Wafers. For the best flavor and texture, store these no-bake treats in the refrigerator and serve them chilled. You can also make this recipe ahead and freeze, pulling out a few at a time if you have cookie emergency!

Here are the ingredients. If you can't find the Lemon Nilla Wafers, substitute regular vanilla wafers. I found them at my grocery store and have seen them at Target.

These no-bake treats are a breeze to make with the food processor, but can be made with a mixer or mixed by hand if you prefer.

Pulse vanilla wafers into fine crumbs in food processor. Add powdered sugar to wafers next, pulsing to combine dry ingredients. Add melted butter, thawed lemonade concentrate and chopped pecans and pulse together until blended. Scoop out a large tablespoon and roll into bite size ball. Roll balls in coconut. Keep refrigerated for best flavor and texture.

Mini muffin cup liners are a festive a way to serve these “Cottontails” for a baby or bridal shower. I like to use two liners per treat, placing one inside out so you see the pattern.

I used a large cake pedestal and then stacked a bunny cake plate, then bunny cupcake stand on top, for a three-tiered pedestal to serve!

No-Bake Lemon-Coconut “Cottontails”

Recipe details

  • 48 servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes|Cook time: 0 Minutes|Total time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients


Instructions


Pulse vanilla wafers into fine crumbs in food processor. Add powdered sugar to wafers, pulsing to combine dry ingredients.
Add melted butter, thawed lemonade concentrate and chopped pecans and pulse together until blended.
Scoop out by large tablespoon and roll into bite size ball.
Roll balls in coconut.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve for best flavor and texture.

Tips

  • These no-bake treats are a breeze to make with the food processor, but can be made with a mixer or mixed by hand if you prefer.
  • Best with a moist shredded coconut, like Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut brand, which has better ‘sticking power’.
  • Substitute regular vanilla wafers if you can’t find the lemon flavor. They’ll still taste great.
  • Mini muffin cup liners are a festive a way to serve these “Cottontails” for a baby or bridal shower. I like to use two liners per treat, placing one inside out so you see the pattern.
  • Keep refrigerated for best flavor and texture.

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