Honey Bunny Rolls

Honey Bunnies

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Prep Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 10-15 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Beginning

These will hop from the table right into your mouth!


12 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, dough thawed to room temperature
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cut off 1/3 of 1 roll. Roll the larger piece of dough into a 5-inch rope. Roll the snake into a spiral. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray with the end pointing down. This will become the body of the bunny.
  2. Cut the remaining 1/3 in half. Take one half and form it into a 1-inch oval. Cut, lengthwise, 3/4 of the way down, fan the ears. Place on top of the spiral.
  3. Cut off a tiny amount of the remaining dough, round it, and place it at the round of the spiral for the tail.
  4. Form the rest of that dough into a rounded almond shape for the head. Place this at the top of the spiral, overlapping the base of the ears.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with remaining rolls.
  6. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick spray. Let rise for 45-60 minutes. The rolls are ready to bake when the dough looks light and airy and the bunnies have plumped to about double the size.
  7. Mix honey, butter, and salt together in a small dish. Melt in the microwave if the mixture is too thick to brush onto the bunnies. Brush the bunnies with half of the honey butter.
  8. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Brush again with the honey butter.
  • March 18, 2021

    I need instructions for the Rhodes rolls using marshmallows

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      March 19, 2021

      Sorry I am not aware of recipe using marshmallows. You can find all our recipes on our website: http://www.rhodesbakenserv.com.

      • Debbie from Rhodes
        March 22, 2021

        I just thought of the recipe you are talking about. It is not on our website but it is on one of our blogger’s website. They are called “Empty Tomb Rolls” or “Resurrection Rolls”. You can find that recipe on http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com.
        Sorry I had forgotten about that recipe!

  • March 21, 2021

    I have heard abt, a roLl w/a maRshmallow when dough just thawed n before rising you Stick in a Reg. Size marshmallow. Roll in melted butter then mix of cinn/ sugar put in muffin tin let rise n bake

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      March 22, 2021

      We do not have that recipe on our website. But one of our bloggers has made the recipe using our Rhodes Rolls. They are called “Empty Tomb Rolls” or “Resurrection Rolls”. You can find it on their blog, http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com. Hope this helps you!

  • karen
    March 22, 2021

    How far in advance can they be made?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      March 22, 2021

      I’m sure you could make them a day in advance. I probably wouldn’t make them too much before that. Then store in an air-tight container. Happy Easter!

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