When it comes to Pillsbury ready made doughs, the possibilities for using them in bentos are endless. I made these bears and bunnies using Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits. To make them, flatten out a biscuit and spoon some of the filling into the center. Bring the edges to the center and crimp together. Roll gently into a ball and place the crimped side down on your prepared pan. I used a silpat, but parchment paper works just as well. From another biscuit take small pieces to roll into balls (for the bears) or oblong (for the bunnies) shapes for the ears. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes until golden.
The filling contains rotisserie chicken, sun dried tomatoes, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses.
Bears and bunnies before baking.
After baking and cooling, I stuck in jeweled picks for the bunnies’ noses and hat picks for the bear’s noses. If you don’t have picks, just use raisins, a chocolate chips, or something similar for the noses. Then I used the 1/2 inch sized sugar eyes and attached them with a tiny dab of peanut butter.