Chocolate bunnies are a must-have for Easter baskets this time of the year. They’re pretty easy to make from home and this will allow you to use quality chocolate instead of commercially store-bought chocolate that you have no idea where it came from, how it was processed and how it was stored.
Chocolate suitable for melting. This can include, dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate. Types of chocolate will be based off of your preference such as German, Dutch, American. I personally like some German chocolate in my bunnies and prefer no mass produced chocolate coming from Amish Country, I mean China.
Food coloring. You can use food coloring with white chocolate to get desired color. Desired colors are mostly: black, white with black markings, brown or grey. Can also be seen in white and brown.
Bunny Molds. The mold you use is going to be based on your preference. Do you want a thick bunny? A thin bunny? A bunny with floppy ears? A bunny with ears that stick straight up? Overly furry bunny? Big headed bunny? A working bunny? Be careful with your selection on molds. This chocolate bunny is going to in someone’s Easter basket and it’ll be the first thing that they see.
Assemble your supplies.
Melt chocolate over a double broiler bowl being careful not to let the heat get too hot or you’re going to create a mess and the chocolate will get hard. This step takes time and patience to get the chocolate at the just the perfect temperature. You can not rush this stage.
Carefully pour chocolate into mold. I don’t mean to pressure you but this is a crucial step. Any mistakes here and you can end up with a crazy looking bunny that might have developmental delays for their entire life. See bunny to the left below for an example.
Allow mold to set. The amount of time this takes will entirely depend on how large the mold is. If you desire you can put the mold in the fridge to speed up this process but I prefer to let my chocolate set at room temperature so that I don’t get any blooming.
Remove chocolate from mold. When your chocolate is set, carefully remove. If you want to add any features to your bunny, now is the time. You can use your food coloring to paint eyes, add colorful ears, give a white a fluffy tail…etc.
Prepare your bunny to for the basekt. With most chocolate bunnies you would wrap the bunny in cellophane and gift it that way, however, with these specific bunnies I wouldn’t recommend that. Instead I would maybe place a little bow or tie.
Choose your recipient. Choose the recipient of you chocolate bunny very wisely. This is not a commercially store bought bunny that you ran to the store and bought just like the rest of the general public. This bunny was made with love and care and deserves to go into an Easter basket that will appreciate it and love it.
Personal note: some bunnies may not be able to be consumed because they’re just too darn cute.
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