Make fun Easter memories when you create your own Easter chocolates with your children. They’ll make a great addition to your Easter basket, or a great homemade gift idea for friends and family. Try this recipe for plain, solid Chocolate Easter Bunnies or Chocolate Easter Bunnies filled with delicious ingredients like peanut butter, chocolate ganache, or cream.
- assorted chocolate molds for Easter Bunnies or other shapes
- milk chocolate for melting
- white chocolate for melting
- lollipop sticks (optional)
- ribbon (optional)
- Your favourite candy filling, homemade or purchased (peanut butter, jelly, cream, chocolate, ganache)
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cream Filling:
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
Step 1: Melt the chocolates according to the package directions. If you’re using the microwave to melt your chocolate, only set the timer for 15 to 30 seconds at a time, and stir in between.
Step 2: To make solid milk chocolate bunnies pour the melted chocolate slowly into the mold until the chocolate is level with the top of the mold. Give the filled mold a gentle shake to level the top and to get out any air bubbles. Set the mold aside to let the chocolate cool and harden. Some molds are double, fill each side, then quickly close the mold together to hold the chocolate in.
Step 3: To make Chocolate Easter Bunnies with candy filling pour a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of the mold. Tilt the mold from side to side until the entire shape is filled with a thin layer of chocolate all the way to the top edge. Set the mold aside to cool and harden.
Step 4: Once the chocolate has hardened, add your favourite filling. To make a simple peanut butter candy filling cream together ¾ cup peanut butter, ¾ cup caster sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter. Fill in the mold with the candy or other filling.
Step 5: Pour more melted chocolate over the top of the filling, so the chocolate is level to the top of the mold. Set the filled mold aside to cool and harden.
Step 6: You can also make Chocolate Easter Bunny Lollipops! Some chocolate molds have a place for a lollipop stick. Simply fill the mold with chocolate like normal. Slide the lollipop stick into the slot, then fill in with chocolate.
Step 7 (optional): Add pops of colour to your chocolates by adding food colouring to white chocolate. Use a new paint brush, or a paint brush used exclusively for food, or a toothpick to brush on a little colour with the melted chocolates. You can brush the colours onto the finished chocolates, or brush the colours in the mold before you fill it with chocolate.
Step 8: Add extra finishing touches. You can tie a ribbon around your bunny, or around the lollipop stick if you made bunny lollipops. You can also add your chocolates to an Easter basket, or group them together in a little gift box or gift bag.
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