The word Easter brings to mind colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies. These treats have always been staples during this time of the year, and not having them around the table will make Easter seem lacking and incomplete. Here are some tips on easy-to-make chocolate bunnies you can DIY for the upcoming Easter season.
1. Type of Chocolate
When making your chocolate bunnies, you have to determine which kind of chocolate you will be using. You can choose from either milk, white, or dark chocolate. However, if you have the time and resources you can do all three for variety. Nowadays, you don’t have to make your own chocolate melts and you can just easily buy them in specialty shops or craft supply stores. There are usually different bags of chocolate for sale in these shops. This makes the chocolate bunny-making process simpler.
2. Bunny Molds
You can also choose from a wide variety of bunny molds. These can be bought at your local grocery store or at specialty bake stores in your area or online. Try to determine the size and design of your bunnies. You can get bunny molds that are either quite large or small.
3. Double Boiler Method
When melting the chocolate for the chocolate bunnies, use a double boiler method to avoid burning the chocolate. Do this by heating a few cups of water in a pan. When the water starts to boil, place another pan or glass bowl with the chocolate melts in it on top of the pan with the boiling water. The indirect heat will melt the chocolate thoroughly but will prevent it from burning. Mix and stir the melting chocolate until you have reached the desired consistency.
4. Additional Flavoring
Chocolate bunnies don’t need to be made of just pure chocolate. You can add a little variety to make the taste more interesting. For example, you can spice things up by adding some peppermint oil into the mixture so your bunny will have a little bite. You can also mix in a little peanut butter to make chocolate peanut butter bunnies. Depending on your taste, you can mix vanilla, cinnamon, or anything else into your concoction to make your Easter bunnies taste how you want.
Once the chocolate has cooled and your bunny has formed its shape, you can further coat it with different flavored chocolate. If you made dark-chocolate bunnies, dip it in white chocolate so you will have dark-chocolate bunnies coated in white chocolate. It’s like having the best of both worlds. Better yet, dip one half in white chocolate and the other half in milk chocolate. You can now enjoy all three types of chocolate in your chocolate bunnies.