Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Bunny – The Coastland Times

The Easter Bunny is a tradition that has been passed down for centuries. A symbol of fertility and wealth, the Easter Bunny became a holiday standard in Germany in the 16th century.

The custom of chocolate eggs emerged centuries after the Easter bunny originated in 19th century France and Germany. As Easter celebrations evolved, chocolate eggs weren’t the only delicacy; chocolate Easter bunnies were also shared and appreciated.

While there are dozens of mass-produced chocolate bunnies available for purchase, and local establishments also make Easter bunnies and other goodies, families may want to try making their own Easter bunnies. chocolate this year. It can be a family activity that promotes togetherness with the promise of a sweet reward.

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1. The first step to creating chocolate Easter bunnies is to select the type of chocolate you prefer. Bunnies can be made from white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even a combination for a marbled effect. According to DoItYourself.com, chocolate melts, chips, or chocolate couverture are widely available at some local grocery stores, as well as specialty chocolate and food stores or craft supply stores. This simplifies the process of making the bunny. Some retailers may also sell bunny making kits that combine melted chocolate with the mold in one box for ultimate convenience.

2. Craft stores also have aisles dedicated to culinary crafts. Browse to find an Easter bunny mold. Some may sell solid chocolate bunnies or hollow varieties. Choose molds of the size you want, as rabbit molds can be large or small.

3. Follow the instructions to successfully melt chocolate. Some chocolates can be melted slowly in the microwave. A bain-marie method, in which the chocolate is melted in a bowl set over a pot of boiling water, can help the chocolate melt consistently and keep it from burning.

4. Pour the chocolate into the mold and gently tap the mold to displace air bubbles and help the chocolate settle evenly into the pattern. Let the chocolate set in the fridge. If your mold is hollow, you can seal the two halves of the bunny with a little melted chocolate on the seam.

Creativity can be unleashed when making homemade chocolate bunnies. Experiment with adding a few drops of peppermint oil or orange liqueur to customize the flavor. Before sealing hollow bunnies, place peanut butter or raspberry jam inside for a tasty surprise. Use colored fondant candies to add colored eyes or cheeks or to tint the insides of the bunny’s ears.

For an even more festive effect, seal a lollipop stick in a chocolate bunny and use it to secure the Easter bunny to the top of a cake.

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Alicia R. Rucker