Friday, March 30, 2018

Surprise Filled Chocolate Bunnies

The smell of chocolate evokes memories of
Easter more than even Christmas.  It reminds me
of the chocolate Easter bunnies we always received
in our baskets, and of memories of my Aunt
Ionia always complaining about how my dad used
to bit the ears off her chocolate Easter bunny
when they were little.  He would just laugh every
time she told on him!

I love to mold chocolate as well as dip it
and I have quite a collection of Easter bunny
molds, vintage metal ones as well as plastic
ones.  Some of the plastic ones I have had for
over 30 years so I guess they technically count
as vintage.  They still have their sticker on them.
I got them for $.75!!

I love to make my own chocolate bunnies, but this 
year I decided it would be fun to make them hollow
and fill them with some treats.

Of course I had to sacrifice one to show you the
treats.  I plan on placing them on top of a cake
and then letting the little ones break them with
a hammer before we slice the cake for Easter Sunday

I made up a mixture of favorite Easter candies 
to fill them with.

This is the grand dame of the bunnies.  She takes
about 2 pounds of chocolate to fill.  She is made
from a plastic mold.  

To make the bunnies, melt the temper the chocolate,
or use good quality chocolate coating discs, like
Ghiradelli, and fill half the mold.  Place the mold
pieces together and secure with clips or large
paper clips.  Tilt the mold from side to side to
fill entire mold and shake it to remove bubbles.
Place in fridge for five minutes and then turn 
over to evenly distribute the chocolate.  
Leave in fridge about 15 minutes, and then I
pop it into the freezer for about 5 minutes so
it releases easily from the mold.

Don't worry if you have a problem releasing
one, you can always remelt and try again. 

In order to fill the bunnies with treats, I 
heated a large frosting tip on the stove and
used it to melt a hole in the bottom of the bunnies.

Now she is all ready to fill.

When handling the finished product, use gloves to
keep the heat from your hands from melting
the chocolate.

Next I placed a dab of chocolate on a piece of
parchment paper, big enough to cover the
hole in the bottom of the bunny.  Then quickly
place that over the hole in bunny and then
stand the bunny up while the chocolate dries.

If there is excess chocolate around the base of
the bunny, use a toothpick to cut the excess away
while the chocolate is still liquid.

I had to make a darling white chocolate lamb too.

The bunnies got all dolled up with some eggs and
grass and even a little fondant flower by using melted
chocolate to stick the decorations on.

I can't wait to see the kiddies break open these
fun chocolate bunnies and lamb.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your
Easter Sunday is wonderful, filled with the
joy of the resurrection and family and friends.

I will be posting with 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Cute candies!! White chocolate is my all time favorite!! Enjoy Easter!

  2. Adorable! They're too cute to break open but I know your grands will enjoy the surprise candy inside. Happy Easter!

  3. Your bunnies are darling and it will be fun for the kiddos to break them open for more treats inside. Love the way you detailed with little flowers. I think the little lamb is my favorite. Happy Easter Jacqueline.......

  4. Oh goodness, I can't believe you make your own chocolate treats with molds, Wow, your family is spoiled with the best!! Adorable! Happy Easter Jacqueline!

  5. Wow,these are so cute and definitely a labor of love. Happy Easter!

  6. Happy Ria x 💛🐰

  7. What an absolutely adorable and delicious Easter treat! Thank you so very much for linking to the Spring and Easter Joys party. Have a very Happy Easter!

  8. Brilliant!!! I have never tried to mold chocolate. I’m not very good at molds. I think impatience gets the better of me. I even screwed up Jello molds back in the day! Ice molds? Forget about it! Butter molds? Not EVEN!!! When they call me “Old Moldy”, it’s not because I’m good at this kind of thing!!! You did a great job, and the treats inside were such a great idea! No doubt you are the little ones’ (and big ones’, too!) favorite person today!

  9. Too too cute!
    Hope you had a very Happy Easter ♥


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