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Chocolate Easter Bunnies 
 
Feb. 19, 2010 8:30 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2010 7:31 pm
So, I got this idea in my head last year after Easter that I would like to start a new tradition after having way too much leftover candy. It was a lot of the same.....Snickers, Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars, Nestle Crunch, and M&M's. I love to eat sweets, but I was struggling to eat another bite of this candy.

That is when I decided I want to make most of our own candy for Easter each year with my daughter. A great tradition to start, right? There is a local cake and candy specialty store in San Diego called, "Do It With Icing" and they have a gazillion different candy molds to chose from. I have been dabbling with chocolates for the past two years and even managed to learn how to temper chocolate by hand, so I figured this was something that I could handle.

Today, my daughter and I went to the specialty store and I was immediately overwhelmed with the selection of candy molds available. I began picking out molds that I would like to have and started to add up the prices, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money at once for this.

I opted for a candy mold that makes cute 3 inch tall bunnies. They were the perfect size allowing me to add a filling. I am happy with my purchase and my plan is to start slow and eventually work my way up to making most of the candy at Easter, it just won't happen this year.

For these cuties, I used Baker's Milk Chocolate and peanut butter and powdered sugar for the filling. I admit that I didn't measure the peanut butter and powdered sugar, but I mix it together until I get the consistency and taste I desire.

 I only have one left and I will probably eat him shortly.
Peanut Butter Filled Milk Chocolate Bunnies
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Feb. 19, 2010 8:32 pm
How cute! I wish I had the patience to do that...people like you amaze with your abilities! Great blog!
 
Feb. 20, 2010 4:28 am
Oh how wickedly delicious they sound! I have been making chocolates at home for two decades and I can't begin to tell you the number of molds I have invested in. But one thing I don't have is one small mold for the little bunnies you speak of. We are huge fans of peanut butter and chocolate and I think you had a fantastic idea! I might attempt this myself this year.
 
Feb. 20, 2010 4:59 am
Very cute, Kelly! I make all of the Easter candy for the kids baskets, family and friends and I have a blast. It does take some time and patience, but the end result is sooooo worth it! I'm glad you are starting a tradition with your daughter. When she grows up, this will be a wonderful memory for her. :)
 
Feb. 20, 2010 5:00 am
Oh, BTW, I have boxes upon boxes of candy molds...it becomes a serious addiction, lol! :)
 
Feb. 20, 2010 7:28 am
Thanks for the responses! I have a handful of candy molds right now. I do have an easter egg one that I purchased last year. I will begin to make some candy this year and I hope to expand each Easter. My daughter is nearly 4 right now, and I know these are some of the things she will remember most.
 
Feb. 20, 2010 7:31 am
Oh, and your JellyBean Bark is excellent Christina! Do you make that for Easter?
 
Feb. 20, 2010 10:21 am
I am so excited to try these!!! I am also going to do the jellybean bark. My birthday is 2 days after Easter (I was actually born on Easter!) and my whole family is coming to my house for the weekend to celebrate. I can't wait to give everyone beautiful homemade goodies :) Thanks MSC!
 
Feb. 20, 2010 1:24 pm
Hi, MSC! I haven't seen you for ages! LOVED the blog! You certainly have a way with words -- and, apparently chocolate (or it has its way with you!! Sounds delicious! There is still six weeks (?) 'til Easter! Lots of time to fill up on chocolate bunnies! :D I hope that things are going better for you, and that you are feeling well.
 
Feb. 20, 2010 6:17 pm
MySweetCreations your bunnies are awesome. I love chocolate and peanut butter. I have never attempted to learn how to temper chocolate. I usually use candy melts. Because of you beautiful bunnies I am going to have to give it a try. Thank you.
 
Feb. 21, 2010 7:53 am
great idea-you daughter will love the time together. If you find a mold that allows you to make a hollow egg, buy it. Make the egg and fill with treats. We have dont this many times and the kids love it, Easter=chocolate, seems like every holiday for me = chocolat
 
Feb. 22, 2010 8:16 am
I love making my own candy too. I have never thought to fill chocolate bunnies though. What a great idea! I may have to go out and buy some bunny molds for Easter. Unfortunately I gave up sweets for Lent, which I am sooo craving right now, especially after seeing your great pics.
 
Feb. 22, 2010 10:49 am
Thanks for the responses everyone! I am glad you enjoyed the photos, it means a lot to me! I still need to make some coconut cream filled bunnies and eggs.
 
Mar. 11, 2010 9:37 pm
Wow, they are so cute. I also love the blue polka dot tablecloth.
 
Mar. 12, 2010 7:31 pm
So cute!! I am making Easter candy this year too, but nothing that cute!
 
 
 
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I enjoy making a variety of ice cream, cookies, cakes, and candies. In recent years I have branched out by making new dinner recipes and found that I enjoy the challenge.
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I have a daughter that loves to help me bake. We spend Christmas Eve in the kitchen making special cookies for Santa together.
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I consider tempering chocolate and making caramels a triumph. You either get it right or your wrong!
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I failed several times at trying to make fondant centers for truffles. I decided to put my candymaking book away for a while!
 
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