3 Out-of-the-Basket Ways to Use Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Bring on the bunnies! We're sharing three tasty ways to add a little extra cute to your favorite Easter critters.

March 19, 2021
Show: HGTV Happy
Chocolate Bunnies 3 Ways
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Who doesn't love an adorable chocolate bunny for Easter? But with peanut butter or cream-filled chocolates in the mix, a plain chocolate bunny can seem a bit ... dare we say, dull? That's why we've come up with three creative ways to turn a plain chocolate bunny into the most hop-pening treat in the Easter basket.

Hot Cocoa Bunny Bombs

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • paring knife
  • hollow chocolate bunnies
  • mug
  • hot water
  • freeze-dried mini marshmallows
  • hot cocoa powder
  • spoon

Give those simple hollow bunnies a greater purpose in life by turning them into a decadent treat with a tasty surprise inside. Just pour hot water into a cup and use it to heat up a sharp pruning knife (Image 1). Once hot, use the knife to cut the bottom quarter off of a hollow chocolate bunny (Image 2). Once removed, fill the larger part with freeze-dried mini marshmallows and a serving of hot cocoa powder (Images 3 & 4). Without spilling the contents, soften the rim of the smaller piece in the water, press it back into place on the larger piece, and hold for 30 seconds (Image 5). Then carefully set the bunny to the side to cool and fully set. Once finished, gift your chocolatey creation to a loved one or enjoy it yourself. All you have to do is place it in a cup and activate using hot water or milk. Then just stir and enjoy!

Indulgent Chocolate Bunny Fondue

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • (2) solid milk chocolate bunnies
  • chef's knife
  • cutting surface
  • slow cooker
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • skewers

What's more fun than trying to bite into a big chunk of hard chocolate? Turning it into creamy fondue, of course! To turn these bunnies into fondue, start by chopping two solid milk chocolate bunnies into smaller pieces (Images 1 & 2). Next, transfer the pieces into a small slow cooker pot and place it in the microwave (Images 3 & 4). Warm the chocolate in 20-second increments until fully melted.

Remove the pot and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream or more if needed, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt, then stir to combine (Images 1 - 4). Serve this indulgent Easter treat with a platter of strawberries, raspberries, pretzels, marshmallow Easter treats, cake pieces, waffles, crispy rice treats and whatever else you can think of (Image 5). Just don’t forget the skewers for easy dipping!

Bunny Hop Shots

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • hollow chocolate bunnies
  • (2) plates
  • hot water
  • cup
  • paring knife
  • pastel sprinkles
  • peanut butter liqueur
  • shaker with strainer
  • funnel
  • decorative straw

Last but certainly not least, we’ve got another fun way to utilize hollow chocolate bunnies, but this one involves peanut butter liqueur (you can thank us later). To make these simple sips, cut the top of the ears off of a hollow chocolate bunny using the same hot knife method as before (Image 1). Go ahead and eat the small cutoffs, as you won’t be needing those for later this time. Set out two plates and fill one with hot water and the other with pastel sprinkles (Image 2). Use the hot water to soften the rim on the opening of the bunny, then press the melty rim into the sprinkles to coat (Images 3 & 4). Next, shake some peanut butter liqueur and ice in a shaker until it's nice and cold. This way, it will taste great and not melt the bunny. Pour the chilled liquor into the bunny using a funnel and a strainer, then just add a cute decorative straw and enjoy (Image 5)!

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