Monday, April 7, 2014

Chocolate Bunnies

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

I’ve been playing with chocolate molds this weekend. Super fun!

A while ago I received a really cool professional chocolate bunny mold as a gift. I hadn’t seen one like it before, so as soon as I saw how it worked, I knew I wanted to try it out. And with Easter coming up, it was time to break out the bunnies. This is a professional mold as in pretty pricey for home use… but I wanted to show you guys so you can see how cool and easy it is to use.

Chocolate Bunny Mold

The mold makes four bunnies at a time and comes in two pieces.

Each piece has these really strong magnets…

Chocolate Bunny Mold

So when you line them up, they will snap together.

It takes a little force to separate them. They won’t budge on their own.

When they are together, the mold stands up with the 3-D bunnies upside down.

Then all you have to do is fill them with tempered chocolate. I filled mine with melted candy wafers though.

Chocolate Bunny Mold

But first I wanted them to have a little color, so I painted on the inside of the mold using a toothpick to apply blue candy coating for eyes and white for tails and ears.

Chocolate Bunny Mold

Then, bam. Snap them together and fill.

This is meant to be a solid chocolate mold. Fill them and you’re done.

But I wanted to make hollow bunnies, too.

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

So after the bunny was filled, I turned the mold upside down and let the excess chocolate fall out to reuse.

Chocolate Easter Bunnies
When dry, I filled the bunny tummies with pastel M&M’s right to the top. Then I added some more chocolate coating to seal them inside. The candies near the base of the bunny will get attached to the chocolate, but the others won’t.

You could also fill them with other small candies like pastel coated sunflower seeds … or even with crumbled cake and frosting and a sturdy cookie pop stick, to turn them into molded cake pops. They’d be big though.

Leave them in the freezer for a few minutes to set completely and just separate the mold pieces to pop out the bunnies.

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

So cute … And the awesome thing about the magnets, is these come out virtually seamless because of having such a tight seal.



Here’s this same bunny shape, but in a 3-D mold that’s more affordable for occasional use. (It doesn’t have the magnets.) And here’s the one I actually used. Eek at $195! I peeked around on their site and they have tons of other bunnies to choose from ranging in price from around $15-350. Here’s a few funny bunnies that made me chuckle. Rabbit on a Rooster, Astronaut Bunny and Three-foot tall Bunny!!!!!!!

And… Here’s a super cute, itsy-bitsy chocolate bunny project I did a while back using plastic molds like the ones you find at craft stores.

I love making these…so much!


Ashley Matthews said...

These are too precious!

April 7, 2014 01:18 AM
Aimee said...

Oh My!! These are awesome. You are a genius , thinking of filling them with candy.

April 7, 2014 01:39 AM
Diane {Created by Diane} said...

oh my those are just adorable bunnies and I just LOVE how you filled them. TOO cute!!

April 7, 2014 01:48 AM
Dicope said...

oooh lovely idea for easter ! I love that you can fill them with so many things !

April 7, 2014 02:31 AM
Schokohimmel said...

Sooooo cute (and yummy) :-)

April 7, 2014 02:56 AM
Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering said...

These are adorable! I always wondered how these are done and who knew magnets were involved? Very cute :-)

April 7, 2014 03:11 AM
Izzy said...

The molds look fantastic… I want one! I would completely go for the one filled with m&m’s, yummy. Did I see you made some with lighter chocolate melts?

April 7, 2014 03:26 AM
margaret said...

Love these molds, wish they were around 25 years ago when my mother was doing chocolate. I’ve boxes for the old kind you have to clip in place.
Love you bunny.

April 7, 2014 05:40 AM
margaret said...

Opps that was Love your bunny. lol

April 7, 2014 05:44 AM
mindy1 said...

So cute :D but damn 195 dollars for a mold :O

April 7, 2014 06:37 AM
Mir said...

As always, completely gorgeous. Filling their tummies is so great! Delicious and innovative!

April 7, 2014 06:39 AM
connie said...

Oh goodness, I wan’t that mold! Am I missing where to get that one? I LOVE that bunny and the magnets would make my life so much easier. LOVE LOVE LOVE the M & M’s in the bunny. So cute!

April 7, 2014 07:59 AM
My Linh said...

These are soo cute! I love it. What a beautiful molds too :) Great for kids ^^ Wonderful idea.

April 7, 2014 08:56 AM
ColoradoConley said...

Ohmygosh!!! So cuuuuuuute! Love the hollow ones – what a super great idea to fill them with petite candies. Love the packaging on the pervious ones, too!

April 7, 2014 09:46 AM
Penny said...

These bunnies are awesome! And filled with M&M’s!

April 7, 2014 10:41 AM
Tina Hoffman said...

DIY chocolate bunnies?? I love you! My daughter has a peanut allergy, and sometimes it is hard to find a chocolate bunny that doesn’t have the warning “May contain peanuts.”
This will be fabulous! Thank you for posting all the how-to’s!

April 7, 2014 12:10 PM
Mannie said...

These look so adorable!

April 7, 2014 12:55 PM
Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff said...

What a cool gift and I love how you used it! It’s like a pinata bunny :)

April 7, 2014 01:51 PM
Joy said...

It’s a bunata.

April 7, 2014 02:34 PM
Coco in the Kitchen said...

These li’l guys are just so cute. Never tried making them myself. I have a bunny mold that was a gift from a very nice lady. Will give it a go!

April 7, 2014 03:12 PM
Morna Donald said...

They are so cute, I have a way of tempering chocolate but its not the best and doesn’t always work, please tell me what you do it would really help because I would love to make something chocolate for Easter x

April 7, 2014 03:45 PM
Sosheil said...

Ahhh!!! I can see these in different colors – right? Very cool bunnies, very, very cute!!!

April 7, 2014 03:52 PM
Tina R said...

These are seriously too cute!

April 7, 2014 04:37 PM
Riccina said...

Luckily you posted the price of the mould because I felt like I absolutely had to have it! Those bunnies are just so cute

April 7, 2014 04:47 PM
Jennifer H said...

Thank you for showing us this!! I have always wondered how they made those bunnies!! So awesome!!!

April 7, 2014 09:28 PM
ashley said...

Omg omg!! These may or may not be the most adorable thing i have seen in ever. xx

April 7, 2014 11:17 PM
Bec said...

that is super adorable!

April 8, 2014 09:52 AM
Bec said...

that is so adorable! so cute!

April 8, 2014 09:53 AM
Angie S said...

Oh my word. These are precious! I love the filled ones. The possibilities are endless! I think a “craft” night with some ladies, wine and these molds would be so much fun!

April 9, 2014 08:12 PM
Charlotte Boyd said...

The silver metallic is my favorite. Looking forward to baking Easter goodies.

April 14, 2014 10:58 AM
Carroll B. Merriman said...

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April 15, 2014 08:26 AM
Sue Di Benedetto said...

PINK..I Love he way KitchenAid products work. They are the best

April 16, 2014 09:49 AM
Kat said...

These are so cute and clever. Love the idea!

April 16, 2014 08:14 PM
Raquel said...

Seems fun to make and to eat

May 1, 2014 08:40 PM
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