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.
The mold makes four bunnies at a time and comes in two pieces.
Each piece has these really strong magnets…
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.
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.
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.
So after the bunny was filled, I turned the mold upside down and let the excess chocolate fall out to reuse.
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.
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!
I love this! How do you seal the bottom without filling the inside with chocolate?
Seems fun to make and to eat
These are so cute and clever. Love the idea!
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The silver metallic is my favorite. Looking forward to baking Easter goodies.
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!
that is so adorable! so cute!
that is super adorable!
Omg omg!! These may or may not be the most adorable thing i have seen in ever. xx
Thank you for showing us this!! I have always wondered how they made those bunnies!! So awesome!!!
Luckily you posted the price of the mould because I felt like I absolutely had to have it! Those bunnies are just so cute
These are seriously too cute!
Ahhh!!! I can see these in different colors – right? Very cool bunnies, very, very cute!!!
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
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!
It’s a bunata.
What a cool gift and I love how you used it! It’s like a pinata bunny :)
These look so adorable!
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!
These bunnies are awesome! And filled with M&M’s!
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!
These are soo cute! I love it. What a beautiful molds too :) Great for kids ^^ Wonderful idea.
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!
As always, completely gorgeous. Filling their tummies is so great! Delicious and innovative!
So cute :D but damn 195 dollars for a mold :O
Opps that was Love your bunny. lol
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.
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?
These are adorable! I always wondered how these are done and who knew magnets were involved? Very cute :-)
Sooooo cute (and yummy) :-)
oooh lovely idea for easter ! I love that you can fill them with so many things !
oh my those are just adorable bunnies and I just LOVE how you filled them. TOO cute!!
Oh My!! These are awesome. You are a genius , thinking of filling them with candy.
These are too precious!