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Chocolate Easter Bunnies

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I’ve been playing today. Just having a little fun with some candy molds.
Bunnies, ducks, lambs and eggs and all on one mold. Too cute.

The molds on this sheet are the perfect size for cupcake toppers and you could even attach them on top of cake pops.

I didn’t use it for either of those reasons though.

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But, I did make chocolate bunnies with pink bellies

And even though cupcake bunny toppers would have been pretty adorable, I decided to get a little crafty with these creatures.

I know it’s last minute for this kind of project, but I had this idea and just had to get it out of my head and see if I could make it work before Easter passed.

Can you guess what I used the bunnies for?

It’s miniature.

As in tiny.

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Mini Chocolate Easter Bunnies. In boxes!

Squeal.

I had the most fun making these. Sometimes you just have to play, you know.

I’ll show you how to make the boxes, but first let’s make some bunnies.

They are easy breezy.

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Candy mold. Toothpicks. Melted candy coating.

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Dot blue for eyes and pink for noses, bellies and ears. Or fill the inside of the mold with any color you like for details.

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Turn it over and you can get a better idea if you stayed within the lines or need to tweak anything. If you get outside the lines, use a clean toothpick to scrape the candy off.

I also thought about turning his belly into an easter egg, but that small of a space was hard for me to control the candy and still make a decent looking egg pattern.

So it’s pink bellies for the bunnies. And I like it.

Let the coating dry for a couple of minutes and then fill the mold cavity with melted chocolate candy coating.

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I used a spoon because I was too impatient to see how these would look. A squeeze bottle would be a better option if you have one. And if not, spoon away. Once filled, give it a little tap to flatten out the back and place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.

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Then they will pop or hop right out of the mold.

You can do this with any size mold. And there are endless designs and sizes to choose from.

So that’s it for the bunnies.

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Now for the boxes.

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I created a box design to fit the size of the bunny mold using a program called Adobe Illustrator and then printed it out on card stock.

I’ll give you the pdf if you’d like it. (See below. You could print it out larger and use it for other size bunnies, too.)

A ruler and an X-acto blade will make this go much quicker than using scissors.

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Cut out the boxes.

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Then score all the edges that fold. Just barely skim the blade over the lines and you will be able to bend the paper without it breaking apart.

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If you want to add a plastic front, cut out clear film the same size as the front and tape it to the inside.

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Put some double-sided tape on the white edge of the box so when you fold it up, it will attach.

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Cut out inserts from the pdf to place your bunny on and slide in the box.

To attach the bunny, dot on a little melted coating and gently rest the bunny on top. Let dry.

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Then slip the inserts into the boxes and close them up.

Cute! I hope you see why I couldn’t stand to wait until next year to make these.

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And just so you can see how tiny. I measured one in mini peanut butter cups for you.

If you want to play sometime too, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Candy mold – I found the one for this project at Cake Art, but google the mold number if you want to search for it (90-2114)
  • Candy coatings – chocolate and any other colors you like
  • Toothpicks – very handy
  • Bunny Box template – Download the pdf
  • Clear film – you can totally omit this and then you could reach through the front to pop the bunny off instead of opening the box to get him out. Either way -still cute. I found it at Hobby Lobby.
  • Heavyweight paper or card stock
  • Double-sided tape
  • X-acto Blade
  • Ruler

Hope these little guys made you smile.

Are you playing or making anything fun this weekend?  Do tell.

Have a Happy Easter!

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144 comments on “Chocolate Easter Bunnies”

  1. It’s the BOX that just leaves me with my jaw hanging! How flippin’ adorable is that?!

  2. nicest and bestest thing ever can be achieved

  3. that is the cuitest thing ive ever seen and even though im 12 i still do a lot of cooking for my family and i think that this would be an easy and fun thing to do with my mom and little brother!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):)(:(:( :D:D:D:D :P

  4. Just curious– do you ever use real chocolate? I know it’s a pain to temper and all, but I personally just can’t get behind “chocolate flavored candy product” because of the flavor, the overly modified oils (or trans fats), and the mouthfeel. I’d love to use this recipe, but can’t get over the fact that the “chocolate” bunnies aren’t actually chocolate. It loses me on some of the other recipes too.

    • I have this particular mold and have used tempered dark, milk and white chocolate in them — it works beautifully with couverture chocolate!

  5. love the bunnies

  6. Hey for all you chocolateers, an idea for YOU!
    For melting chocolate and putting them into molds…
    A cheap way for cute, fun shapes is using silicone ice molds. They work amazing and you can find them cheap at most places… even at a dollar store!

  7. OMG those chocolate bunnies are so adorable. You are so creative:)
    I’ve just bookmarked your site!!!

  8. wow!! i love these, and i love love love the presentation box… i have gratefully taken the Easter PDF design, but was wondering if you could be so kind as to pop a plain one up that doesn’t say ‘Happy Easter’ – i’ve missed that boat this year, but have a million other ideas for uses for these little cuties throughout the year!

  9. Love your May 2 email/post! I would pick the milk + cookies book first as this would be a start with a “basic” type of delicious book. Then move onto something a little more “out of the box”.

  10. How do you make he box in Adobe?

  11. OMGOOOOOOODNESS!!! These are so cute I want to scream!!! Love love love em!!!

  12. I absolutely LOVE all of your stuff! You are so creative!!

  13. I used to make those all the time…SO CUTE!

  14. So cute!! Very nicely done!

  15. This weekend was my first experience with candy coating, and it didn’t go very well for a small number of reasons- on of them being that it was too thick. How can I make it more thin?

  16. These are AWESOME.

  17. Insanely cute idea! I absolutely love it! :)

  18. Does candy coating taste like normal chocolate?

  19. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the Pdf. Nothing super cute on our front this Easter except for Peeptinis.

  20. Could that be any cuter! thank you so much for sharing all your amazing creations.

  21. They are so cute and yummy! Children will love to have and to eat a bunch of those candies.

  22. This is soooo cute!

    I’ve already gotten the mold to put aside for next year.

    Any chance you could modify the size of the box for the lambs and ducks? Pretty please!

  23. That is a super cute project. Love it to pieces!

  24. So cute! s2

  25. I want to be you. Is that weird? These are DARLING!!

  26. Hi,

    oh they are so sweet!!! I love it!!

  27. These are so adorable. I’ve always been intimidated to try multi-colored chocolates but this tutorial really makes it look much simpler than I thought. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I’ve only been reading your blog for a couple of weeks (I’m new!) but I love it!!!

    I will most definitely try these bunnies next year!

  29. Such a good idea! Love the box idea! Good work

  30. Bakerella,

    I think you should be teaching graphic design/art. I’m in awe of your creative skills. And you are so fun.

  31. Absolutely love these, although I would never have the patience! /bows at your feet

  32. soooooooooooo cute!!!!!

  33. So adorable – I need a pink-bellied bunny from Bakerella! Love the boxes – they look so professional that they could pass as something you would buy (only 10x cuter of course). Adore this idea!

  34. OMG! These are adorable!! You have the cutest ideas!!!

  35. Bakerella – Can you help us in finding out from Amy IF/When the winners have been announced? So many people have posted on her Facebook wall asking and no reply.. We are ALL eagerly on the edge of our seats..
    Thank you :)

  36. Lovely bunnies !
    Happy Easter to you from Switzerland !
    verO

  37. So cute too late for this year –there’s always next year!! So cute.

  38. Love, Love, Love~Too bad I didn’t see them until after Easter! Must do them next year! You are awesome!

  39. Great writeup. It makes it look simple.

  40. These are so, so cute. You are simply amazing and an inspiration. Will have to do this next year:)

  41. Oh Angie! Your bunnies are the absolute cutest! It must be so much fun to be in your kitchen! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us all! You are truly an inspiration!
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
    P.s. any baking ideas for a bunch of girlfriends to do for a girls night in?

  42. You have always inspired me and you continue to WOW me. Thanks for the amazing, amazing inspiration! It’s very much appreciated!

  43. You are Absolutely Amazing, Angie! (Oooh, I’m going to start calling you Triple A!) :) Seeing such creative projects like this makes me wish I was artistic and knowledgeable in Photoshop/Illustrator. Thanks for providing the template so I can at least pretend! lol.

  44. How sweet and cute :D

  45. I think these are terribly cute! And , i must say..designing and making my own boxes very much appeals to me! These mini bunnies win on all levels! I am going to study pdf stuff! Thank you Miss Angie. Happy Easter to you and your Mom. :o)

  46. These are so great. I love the fact that they are so small – and pack a lot of punch for a little bit of sugar. Great idea.

  47. oh my god, these are seriously the cutest things i have ever seen. your visions never cease to astound me. these are PERFECT!!!!

  48. Wow, they are so cute!!! You are so creative and inspiring.

    Happy Easter!

  49. So cute!! I bet they taste way better than the store bought ones too. :)

  50. Oh you are so clever Ill just sit here and watch

  51. You put a smile on my face with every post and thank You for that.
    Happy Easter to You and Your family. XOXO from Croatia

  52. these are absolutely adorable!

  53. You are the toothpick queen!
    Love the bunnies!!!

  54. How sweet!! I visited your site today just to look at all of your previous adorable Easter ideas! They really get me in the spirit!

  55. Too KEY-loot!

  56. They are soooooo adorable. Although i have trouble with the chocolates comming out of mold they seem to always get stuck unless of course i use the silcon ones although in here in oz they dont always come in the design u want . What the secret to them comming out of the mold better ? Thanks.

  57. What’s cuter than a Cake Pop!? A Miniature BOXED Chocolate Bunny!!!! Bravo!!!!

  58. WhooHOO! Off to pin this sucka!

  59. Those are so cute!! You are so talented!!

  60. Thank you guys!

    Kristianna – thanks for letting me know. I just fixed it.

  61. How fun and creative!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  62. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

  63. Those are cute! One question: why can’t I pin any of the images? I’d love to save this idea for next year and all the images pertaining to the post are restricted. First I thought maybe you wanted to own the pin on Pinterest and I could just repin yours, but it’s not there at all. Did Pinterest do you wrong? I don’t bookmark anything anymore and am bummed I won’t have this pin, because there is no way I’ll recall it next year. :( Oh well.

  64. Love your creativity!

  65. I bet you spoil your neighbors. Happy Easter Angie & mamma Bakerella too!

  66. I wish I had the patience to make something like this! These are freakin’ adorable!

  67. You’re awesome.
    You’re cute.
    You’re creative.
    You’re fancy.
    You’re the best!
    Thanks for all the inspiration, ideas and baking!
    Happy Easter

  68. These are so cute! I wish I had time to make them before tomorrow!
    What is candy coating? Is it just like white chocolate?
    I made cupcakes for Easter earlier, decorated like an egg and topped with a mini caramel egg!
    http://mystudentfood.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-cupcakes.html

  69. I can’t believe how tiny these little boxes and bunnies are, too cute! Too bad my printer died… Maybe next Easter.

    My own project for this weekend is sitting in my freezer right now, it’s a cake I made in one of those silicone baking molds, shaped like an Easter egg. My plan is to cover it in dark coating chocolate and decorate it with royal icing, reminiscent of the big personalized chocolate eggs I used to get for Easter when I was little.

    I have my fingers crossed that it’ll work… but I’m kind of making it up as I go along, so who knows? Ah, but that’s the adventure of baking experimentation.

  70. These are adorable. Spent last night making yellow chick cake pops from your Easter cuteness a few years ago and fixing to attempt your Easter bunny cake pops. Happy Easter

  71. Oh My Goodness Angie, these are SOO adorable. As in, I’d buy them in the store and not even think they’re homemade adorable. And the teeny size of them makes them that much more desirable. You’ve outdone yourself. Martha Stewart ain’t got nothin’ on you!

  72. OOOOHHH MY GOODNESS!!!! Too cute for words!!!! I just wanna jump up & down and give you a big hug!!! I just love your creativity!!! I’m so happy for you! Yay you!!!

  73. So freaking cute! I have an urge to go look for that mold now :)

  74. So cute!!!! The boxes are so adorable. Your creativity kills me (in a good way!!)

  75. We made Easter cake pops last night! Zebra was a special request from my cousin who thinks that Easter should include all animals, not just the fluffy white ones! Check them out here: http://instagr.am/p/JHzYOkmYNq/

  76. OMG, you are to much!!! These are amazing…now I feel bad that I made not a single plan to bake any sweet treats this Easter. I’ve decided this is going to be my one holiday off, let me enjoy all the sweet delights from the professionals. Eating out all day! Have a blessed Easter!

  77. Are you COMPLETLY insane? In a good way of course, You know the pkgs get ripped up and thrown out right??? LOL They are so friggin cute!

  78. I should play with candy moulds more often, because this is insanely cute!

    thanks :)
    x
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

  79. You always continue to amaze me…the best part…you make me believe I can do it!

  80. These are adorable! And isn’t anything in miniature just plain cuter than it has to be? I continue to be inspired by your creativity and talent! This weekend I’m roasting root veggies for an Easter party, taking pictures of sugared almonds for the website, revamping all my business card, label, and website designs, and designing earrings. Trying to squeeze every waking second out of the last weekend of spring break!! When I go back to work on Monday, my creativity goes back to sleep for awhile!

  81. oh my god – stop it! these are so freakin adorable!!

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com.

  82. Utterly and absolutely adorable! Also, I loved your squeal! I’m sure I would squeal with joy too if I made those. And you do make it look so easy. If only I could find candy coating in the country where I live… (I tend to avoid ordering online since shipping to Africa is cost prohibitive.)

  83. Thank you so much. You’ve inspired me to pull out my candy molds and the adobe illustrator. I haven’t used either in so long. Mayla

  84. Oh.My.Goodness! How stinkin’ cute!

  85. You make the cutest things!! I love it!

  86. Oh my, these bunnies are cute! Thanks for the tip about using toothpicks to get in those small areas! I love the custom box..thanks for sharing the template! Have a Happy Easter!

  87. Oooo, I LOVE making molded chocolates but never thought of making a box for them! Thanks, what a great idea.

  88. SQUEAL! They are soooooo dinky!! Love them. Thank you for sharing.
    Luv’n’Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max’s Craft Creations

  89. These are just toooo sweet! And so is the little box to present them in! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!
    xoxo
    Joy

  90. The only thing cuter than these is you Bakerella! You made my Easter :) Thank you ever so much. God has blessed you in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your light!

  91. Wow, I spend a lot of time making Easter chocolates but have never made teeny tiny little boxes to package them. I made some of those same bunnies this week and they are small. You are amazing. The design of the box is perfect. What a sweet little treat to put in an Easter basket. Love it!

  92. HEYO is that adorable OR WHAT?:D

  93. So adorable!! One again thanks for sharing!

  94. How adorable! Love how little they are

  95. OMG. I’m DYING from how cute these are. I’m dead now. Now look at what you’ve done. Someone has to tell my husband. (Ease the pain by sending him some of these bunnies.)

    ?, Geek Sweets

  96. Oh this is soooo cute. Everything is cuter mini-sized! I wish I had the time or patience to do something like this! I am not making a single dessert this year :( Keep up the amazing work Bakerella! Happy Easter!

  97. Wow, these are SO cute and CHOCOLATY! I love that they’re tiny so you aren’t giving kids more than they really need. Besides, the best things come in small packages, right?

  98. Omg I so love this idea!! Super cute!

  99. I swear if they were any cuter it might bring a tear to my eye…..sniff…..Happy Easter be blessed girl!

  100. LOVE THOSE! So cute! But where’d you get those adorable molds from???

  101. Wow! it’s amaizing! ¿Where can get these kind of boxes?

  102. These have to be the most precious things I’ve ever seen! So cute!

  103. How fun and festive!

  104. Oh my gosh Angie!! These are the cutest little things ever! Love your creativity! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!!

  105. These are super cute! I have a similar mold with just the bunnies. I made white ones and put them on rice krispie egg pops. I have to go print out some boxes now….

  106. these are sooo cute!!!

  107. OMG – these are so cute!

  108. You are seriously the best. These are so cute!

  109. tooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute

    happy easter everyone….the easter bunny should be here in australia soon…..a few more hours

  110. oh my gosh….these are so adorably CUTE!! LOVE!!!

  111. This post made me smile. I love everything mini.
    Eveline.

  112. So stinkin’ cute!!

  113. These are so cute. They look like they were professionally made and packaged because you worked so precisely!
    I`m not going to do something for easter this year, but this is also great for any other occasion (of course not bunnys in that case…)

  114. Aww, so cute!

  115. Hello from france ! did you respect the temperature courbe to melt your chocolate ??
    thanks

  116. If cuteness could kill, I’d be dead by now. Those boxes are soooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!!
    In The Netherlands, the mold isn’t available though, but luckily we have other cute molds :-) Looooooove this idea though!

  117. These are adorable, wonder where in Australia I could get this mold. Love the PDF file.
    Happy Easter

  118. These are so cute:)
    Happy Easter!

  119. Very, very cute! :) I’m mostly baking a bit this Easter but I’ll also think about playing with chocolate.

  120. ADORABLE! Love these and really wish I had time to make them this year, I’ll have to put them on my to do for next year.

  121. Those are too stinkin’ cute! Don’t have ANY supplies to make them this year but they are on the to do list for next year! Thank you for being so creative, I LOVE your ideas!

  122. I always to know how to make candy in the molds. You have made it so easy and I will be making these soon.

  123. SO creative and SO CUTE <333

  124. Adorable! As usual, presentation is the “icing on the cake”!!

  125. Oh my gosh those are SO cute!! You always come up with the cutest ideas! I love those little bunnies!!!

  126. Oh my gosh, they are so itty bitty! Gah, adorable! Thanks for making me smile (and squeal a little).

  127. I love them, they’re sooo cute! I adore mini things :)

  128. Soooo cute! I love that they are just a little bite.

  129. oohhh so this is what illustrator is used for!
    these are so professional and adorable.. (:

  130. Janelle – I changed something. Can you try again and see if it works.

  131. Ah, these are so adorable!! – Valarie

  132. That looks almost too adorable to eat! I can’t wait to try it out with Valentine cupid molds :-)

    PS. Not sure if it’s just me, but the PDF isn’t loading, btw!

  133. They’re so tiny and cute!! Happy Easter!

  134. Your talent continues to amazes me…. these are the cutest chocolate bunnies I’ve ever seen!!!!

  135. Marissa – usually Mercken’s, Make n Mold, or Kroger bark coating

  136. LOVE IT! i have been wanting to buy some molds and play with candy making and this box idea is perfect. THANKS!

  137. Thanks for sharing. Didn’t realize how small ’til I got to the bottom and saw them compared to a stack of mini resee’s

  138. These are so cute! What kind of candy coating do you use?

  139. you inspire the hell out of me! great idea! (filled bunnies) my mind is already racing!

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