I’m the first to admit that I get excited about Easter for the candy, and more specifically, chocolate bunnies. But do you know the saddest part about chocolate Easter bunnies? THEY’RE HOLLOW. Excuse me, but something seems to be missing here? What is this? I prefer my chocolate filled with either 1) more chocolate or 2) NUT BUTTER.
Well, I found a solution full of heart, soul, and…take a wild guess…yes, nut butter. This year, I’m making my own Nut Butter Cup Easter Bunnies and I wanted to show you how too. These little cotton-tailed buns are almost too cute to munch on. Almost.
To make your own, here’s what you need:
- One Justin’s Nut Butter Cup (from the 1.4oz, 2-cup pack)
- Once Justin’s Mini Peanut Butter Cup
- ½ cup chocolate chips or melting chips
- White sprinkles
- Pastry bag or zip-top sandwich baggie
First, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or a double boiler and spoon it into a pastry bag. Cut a small hole in the corner and pipe the bunny ears and feet. You can freehand it straight on a nonstick surface (like parchment paper or a silicone mat), or print the template below and place a piece of parchment or wax paper over it to trace. Let the ears and feet dry completely.
Next, use the melted chocolate as glue and adhere the Mini Peanut Butter Cup to the regular Nut Butter Cup like so:
Then, once the ears and feet are dry, use the melted chocolate to glue them to the little bunny bod so it looks like it’s hopping away from you.
Lastly, squeeze a small circle of chocolate directly over the feet and immediately top with sprinkles to create its fluffy cotton tail.
Now, if you want to make it even easier, just throw some ears on one Nut Butter Cup and make a bunny face with sprinkles. Now hop to it!
Here’s to a deliciously chocolatey Easter for every bunny.