Especially when it comes in interesting shapes and sizes...and what shape, does a bunny love best? Why a rabbit shape of course.
Lets make chocolate bunnies! Oh,I know you can BUY chocolate bunnies in the stores... but they don't look like this.....
I chose my smallest antique chocolate molds, because this calls for a LOT of chocolate!
Actually, I used 3 times more than this... I had to raid the Lord of the Manors chocolate stash. I prefer Dove dark chocolate, but the lord is a Hershey's man.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler,
Spoon the melted chocolate into the molds, set them upside down in a bowl and pop in the fridge.
The best part is removing the rabbits from the molds.. the bunnies and I get to eat all the little extra bits and pieces.
If you do not have the metal chocolate molds, there are companies online selling hard plastic molds of antique designs. I have a few of these also which came from an online company called " bittersweethouse.com"
I used the plastic mold to make the biggest bun,
and learned a lesson about re-melting chocolate...it doesn't work so well.
In fact, it turns into fudge and has to be "smeared" into the mold.
Now what is prettiest when presented along with chocolate bunnies?
This is an artform I have always wanted to try, but never had the time...someday I will.
These wonderful eggs were NOT created by me, simply collected.
The artist is Dee Dee Beavers and she designs the most wonderful, whimsical Pysanky. I buy one every time I see her at an art show... aren't these marvelous?
These eggs are hand dyed by Dee Dee using an ancient traditional Ukrainian method of batik known as "pysanky". All the egg shells come from her flock of Chickens, one of whom I have met... she was sitting in Dee Dees lap most contentedly at a craft festival, and was a well mannered and charming hen.
These are just plain sweet!
Visit Dee Dees website at happyhenspysanky.com if you would like to see more of her charming work.
These little rabbits were made by pouring beeswax into the chocolate molds.
Now, the Fuzzyfoots and Bunwinkies will pass these chocolates through out the Hollow and everyone will have a very SWEET EASTER.
If you want to make the above "silhouetted" and dyed eggs, check out my post from last EASTER,
these are great fun to make!
Please have a pleasant Easter, it is, in my opinion the most special, of all holidays.