chocolate crunch bunnies #eastersweetsweek

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

chocolate crunch bunnies

It’s bunny season! Chocolate bunnies, that is.

Chocolate crunch bunnies, to be exact.

Because chocolate with a crunch is just plain fun. Don’t you think? Originally this post was supposed to be homemade cream eggs, you know- the ones with the “yolk”? Well, things didn’t go as planned and I came up with these babies- I mean: bunnies.

It all started with a Target run the day after Valentines Day; of course they had the Easter display up (It probably was up Feb 14th, but I wasn’t there, haha) Stores have a way of celebrating holidays simutaniously. Anyhow, I came across this cute silicone mold:

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So adorable.

(It’s made by Wilton in case you want one, too) By the way, Wilton has no clue I exist… hmmm.

The packaging  had some cute little bunny cakes; but I had a darker, richer plan…

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First: melting chocolate… make sure you follow the melting instructions: if you over heat chocolate it will seize. And, that’s no good. Basically if it says 50% power, do it!

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Speaking of microwaves, when I was a kid I would read my mom’s old tattered light blue copy of Joy Of Cooking, when I melted chocolate I had to use a double boiler.This was before microwaves, and I actually remember when microwaves “came out”. Mind blown.

I also remember when cell phones came out-back in my teenage years, if you wanted to get a hold of someone that wasn’t home you “beeped”them. Do they even make beepers anymore? Hmmm…

Oh man,  I feel old when I ponder the technological advances I have seen in my lifetime.

Back to melting chocolate:

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Stir in some crisp rice cereal, you know the one that “talks”? Snap, Crackle, Pop?

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I like a lot of crunch, you can always add less if you prefer.

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Now: placing it into the mold:

I was sloppy,  do y’all remember I have a 5 month old and an 18 month old?! The 18 month old is in her climbing stage and we have tile floors everywhere. I’m sure you get the picture. There are days when I really wish I had eyes in the back of my head.

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My sloppy mold!!! Yum.

Allow your mold to set in the fridge for an hour or so. During that time you can chase a toddler (like me!) or read a book and have some tea (my dream world)

Realistically , you’ll probably be cleaning up. Not that this recipe is messy, or anything. Just a bowl and spatula. (YAY!)

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chocolate crunch bunnies #eastersweetsweek
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Ingredients
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups crisp rice cereal
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, Microwave chips and chocolate at 50% power at 30 second intervals
  2. Stir between each interval until smooth
  3. Fold in the cereal and fill mold
  4. Tap to remove air bubbles
  5. Chill 1 hour or until firm

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This year we have are 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving one (1) winner 5 different extracts including a bottle of Pure vanilla and a color pack.

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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