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Easy Chocolate Easter Treats

easter chocolate bunnies 1I bought some ‘Easter Cookie Cutters’ and thought that they would be great to use with the munchkins. I was going to make a biscuit dough but suddenly had an idea to use chocolate instead.

We recently had great fun with a chocolate Easter Egg kit so I thought that I would try some of the same techniques. See how we made the eggs here.

 

easter chocolate bunnies 2As well as chocolate Easter Bunnies, I also used small paper cake cases to make nests which can be filled with tissue paper and Mini Eggs or other sweets.

It all worked a treat and I can’t wait to try it out when the munchkins are here.

 

 

Ingredients and tools

  • easter chocolate bunnies 4Cook’s Chocolate Chips- we used 70% cocoa solids for a rich taste
  • Sprinkles or similar to decorate
  • Baking Paper
  • A teaspoon of a mild cooking oil
  • Cookie cutters or mould – preferably metal
  • Paper cake cases (silicone cases were harder to remove without cracking the chocolate)
  • Baking tray or similar that can easter chocolate bunnies 3be placed in a fridge or freezer
  • Container to heat the chocolate in – I used a glass measuring jug and micowave but you can melt the chocolate gently in a Bain Marie
  • spoons

What I did

  1. Put the baking paper on a tray so that it is easy to transfer to a freezer.
  2. Lightly oil the cookie cutters and baking paper and put the cutters on the baking paper.
  3. Put the chips in the container and gently heat. Do not let the chocolate boil up. I used 2 x 30 secs at full power in the microwave. You can use a Bain Marie to heat the chocolate but be careful when doing this with young children around.
  4. easter chocolate bunnies 5Gently pour a little chocolate in the centre of the mould/cutter to cover the base and let it set. If you are in a hurry put it in the freezer. Do not pour too much chocolate in at first, as it will leak out of the bottom.
  5. When the first layer has set – less than 5 mins – pour more chocolate on top to the thickness you want.
    You may have to gently reheat the chocolate
  6. Decorate with sprinkles etc
  7. Put the shapes back in the fridge or freezer to set.
  8. Push the shape out of the cutter or mould. If you have used metal then the chocolate slides out easily as the sides warm up. If you are making nests you will find the paper pulls off easily.

If you have spare chocolate over, use it to transform plain biscuits.

I can’t wait to try this out with the munchkins!

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