Easter time is a great excuse to get the kids in the kitchen! These chocolate bunnies should do the trick. While an adult will need to help with some parts, the kids can get involved and help too. The key is not to expect perfection and allow them to enjoy making a bunny in their own distinctive style.
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600 grams milk chocolate
1 packet butternut snaps (or other favourite round thin sweet biscuit)
18 white mini marshmallows
As you are using melted chocolate you need to have everything prepared so you can make a little production line with the kids. Older kids can do the more challenging components like the piping, while younger kids can dip the biscuits and place the tail on the bunny.
Start by lining two large trays with baking paper. Open the biscuits and have them ready to go. Squeeze the mini marshmallows and shape them into a ball type shape so they closer resemble a bunny’s tail. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heavy based microwave safe dish. Heat on high for one minute and stir. Heat for a further 30 seconds and stir the chocolate until it becomes smooth. Depending on the power of your microwave you may need to do further bursts of 15 seconds to ensure the chocolate is fully melted. You can also melt the chocolate using a dish over hot water if you prefer.
Spoon approximately a quarter of the melted chocolate into a zip lock bag (if you have a piping bag you can use that) and snip a small amount off one of the corners to use it like a piping bag. Onto the baking paper, gently squeeze out the chocolate into the shape of a circle approximately the size of a 10-cent coin. Then in a continuous flow, squeeze out two lines to make the bunny’s ears. You have now created the bunny head.
Next take a biscuit and immerse it into the melted chocolate, holding it on a fork. Once fully covered, lift up and gently shake off any excess chocolate. Place the biscuit on the edge of the chocolate circle (bunny head). Take the marshmallow ball and place it at the bottom of the biscuit to make the bunny tail. Repeat this process until you have made all your bunnies then place in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours.
These make a lovely Easter gift for the kids to give their friends. You can place the bunny on a piece of card and then slide it into a cellophane bag. Seal and store in the fridge until you do the gift giving.