Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes made using Vanilla Wafer Cookies


I told you I was a bit obsessed with bunny butts this year. This is the last one, I promise - well at least until next year. Easter is only a few days away and I know so many of you aren't quite ready, so this recipe is for you. It requires three ingredients and comes together really quickly.

This week, I've been crazy busy making all sorts of Easter chocolates and need to get back into my candy kitchen. I have customers coming soon to pick up their orders. So, I'll just get right to the tutorial.


Just so you know, I used a little piece of modeling chocolate to stand my bunnies up for these pictures.

Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes - a.k.a. Backside Bunnies (makes 48-60)

Before you begin  If you don't have much experience melting confectionery coatings, you might want to read my Chocolate Making Tips.

Ingredients:

8 ounces melted light cocoa confectionery coating/candy melts*
48-60 vanilla wafer cookies
48-60 mini marshmallows

Supplies Needed:

disposable pastry bag, zip top bag, or a squeeze bottle fitted with a small round pastry tip
parchment paper
baking sheets
fork or chocolate dipping fork


*If you prefer, you can use melted and tempered pure milk chocolate but will need to be able to re-temper the chocolate throughout the project.

Instructions:


Count out your cookies and mini marshmallows. Take one marshmallow and roll it in the palms of your hands to make them more round and wrinkled looking, like a bunny tail (see the marshmallows at the bottom of the picture.)


Pour some of your melted confectionery coating/candy melts into a small bowl. Pour some of the candy coating into a squeeze bottle fitted with a small round pastry tip (or use a disposable pastry bag, or a zip top bag with one tip snipped off.) Have your cookies, marshmallows, and dipping fork or kitchen fork ready to go.


Pipe out a round circle about half the size of a vanilla wafer. Add two ears. Go to the next step immediately, while your chocolate is still wet.


Dip one vanilla wafer cookie into the chocolate submerging it completely. Use a fork or dipping fork to lift the cookie out of the chocolate. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Set the chocolate covered cookie just below your piped bunny head. 


Press a little marshmallow onto the bottom of the chocolate covered cookie. Make about 10 bunnies, then place your baking sheet in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate bunnies harden. Continue to make a total of 48-60 chocolate bunnies. This number will depend on the size of your cookies, the thickness of your candy coating, and how many cookies you can coat when you get to the bottom of the bowl - that gets a bit tricky.

As you work, you will probably need to re-heat your candy coating. Place it in the microwave and heat it for 10 seconds, then stir. If needed, heat 10 more seconds, but don't over heat or you could burn the candy coating. I like using the plastic squeeze bottle for projects like this because the entire bottle (as long as you use a plastic decorating tip) can go into the microwave.

Use your candy bunnies in Easter baskets or to create a centerpiece for your table.


Here are some more Easter ideas from Hungry Happenings




Deviled Egg Daisy


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69 comments:

  1. I MUST make these - if I do, I'll be sure to link back to you! Love your ideas :)

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    1. I'd love to see your recreation of these bunnies!

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  2. You can do as many bunny butts as you want! Let's face it, very few animals have cute tushes, never mind cute enough to depict in FOOD!

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  3. I Love your little bunny butt - covered in chocolate - YUM!

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  4. Those are the cutest little bunny butts:-) Love how easy these are to do!!!

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  5. Cute as can be. You never cease to amaze me with your sweets.

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  6. So cute. Amazing blog! Found you on Ginger Snap Crafts.
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  7. These are adorable!! I love them! I'm so glad I found your idea!

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  8. These are absolutely adorable- such a clever idea I love it!

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  9. These are so cute. Found you on Tip Junkie. Thanks for the share.

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  10. Couldn't you just dip the cookies in chocolate and then pipe the ears on to save time or is there a special reason you piped a chocolate circle down first that I'm not seeing?

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  11. Sorry please remove prior comment I didn't notice it was for the face, clearly I need more sleep.

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  12. I really love these! Simple and cute:) You are so creative!

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  13. I love this idea...so simple. I just bought a box of vanilla wafers, and I can't wait to do these. Love your blog!

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  14. I love that ... they look awesome but it's also something that anyone could make and have success. Great idea - thanks for sharing!

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  15. adorable, so simple but perfect!

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  16. I LOVE your bunny butts!!! Oh my goodness these cookies are so darn cute.
    Great job!
    First time visiting your blog and I will definitely be back.

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  17. Just left a comment but not sure if it went through... LOVE your cookies! They are super cute!!

    Maysem @ http://odetoinspiration.wordpress.com

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  18. Those are seriously cute! I've been seeing alot of bunny-tails on pinterest, but this one looks so EASY!

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  19. So cute! Somehow I don't think mine would look as good as the ones you made. Happy Easter!

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  20. These are too cute! I have everything needed to make these!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  21. These are so cute, I just had to click on the link from Toys in the Dryer link-up. Very creative!

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  22. I found these at Living Life Intentionally. They are adorable! They also don't look overly complicated with I applaud!

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  23. What is it about bunny butts that are soo cute?!?! :) I am in love with these little guys! How clever! I would love to have you share these at my party going on!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/04/homemade-by-you-6.html

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  24. What a great idea. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the recipes and instructions you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. HI Mary, I'm so happy you found my site and enjoyed looking around. I hope you have been inspired by my ideas to go in to the kitchen and have some fun.

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  25. Oh my goodness...these are too cute! I hope you will come link it up at the Pinworthy Project Link Party going on now over on my blog, Just Us Four.

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  26. I just had to comment on these too- they are SO adorable!!! Love how creative you are!
    Too cute :) Hoppy Easter!

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  27. These are amazing. Nice work. I bet you could do them with thin mints too...just attach the head to that. Love these though - no arguing with Nilla Wafers!

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    1. Thanks Jodi. I think using thin mints is a great idea! I love them and they are the perfect size and shape for these bunnies.

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  28. These are sooo, sooo cute!!!

    I'm a new follower! Please feel free to visit my blog anytime. :-)

    ~Susie http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/

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  29. Sooo cute! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF - have a GREAT week =-)
    Beth

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    1. I did have a really nice Easter and I hope you did too!

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  30. Hi Beth! I saw your comment on my blog over at Blossomedge.com and had to check out your blog. These bunnies are just way toooo cute... Nice job! Thanks for the compliment on my cookie bouquets... :)

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  31. CUTE as always :) I love your tutorials, it always makes me say..."oh, that doesn't look so bad" But I know that if I did try it, I would mess it up..hahaha!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. See you next time.

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    1. Thanks Mia. YOU CAN DO IT! I'm sure of it:) Thanks for hosting Sharing Saturday.

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  32. I'll be featuring YOU tonight at {wow me} wednesday! You were one of the top ten most viewed links from last week's party! Wahoo! :) Thank you so much for sharing.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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    1. Thanks for the feature Ginger. It's always nice to hear on of my projects was one of the most viewed at a linky party. Thanks for hosting:)

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  33. Aww seriously cute! Pinned these and will be featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout! I need to just reserve you a weekly spot I think :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. O.K. you can just save me a spot in your features:) Thanks again for adding my recipe to your featured projects.

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  34. This was a featured project this week at Sharing Saturday as a most clicked entry :)

    http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/04/sharing-saturday-15.html

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    1. Thanks for featuring my bunny silhouettes, Mia! It's nice to know your readers liked them:)

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  35. I love this creation and fully impressed with the hard work and costless effort on these stuffs.

    Nissan GT-R

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  36. How cute!!! I will definitely be making these for my friends children for Easter! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Wow what a good idea! You can use the sweets for decoration and when the easter holiday is over you can eat it all up. Kids would really love this!

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  38. Too cute! A must have for Easter dessert.

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  39. Oh my goodness these are so adorable, they are the perfect thing! Found them on the tip junkie link party and pinned! Awesome idea! :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  40. Oh my goodness! I love these!! And they match my bunny garland! If you love bunny butts you'll have to check it out!
    Pinning this!
    I hopped over from the Sits Girls link up

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/2014/03/cottontail-bunny-garland.html

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    1. Thanks for hopping over from Sits Girls link up! Your bunny butt garland is adorable.

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  41. I love these they are so darn cute - I must make some

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  42. Most of the time we try to eat healthy, but these are so adorable and irresistable that I know I'll be making some soon! I've featured this entry on our 1st Day of Spring Roundup: http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/14-ways-to-celebrate-spring-equinox-2014.html

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  43. These are just too cute not to make! Need to pin this one!

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