Homemade Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunny

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If you have multiple food allergies, you can celebrate Easter safely with a homemade Chocolate Easter Bunny! These are easy to make and are dairy free, gluten free, and top 8 free depending on the chocolate you choose.

photo collage of homemade chocolate easter bunnies

Hey all! I have a really fun recipe/tutorial for you today on how to make your own allergy friendly chocolate Easter bunny!

This is pretty simple, not too many steps, and we even made a video to show you how easy it is to make your own Easter bunnies.

In our video, we actually show you how to make 3 different kinds of chocolate Easter bunnies:

  • Large chocolate bunnies: these are solid but can stand on their own.
  • Small chocolate bunnies: perfect size for when you don’t want to eat a ton of chocolate.
  • Chocolate bunny lollipops: awesome for keeping little hands from getting covered in melted chocolate!

Let’s dive in! Be sure to check out the video first to get an overview of how to make your Easter bunny.

chocolate easter bunny and white chocolate easter bunny on a blue napkin

How to make a chocolate Easter bunny at home

It’s super easy to make your own Easter bunny chocolates, you’ll just need your favorite chocolate and the bunny molds.

Here are the steps for making your own chocolate bunnies (the printable recipe card is at the end of the post):

  • In a double boiler, melt your white chocolate chips over medium low heat.
  • I’ve found that the white chocolate chips melt best in a double boiler vs the microwave.
  • Once your white chocolate is melted, melt your regular chocolate in a microwaveable bowl for 1 minute, then 30 seconds each time after if more time is needed, stirring after each heating segment in the microwave. OR you can melt your chocolate in a double boiler as well.
  • Pour the chocolate by spoonfuls into the chocolate bunny molds and just fill them. Don’t overfill them or they will not have a nice outline.
  • Tap the mold onto the table several times to settle the chocolate and remove air bubbles in the chocolate.
  • Chill the chocolate until it is completely set. These will not release easily from the molds if the chocolate is not fully set up.
  • Once they are fully set, gently move and twist the chocolate molds to release the chocolate bunnies. They should release easily if you have a good mold.
  • Put the chocolate bunnies in food gift bags for Easter baskets. Store in airtight containers at room temperature for as long as you’d store regular chocolate chips (there is nothing added to the chocolate so it should store as long as regular chocolate will).
photo showing how chocolate bunny lollipops are made

Where to buy chocolate Easter bunny molds

Most places like Hobby Lobby, Walmart, or Joanne’s don’t have chocolate bunny molds in stock ready to buy, but local small shops might have them.

If you can’t find any locally, here are the exact chocolate molds I used from Amazon. Since I couldn’t find any locally, I ordered these on Amazon and they worked great:

The molds I used were slick plastic that didn’t need any non-stick coating added at all. The chocolate bunnies came out of the molds very well once they were fully set!

photo of hands holding a small chocolate bunny mold

What chocolate should I use?

For our chocolate bunnies, we used the Nestle Simply Delicious semi-sweet chocolate chips and the Great Value brand allergy friendly white chocolate chips.

Both of these brands worked great in our Easter bunnies!

If you’d like to make sugar free chocolate bunnies, check out the Bake Believe sugar free semi sweet chocolate chips that don’t have dairy in them (our local Walmart carries them).

Lily’s dark chocolate chips don’t have dairy in them, but they do have cross contamination warnings for dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts.

chocolate easter bunny lollipops ona  blue napkin

Allergy friendly chocolate options

Here are some of the chocolate chips we like that are allergy friendly (always remember to check labels!).

Allergy friendly white chocolate options:

There are a few other dairy free white chocolate brands out there, but these are the ones I have actually tried myself. You can check out our post on how to replace dairy to see a larger list of dairy free white chocolate brands.

small homemade chocolate bunnies

Out of all of these options, we prefer the taste and texture of the Great Value allergy friendly white chocolate chips, which are the ones we used in these chocolate bunnies.

If you make white chocolate bunnies, I’d use the Great Value allergy friendly white chocolate chips rather than the Nestle Simply Delicious white chocolate since the Great Value white chocolate is much more crisp/firm and comes out of the mold well (plus the taste and texture is better).

The Nestle Simply Delicious white chocolate is somewhat soft and I’m not sure that it would set up well enough for the chocolate molds. But if that’s all you have, just make sure to chill it very well before removing from the mold!

Check out our other Easter posts!

Homemade Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunny (3 Ways)

If you have multiple food allergies, you can celebrate Easter safely with a homemade Chocolate Easter Bunny! These are easy to make and are dairy free, gluten free, and top 8 free depending on the chocolate you choose.
Makes about 4 large bunnies or about 16 small bunnies
Top 8 free depending on the chocolate you choose
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Course: Dessert, Dessert/Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate Easter bunny, Easter bunny
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 small bunnies
Calories: 240kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, melt your white chocolate chips over medium low heat (I've found that the white chocolate chips melt best in a double boiler vs the microwave).
  • Once your white chocolate is melted, melt your regular chocolate in a microwaveable bowl for 1 minute, then 30 seconds each time after if more time is needed, stirring after each heating segment in the microwave. OR you can melt your chocolate in a double boiler as well.
  • Pour the chocolate by spoonfuls into the chocolate bunny molds and just fill them. Don't overfill them or they will not have a nice defined outline.
  • Tap the mold onto the table several times to settle the chocolate and remove air bubbles in the chocolate.
  • Chill the chocolate until it is completely set. They will not release easily from the molds if the chocolate is not fully set up.
  • Gently move and twist the chocolate molds to release the chocolate bunnies.
  • Put the chocolate bunnies in food gift bags for Easter baskets. Store in airtight containers at room temperature for as long as you'd store regular chocolate chips (there is nothing added to the chocolate so it should store as long as regular chocolate will).

For chocolate bunny lollipops:

  • Add your chocolate to the lollipop mold, place your lollipop sticks in the chocolate and cover the top of the stick with more chocolate.
  • Tap the mold on the table to settle the chocolate and remove any air bubbles.
  • Follow the same steps as above.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1bunny made with 3 Tbsp. chocolate | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sugar: 21g
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