How to Make a Chocolate Bunny


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Make your own chocolate bunny with just two simple ingredients! Perfect for gift giving for Easter!

Chocolate Bunny | ©

Chocolate bunnies have always been a tradition in my family for Easter. The Easter Bunny would always leave a chocolate bunny in my basket and Mama would always have them around for decoration throughout the Easter season, too. I’ve carried on the tradition in my own family, but decided to make them myself years ago. I thought I’d share with you how easy they are to make.

You can usually find candy molds in the shape of a bunny at Hobby Lobby, or other local craft stores, Walmart, Target, etc. I purchased this one online for a large bunny with a basket. I think he’s a cutie.

Chocolate Bunny | ©

Start with your favorite chocolate chips or a chocolate bar that you’ve chopped into smaller pieces. Semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, you name it. Whichever type of chocolate you prefer works for these. You’ll also want to grab some coconut oil to use with these.

Chocolate Bunny | ©

Add your chocolate and coconut oil to a large, microwave safe measuring cup or bowl with a pour spout and microwave according to the directions in the recipe. Stir well until the chocolate is smooth.

Chocolate Bunny | ©

Pour the chocolate into your mold and let it dry until has hardened. The time will vary depending on your mold. Once your chocolate bunny has set, place it into the freezer for about 15-30 minutes to loosen it from the mold.

Carefully remove it from the mold and wrap in cellophane if you’d like for gifting.

Chocolate Bunny | ©

Here’s my recipe for how to make a chocolate bunny. I hope you have fun!

How to Make Chocolate Bunny

5 from 2 votes
Make your own chocolate bunny with just two simple ingredients! Perfect for gift giving for Easter!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup (170 g) chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) shortening


  • Place all ingredients into a microwave safe bowl with a pour spout for easy dispensing. Melt in microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes at 70% power. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
  • Pour chocolate into candy molds, repeating until molds are filled. Allow to sit in a level area until the chocolate has dried and hardened. Place into freezer for about 30 minutes to easily release from mold.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Happy Easter!
Robyn xo

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  1. Patty Tiesch says:

    where do you get the bunny mold?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I have had mine for several years. There are similar ones on Amazon. Hope you can find the one you want, Patty.

  2. Donna Shelby says:

    Robyn I am interested in your recipe. But is it one Cup of chocolate chips or More?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Donna, you use 1 cup of chocolate chips. Thanks for pointing this out. I have now updated the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

  3. Paulina says:

    Where did you get this mould? It’s perfect 

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Paulina,
      It’s been a long time ago and I can’t remember, but you may be able to find similar ones at the big online kitchen stores now. Hope this helps! xo