I wasn’t surprised at all that someone else came up with this idea, but I was stunned at how much the bunnies in our treats looked alike.
Now I was in a pickle.
There are a few differences in our pops; she filled her push-up pop containers with chocolate pudding and Oreo Cookie crumbs, where I used chocolate cake dirt and green coconut grass instead. Either way you make them, they are adorably cute.
Down the Bunny Hole Push-Up Pop Treats (makes 12)
Before you begin, you will need to make white modeling chocolate. Click here for the recipe and directions on adding color, as well as, troubleshooting information.
1 recipe white modeling chocolate (recipe here)
pink candy coloring
powdered sugar to dust work surface
corn syrup to “glue” the modeling chocolate pieces together
12 chocolate cupcakes (or 1 – 8″ cake)
1 cup chocolate frosting
1 cup sweetened coconut*
green food coloring
*If you or your kids don’t like coconut, you can use edible Easter grass. It comes in long strands which could easily be cut into smaller pieces. You might need two packages. I bought mine at Walgreen’s but also saw it at Target. You can also buy it on Amazon.com here.
#12 round pastry tip and # 6 round pastry tips, optional
rolling pin, optional
12 push-up pop containers
pastry bag or zip top bag
quart size zip top bag
Pinch off 12 pieces of white modeling chocolate (a little less than a tablespoon) and roll them into balls for the bunny bodies. Pinch off 12 pea size pieces of white and roll them into balls for the tails. Pinch off 24 slightly smaller pieces and roll into balls, then flatten on either side to make little legs. Brush the top of each large ball with a dab of corn syrup. Attach a tail. To make your tails look fuzzy, use a knife to jab at the ball pulling out little tufts of modeling chocolate all around it. Attach two legs with corn syrup then attach a foot on each leg.
Allow your modeling chocolate bunny butts to dry for at least an hour so they are easier to handle.
Items used to make this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
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