Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chubby Bunnies
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Fill your Easter Baskets with Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chubby Bunnies! They're so delicious and are the perfect Easter candy.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter bunny candy, homemade easter candy, peanut butter fudge
Servings: 18 -20
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 8 ounces white confectionery coating candy coating
  • 4 ounces Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup Jif creamy peanut butter
  • a pinch of salt
Decorations
  • 6 ounces milk modeling chocolate
  • 2 ounces white modeling chocolate
  • pink candy coloring
  • powdered sugar to dust work surface optional
  • water
  • 36-40 candy eyes
  • 18-20 pink heart sprinkles
Milk Chocolate Ganache
  • 16 ounces good quality milk chocolate finely chopped or chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
Instructions
Peanut Butter Fudge
  1. Combine white confectionery coating and peanut butter chips in a microwave safe mixing bowl.
  2. Heat for 15-30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter and salt.
  4. Pour it into a shallow bowl and let sit for several hours until firm.
  5. Scoop out 18-20 heaping tablespoonfuls and roll into balls.
Decorations:
  1. To make the bunny ears, pinch off 40 small pieces of your milk modeling chocolate.
  2. Roll into balls then into a teardrop shape then flatten and curve up the edges and bend 20 to the right and 20 to the left.
  3. Pinch off smaller pieces of pink modeling chocolate and do the same making the pink fur for inside the ears.
  4. Brush the back of the pink piece lightly with water and press it onto the brown ears.
  5. Lightly dust your work surface with powdered sugar.
  6. Roll the milk modeling chocolate to about 1/8" thickness.
  7. Use a small oval metal cutter to cut out 40 feet.
Milk Chocolate Ganache
  1. Set a double boiler filled with 1 inch of water over low heat.
  2. Fill the top bowl with your chopped milk chocolate, heavy whipping cream and corn syrup.
  3. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring often.
  4. Pour some of your milk chocolate ganache into a drinking glass for ease of dipping.
  5. Place two bunny feet next to each other on a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet.
Assemble Bunnies
  1. Dip one peanut butter ball into chocolate ganache.
  2. Remove and allow excess ganache to drip off.
  3. Set the peanut butter fudge ball on top of two of the modeling chocolate bunny feet.
  4. Create spikes all over the ganache (see tutorial for instructions.)
  5. Press the ears onto the top of the ball.
  6. Press on two eyes and a heart shaped nose.
  7. Repeat creating more bunnies.
  8. Allow your chocolate bunnies to sit at room temperature to dry.