Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Bunnies
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Creamy peanut butter fudge filled chocolate eggs are decorated to look like Easter bunnies.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter bunny candy, homemade easter candy, peanut butter fudge
Servings: 25
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 8 ounces white confectionery coating*
  • 4 ounces Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter I suggest Jif Peanut Butter
  • a pinch of salt
Chocolate Eggs and Decorations
  • Chocolate -
  • 24 ounces melted and tempered pure milk chocolate
  • or melted light cocoa confectionery coating Candy Melts*
  • 50 candy eyes I used 1/2 inch eyes
  • 25 pink Sixlets
  • black food coloring marker
  • 25 large pink heart sprinkles
  • 75 small round pink confetti sprinkles
  • 1 1/2 cups green jimmies
  • I mixed green jimmies with Wilton's Easter Sprinkle Mix of light green jimmies & eggs
*See my Chocolate Making Tips page for detailed information about melting and tempering chocolate and confectionery coating.
Instructions
  1. Combine white confectionery coating wafers and peanut butter chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 15-30 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and salt.
  3. Allow it to cool enough so that it no longer feels warm to the touch.
  4. Paint a thin shell of melted chocolate into plastic egg molds.
  5. Refrigerate until hardened.
  6. Pour peanut butter fudge into chocolate shells.
  7. Refrigerate until firm. Then allow to warm up to room temperature.
  8. Top with a thin layer of chocolate.
  9. Refrigerate until firm then un-mold.
  10. Pipe chocolate ears and paws onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  11. Add pink hearts and confetti sprinkles to paws.
  12. Refrigerate until hard.
  13. Remove and brush pink luster dust over ears.
  14. Spoon some chocolate onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and set one egg on top, then sprinkle on green sprinkles and hold egg in place until it sticks.
  15. Decorate each egg by adding 2 candy eyes, a pink candy nose, 2 candy ears, and 2 paws using melted chocolate.
  16. Draw on smile and whiskers using black food coloring marker.