It isn’t Easter without the classic chocolate bunny, but now that you’re older and wiser, why not give those bunnies a bit of an update by filling them with a shot of whiskey! Other liquors will work here as well – Baileys would also be delicious – but we love the way whiskey seems to just work with chocolate. It’s an ideal pairing, making these treats the perfect DIY gifts to share with others – we can think of many-an-Easter brunch or children’s Easter egg hunt that would have been much more bearable if we’d had these treats on hand.
Here’s how to make them.
- 1 small chocolate bunny that’s hollow inside (we found hollow chocolate eggs and other animals also work well, but the bunny is classic)
- 1 toothpick
- A small funnel – optional
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 shot of whiskey or other liquor
- 1 pastry brush
- 1 microwave safe bowl or glass
Unwrap the bunny and ensure the chocolate is intact, lacking any holes or dents. Then, using a toothpick, make a hole on the bottom of the bunny that is large enough for you to be able to pour liquid into the cavity. Next to the hole make a smaller hole that will allow air to escape from inside the bunny while you’re pouring the whiskey in. After you’ve made your two holes, set your bunny aside and place your chocolate chips in a microwave safe vessel. Nuke the chocolate for thirty-second intervals on power level 50, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. With the help of a small funnel – or without if you have a steady hand – pour the whiskey into the bunny. Then, brush the bottom of the bunny with enough melted chocolate that the holes are entirely covered and sealed. Place the bunny in the freezer for at least five minutes so that the chocolate hardens – we prefer to leave it in there longer so that the whiskey gets cold as well. Eat and enjoy!
Yields: 1 Bunny