These home made Peanut Butter Easter Bunnies are a fun treat to make for Easter baskets.
Why is it that as a kid things seem so much larger than what they really are?
My husband just cracks up when I talk about the chocolate bunnies we used to get in our Easter baskets.
I swear they were 2 feet tall and solid chocolate!!!!
He just laughs at me and says, "Do you realize how much one like that would cost? "There is no way your parents bought 5 of those!"
I don't care how silly I sound...I still say they were that big, and I always ate them ears first!!!! They pretty much lasted a good month or more!
This time of year also brings back great memories of going to my grandparent's house for our annual Saturday egg hunt.
The best part was the huge peanut butter eggs that had our name on them!!! (they were at least a pound each)
They were the absolute best! I am not sure where they got them...but they were delicious!
The peanut butter filling in these bunnies totally reminds me of those eggs.
You know where I am going with this right? Yup, my kids are getting huge peanut butter eggs with their names on them this year. I think it is a great tradition to start up!
First I decided to fill an old bunny candy mold that I had from when I was little....but you could totally shape it into eggs and dip those too. (some time this week I will be making those big eggs)
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- 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup marshmallow cream
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 - 10 ounce bag chocolate melts
- In mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the sugar.
- Melt the chocolate melts according to the package directions. Paint the inside of your candy mold with chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 minutes.
- Check mold to see if there are areas that need a second coat of chocolate. Refrigerate again.
- Fill with peanut butter mixture leaving room for more chocolate on top. Spoon a small amount of chocolate over the top of the peanut butter mixture covering everything.
- Refrigerate until firm. Flip the mold over and pop out the bunny.
*You can also shape the peanut butter mixture into eggs and freeze for 20 minutes. Then dip into the melted chocolate, set on waxed paper, and add some sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
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