Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bunny Bottoms!! {recipe and tutorial}

Aren't these the cutest?? I made a small batch of these today for Easter and they are very simple to do.  Slightly messy, but pretty easy.

To make these, you will need:
- nilla wafers
- mini marshmallows
- meltable chocolate
- vegetable shortening
- wax paper
- mini squeeze bottle or baby syringe (see below)
- microwavable bowl
- tray
note: Blue from Blue's Clues is optional :)
Set out your cookies and mallows.  Roll the mallows quickly in your hand to make them more "round" and bunny tail like.
Normally, I buy the Wilton's candy melts but I didn't have time to get over there so I bought the Fry's kind.  It works well, but costs a bit more and only comes in chocolate or white chocolate.  Since we are having a small Easter and I was making two other desserts, I only made 20 chocolate bunny bottoms. I used half the large block.
The secret to getting smooth and easily dippable chocolate is vegetable shortening.  I add a spoonful to the chocolate as it's melting.  Follow the directions on the package and melt your chocolate.
Set out the wax paper on the cookie sheet and using your mini-squeeze bottle or a baby medicine syringe to make the head and ears.  You have to work fast before the chocolate sets.  Make 3 or 4 heads and ears at a time.
Dip the cookie in the chocolate and use a fork to get it out.  Shake it some to get the extra chocolate off.  Place the body on the head while everything is still liquid.  Place a mini mallow on the bottom as the tail!
Cute!! If you drip the chocolate, use some q-tips to clean it up.
Place the tray in the fridge to set up.  They will harden in about 15 minutes and can easily be peeled off of the wax paper.
Place them on your table or in your bunny's baskets for Easter.  I am going to just set out a small tray of them for the kiddies to snack on.
What's cuter than a Bunny Bottom?!?  Not much!
Happy Easter everyone!


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