Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunnies
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These dairy-free chocolate Easter bunnies are the perfect treat to make at home for Easter! They’re topped with freeze-dried strawberries for the perfect sweet and tart flavor.
Easter has always been one of my favorite times of year for fun, sweet treats! In my teens, I loved going to the candy aisle for Cadbury eggs, chocolate bunnies, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, and more. While I may get nostalgic for those times, I don’t miss the ingredients in those candies!
Instead, I recreated one of my favorites, chocolate bunnies with a tart and sweet twist! These bunnies are made from just a few simple ingredients like dairy-free chocolate chips, vanilla, coconut oil, and a pinch of salt. I like to pair with crushed freeze-dried strawberries, which complement the chocolate so well!
The Ingredients for making these Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunnies
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips. I like the Enjoy Life brand, but you can use whatever brand you prefer.
- Coconut Oil. This helps to melt and solidify the chocolate.
- Freeze-Dried Strawberries. These are tart, sweet, and pair perfectly with the chocolate! I buy them at the store, but you can also get them online.
- Vanilla Extract.
- Salt. You only need a pinch to balance the flavor!
The Tools for Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunnies
- Food scaper. I use this to remove any excess chocolate from the top of the mold to make the chocolate even. If you don’t have one of these, you can even use the flat part of a spatula.
- Bunny mold. I bought this mold from Michaels, but you can find similar ones online, like this one.
How to make Dairy-Free Chocolate Bunnies
- Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and melt.
- Add your bunny mold to a plate and carefully spoon the chocolate into the mold until all spaces are filled. Use a food scraper to run across the top of the mold to even out the chocolate if needed. Sprinkle the crushed strawberries and salt over chocolate.
- Transfer to the fridge for at least an hour (or more depending on the size of your mold) to allow to harden. Carefully remove from the mold and serve chilled.
Can you leave out the freeze-dried strawberries?
Technically you can, but it adds something special to this recipe! It adds a hint of tartness, and so much more flavor than just chocolate alone.
Can you use a different mold? What if you don’t have silicone mold?
You can really use any shape you’d like, but if you don’t have a silicone mold, you can also line a glass dish with parchment paper and slice the chocolate into squares.
How do you store this chocolate?
Since it doesn’t have any stabilizers, you have to keep this chocolate chilled for it to hold its shape.
How do you make this recipe AIP?
Check out this recipe I have for gelt! All you have to do is follow this recipe with a different mold and add freeze-dried strawberries.
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Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunnies
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: varies
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp freeze-dried strawberries, crushed
- Pinch of sea salt
- Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Repeat, microwaving in 30-second intervals, and stir until melted. Stir in the vanilla extract. Alternatively, you can melt in a double boiler.
- Add your bunny mold to a plate and carefully spoon the chocolate into the mold until all spaces are filled. Use a food scraper to run across the top of the mold to even out the chocolate if needed.
- Sprinkle the crushed strawberries and salt over chocolate.
- Transfer to the fridge for at least an hour (or more depending on the size of your mold) to allow to harden.
- Carefully remove from the mold and serve chilled.
If you don’t have a food scraper, you can use the flat edge of a spatula.
To make AIP, follow this recipe I have for gelt! All you have to do is follow this recipe with a different mold and add freeze-dried strawberries.
All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
- Prep Time: 15
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Global
- Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
- Calories: 124
- Fat: 8.2g
- Carbohydrates: 12.5g
- Fiber: 1.4g
- Protein: 1.4g
Keywords: chocolate bunnies, dairy free chocolate