Burrowing Bunny Truffles

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Bunnies are as much a part of Easter as eggs, chocolate and hot cross buns, so it only seemed right that they would feature in some of this year’s Easter baking. The trick? Deciding how!

Last year I made these adorable mint chocolate Easter bunnies, featuring puffy little mini-marshmallow tails. And I loved them – there’s just something about rabbit’s tails that gets me every time.

Those bunny-themed treats were super simple, so I wanted to make something a little more interesting this year – you know, jazz it up a bit. With this in mind I decided to make another ‘bunny bum’ treat – Burrowing bunny Oreo truffles!

As I’m sure you already know, Oreo truffles are the easiest truffley-treats ever – crush some Oreos, mix in some cream cheese and dip them in chocolate, and voila! You have some deliciously fudgy truffles ready to go. Click here for the recipe.

But what I love about them is how versatile they are – with just a little imagination you can customise them to suit any celebration or holiday you could possibly want (think back to my Christmas Pudding Truffles!)

Tweaking  these delicious truffles for Easter is super easy – all you need is some mini-marshmallows, white sprinkles (I bought these ones from The Pretty Baker) and, if you want to draw little bunny-feet, an edible marker. Want the feet to have detail but don’t have an edible marker on hand? Then mix some food colouring with a tiny bit of vodka, or whip up some basic icing instead.

Once the truffles have been coated in chocolate, simply dip ¾ of a mini marshmallow in a little melted white chocolate and roll it in the sprinkles. Repeat until you have enough tails for all your truffles, setting the tails aside for the chocolate to set.

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While the tails set (it doesn’t take long!), it’s time to prepare your feet! Snip a mini marshmallow in half, then draw on little toes and a foot pad using your edible marker (or food colouring, or icing). Voila! You have bunny feet!

Once the feet and tails have been prepared all that’s left to do is put them all together. Simply place a small amount of melted chocolate on the base of each foot, then stick them to the truffle. Add a little chocolate to the base of the tail and add that too. That’s it!

Honestly, how cute do these bunny truffles look?

These can easily be made ahead of time and given as little gifts come Easter – I know mine will be! Just remember to tell the lucky recipients that they need to be stored in the fridge.

Kirsten
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