How to Make Solid Easter Bunnies

Hey Everyone! Ever wonder how to make a 3D chocolate bunny? Or how people pour the chocolate into the mold? Today you will see the trick and how simple they are to make!

When making solid Easter bunnies, clip molds together with binder clips to hold the two sides together.

Then, fill completely with chocolate and place in the dry beans standing up. We like to use dry beans because it helps to hold the mold completely straight in the freezer and you can put several molds in at a time! Fill a large container, or even a shoe box with about 2-3 bags of beans! You need plenty of beans so it will form around the mold. It’s an inexpensive way to hold the mold and a tip that we love to use!

When your mold is ready, take it out of the freezer and take off all the clips. Take off one side of the mold and place it back on. Then turn and lift off the other side of the mold. This helps so you don’t have to touch the chocolate too much and avoids fingerprints. Candy gloves work wonderful, also!

I hope this post helps answer your questions on how to make Solid Easter Bunnies! Kids and adults alike love a chocolate bunny around the Easter time!

Happy Candy Making,

 Christy Marie

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Easy Dog Treats!

Hello Everyone! Today I will be showing you how easy it is to dip dog treats! We’ve all seen them, from the high-end puppy boutiques to even the pet stores, those delicious, coated dog treats! They’re usually packaged in a cute little bag and tied with a ribbon, along with a premium price tag. I have to admit… I am a sucker when it comes to my dogs and I’ve purchased many of these “Gourmet Dog Treats.” People will buy anything for their pets…after all they’re part of the family! See how easy these treats are to make and your own pooch will be so proud!

Supplies:

  • Yogurt Coating
  • Carob Coating
  • Dipping Fork
  • Milk-Bones or Any Dog Treats
  • Doggie Treat Bags & Ribbon (optional)

    First pour about 1/2 pound of Yogurt or Carob coating into a Pyrex measuring cup. Place in the microwave and heat for 35-45 seconds. Take out  and stir when ready. Even though the coating is not completely melted, be sure to stir. Coatings melt from the inside out and even though it doesn’t look like it’s melting- it is.

Then place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals after that. Take out and stir. *Tip- If you notice that your coating is on the thicker side, add in a Tablespoon of Paramount Crystals. This helps thin your coating down to and makes it go further. It’s great to have on hand!

The coating should be completely melted and ready to dip! Be sure to have wax or parchment paper down for your dipped treats.

Dip treats in the melted Yogurt and about 1/2 way and hold above and let the coating drain. You can even tap the treat against the pyrex cup to help with draining.

Lay treats on top parchment paper to dry.

You can also coat the entire treat with Carob or Yogurt using a dipping fork. The one shown is my favorite go-to dipping fork! It’s the best when working with chocolate covered Oreos, pretzels, dog treats and more!

If you would like to drizzle on your treats, just take your dipping fork and dip it in the opposite coating used to coat the treat. Then go back and forth and drizzle on top! As you can see in the picture, you can even drizzle on a treat that is not coated!

Another option is the dog treat candy mold to make up bite-size dog treats! Just melt your Carob or Yogurt and fill mold! Place in the freezer to set up and when ready the treats will come right out! Tip- To find out if your mold is ready, just take it out of  the freezer and hold the mold up. If the cavities are all foggy and there are no wet spots, that means that it’s ready and has shrunken away from the mold. If you see any wet spots, just place it back in the freezer for a little more time.

Packaging is everything! Imagine how cute these treats would be inside these doggie bags! We have a couple different bags to choose from at the shop and even dog paw ribbon! These treats are great to give as gifts around the holidays for your favorite furry friends! I know your pooch will enjoy these as much as mine do!

Christy Marie