Tuesday, April 7, 2009

9 uses for leftover chocolate bunnies

"Poor Thing" by Waponi on Flickr.

Easter is this Sunday, which means that next week many of us will be asking ourselves, "What do I do with the rest of this chocolate rabbit now that I've eaten the ears?" Here are a couple of ideas. Feel free to share any others in the comments section.

  1. Smash it to make your own chocolate chips. Break up the chocolate bunny and use the bits of milk chocolate as chips in chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or pancakes. You made need to reduce the sugar content in these recipes if your bunny is made of milk chocolate. You can also simply mix it with fresh fruit, such as strawberries. 

  2. Melt it down to make chocolate sauce. You can use this for chocolate fondue, ganache, chocolate-dipped pretzels, or a hot fudge topping for ice cream.

  3. Drinking games. Lop* off its head, fill the body with your favorite beverage, and try to drink it all before your hand melts a hole through the chocolate. I have it on good authority that cheap champagne tastes delightful when sipped from a decapitated chocolate rabbit.  

  4. Make a mole sauce. Yes, most moles are made with unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate. It'll be an adventure. Bonus points if you make mole rabbit

  5. Make chocolate lip balm. Here's a recipe… now please try not to embarrass yourself by constantly licking your lips in public. 

  6. Entertain. Use melted chocolate to make chocolate spoons for guests to use in their coffee. 

  7. Save it.  You can always hand it out to next Halloween's trick-or-treaters, you cheap bastard. 

  8. Experiment. Use the bunny for experiments on the nature of chocolate, like this one from Practical Chemistry

  9. Get artistic. Hey, it worked for Dutch artist Sander Plug:

* Pun intended.


  1. These are great ideas, I've always felt really guilty about throwing them away once I've had my fill.

  2. Cute post and really nice site. You might like the list post I created, it talks about good places to sell your handmade items (besides etsy).


  3. Yum! I especially liked #3. Not only does lopping of the bunny's head sound sinful, drinking champagne "from a decapitated chocolate rabbit" must taste deliciously decadent!

    Great list.

  4. The idea of chomping off the bunny's head reminds me of when I was a kid. Ears went first, then the head..

    Nice list :)

  5. Laidoffguy -- is there any other way to eat a chocolate bunny? I don't think so!

  6. They all sound good, but #3 sounds best!

  7. Is there such a thing as "left over chocolate bunnies"?

  8. Mom -- There's a good use for your homemade Kahlua!

    Dad -- What else do you call the bunnies they'll be selling for 50% off on the Monday after Easter?


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