Many years ago, I owned a candy store in a mall. It was a bulk type candy store 200+ bins of candy. It was pure fun. We sold balloons, beanie babies, hand made fudge, sugar-free chocolates and darling gifts. My kids were young at the time – but they still talk about the candy store. I can honestly say our dentist loved our family:) We used to make these white chocolate bunnies at the candy store and sell them at Easter.
Technically, I need to explain that I’ve used the term white chocolate but they’re really white candy melts. White chocolate needs to have 20% cocoa butter to be real… I’ve included instructions on how to make these adorable bunnies.
Melt candy melts (Wiltons or similar brand) in the microwave. Melt at 50% power. When chocolate melts, it is ideally a smooth mixture. However, if it comes in contact with a small amount of water, it will “seize” or turn into a grainy, clumpy mess. If you melt the candy too long (overheated), it will be thick and lumpy.
Step 2: Spoon melted candy into mold. Be careful not to overfill the mold.
Step 3: Let mold sit until candy is solid and easily removable. You can place it in the fridge to hurry it along. Pop candy out of mold. If candy doesn’t pop out easily, that means it’s not ready. This mold is a bunny candy box – made by Concepts in Candy (Northridge, CA).
Steps 4 & 5: Fill box with candy such as Jelly Belly Beans. Use pearl dust (luster dust) and brush on the entire bunny face with a make-up brush. Pearl dust is an edible sparkle powder. Purchase a make-up brush at the dollar store – obviously you don’t use this for your make-up:) Pearl dust can be purchased at Michaels in the confectionery section. I used a q-tip to place the pink pearl dust on the ears, cheek and nose. Handle the candy as little as possible. Glue (use melted candy) the candy flowers (jumbo daisy sprinkles) on between the ears.
Last step: Place paper shred in bag and bag the bunnies. Tie a fun ribbon on and voila! Adorable. Cuteness. Don’t leave these in a warm car – they get soft quickly. Also, if you need to make a lot of them just make the bunny face (lid only). You’ll save time and money and still give a cute gift. Great gifts for teachers, neighbors and my girls church leaders. Somehow, I don’t think my teenage sons church leaders would be too interested…. Check out all of our fun ideas on design dazzle!