Celebrate spring and Easter with Chocolate Bunny Cocktails. These candy cocktails are filled with a white chocolate martini, but you can easily fill them with chocolate milk for the kiddos! Learn how to carve a hole in the hip for a straw and fill these with delicious goodness!
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The few times I’ve gone into stores this spring, I’ve seen so much kiddo stuff around Easter. Crafts like Easter egg dyeing kits, brightly colored candies and so many stuffed animal bunnies.
Not a thing for the adults (besides candy) in those aisles.
Now don’t get me wrong, Easter morning as a kid was always a good time in my family. There were baskets of goodies, egg hunts and birds’ nest cookies.
To me, Easter is a chance to gather with family (safely, of course) in springtime and cook up a storm. My ideal day goes like this:
And it all deserves a cocktail or two to go with it, like these raspberry mint kir royales. And after dinner, we’ll enjoy the fruits of our Easter basket hauls with chocolate bunny cocktails.
And of course, the kids can have one too! We’ll fill theirs with chocolate milk, of course.
Best chocolate bunnies
If you’re looking to make chocolate bunny cocktails, you’ll need to pick up a few chocolate bunnies — duh! But the important thing to remember is they need to be hollow.
I bought these 3.5-ounce Lindt chocolate bunnies for my cocktails. They are the perfect size for a white chocolate martini!
You should be able to find these or something similar anywhere you buy Easter candy. (But hurry, they’re harder to find the night before!)
Note: If you buy the big 7-ounce chocolate bunnies, you’ll need to double the cocktail recipe.
How to drink out of a chocolate bunny
To add the cocktail, you can either chop off the ears at the hollow part, or if you prefer to keep the ears, you can put a hole for the straw in its hip — which is my preference! Bunnies don’t look like bunnies without their ears!
First, mark where you’d like to insert the straw. I recommend going at a slight angle rather than straight down.
You’ll need to warm up the tip of a knife. If you have a gas stove, just hold the tip in the flames for 5-10 seconds. If not, use a mug of hot water, then quickly wipe the knife clean before inserting it into the bunny.
The hot knife will immediately start to melt the chocolate once you touch it to the Easter bunny, but work quickly.
Give it a few gentle twirls to “drill” a hole into the chocolate until it’s wide enough for a straw. Speaking of straws, I used these metallic paper straws. You may wish to cut 2-3″ off the straw with a pair of scissors, but this step isn’t necessary.
Now, hip hip hooray! We’re ready for drinks.
Chocolate bunny cocktail ideas
Now, I will 100% support filling a chocolate Easter bunny with milk or chocolate milk. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy that!
(I hope this goes without saying, but do stay away from anything warm like coffee or hot chocolate or you’ll melt your bunny from the inside out!)
White chocolate martini recipe
If you’re craving a cocktail, you’ll love the white chocolate martini that’s at the end of this post.
The white chocolate martini features vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur and half-and-half. The sweetness of the white chocolate is the perfect complement to the milk chocolate shell of the bunny container.
You’ll mix it up in a cocktail shaker, and then decant into your chocolate bunny with a funnel.
I have this set of varying-size funnels — the smallest one is perfect for these Easter cocktails!
And when your chocolate bunny cocktails are all gone, feel free to bite right into the ears! Because being a kid at Easter is still okay!
Here’s to a fun thing to do on Easter this year. Hope you enjoy this Easter treat! // susannah
- 1 (3.5-ounce) chocolate bunny*
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce half-and-half
- Partially unwrap the bunny. Use a knife to mark the spot where you'll insert the straw.
- Heat a paring knife over a gas stove or in a mug of hot water. Wipe it dry on paper towel, then insert it into the bunny and twist the knife until the opening is big enough for a small funnel and a straw.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur and half-and-half. Shake vigorously.
- Place a funnel in the opening of the chocolate bunny, then decant the cocktail into the bunny.
The chocolate bunny should be hollow.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g