A chocolate Easter bunny is – in addition to Creme Eggs and Peeps, of course – an Easter candy staple. Many chocolatiers put out their own bunnies in various shapes and sizes, types of chocolate and in both solid and hollow versions. My memories of chocolate Easter bunnies as a kid are of large, hollow bunnies that were made of a sweet milk chocolate. I always ate the ears first. These days, I have more control over what type of bunny I put in my basket. I tried some of Dove’s Silky Smooth Chocolates when they were first introduced in candy bar format and really liked them, so when I saw Dove’s Easter selections included a Silky Smooth Solid Milk Chocolate Egg and a Silky Smooth Solid Dark Chocolate Bunny, I put them on my list of chocolates to try.
Although they are much heftier than the bars I originally tasted (6-oz each!), both of these chocolates lived up to my expectations. The chocolate is very smooth and creamy. The milk chocolate has a good balance of chocolate and cream flavors, and isn’t too sweet. The dark chocolate is equally smooth, with an extremely well balanced chocolate flavor – no bitterness, which I have experienced with some overly dark chocolates. Actually, the dark chocolate bunny may be a new favorite of mine, as the fact that it is solid makes it last a very long time because a bite or two goes a long way.
I still ate the ears off first.