A chocolate Easter bunny isÂ – 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.
StuffCooksWantApril 2, 2009
Ohhhhhh, didn’t know they had the dark stuff. The healthy chocolate. Super yum. Mom always ate my bunny ears, I still draw bunnies w/o ears because of it. I’m getting my own dark chocolate healthy easter bunny this year. With ears. Thanks for the heads up!
NicoleApril 2, 2009
I’m picturing a page full of earless bunny drawings – very funny!
ElianaApril 2, 2009
The ears are the best part. I absolutely love chocolate bunnies during Easter.
AmyHApril 2, 2009
Okay, good to know, especially because I just bought a couple for the children’s Easter baskets! And some of the smaller bunnies (in a 3 pack) for myself. 🙂
Baking MonsterApril 2, 2009
yum I want chocolate now.
DaniApril 3, 2009
i hope there is one of these in my easter basket :p
CamApril 3, 2009
I’m glad you left the chocolate bunny’s pants on. At least one person is thinking about the children. XD
Chocolate AngieApril 3, 2009
Easter is usually the time of year when my diet falls off a cliff. lol
KatrinaApril 3, 2009
One of the funniest comics I ever say was two chocolate Easter bunnies talking to each other. One had a bite out of its ears and the other a bite out of its rear. The one says to the other, “My butt hurts” and the other said, “What?”