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6 different Chocolate Zombie Easter Bunnies are arranged on a beige coloured oval plate. They're all green woth red, white, and brown designs to make them look blood spattered, scarred, etc.
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How to Make Chocolate Zombie Easter Bunnies

Not into the bright colours and pastels of the Easter season? This Chocolate Zombie Easter Bunnies tutorial may be right up your alley!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Hardening time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Author: Marie Porter
Cost: $20

Equipment

Bunny shaped candy molds
Something to melt the candy on. (We used a plate and a measuring cup)
Small paint brushes, optional
Toothpicks

Ingredients

  • Candy Melts variety of colors.

Instructions

How to Melt the Candy

  • For the first step - the decorating - I like to arrange small piles of each colour on a microwave safe plate, as shown.
  • For things like pupils eyes, scars, and blood - even a REALLY bloody bunny - you really don’t need a ton of melted candy. You’ll be applying it with a toothpick!
  • So, microwave your plate for 30-45 seconds at 50% power, and use toothpicks to stir each pile. Repeat, 20 seconds at a time, until it’s all melted and smooth.
  • Once you’ve finished the initial decorations and are ready to fill the molds, you’ll need much more candy disks to melt.
  • For that, I like to use a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
  • Place your chips in the vessel, microwave for 1 minute at 50% power, and stir. From there, do 30-45 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it’s all melted and smooth.
  • If the candy hardens before you can use it, you can reheat it - just remember to go low and slow with it.

Starting Your Zombie Bunny Decoration

  • Use a tooth brush or small craft paint brush to paint colored details directly onto cavity of candy molds.
  • If doing multiple layers, remember that the first color you put down will be the outermost color visible. Ie: paint the pupil first, THEN the rest of the eye.
  • Once all of your detail work is finished and hardened, carefully pour your main color into the mold, filling to the edge.
  • Allow to harden at room temperature until completely set.
  • Once candy is set, gently flex the mold to release your creation.

If using a 2 piece (3D) mold:

  • Paint all details as noted above, on both halves of the mold.

For Hollow Candy

  • Fill one half of the mold. Attach the second half, secure with clips/clamps/elastic bands, and flip.
  • Turn the mold several times, ensuring that the entire cavity is covered inside.
  • Allow to harden, release as described above.

For Solid Candy

  • Fill both halves of the mold, carefully attach.
  • Secure with clips (etc), chill thoroughly before releasing.

Notes

Important Candy Melt Notes
Don’t add any kind of liquid to the melted candy.
It may not be chocolate, but it does ACT like chocolate in this sense - liquid will make it seize.
Seizing is when chocolate - or candy melts - are unhappy with the situation, and break, clump, and generally go gross.
There is no coming back from seized chocolate, so really...just avoid liquid of any kind. This includes flavour extracts, water, milk, etc.
Don’t Overheat the Candy
Again, much like chocolate, you can scorch the candy if you’re not careful. If this happens, it’s un-usable.
This is the reason for the 50% power when melting it!
Thinning the Candy
If even fully melted candy is too thick to deal with, you can mix in a VERY small amount of solid vegetable shortening to thin it out a little.
Start with ½ teaspoon per ½ cup of candy.