Now that St. Patty’s Day is behind us, it’s time for the cutest holiday ever; Easter. I got all excited over the weekend when I was playing around with Easter candy and sprinkles! We may or may not have gone through a large bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs.
I am sharing these super fun Easter Brownie Bunny Truffles today. Follow along with this easy tutorial and step by step instructions. The filling is made entirely of a fudgy brownie which is coated with white chocolate and decorated like an Easter bunny. Some of these truffles are covered in coconut so they are fluffy bunnies!
I was inspired to make these bunny truffles after my friend Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling made these Love Bug Oreo Truffles and they are the cutest thing ever! Be sure to stop over and check them out!
These Brownie Bunny Truffles are the first post I am sharing as a Wilton Sweet Treat Team member. I am SO excited to be a part of the team. That means that I will be sharing lots of fun treats with you throughout the year! I started my blog after taking Wilton cake decorating classes a couple summers ago. Since then I have been trying to teach myself and practice new techniques.
For these truffles I used a fudgy brownie mix and waited for it to cool completely. All I did was cut off the edges (and ate them, duh!) and then I took a fork and broke apart the rest of the brownies into crumbs. I use a cookie scoop and made them into brownie balls with a flat bottom. This helps them sit evenly.
I popped them in the freezer for a couple hours. I think it is so much easier to dip them if they are frozen. So you can prepare the brownies in advance and freeze them until you are ready to dip them! It really helps break up the process. I liked the brownies (as opposed to cake) because they have more structure and don’t need any frosting to hold them together.
When making the truffles, I used a package of Wilton Bright White Candy melts and a melting pot. I love my melting pot. I don’t have one of the newest models, but I have seen them and they are awesome because they have a flexible silicone bowl.
I like to add some Crisco spread to the candy melts because it helps them stay very thin and smooth, which can be easier for dipping. I also turn down the temperature to “warm” so it keeps the candy melts at an even temperature.
I used a toothpick to pick up the frozen brownies and swirl them in the candy melts and then put them on my silicone mat to dry. It is important not to use a wire rack for these because the bottom of the truffle will stick to the wire rack. If you don’t have a silicone mat, use a piece of parchment paper. I used a small knife to cover the hole from the toothpick with a dab of the white chocolate.
If you want to make your truffles with coconut, you need to do it immediately after the brownies are dipped. Since the brownies are frozen, the candy will harden very quickly. Test the first two to be sure it won’t crack. If the chocolate cracks, it is probably too hot.
For the accents on these truffles, I used Wilton Icing decorations, some homemade bunnies ears and some mini marshmallows for the tails. I tried adding these accents immediately after the truffles were dipped, but it can be a little overwhelming to do everything at once.
However it is easy to add them afterwards too! You just need a tiny bit of the candy melts as an adhesive and you can attach the bunny tails and the sunglasses with the candy melts. For the mouths of the bunnies, I had some leftover heart shaped sprinkles (also seen from Lemon Tree Dwelling!) from Valentine’s day, but I also used some pink candy melts to pipe the nose.
For the bunny ears, I also used the candy melts. For the ears, you do not want the chocolate to be as thin. So I took about 10 candy melt pieces, melted them in the microware and stirred until smooth. I did the same thing for the pink candy melts. You do not need to wait for the white chocolate to harden before you add the pink on the ears. I used a piping bag and a template to make the ears. Also a toothpick can your best friend to help clean up the edges or the shapes of the ears if needed!
What I like to do is tape the template to a small baking sheet, and then tape a piece of parchment or wax paper on top. I pipe the shapes and then I pop them in the refrigerator to set. It is best to use a #2 round tip with a coupler and a piping bag to make the bunny ears. The #2 tip is just big enough but not too big!
You can download the bunny ears template right here!
To add the bunny ears to the truffles, you just need to make a small cut in the top of your truffles, dip a tiny bit of chocolate onto the bunny ears and place them into the slits in the truffles. They actually hold up pretty well, but don’t lift them by the ears! No bunny likes that. Hehe.
After I finished these truffles, I kept them in the refrigerator because it was SO HOT here in Southern California, but they do not need to be refrigerated. You should enjoy these 1-2 days after you prepare them.
I really hope you guys will give these a shot! I am not a huge fan of chocolate making because I feel like they are never very pretty. Well guess what, the coconut hides all your flaws! It’s not the quickest dessert to throw together but trust me when I say that your friends will be totally impressed!
I hope I covered all of it but please let me know if you have any questions! Here are some helpful tools for this project:
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- 1 box Fudge brownie mix
- Ingredients listed on the box (egg, oil water)
- 1 bag Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
- 2 oz Pink Candy Melts (optional)
- 3 tbsp Crisco Shortening
- Wilton icing decorations
- Flaked Coconut
- Mini Marshmallows
- Prepare brownie mix according to the instructions on the box. Allow to cool completely. Cut off the hard edges.
- Use a fork to break apart the brownies into crumbs. With a medium size cookie scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons), spoon the brownie crumbs and press into the cookie scoop. Place with the flat side down on a baking sheet. I highly recommend to line the baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Freeze for a minimum of 2-3 hours. Can be frozen in advance.
- Prepare the bunny ears before starting the truffles. Take 3-4 oz of White Candy Melts and melt in the microwave. Stir until completely smooth. Repeat with pink candy melts.
- Use a piping bag with a #2 round tip and pipe the bunny ears using the template provided above. Fill in the middle with the pink candy melts. Refrigerate the bunny ears to harden faster.
- Pour remaining candy melts into melting pot. Use the “melt” setting until white candy melts are melted and smooth. Add Crisco 1 tablespoon at a time to thin out the candy melts until there is smooth drip from the spoon. Using a spatula, stir until well mixed. Turn setting down to “warm” on your melting pot.
- Remove brownies from the freezer. Use a toothpick to insert into the brownie, dip and swirl in the candy melts.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Gently twist toothpick to remove. Take a knife to dab a drop of candy melts to cover the hole from the toothpick.
- Optional: to cover the truffle in coconut, use your hands to immediately pat the coconut into the chocolate before it hardens. It will harden quickly.
- Allow truffles to cool completely.
- To attach the bunny tails, gently dab one side of the mini marshmallow with candy melts. Press onto the back side of the truffle. It will cool quickly.
- To attach the bunny ears, gently insert the knife into the top of the truffle. Take one ear and gently dip the end into the candy melts. Lightly press into the top of the truffle.
- To attach the icing decorations, dab the backside of the icing decorations with candy melts and gently press onto the truffle.
- For the bunny nose, you can either use a heart shaped sprinkle or use your pink candy melts to pipe the nose. Attach the sprinkle by using a tiny drop of the candy melts.
- Refrigerate truffles if not serving within a day.
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