There are a lot of great Easter candy options to choose from, but my all time favorite is the classic chocolate Easter bunny. There's something about delicious chocolate wrapped in shiny gold foil and carefully peeling back that foil to nibble away on that chocolate bit by bit.
These Chocolate Easter Bunny Cupcakes have all of that nostalgic and classic Easter feeling in the form of a cupcake! They start off by being dipped in a graham cracker mixture that looks just like moss. Then they're topped with a mini chocolate Easter bunny brushed in gold luster dust to give them that shiny gold foil look, just like the real thing!
These cupcakes are super easy to make and the best part is that you can use your favorite cupcake and frosting recipe!
After that you just need to make the moss topping and decorate the mini chocolate Easter bunnies to add on top and you have a fun, festive dessert perfect for Easter Sunday!
One of the best things about this tutorial is that you can use your favorite cupcake recipe and your favorite frosting! I chose to make simple vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting, but any flavors will work just as well. You can also make as many cupcakes as you like depending on how many chocolate Easter bunnies you have. If you want to make fewer cupcakes, you can start off with half a pack of graham crackers instead of a full pack.
What makes that beautiful moss topping? Believe it or not, just graham crackers, a few drops of green food coloring, and vanilla extract. You'll need a food processor or plastic baggie and a rolling bin to grind the graham crackers until they are fine.
Add a few drops of green food coloring to a small bowl and stir in a little bit of vanilla extract to dilute it. Add this mixture to the graham crackers and mix until you reach the shade of green you like. Then you can spread them out on a parchment lined baking sheet and place them in the oven to toast slightly before dipping each frosted cupcake in the moss.
Now, let's talk chocolate! The smaller the chocolate Easter bunny, the better. I made the Easter bunnies with a chocolate mold, but any small chocolate Easter bunny will work great.
I used a soft gold colored luster dust and a soft brush to gently coat each bunny in gold. I recommend placing the bunnies on a parchment lined baking sheet or plate, brushing them with gold luster dust, and then carefully picking them up to dust their edges and little crevices until they are fully covered.
If you have a small piping bag to put the frosting in, great! If you don’t, but you have a lunch, quart, or gallon sized plastic baggie, that works too! Either way, you’ll want to cut a small hole in the bag you use so you can pipe a dollop of frosting either underneath or behind the chocolate bunny to help adhere it to the cupcake and add extra support.
Once you add the chocolate Easter bunnies atop your cupcakes, you are ready to go! Just chill the cupcakes in the fridge until ready to serve. They'll look beautiful as part of your Easter festivities.