Chocolate Easter Bunny Cupcake Tutorial

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!

What You’ll Need:

  • Baked and frosted cupcakes, plus more frosting
  • 1 pack of graham crackers
  • Food processor or plastic baggie and rolling pin
  • Green food coloring
  • Vanilla extract
  • Two small bowls
  • Piping bag or plastic baggie and scissors
  • Gold luster dust
  • Small brush
  • Small chocolate Easter bunnies

Cupcakes and Frosting

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.

Moss Topping

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.

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

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.

Gold Luster Dust

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.

Piping Bag and Tip or Baggie

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.

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Chocolate Easter Bunny Cupcake Tutorial

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!

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

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  • Baked and frosted cupcakes, plus more frosting
  • 1 pack of graham crackers
  • Food processor or plastic baggie and rolling pin
  • Green food coloring
  • Vanilla extract
  • Two small bowls
  • Piping bag or plastic baggie and scissors
  • Gold luster dust
  • Small brush
  • Small chocolate Easter bunnies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200º F.
  2. Place pack of graham crackers in food processor and blend until fine crumbs. You can also crush graham crackers in a plastic baggie with a rolling pin.
  3. Put a few drops of green food coloring in a small bowl and dilute it with some vanilla extract before mixing it into graham crackers. Repeat this process until you like the shade of green.
  4. Spread graham cracker moss onto parchment lined baking sheet and place in oven for about 5 minutes until slightly toasted.
  5. Pour graham cracker mixture into the other small bowl.
  6. Carefully dip each cupcake into the graham crackers so it is fully covered. Place cupcakes in the fridge to chill.
  7. Meanwhile, gently use a soft brush to dust each chocolate bunny in gold luster dust, making sure you brush all of its edges and crevices.
  8. Fill a piping bag or small plastic bag with its tip cut off with remaining frosting
  9. Stand chocolate Easter bunny on top of moss covered cupcake and pipe a small dollop of frosting either underneath or behind it to help adhere and support it. Repeat this process until all bunnies are atop a cupcake
  10. Chill until ready to serve.
  11. Enjoy!

Keywords: chocolate, easter, bunny, cupcakes