Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate

| December 13, 2005 | 2 Comments
After forgetting the cocoa at the grocery store Thursday and getting snowed in on Friday, I was jonesing for a nice hot chocolate. Alas, we had none left. At least, we didn’t have any of the usual suspects: Nestle, Swiss Miss, etc. But I wasn’t going to be deterred by that unfortunate fact.After a bit of hunting and hawing, I located uneaten chocolate bunnies from last Easter…They weren’t open and appeared perfectly edible. To be sure, I sampled a nibble. Mmmm. Chocolate.
(Hint: Hot chocolate is delicious served with super-easy Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines.)

So off to the stove the bunny and I went, along with milk. I heated up the milk until it was warm but not hot and began breaking an ear into little pieces that I sprinkled into the pan. After stirring for maybe five minutes, the chocolate melted and combined with the milk forming a surprisingly delicious and chocolately drink that totally took care of the craving. Okay, craving’s a bad word. It exceeded my expectations. There, that’s better.

See also Organic Hot Chocolate.

Low and behold, after purchasing two tins of hot cocoa from Williams-Sonoma – peppermint and chocolate – I discovered chocolate, real chocolate, inside. And you heat it in milk and stir, stir, stir. So I guess my instinct was pretty good on more than one level.

Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate
serves two

2 cups milk
the ears of a jumbo hollow Easter bunny

Heat milk on stove set at medium-low until warm, but not boiling.

Break bunny ears into pieces and sprinkle into milk.

Stir constantly for 5-10 minutes until chocolate and milk are completely blended.

Category: Dessert, drinks

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Sarah says:

    It’s funny how much more I have Needed Chocolate after having a child.

  2. Sarah says:

    I know what you mean…I wasn’t a big candy person at all before birth. But I’ve found that chocolate can be a very good friend…and it never talks back.

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