Sunday, May 10, 2009
We made these on Easter. They actually even tasted pretty good! Quality chocolate helps.
bunny peeps (I suppose you could do it with chicks, but IMHO they would not be as cute)
sprinkles or cookie decorations of choice (chopped nuts, coconut, etc.)
wax paper or parchment
Small flat tray or plate
Push the skewers into the peeps bunnies, then place them onto parchment or wax paper, on the tray or plate. Have your sprinkles/decorations at the ready.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler:
Bring a small amount of water to a boil in the bottom the double boiler.
Turn off the water and place a bowl or the top of the double boiler over the hot water. Let it stand until mostly melted. Stir very gently to complete the melting.
OR, melt chocolate in plastic bag:
place chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in one corner of zip bag.
Close the bag securely. Place the corner of the bag into a cup of hot water (near-boiling). Do not let any water or steam make contact with the chocolate. When chocoalte is melted, snip off the corner of the bag, and pipe out the chocolate. It will be quite runny and you will need to put your finger over the opening to prevent the chocolate from leaking out.
You can apply the chocolate to the peeps either by dipping, spreading with a small spatula, or piping the chocolate. You decide which method(s) you want to do. Do one side, sprinkle the decorations onto the wet chocolate. Put the peeps into the freezer for a few minutes to firm up the chocolate. Then take them out, turn them over, and apply chocolate and decorations to other side. Place in freezer. Once the chocolate is set, you can take them out and serve, or wrap in plastic wrap and return to the freezer.