Yesterday I went to Target in search of Easter treats for my nut allergic son. There must have been more than a dozen different chocolate bunnies to choose from. Solid ones, hollow ones, small ones, bunnies over a foot tall, etc. Each and every one had a disclaimer printed on the package that implied it might not be safe for those with peanut or tree nut allergies. It was very disheartening. Biting the ears off a chocolate bunny on Easter is a privilege every child should have the opportunity to enjoy.
As I was about to leave, I noticed out of the corner of my eye a kit for Jello Jigglers. For someone shopping for chocolate bunnies, Jello clearly would not be a suitable substitute. However, what caught my eye was the mold that the Jigglers kit came with Ė it had a bunny in it. I didnít see a potential Jello bunny when I saw this mold, what I saw was a safe chocolate bunny for my son. So I bought the Jello Kit.
If youíve got a bag of safe chocolate chips (I use Guittard) and a microwave you can make a safe bunny too. Microwave a cup of chocolate chips in a glass container for about a minute. Spoon the chocolate into the mold (only about half way or the bunny will be too thick to eat). Refrigerate for about 30 minutes and pop out. If you want to get fancy you can make some royal icing and color in the ears and eyes.
The mold also had a butterfly, duck and egg if you want to make other shaped chocolate treats. I found my Jello Jigglers kit at Target for about $5 but I imagine you could go to Walmart or some other stores as well.