It’s time for the March Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. This month, I’m joined by 33 other bloggers to challenge ourselves to not just pin, but to make it happen! Since Easter is coming up, I chose to create a Tropical Chocolate Hula Bunny.
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Let’s meet this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Lynne – My Family Thyme • Pili – My Sweet Things
Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories
Erin – The DIY Nuts • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Kristie – Love My Little Cottage
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Ali – Home Crafts by Ali • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest
Lauren – Mom Home Guide • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Shirley – Intelligent Domestications • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Audra – Renewed Projects • Habiba – Craftify My Love
Kristie – Teadoddles • Marie – The Inspiration Vault • Susan – Suzerspace
Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen • Maria – Simple Nature Decor
Sam – Raggedy Bits • Emily – Domestic Deadline • Marci – Stone Cottage Adeventures
Alayna – Alayna’s Creations • Terrie – Decorate and More with Tip
Tropical Chocolate Hula Bunny
My inspiration came from a pinned image on Pinterest of a Tiki themed Easter bunny and basket, which you can see here–>>> PIN INSPIRATION. I really loved the bunny, but the decorations weren’t all edible, so I decided to make a fully edible chocolate bunny using various candies.
- chocolate melts
- Airhead Xtremes colored strips
- Mini flower icing decorations
- kitchen scissors
The length of the hula skirt and the number of pieces cut will depend on the shape and size of the chocolate bunny used. I chose a large standing bunny, as I plan on using it as a cake topper, but you could also use a flat bunny too.
- Lay the chocolate bunny on part of the chocolate bunny box or parchment paper. This will help you move the bunny around without touching it too much (to prevent fingerprints). If you must touch the bunny, try to hold it where the candy skirt will cover your fingerprints.
- Measure how long the Airhead Xtremes need to be for the skirt and cut to length. Then, cut between each color stripe, making sure not to cut all the way through. Make enough pieces to go around the entire bunny. Set aside.
Note: I tried using green fruit roll-ups, but it was too sticky to cut and extremely difficult to work with. I also tried using edible Easter grass and that was too stiff. It’s much easier to use a thicker type of flat candy, like Airhead Xtremes.Turn a plain chocolate bunny into a Tropical Hula Bunny!
- Melt 4 to 5 chocolate melts in the microwave in 15 seconds intervals. Mix between intervals until the candy melts are melted.
- Using a toothpick, apply a small bit of chocolate across the top of the ‘skirt’ edge and press into place. Repeat until the skirt goes all around the bunny. Let dry.
- Add a dot of melted chocolate to the back of the icing flowers and press into place. Repeat, attaching flowers in a row along the front of the bunny ears. Let dry.
Isn’t she cute?! I’m planning on plopping her onto an Easter cake dusted with graham cracker sand!
Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓