Healthy Chocolate Bunnies for Easter!

Move over Cadbury.  Take a seat Hershey.  Yes, there is such a thing as healthy chocolate!  This Easter I decided to make my own chocolate bunnies instead of buying them in the store.  I made two kinds, Superfood Chocolate Bunnies and Chocolate PB2 Bunnies…oh my! How cute are they??Healthy Easter BunniesMaking your own chocolate treats is super easy.  The most important thing is choosing a high quality chocolate.  Spend a few extra dollars and get the good stuff, trust me, it’s worth it!chocolate alcoveLet’s start with the Superfood Chocolate Bunnies.  These bunnies have maca powder, goji berries and cacao nibs mixed in and are sprinkled with hemp seeds. Yum!  Who says chocolate can’t be healthy!?! goji maca Don’t forget to head on over to The Maca Team’s website and receive 10% off premium, organic maca powder by using the promo code HAPPY.

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Makes 24 bunnies

10 oz high quality dark chocolate
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup red maca powder
2 Tbsp  goji berries, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp cacao nibs
1 Tbsp hemp seeds

First, melt your chocolate.  I always use the bain marie method to melt my chocolate. Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted. bunny5bunny6 Once it’s melted, remove from heat and stir in the maca powder, goji berries and cacao nibs.  Fill your mold. bunny7 bunny8 I used this super cute silicone bunny mold that I found at Wal-Mart.  If you don’t have a mold you can make almond bark!  Just spread the chocolate on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with hemp seeds.  Place in the freezer until set, about 30 minutes.  Once set, pop the bunnies out of the mold.  You can either store these in the freezer or refrigerator.

Nutritional info for one Superfood Bunny
83 Calories, 9g Carbs, 5g Fat, 1.5g Protein, 2mg Sodium, 6.5g Sugar

The next recipe is an easy healthier Reese Peanut Butter Cup.  I used PB2 but feel free to use your favourite natural peanut butter – this would change the nutritional info below.

Makes 24 bunnies

10 oz high quality dark chocolate
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup of PB2 mixed with water until smooth and creamy

This time, start by melting only half the chocolate with 1/4 Tbsp of coconut oil.  Pour a thin layer of the melted chocolate into the mold.  Make sure you move the mold back and forth a few times so it coats the bottom evenly.  bunnyPlace in the freezer until hard, about 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix your PB2 with water until smooth. PB2 Remove mold from freezer and place a dollop of peanut butter into each mold.  bunny2Freeze again.  Meanwhile, melt the remaining chocolate and coconut oil.  Pour this on top of the peanut butter.  bunny3 bunny4Again, it helps to move the mold side to side to evenly distribute the chocoalte.  Freeze one more time until set.  Pop the bunnies out of the mold.  I prefer to store these in the freezer instead of the fridge because the peanut butter gets too soft.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!!

Nutritional info for one Chocolate PB2 Bunny
84 Calories, 8g Carbs, 4g Fat, 1.5g Protein, 15mg Sodium, 7g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may not always be 100% accurate.  It is meant to be used as a reference only.

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