As a kid, we loved Easter because it meant that we had another excuse to binge on cheap candy and, most importantly, that Spring Break was here! One thing I miss about being a student is that I no longer get that school-sanctioned week of irresponsibility—to sleep in, to watch tv late into the night, or to (gasp!) read for fun. On the bright side, I’m never too old to enjoy a good old bag of pastel-colored chocolate candy or a chocolate Easter egg around this time of the year. And that’s exactly what happened last weekend. (Read: Copious amounts of dark chocolate M&M’s were consumed during the making of this video.)
I’m probably the only person who has never experienced a proper Easter egg hunt. Although it may not be age appropriate for me to snatch those plastic colored eggs from children, that’s not stopping me from bringing the egg hunt experience right to my kitchen.
I recently discovered Samantha Lee’s Instagram account, and I am now obsessed. She started creating her food art just as a way to get her girls to eat their meals, but her masterpieces are far from mundane. Here are some of my favorites: Frida Kahlo, Snoopy & Charlie Brown, Cruella De Vil, Totoro, Darth Vader, and Harry Potter. Samantha is known for her Miffy creations, which is where I drew inspiration for my Easter bunnies. I am a wee novice compared to Samantha, but the process of creating these bunnies was so fun, I can’t stop!
So why don’t we all make a few of these bunnies and go Easter egg hunting together?
MASTER MY MISTAKES / COOKING NOTES
- Eyes and Mouth: Originally, I wanted to pipe melted chocolate for the eyes and mouth, but it’s so difficult to do on rice. All of my rabbits came out with chocolate crooked smiles. If you want consistent results, it’s easier to cut out the shape of the eyes and mouth and stick it on the face. I used seaweed, but I’m sure there are other great substitutions.
- USE PLASTIC WRAP: I can’t emphasize how important it is to use plastic wrap to help shape the different bits of rice. I used my hands the first time, and the rice kept sticking to my fingers. You also get a smoother finish when you shape the rice inside plastic wrap.
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