Super delicious and homemade Easter bunny sun butter candies are the perfect way to celebrate spring holidays! These treats are nut-free and super easy to make, making them a perfect addition to any Easter basket.
Made with sunflower seed butter and dairy free chocolate, these treats are top 9 free and super fun to make. They are like a homemade version of Reece’s peanut butter bunnies, only a little sweeter.
Making these will make some-bunny very happy!
Free from: Wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks, celery, corn (optional), sesame, mustard, lupin, sulfites, nightshades, tomatoes, and more
Based on my homemade sunbutter cups, these homemade candies got an Easter bunny makeover. However, you can pop these into any shaped mold and have sunbutter filled candy anytime of year.
Why You’ll Love these Bunnies
- Super allergy friendly! Made with rice milk chocolate and sun butter, these bunnies are top 9 allergy free.
- Very easy to make. Mix the filling, melt the chocolate, and fill them up. That’s it!
- Rich, decadent, and totally indulgent flavor.
You only need a few ingredients to make these nut-free chocolate bunny candies!
- Chocolate: Use either your favorite chocolate bar or a bar of baking chocolate. For this recipe, I used Enjoy Life Rice Milk Chips. This was a perfect balance of chocolate and sweetness and creaminess from the rice milk.
- Sun Butter: This is the main ingredient for these sun butter bunnies. Try to use a creamy version as opposed to a crunchy. And of course, if you need to use a different nut or seed butter to make it allergy friendly for you, go ahead! This recipe is really adaptable.
- Powdered Sugar: This sugar binds it all together and adds some sweetness to the sunbutter.
- Vanilla Extract: I love to add vanilla to these to add another layer of flavor.
- Salt: Just a pinch to balance out the flavors.
Optional: You can add some flaky sea salt to the back side of these bunnies before the chocolate sets. Or, you can add some festive sprinkles to the back as well.
Make sure that you use a chocolate that is safe for you. Sometimes it can contain milk or be made on lines that process other allergy ingredients.
If you are avoiding sun butter, you can replace this with any nut or seed butter that is safe for you.
Powdered sugar and vanilla extract can both be hidden places for corn allergies. Make sure to use corn free products if you are avoiding corn. For a list of my favorite corn free baking goods, check out my shop page.
Fill each bunny with dairy free caramel sauce in place of sunbutter!
For the full instructions, complete with recipe measurements, please see the recipe card below.
There are only a few steps to making these chocolate bunnies. However! You do need a bunny candy mold. If you don't have one, check out my sunbutter cups recipe that uses a regular muffin tray.
First, mix up the sun butter filling. In a large bowl, combine the sun butter (or other butter of your choice) with the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix it all up until a thick dough is formed.
If the mixture is too runny and doesn’t stick together, add a little more powdered sugar. On the other hand, if the mixture is too dry, add a little more sun butter or vanilla extract to thin it out.
Next, melt the chocolate either on the stove top in a saucepan over low heat, or, in the microwave in a heat safe bowl in 15 second increments. When the chocolate is almost melted, remove it from the heat and keep stirring until the chocolate is totally melted.
Time to make the bunnies!
Tip! I really recommend that you use piping bags to help you place the chocolate and filling into each mold.
First, place a thin layer of chocolate into each bunny mold. You can twirl the mold around to get the chocolate to come up the sides of the candy, or leave it just on the bottom for a stripe look when they are finished. Pop this into the freezer for 5 minutes to allow it to fully set.
Next, add a small scoop of the sunbutter filling into each bunny mold. Finally, cover the rest with chocolate. Now, place the whole thing back into the freezer to set for at least 30 minutes. Remove them from the molds when they are fully set and enjoy!
- Use a squeeze bottle or piping bag for the melted chocolate and sunbutter filling. This helps to keep this recipe from being too messy.
- Depending on the size of your candy mold you will get different sized candy bunnies and may end up with more or less bunnies than I did. Make them as thick or thin as you want. My family loves extra thick bunny candies!
How to Store
Keep these in the fridge in an airtight container in between layers of parchment paper or wax paper for up to 2 weeks. They are delicious when frozen as well!
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- Candy mold
- mixing bowls
- mixing spoon
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- Piping bags (optional)
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- ⅓ cup sunbutter smooth
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Splash vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- Mix the filling. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the sunbutter with powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla extract. A thick dough should form. You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer to help you with the consistency, but I typically just mix this by hand with a good spoon.
- Melt the chocolate. In a heat safe bowl in the microwave, or in a small saucepan on the stove, melt the chocolate until it is almost fully melted. Remove it from the heat and stir constantly until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Assemble. Place 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate on the bottom of each bunny shape. Place it in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. Remove from the freezer and place another spoonful of the filling mixture on top of the chocolate. Pat it down into place. Top with a final spoonful of chocolate on top.
- Chill. Place the filled candy mold into the freezer for about 20 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Enjoy!
- Store. Keep these in the fridge in an airtight container in between layers of parchment paper or wax paper for up to 2 weeks. They are delicious when frozen as well!
- Allergy Substitutions
- Make sure that you use a chocolate that is safe for you. Sometimes it can contain milk or be made on lines that process other allergy ingredients.
- If you are avoiding sun butter, you can replace this with any nut or seed butter that is safe for you.
- Powdered sugar and vanilla extract can both be hidden places for corn allergies. Make sure to use corn free products if you are avoiding corn. For a list of my favorite corn free baking goods, check out my shop page.
- Fill each bunny with dairy free caramel sauce in place of sunbutter!
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