Give those bunny Peeps a classy makeover this year! By dipping your marshmallow bunnies in a few coatings of chocolate, you can give them quick and easy chocolate tuxedos. This is such a cute twist on regular Chocolate-Dipped Peeps. Not only do they look cute, but the chocolate coating makes the marshmallows even more delicious. You can also stick them on skewers to make Tuxedo Bunny Peeps Pops!
- 12 bunny Peeps
- 8 oz white candy coating
- 8 oz chocolate candy coating
- 12 colored sprinkles (or sugar pearls)
1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil or waxed paper and set aside.
2. Melt the white chocolate candy coating in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
3. Dip a bunny Peep into the white chocolate until the white coating comes up to the neck. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, and scrape the bottom of the Peep against the lip of the bowl to remove excess white chocolate that might pool around the bottom.
4. Place the Peep on the prepared baking sheet, and while the white coating is still wet, press a sugar pearl into the center of the bunny's stomach to represent a button. Dip the remaining Peeps and add sugar pearls to all of them.
5. Place the dipped Peeps in the refrigerator to set the white chocolate while you prepare the dark chocolate for dipping. Put it in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
6. Once the white chocolate is completely set on the Peeps, take one bunny and dip it into the dark chocolate at a 45-degree angle, so that the chocolate covers one side of the white-dipped bunny on the diagonal. Now turn it in the opposite direction and dip the other side on a 45-degree angle. The final result should be a bunny that has a white "V" of chocolate showing through a darker outer coating. Make sure not to cover the bunny's sugar pearl button.
7. Allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, and scrape the bottom of the Peep against the lip of the bowl to remove excess chocolate that might pool around the bottom. Place the bunny on the foil-lined baking sheet, and repeat with remaining Peeps, until all of them have been dipped in dark chocolate.
8. Now it's time to give your bunnies bow ties! To pipe these on, you can use a piping bag fitted with a small round attachment, a paper cone, or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off. Whichever method you choose, spoon some melted chocolate into your tool of choice.
Make a bow tie by drawing two connected triangles at the top of the white V, above the sugar pearl button. Repeat until all of the bunnies have bow ties.
9. Place the tray back in the refrigerator to set the dark chocolate, for about 10 minutes. Your Tuxedo Bunny Peeps are now ready to eat! They will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for several days, but because the marshmallows will get chewier the longer they sit out, they're best within 3-4 days of when they're made.