Monday, March 31, 2008

Not-So-Hollow Bunny

Many of you may have seen my husband's post about his long-lost love, the big, fat, solid chocolate bunny of Easter past. (If you haven't seen it, it's TOTALLY worth a read...great post.)We have looked all over, trying to find the right kind of solid bunny. They just don't make them like they used to....really, they don't.

So in order to try to make all his Easter dreams come true, while Cory and Mary were here visiting last weekend, Mary and I formulated a plan. We got the biggest hollow bunny we could find and lopped off its bottom (the actual bottom, not the anatomical bottom). After creating what we thought was the perfect mix of premium chocolate candy-making ingredients, cooling it to what we thought was a proper temperature not to melt the bunny shell, and collecting the proper tools, we commenced filling.


It took alot more than I thought it would to fill that hare. We had trouble seeing what the level of the chocolate was inside. So Maglite came to the rescue.

We did get it filled, and just as we were stopping the chocolate flow, Mr. Hollow No More started to split just slightly and ooze chocolate from his ears. We quickly covered the bottom with plastic wrap to stop the loss of any further chocolate goodness. We scrambled to get him into a supine position and stable, and we hustled him into the fridge. It turned out ok, with only minimal damage done, and the bunny was still intact. He stayed in the fridge, hidden--which was no small feat, such a long horizontal rabbit--until Easter morning.

We put him back in his box and presented him to M.
I thought we'd done a pretty darn good job of creating this almost perfect, close to 2-pound bunny, ready for gnawing enjoyment. M was impressed, I think. It's hard to tell. I can tell you he hasn't yet eaten any of it, choosing to go with some of the other bunnies that people graciously got for him. Apparently, he's worried he won't like the chocolate that we chose to fill it with and then I'll be all offended due to putting so much work and thought into it. He's kind of right, but yet, if he doesn't like the chocolate, I'm sure there are others who would be more than willing to share the responsibility of consuming this yummy bunny.

13 comments:

  1. That is too cool! I hadn't thought about it, but you are right I haven't seen solid chocolate bunnies lately.
    You are so nice to have gone the extra mile to make something special like that. :)

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  2. RK, you are one of the most thoughtful people I have come across. M and Braska are very lucky to have you!

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  3. My favorite part? That the box now says, "NOT Hollow Chocolate"

    So clever! I'm impressed it didn't melt into a big gooey mess!

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  4. Melissa--These young friends of ours can't even remember the kind of bunnies we're talking about...the true solid bunny, big enough to last weeks. Those were the days...

    Mindy--Thank you! How very nice of you to say that! Makes my morning... :o)

    Michelle--Good for you for noticing! I thought about pointing it out on the box. That was all Mary's idea to label it that way. She's super clever!

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  5. You are cracking me up. I am SO lucky that I am not even tempted by Chocolate. LOL

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  6. Thanks for the bunnie, babe!! Maybe I'll try it this weekend...I have a lot of other bunnies to get through you know.

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  7. Christina--I wish I had a switch that turned my chocolate addiction on and off....just sometimes.

    Muncher--You're welcome. Pace yourself...Too many bunnies can do real damage!

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  8. Looks fabulous. Only a loving wife would go to that much trouble! You can tell M that if he doesn't like it, he has a chocoholic m-i-l that would eat it!!

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  9. Now THAT was creative!! What an excellent idea and such a thoughtful thing to do for your hubby!

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  10. Wow, M got a whole bunch of bunnies from people because of his blog post?

    Maybe if he posts about really missing the previous $20 bill design, he will be on to something there.

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  11. Now, that is true love.... How "sweet"! I just cracked myself up on that one!

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  12. Man -- that had to take some patience! Muncher is definitely one lucky man!

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  13. When I was a kid we all got hallow bunnies, but my parents had a solid bunny. I always wanted the solid bunny! I love how you made one for your hubby. How sweet (no pun intended).

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