With Easter just around the corner it’s time for Raw Vegan Easter Bunny Treats! Since they easily contain the same ingredients as your favorite energy bliss ball, look at them as your additional source of energy to squeeze in a workout during the holidays. Not only are they plantbased but also glutenfree and raw. To make these treats super unique and pretty I used one of my antique chocolate molds which I bought in a tiny baking specialty shop in Vienna. I remember walking into this heaven filled with recipe books and baking tins. But what caught my attention was an antique wooden cupboard lined with old heavy metal chocolate molds. Apparently they stemmed from a chocolate factory in Vienna which closed down some years back. The molds were so whimsical and detailed, I knew I wouldn’t leave this shop without them.
They had Easter inspired molds with rabbits, old fashioned chocolate bar molds, intricate strawberry molds. I decided to buy 3 considering that one actually cost 40€. But I did love the story behind these special molds and I knew, I would keep them like a treasure. And I have. And I have kept them so preciously that I hardly used them sitting on shelf so I can adore them. Secretly I knew why I hadn’t used them until know.
I had never used metal molds before and I was scared I wouldn’t get them out of the mold so I saved myself from that huge disappointment that they might not have been such a good investment since they were so expensive and I loved them to bits. So I was ready to pour my Easter chocolate mix into the mold, I had researched on how to use metal molds and how to get the chocolate out in one piece. I tempered the chocolate, poured it into the molds, put them in the fridge. Full of hope and excitement I had to realize they wouldn’t come out. At all. I even used a hammer to get them out still scared I would damage my precious treasure form the Vienna chocolate factory.
I was so disappointed that I started making peanut butter balls on the side to cheer me up. Then it struck me. Why not press the raw dough into my mold and make them Raw Vegan Easter Bunny Treats? And I am super happy to say, it worked. I was jumping up and down in the kitchen, they were so gorgeous! I trimmed off the access and smoothed out the edge with my fingers. Glazed them with my homemade coconut oil chocolate and voila!
Raw Vegan Easter Bunny Treats
- 10 medjool dates (really soft good quality, if not soak them in water for 30 minutes)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour (I use Tropicai)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp lucuma powder
1. Add all ingredients into your blender/ food processor and blend until everything has combined. The dough should be sticky but workable.
2. Remove it from the blender and transfer to the fridge for 20 minutes to chill.
3. To make things a bit easier form small balls (like you would form your enegry balls) and press into the shape of your mould. Try to press into all edges. Don’t worry if the dough overlaps the mold when pressing in, this actually makes it easeier to remove your treat from the mold.
4. Using a knife, carefully remove the Easter Bunny from the mold, it should come out fairly easy. Trim the edges with a knife and smooth out with your fingers.
5. Melt your favorite vegan chocolate and coat your Easter treats, decorate with sprinkles or nuts!
For more Easter inspired vegan treat check out my Vegan Avantgarde Easter Chocolate Eggs!