Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

I exercised incredible self restraint this year and not bought any Easter candy. I won’t say no though if Alex surprises me with an Easter egg this year! Last year I went to Willie’s Easter Egg Factory so I’ve taken a note from his book and tried making my own chocolate.

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

I love the cheesecake chocolates at Hotel Chocolat so I  created my own homemade version. I used freeze dried strawberries to make an intensely fruity cheesecake filling. I found these cute Easter bunny molds at Lakeland and also used a rose mold I already had.

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

I wrapped the Easter bunnies in foil wrappers and I put the rose chocolates in mini cupcake wrappers. I liked this idea since it keeps fingers from getting chocolatey.

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

The chocolates need to be kept in the refrigerator or freezer to keep the cream cheese cold. Serve as petit fours after Easter dinner or brunch to your guests!

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

Yield: 20 chocolates

Ingredients

40g full fat cream cheese, softened

10g unsalted butter, softened

100g icing sugar, sifted

1/2 tbs freeze dried strawberries (or to taste)

300g milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl beat the cream cheese and butter for two minutes until creamy. Beat in the icing sugar until combined. Add in the freeze dried strawberries. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Break the milk chocolate into squares. Place 210g into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Don't let the chocolate get hotter than 45 C. I have a cool thermo spatula that I got as a gift (thanks Shereen!). Once melted stir in the rest of the chocolate squares.
  3. Pour the chocolate so it covers the bottom of the mold. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the freezer and fill each mold with the cheesecake filling. Place more melted chocolate on top. Tap the molds on the counter to pop any air bubbles. Freeze for 1 hour.
  5. Remove the trays from the freezer and pop chocolates out like ice cubes. Wrap in foil or place in mini cupcake liners.
  6. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/chocolate/strawberry-cheesecake-easter-bunnies

An American Cupcake in London original 

Strawberry Cheesecake Easter Bunnies

Happy Easter!

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11 Comments

  1. Wow, these are great, I love the idea of making my own chocolates, but have yet to attempt it…might have to give it a go now!!

  2. Susie @ Fold in the Flour

    These look amazing and I love the idea of the cool cream cheese filling with the chocolate. Will definitely give these a go. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. This is a fantastic idea – I’ve never seen anything like this before!! Well done you!

  4. Precioso como siempre. Saludos

  5. Great Idea, I am thinking of trying this. Question, why full fat cream cheese, couldn’t I use Neufchâtel (1/3 fat cream cheese).

    • Hi, I personally find reduced fat cream cheese too watery! You can try but there’s a chance the filling will be a thinner consistency. Full fat always tastes better :)

  6. These are adorable!!! I want one!

  7. I LOVE THESE!! So happy to have just come across your website. These chocolate bunnies are adorable.

  8. These are super cute! Love the strawberry cheesecake filling – will have to bookmark for next year!

  9. These look wonderful! I like your bunny dressed in foil with a bow tie! I definitely want to try filling my own chocolates next time.

  10. Shereen

    mmmmm…..yum! they look so cute. I love filled chocolates. Hope the spatla worked ok? you have just given me reason to go get one too now :)