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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Easter Bunny Truffles

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Here’s an easy and super yummy treat to make with the kids before any Easter guests come over. It tastes just like the chocolate chip cookie dough you love to lick out of the bowl. There are quite few recipes out there for cookie dough truffles but my family loves this one because it’s not too sweet. Plus, there’s no raw egg involved so if you end up eating the dough before making the truffles, that’s OK.

Easter Bunny Truffle Collage

It's fun to make these truffles with the kids, too. There's no baking involved so little ones can easily help by rolling the dough balls, making the chocolate ears, and decorating the cute bunny faces. They'll love spending time with you in the kitchen making these adorable treats and want to do it every Easter. When they are a little older like my kids are, they will just make the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles themselves and you'll be lucky if you get one.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Easter Bunny Truffles

Supplies

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
½ tsp. vanilla
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
½ cup mini chocolate chips
1 bag chocolate chips for melting or chocolate candy coating like almond bark

Optional – candy googly eyes, mini marshmallows, heart shaped sprinkles

Instructions

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars in an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Mix in milk and vanilla. Add flour and salt. Mix on low until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Chill dough in refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until dough is firm enough to roll or scoop into 1-inch balls. (If dough freezes too long and gets too hard just sit it in the counter for 15 – 30 minutes to soften up a bit, so you can roll it.)

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and place rolled balls  on sheet. Put in freezer for 15 minutes or more.

Chocolate Bunny Truffle Ears

Meanwhile, melt bag of chocolate chips or candy coating according to the package directions. Put a little bit of the melted chocolate into an icing squeeze bottle with a thin pastry tip or a Ziploc bag with a very small hole cut in one corner. Line another baking sheet with wax paper. Squeeze chocolate out on wax paper into an ear shape. Make sure the ears are thick enough that they won’t break when you try to lift them up later. Put baking sheet in freezer to harden.

Take truffle balls out of freezer and dip in melted chocolate to coat entirely. Sit on wax paper again to catch drips. Immediately, stick on chocolate ears and any other decorations like candy eyes and nose. We used candy googly eyes for the eyes and turned it around to be the bunny tail. We also used a pink heart sprinkle that I had left over from a Valentine’s day sprinkle set from Wilton. However, you could use mini marshmallows for the tail and frosting to draw on eyes and a pink nose.

Put bunny truffles in the freezer for 15 minutes to make sure chocolate coating is hard. Now you’re ready to eat.

Makes about 24 1-inch balls or if you like your truffles big, like my daughter, it will make 12.

Happy Easter and Happy Eating!

What is your favorite Easter treat?

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Sue Kirchner describes herself as a family fun coach. She shares simple and creative ideas to have more fun with your family on her blog, www.ChocolateCakeMoments.com. Whether you enjoy cooking with your kids, crafting, traveling and exploring, throwing parties, or just being silly, she’s got ideas to help you become the most fun Mom on the block. Her ideas have been featured on TV, newspapers, magazines, and other blogs. You can connect with her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and definitely check out her family fun boards on Pinterest.

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