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Chocolate-Coconut Easter Bunnies

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Yesterday, I got lost.

Lost in my local Michaels Craft Store, that is.

By the time I found the exit, I’d made quite a few new friends: scrapbook supplies, paintbrushes, and a bunny-shaped candy mold. Right away, I put the candy mold to good use:


Coconut Melties

Bunny coconut melties! Who needs chocolate bunnies when you can have coconut ones? (Oooh wait, I take that back. I still want the chocolate bunnies too!)

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So I later made a 2nd batch, with Hot Chocolate Butter.

(No photos of them, though. As their name might suggest, melties aren’t exactly easy to photograph!)

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Note: If you can’t find Artisana, you can use homemade coconut butter.


Question of the Day:
Do you love craft stores?

I could spend all day browsing through the stickers, flowers, art supplies, and of course the cake-decorating supplies! Winking smile

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lauren says:

    Those are so cute! I LOVE craft stores, I generally try to avoid them because I can spend forever inside and end up coming out with a bunch of stuff that I did not intend to get when I walked in!!!

  2. Jojo says:

    These are so adorable! And these are so much healthier than the candies they sell in the stores with who know what in them.
    I love browsing around in Michael’s, too. I especially like the cooking/baking section 😉

  3. OK those bunnies are adorable — I’ll take the chocolate ones!

    I love craft stores, craft fairs, all of that stuff. I wish I made more time to do actual crafts though!

  4. Freya says:

    I’m more of a plate-cup-bowl store girl myself :) or a COFFEE store! I loove coffee :)

  5. Lisa Fine says:

    Those look so cute! And anything coconut flavored (especially with chocolate) sounds good to me. Last night we had delicious chocolate-covered macaroons for dessert.

    I love craft stores, and always get so tempted when I shop in them.

  6. HOW ADORABLE!!!! I love craft stores-I could spend ALL DAY there, too 😉 A couple days ago I went to Joann’s and bought a whole bunch of fabric (they were having a 50% off sale. Wahoo!) I am going to be making little summer dresses for girls in Africa :)

    1. Renée says:

      Aww that’s lovely of you!

  7. They are so cute!
    I am not into craft stores myself, but anything baking related and I could be there all day!

  8. Brandie says:

    I love this post, and do you know why?! I picked up lil Easter molds at Michaels’ too!! Cause I’m gonna make Junior’s Easter ‘candies’!!! 😮 I was just gonna do the brown ones (carob for him actually, not chocolate) but this is inspiring. I think I’ll do some cocount ones too! He LOVES coconut butter. :)

    Thanks for the idea Miss K!

  9. Jennifer JCD says:

    Those are adorable!!! How could you muster up the strength to eat such cuties? Eh, it’s Easter… bunny eating is acceptable as long as no actual bunnies are harmed in doing so. 😉

    Ah yes, we love craft stores too! My favourite craft store is this wee shop in a small town that sells almost everything. It’s the cutest little craft shop ever. (And they are the only place I’ve found root beer extract – yummy!)

  10. SO CUTE!!!!!!! i love fun molds- i used to have mickey mouse!
    i LOVEEEEE CRAFT STORES!!!!! I used to go to Michael’s ALL the time in the states!!!

  11. The bunnies are adorable! I love the craft store…it’s a dangerous place for me to be.

  12. Renée says:

    I love Michael’s! I paint and cook and do lots of craft so I could easily spend most of my time (and money D:) in that store!

  13. Michael’s is my second home….seriously becoming friends with the people that work there haha!

  14. These are adorable! Cuteness overload :)

  15. I LOVE craft stores! I can spend hours walking around and looking at all the craft supplies. I can do the same at Whole Foods and Trader Joes except with food. 😉

  16. Emma says:

    Oh my goodness do I ever love craft stores! I could spend hours browsing paints alone.
    Ps. those coconut bunnies look almost to cute to eat! emphasis on almost, 😛

    1. Haha I ripped the ear off of one this morning. Then I decided he wouldn’t want to go through life without an ear. So I did him a favor and ate the rest of him!

      1. Such a naughty vegan… 😉

  17. Kimberley says:

    YUMMY! and adorable!

    I love Michaels, this makes me want to take an adventure there today! :)

  18. Awww, cute bunny molds! And yes, I love craft stores!! I might be going to Michael’s today. :)

  19. krickit6 says:

    Oh gosh, those bunnies are the cutest :-) I can never get homemade coconut butter to work, probably because of my blender.. so, Ill just come back and look at your pix again, because they are adorable :-)

    Happy Easter!

    1. I think it also has to do with the outside temperature, oddly enough. Two different people wrote to me that it didn’t work when they tried it in the winter, but they recently tried again and it DID work. Weird! I wish it would work for everyone, all the time :(.

  20. Mckella says:

    I looove craft stores. Mostly, I love the 40% off coupons that come in the paper every week! It’s the cheapest way to get art supplies.

  21. nadia says:

    how CUTE!! I havent made melt-ies yet because I dont have a mold. Must get one asap!

  22. I could spend hours at the craft store. Michaels seriously eats my money!

  23. Too cute. I love coconut. And chocolate. I combined the two for some simple macaroons. Happy Easter!

  24. I love browsing in Michael’s Craft Store. I always want to buy the little wooden houses, treasure chests & whatnot that they have and paint them but I can never bring myself to do it! One day this summer, I’m going to do it. Those little bunnies are adorable & look soo yummy. I bet they would taste amazing perched atop a carrot cake boatmeal :)

    1. Love your thinking! Especially if the boatmeal were warm from the oven… then they’d melt right into it!

  25. amber says:

    those are so very cute!!! i wanted to make my own chocolate bunnies, but my local michael’s was out of the molds 3 weeks ago… :( i might have to find a different mold, cause i definitely want to try the coconut ones, event hough they will probably melt insanely fast, cause its already in the 90s down here in florida.

  26. I love Michaels! I used to absolutely hate scrapbooking because it was an assignment for one of my english classes. Many all-nighters were pulled towards the end of the school year trying to finish it. However when I was done, I was so proud of myself because it was the cutest scrapbook ever and detailed so much about my life, running, friends, family, etc.
    Now I can’t wait to work on my high school scrapbook with my mom so I can have all my memories saved before college!

  27. Veronica says:

    The bunnies are so cute! I made some homemade coconut butter but I didn’t process it long enough and it is grainy so I need a re-take. And hello, my name is Veronica, and I’m a fellow craft store junkie. :)

    1. Nice to meet you, fellow craft store junkie ;). hehe

  28. my goodness…it’s definitely dangerous to put me inside a Michaels with a loaded wallet! But luckily if you subscribe to their email list, you get coupons ALL the time. Makes my visits a liiiiittle cheaper :)

    1. Oh yes, we get them in the newspaper… I try really hard to ONLY buy something if I have a 40%-off coupon :).

  29. There is a Michael’s right next to Trader Joe’s about 2 blocks from my office. Guess where I wander during lunch breaks? Gosh I really am an old lady, but I LOVE getting crafty!

    1. Ah so jealous! There used to be one next to a WF here, but it closed. Oh well, better for my wallet, I guess!

  30. Aww those bunny melties are SO CUTE!! You bad vegan eating little bunnies! 😉

    I actually don’t think I’ve ever been to a crafts store…but that’s okay because when I come and visit YOU we can spend a whole day in this Michaels place looking at all the other animal shapes! 😀

    1. Never???? Oh no, this will not do! Get over here ASAP so we can go pitch a tent in the craft store!!

  31. I have alwayss wanted to try those molds. the craft store is so distracting… I end up walking down all the aisles and then I realize I’m looking at stuff for 5-year-olds

  32. Gen says:

    Aaaw how cute!! 😀 Those look delicious!

  33. Stephanie says:

    I adore craft stores. And coconut. I’ve gotta make some of these melties ASAP. They’re freaking adorable!

  34. Ann Claire says:

    The little bunnies are so cute! I”m sure they’re delicious too :)

  35. Charissa says:

    Oh, those ADORABLE! And yes, I’m a craft star fan! I adore them so much. I love just browsing the store and drooling in the paint and drawing section (one of my loves)!

  36. Getting lost in Michaels is like having a mini treasure hunt..they have so much there!! Have you ever been to a Christmas Tree Store? I got lost in that thing before and had a blast! From gourmet food to camping was pretty cool.

    1. I’ve never heard of a Christmas Tree store… I’m going to google it right now!

  37. Michal says:

    I LOVE craft stores – hobby lobby is my favorite for sure :) i can spend the whole day looking at yarn and fabrics. and dont forget the baking section!

  38. Dalai Lina says:

    I could open up a craft store with all the crap I have bought in anticipation of getting crafty. My daughter is now 5 and I’ll still waiting for the scrapbook fairy to motivate me…

  39. Awww, the bunnies are tooo cute! Love them and love the molds.

    I was just in Michael’s 3 days ago. I kinda love craft stores and browsing them like it’s my job. Holy knicknacks and clutter but they can be SUCH gems if you find the right clutter :)

    Also TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc for blog dishes and linens and cute sale stuff…perfect.

  40. I love scrapbooking stuff, I could stay in Michaels forever!

  41. Rebecca says:

    Those are so cute! I love going to craft stores, especially Michaels. I ALWAYS find something really neat there and it is easy to get lost in all the great ideas :)

  42. I could spend hours in craft stores.. they are right up there with homegood stores like Bed Bath and Beyond and Ikea. I walk around dreaming up all of the amazing things I can make!

  43. Reka says:

    cute bunnies!!!!!!!!!! I love going to JoAnn’s! They have the best crafty stuff! :)

  44. Abbey Stohs says:

    My sister just introduced me to your blog, and it is so much fun! Your recipes are fabulous! I get lost in the craft store ALL the time. I could spend hours. Sometimes I go there just to get inspiration for new projects. Thank you for sharing amazing, vegan and raw treats with the world! I appreciate it! :) ~Abbey

    1. Aww Abbey, I’m so glad you found me! Happy Thursday!! :)

  45. Emma says:

    i love craft stores…….heaven!

  46. Lyza says:

    They’re so sweet :) I need to go to michael’s and buy some bunny molds so I won’t be jealous of all the non-vegan chocolate bunnies hopping around. :)

  47. They’re so cute! I love craft stores. I find every excuse to go :) I’m there at least once a week!

  48. BroccoliHut says:

    I love craft stores too! I love dreaming up all the things I could make…

  49. These are so cute! I love craft stores, too. I might have to look for these adorable bunny molds. :-)

  50. Laura says:

    I think I might be missing something with the coconut melties! I feel awful saying it, but I made them and I thought they were were…not good. It was a bit like eating soap, to be honest! I’ll try mixing in some chocolate next time. (Or possibly just pour the melted chocolate into the moulds! :)

    1. You need to like the taste of coconut butter, straight-up.

  51. bitt of raw says:

    Those are so adorable! You are reminding me I have some egg molds that well are designed for Easter and I haven’t used yet this year. Better get to it.

  52. I love the sticker section too! There are so many and they are getting so detailed now LOL! Love those cute melties!

  53. Jess says:

    man those look good; too bad i already had my candy today. maybe i’ll head over tomorrow, idk, if my schedule allows. i used to love craft stores, but my lack of funds kept me from buying…or going lol.

  54. Those are the cutest ever!! I could spend all day in a craft store, and spend wayyyy, way too much money. :)

  55. Sarah says:

    Hi Katie! For Passover, my mom always makes haroset, which is made out of fruits and nuts. Haroset appears on the seder plate to remind us of the mortar the Israelites’ used while slaves in Egypt. Anyway! As I always do right before Passover, I was thinking about all the foods I wouldn’t be able to eat during the holiday, namely…Larabars, because they don’t have Passover certification. I was thinking how Larabars are kind of like haroset, and how hard my mom works every year to make the haroset…which is when I remembered your fudge baby recipes! Long story short, your gingerbread babies made a welcome appearance on my family’s seder plate. Everyone loved it! And my mom, who has always ground up the dates with the nuts by hand, was amazed by how quick it was in a blender.

    Also, I was craving a cupcake today…so of course I made a single lady cupcake, with almond flour! Om nom nom. Thank you Katie!!!

  56. Leashieloo says:

    Omg, the melties look so scrummy! I must get a mold post haste!

  57. I love the bunny shaped melties!!! Although most of my melties don’t make it past spoon shaped. 😉

  58. honestly, the thought of eating peeps makes me gag so i’m totally onboard with the coconut bunnies instead! pea shoots remind me of spring!

  59. AWH!!! These are SO cute! 😀

  60. MC says:

    These look adorable. I’m always afraid the little plastic molds will met with warm chocolate, but I’ve had good results using ice cub makers with adorable shapes! There are all sorts online for a few bucks a pop. Super cute.

    1. I went crazy with the Christmas ice-cube trays… snowmen, santas, trees… :)

  61. Miss B says:

    Oh my goodness!!!!!
    I am not the only one who stays all day in craft stores.
    Michaels is my favorite !!!!
    My favorite sections are jewlery (my latest obsession if you would like to see my creations click on my link )
    Baking , duct tape , scrapbooking and the list could go on
    Katie have you tried dipping the coconut bunnys in chocolate ???
    I am sure that would taste yummy.
    I can’t wait to try these!!

  62. Debbe says:

    I get lost all the time. In your website! I literally have to force myself to just STOP and shut it down. Love your site, Love what you do!

  63. Charlotte says:

    I am so excited to find your site. My husband has just recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and the recipes are just the thing. I look forward to receiving your posting.

  64. Alice says:

    You could also pour a little PMS-Chocolate into the molds and THEN pour in the coconut butter :)
    Chocolate covered melties! 😀