Tag Archives: salted caramel bon bons

Easter 2015

Although the recipes are in other articles, I thought it would be interesting to show pictures of the various food items I took to our Easter Celebration. Of course, I am the dessert maker, so all the items tend to be types of desserts.

Easter 002

I had chocolate Easter bunnies to mold for the kids, and so while I was molding chocolate, I made some small baskets. So this first dessert is various fruits in chocolate baskets- the whole thing is edible! I had a combination of blueberries, raspberries, black berries, green grapes, red grapes, and strawberries. The strawberries I decided to dip in chocolate at the last minute, and since I had cored them, I dipped the cored end while normally you see chocolate dipped strawberries with the leaves still on them by which to hold them.

Easter 013

And while we are on chocolate bunnies, I also made a few larger ones this year. I had the molds for the 2 inch 3D chocolate bunnies last year, and this year I bought a new larger mold. I think these are about 6 inch 3D chocolate bunnies. I try to hollow them out as much as possible because that makes them easier to eat. They looked a little plain and lonesome before I tied ribbons around their necks.

Easter 008

I used the smaller 2 inch bunnies in these cupcake size cheesecakes. This is a no-bake cheesecake divided into individual servings by making it in cupcake papers. Then on top I placed the small bunnies, and a few chocolate eggs to make them festive. While the cheesecake is a no-bake type, because I made it into individual servings, I had to do a small amount of baking on my do-it-yourself crust on the bottom. Normally, as a full size 9 inch cheesecake, you would buy a pre-made graham cracker crust, and the results would be truly no-bake. The recipe uses the citrus curd, and so the cooking of the eggs is in the making of the curd, and not in the making of the cheesecake.

Easter 011

Finally, I took a plate of cookies. These are the Bon Bon cookies with Rolos and York Peppermint Patties filled Bon Bons. I had just finished with the experiments in making the peppermint filled cookies and I had a bag of Rolos left so I decided to finish the dough with the salted caramel filling. You can see the markings I made on the cookies to tell them apart; the peppermint cookies are dusted with green, while I used gold dust on the salted caramel cookies.