Easter Chocolate Bunny Bread

Easter Chocolate Bunny Bread Ingredients:

3 1/4 to 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2/3 c Sugar
1/3 c Unsweetened coca powder
2 pk Rapid rise yeast
3/4 ts Salt
2/3 c Milk
1/4 c Water
1/4 c Butter/margarine
1 Egg
1 tb Pure vanilla extract
1/3 c Milk chocolate or peanut Butter morsels

Easter Chocolate Bunny Bread Directions:

  • In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, cocoa powder, undissolved
    yeast and salt. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120-130
    degrees).Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed
    of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Add egg, vanilla and 1/2 cup flour, beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping
    bowl occasionally. With spoon, stir in enough additional flour to make soft
    dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4-6
    minutes. Cover, let rest on floured surface 10 minutes. Divide dough in half.
  • For body, knead chocolate morsels into 1 half, form into ball. Place on
    bottom end of large greased baking sheet; flatten to make 5-inch round. For
    head, remove 1/3 of remaining half, form into ball. Place on large baking
    sheet above body, flatten slightly, pinching to attach.
  • For nose, pinch off 1/2 inch ball from remaining dough; place on center of
    head. Divide remaining dough into 4 equal portions, roll each to form 6-inch rope.
  • For arms, arrange 2 ropes across body; attach by tucking one end of each
    under body.
  • Shape remaining ropes into ears; arrange above head. Attach by tucking
    one end of each under head.
  • Cover, let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30-45
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until done, covering aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent excess browning. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack. Decorate your Easter chocolate bunny bread as desired.
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