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A Chocolate Bunny Pie with chocolate bunny on top.

Chocolate Bunny Pie

This silky smooth Chocolate Bunny Pie is easy to make with melted milk chocolate right in the filling. You can use any milk chocolate candy, but it’s a sweet way to use any leftover Easter candy!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x

Ingredients

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  1. 1  9-inch prepared pie crust
  2. 2 cups milk
  3. 1/3 cup white sugar
  4. 1/4 cup corn starch
  5. 1  6-ounce milk chocolate bunny (or any form of milk chocolate)
  6. 3 egg yolks, scrambled
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 2 tablespoon salted butter

Instructions

  1. Place a medium-sized pot on the stovetop and pour the milk into the pot.
  2. Stir in sugar and corn starch with a whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Continually stir milk over medium-low heat until the mixture is hot. 
  4. Place the chocolate bunny in the hot milk and stir until the chocolate is melted and blended into the milk; turn off the heat.
  5. Whisk a small amount of the hot chocolate milk mixture into the yolks to temper the eggs; see notes.
  6. Strain the tempered eggs into the hot chocolate pie filling pot to ensure there aren’t any solids added to the filling.
  7. Cook pie filling on medium-low heat until thickened, constantly stirring for about 2 minutes after it starts bubbling on the edges.
  8. Remove the pot of pie filling from the heat and stir in salt, butter, and vanilla.
  9. Cool for 15- 30 minutes.
  10. Whisk the filling until it is smooth and pour into the pie shell.
  11. Finish cooling in the refrigerator, then top the pie with whipped cream or whipped topping or top with meringue while the pie is still hot and bake to brown. 
  12. Chill in the refrigerator then serve.

Notes

  • Use any kind of prepared pie crust like a graham cracker or meringue crust.
  • Increase sugar to 1/2 cup for a sweeter taste.
  • Be sure yolks are scrambled before starting the recipe.
  • For a smooth filling, continually stir the mixture in the pot as it cooks so the corn starch doesn’t settle to the bottom; this can cause your pie filling to be lumpy. 
  • To combine eggs with the hot chocolate milk mixture, you must temper the eggs: While whisking or scrambling the eggs, add a small amount of the hot mixture. This gradually raises the temperature of the eggs, so they don’t curdle or cook when they are mixed with the rest of the hot mixture.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: sweets
  • Method: stovetop cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate bunny pie, chocolate pie

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