The Best Chocolate Bunny to Stuff in Your Easter Basket

Easter candy is all about one thing and one thing only: the chocolate bunny. Say all you want about Starburst Jelly Beans and Cadbury Creme Eggs. But for me, Easter is the one day a year when I can nosh down on an adorable chocolate creature. And there are so many chocolate bunnies from which to choose. So, as a service to you (and to fulfill a lifelong dream of my own), I sat down with 11 different chocolate Easter bunnies to find the best chocolate Easter bunny for your Easter basket. 

Here’s what I was looking for: quality chocolate, bunny likeness, and fun packaging. I tried dark chocolate bunnies, white chocolate bunnies, solid chocolate bunnies, hollow bunnies, bunnies filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter—I tried them all. And I made sure to try the best part of each: the ears. Everyone knows the best part of a chocolate bunny is the ears. 

Seven stood out above the rest as the best chocolate Easter bunnies. Here they are, ready to hop into your mouth.


No Whey Foods Jake the Milkless Easter Bunny

Best Vegan

No Whey Foods Jake the Milkless Easter Bunny

If you are vegan or have a vegan child, this is the best chocolate Easter bunny out there. (But if you’re not vegan, keep scrolling.) The chocolate is thick and snappy and tastes a bit like instant cocoa mix, which is pretty good for chocolate made with sunflower lecithin. And it’s not just vegan. It’s also peanut free, tree nut free, egg free, soy free, wheat free, and gluten free. Plus, the name is great.

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Rating:

6.5/10

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Lindt Gold Bunny White Chocolate

Best White Chocolate

Lindt Gold Bunny White Chocolate

White chocolate will never be my go-to chocolate, but this white chocolate bunny is so good I’d be willing to make room for it in my chocolate rotation. The key is that it isn’t too brainsplittingly sweet. It’s rich and creamy, and it comes in that classic Lindt gold foil with a cute little white bow tied around its neck. I should also say, the Lindt chocolate bunny has one of my favorite bunny faces—it’s the most realistic with its squinty eyes.

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Rating:

7/10

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Dove Solid Dark Chocolate

Best Dark Chocolate

Dove Solid Dark Chocolate

If you want a solid chocolate bunny, this is the best bang for your buck. It’s very dark and rich and dense. You’ll be gnawing at it for a few days. It tastes much more sophisticated than I was expecting from Dove, which I associate more with milk chocolate. (The milk chocolate Dove bunny was also good, it just wasn’t as good as the other milk chocolate bunny on this list.) My only critique is that the packaging makes it look like the chocolate bunny is in a purple shower stall.

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Rating:

8/10

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Lindt Gold Bunny Milk Chocolate

Best Milk Chocolate

Lindt Gold Bunny Milk Chocolate

I love this chocolate bunny’s tang and fruitiness. That’s what gave it the edge over Dove’s milk chocolate bunny. It’s more complex, while still being very, very, very creamy. You only need a few bites to satisfy a chocolate craving, but you’ll keep coming back regardless. This is the best chocolate bunny for a grown-up or a teen or a child that you want to grow up to be fancy.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Lindt Gold Bunny Hazelnut

Best Nutty

Lindt Gold Bunny Hazelnut

I didn’t know you could get hazelnut chocolate Easter bunnies, but now that’s all I want. This milk chocolate bunny is studded with lots of crunchy little hazelnut bites that give it a Toblerone feel with a Nutella flavor. This is a real chocolate Easter bunny innovation. I had to work hard to limit myself to the ears on this one.

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Rating:

9/10

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Godiva Milk Chocolate Solid Bunny

Best Packaging

Godiva Milk Chocolate Solid Bunny

Please take a moment to admire the artistry of this chocolate Easter bunny. It comes in a gorgeous box depicting a field of watercolor-style flowers out of which the 5-ounce chocolate bunny is peeking, curious, nervous, suspicious that someone may soon eat his ears. Even the plastic inside the box is gold with an embossed G. And the sculpting of the bunny itself is very well done—they even carved fur. The chocolate is so smooth and definitely not too sweet. It has the earthy quality of homemade hot cocoa. Buy this for someone who appreciates the finer things.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Russell Stover Milk Chocolate

Best of the Best

Russell Stover Milk Chocolate

Even as I write this, I can’t believe this grocery store staple took the top spot, but it really is the best chocolate bunny. The presentation may be lacking, especially compared to Godiva, but the chocolate itself is so shockingly nuanced and incredible. It’s creamy with notes of coffee. “It reminds me of European chocolate,” managing editor Gwynedd Stuart said. And it costs just slightly more than a dollar at our nearest Walmart. It’s an Easter miracle.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.

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  • That Godiva bunny is SO cute 🐰! If you do a review of any chocolates in the future, I volunteer as a tester. Easter candy is my absolute favorite and every year I stock up on Cadbury chocolate mini eggs. Enjoyed this read very much.

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