That treasure of the candy-producing earth, the chocolate Easter bunny, is a true Wikipedia webpage-bearing celeb. Whilst his background is a bit fuzzy, he was possible to start with produced by German chocolatiers (these individuals are recognized for their lovely tin molds). And as for his level of popularity in the States, a trendsetting late-1800s drugstore operator in Pennsylvania is reported to have presented the rabbit a pop culture enhance by displaying a dapper, 5-inch choco variation as an Easter advertisement. On a extra personal be aware, no jelly bean, malted milk ball or Peep has ever eclipsed him in my heritage of baskets. Here’s where to locate him in several guises, as very well as product eggs and other Easter confections. 

1. Northern Chocolate Co. 

2034 N. MARTIN LUTHER KING DR. | 414-372-1885

Thank goodness Jim Fetzer is only semi-retired. The 70-year-outdated bunnyman operates out of a restored 1885 Cream Town brick storefront adorned with antique chocolate molds. He sets his have part-time hours (which signifies phone ahead!), and whilst he was really hard at work producing bunnies back again in February, he says the choice of chocolate critters will be constrained. “Dark chocolate has been really hard to get,” Fetzer claims, citing provide chain challenges. He will also provide his exquisite mint meltaways. Be ready for rigorous policies of entry. Fetzer may perhaps ask you to remove your shoes, and he’s also banned the putting on of fur in the keep. 

Chocolates from Northern Candy Co. Shots by Matt Haas

2. Freese’s Candy Shoppe 

7312 W. GREENFIELD AVE. | 414-453-5353

House owners Wendy and Mike Matel, whose West Allis shop dates to 1928, acquire a own approach to their milk and dark chocolate bunnies, naming them after their young ones, Macky, Sammy and Little Lou. To those people creations add themed bunnies (sizzling rod and motorbike) and a just one-pound seated bunny.?They also make cream-stuffed eggs and hand-molded chocolate baskets stuffed with assorted treats. “You can try to eat the basket!” states Wendy, who calls dipping sweet a misplaced art.

3. Final Confections 

820 N. 68TH ST. | 414-778-0636

This Tosa store is all set for you, meeting pent-up sweet demand with a handful of bunny models in milk, dark and white chocolate, alongside with 12 flavors of crammed eggs, chocolate-dipped Peeps and other confections. 

4. Kehr’s Candies 

MILWAUKEE Public Market, 400 N. H2o ST. | 414-933-2985

This previous-fashioned chocolate shop is carrying out rabbits in milk and dim chocolate (measurements change), in addition enchantments ranging from bunny-themed suckers and chocolate eggs to hatching chicks or a “super constrained,” just one-and-a-fifty percent-pound choco bunny crammed with jelly beans. 

5. Tabal Chocolate 

7515 HARWOOD AVE., WAUWATOSA | 414-585-9996? 

The sole bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the place, Tabal specializes largely in solitary-origin bars, with some cacao goods. The shop is also in the Easter activity, conjuring up the Bunny Butt Cocoa Bomb, a ball of Tabal dim chocolate filled with marshmallows and scorching chocolate blend. Let the bomb melt in a mug of scorching milk of your preference, and voila, sipping bliss.