Chocolate for Easter: It’s not just bunnies

  • Chocolate Orange Truffles, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Soft Candy Caramels, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Chocolate Orange Truffles, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Malted Crisp Tart. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Candied Orange Peels, dipped in chocolate, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Top: Chocolate-dipped strawberries are easy to make, but there is a trick to making them so that the chocolate does not break off when you bite it. Above: Malted Crisp Tart.

  • Candied Citrus Fruit Peels dipped in chocolate, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • There is nothing quite like a homemade caramel, and the store-bought kind are certainly nothing like them. (Photos by Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

It is a fact universally acknowledged that chocolate Easter bunnies taste best when you start by eating their ears.