When you were a kid, one thing was crucial to your Easter basket: the chocolate bunny. Opt for a more grown-up take with these delicious treats (don’t worry, it’s still chocolate!).
Available in gift boxes filled with 5 to 50 pieces (yes, 50) and with rich flavors like white raspberry and Tahitian caramel, consider the “Easter egg” reinvented in the form of these gourmet chocolate goodies.
5- to 50-piece gift boxes, $13-$95, NormanLoveConfections.com
Reminiscent of antique chocolate egg molds, Vosges’ Haut-Chocolat organic peanut butter bonbon eggs are both beautiful and delicious -- five eggs come in a purple box, great for sharing (or not).
Box of 5, $22, VosgesChocolate.com
These milk-chocolate cubes are filled with peanut butter and roasted peanut bits. Chocolate and peanut butter? Say no more.
Small box of 8 pieces, $6.50, MaxBrenner.com
No cheesy springtime relics here: Bunnies and chicks are replaced with smooth chocolate in cool flavors like green tea and sea salt vanilla caramel.
4-piece box, $11, MoonstruckChocolate.com
These Coco A caramel truffles are made in San Francisco and feature interesting flavors such as smoked sea salt, sage and cayenne pepper -- giving this indulgence a little bit of kick (literally).
9-piece box, $26.50, Coco-A-Chocolate.com
These candies are inspired by classic cocktails like piña coladas, mint juleps and mudslides. If you insist on a chocolate rabbit, this is the way to go!
4-piece box, $18, truffletruffle.com
Retro Candy Bars
Go old-school with the classic candy bar in surprising flavors like Mexican Style Cinn-Chili and Salt & Pepper. (They have “regular” chocolate too.) Fun fact: This Nashville chocolate company is a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow!
Single bar, $6, and gift tin with 5 bars, $33.50, OliveandSinclair.com
Customized Chocolate Bars
Chocomize lets you customize your own chocolate bar -- picking the base (milk, dark, white) and up to five toppings (everything from candy to gold flakes). Nothing says grown-up like making your own choices, right?
Customized bar, $4 (toppings $0.40 to $3.25 extra), Chocomize.com
These delicious creations are as pretty as they are yummy. Neapolitan, strawberry and tangerine are all fun takes on the traditional “chocolate” bar.
Single bar, $5-$10, Chocolate-Editions.com