05/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Easter and Passover Chocolate

Easter is just around the corner and Passover is here, so it's time to load up on the celebratory goodies.

Compartes Chocolatier, while still doing their beautiful truffles, offers seasonal favorites dipped in their luxurious chocolate. Peeps, Matzo (!), the classic chocolate rabbit -- it's all old school favorites this week. I just really really hope I get an Easter basket filled with Jonathan's treats this year.

Happy Ending Chocolate, also an LA-based chocolatier, is the adult antidote to the Easter Bunny, keeping it sexy with their slim eight piece chocolate box, reminiscent of a vintage cigarette case. Colorful, bright, and utilizing exotic flavors, Happy Ending chocolates are a unique finish to any meal, or a lovely indulgence when you just feel like it. I have to say, the milk chocolate truffles were my favorite, especially the Two Tone, a caramel ganache with fleur de sel and a little aged rum. I'm not usually a fan of liquor in my sweets, but this one is in perfect balance. On the sweet side and with a subtle kick of the rum, it's perfect for when you only need a bite. Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate and the flaky crunch of simple matzo is a surprisingly awesome combo from Compartes Chocolatier. L'chaim! Peeps! If you went to summer camps like mine, you remember these from playing sudden death rounds of chubby bunny.
Hand painted and decorated, this is such a prettier bunny than the ones I used to gnaw on as a kid.
I love the sexy east meets west vibe of the packaging of Happy Ending.
The Two Tone, lovely blend of caramel, milk chocolate, rum, and sea salt. Yum! The delicate designs pop beautifully against the dark chocolate ganache.