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Munson's makes chocolate bunnies to help Wounded Warrior Project

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WFSB anchor Mark Zinni makes chocolate at Munson's on Wednesday. (WFSB) WFSB anchor Mark Zinni makes chocolate at Munson's on Wednesday. (WFSB)
BOLTON, CT (WFSB) -

People love their Peeps and crave Cadbury eggs, but only Connecticut is home to one camouflage creation.

It's an Easter bunny that's so popular, they can't make them fast enough at Munson's Chocolates!

Bolton-based Munson's Chocolates is known as one of the best in the chocolate-making business.

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News went inside the factory to whip up some homemade, hand-painted, milk chocolate bunnies that are coated in a camouflage chocolate pattern. 

Eyewitness News got some help of 36-year employee and production manager Mike Fisher.

"Well, basically what we're doing here is we're using three different shades of green chocolate, dark chocolate and then we're going to fill the mold with milk chocolate,” Fisher said.

For the second year in a row, Munson's is selling Camo Chocolate to raise awareness for veterans and to help the Wounded Warrior Project. Twenty percent of all the proceeds go to the charity.

Last year, they hand-painted eggs and this year, they went with rabbits, which are very popular among customers.

"People have responded to this product like nothing else we've ever done,” Karen Munson, whose family runs Munson's Chocolates, said. “In 70 years in business, it's the first time we've ever had a wait list for a product. It has been that amazing."

Munson helps run the family business founded by her grandparents.

They now have nine stores including the re-designed Bolton location where they manufacture 350,000 pounds of chocolate each year. Their production includes the "rascally rabbits" for a great cause.

"It's a unique product that nobody else is doing, made in Connecticut by the people of Connecticut, shipped all over and representing something very special,” Munson said.

They donated thousands last year and this year, they're off to a great start with the $6.98 confection.

That's perfect this Easter for "some bunny" you love.

For ordering information or to find a Munson's store near you, click here.

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