Chocolate eggs make Easter one of the greatest holidays of the year. We all go to the malls or online and shop for chocolate Easter eggs, but have you ever thought about making some chocolate Easter eggs for yourself? They are not difficult to prepare and it is a fun idea to get creative in the kitchen. Here is an easy DIY chocolate egg recipe.
All you need is quality couverture chocolate and a mold. You can find these items at larger supermarkets or you can easily buy them online. The amount of chocolate needed will be determined by the size of your mold. You can also make Easter bunny chocolates by buying bunny-shaped molds.
Listed below are instructions on how to prepare chocolate Easter eggs
- Break the chocolate you just bought into chunks and chop into small pieces.
- Get a small pan and fill it halfway with water. Bring the water to a gentle simmer over low heat. Place a bowl or Bain Marie on top, add the chopped chocolate to the bowl, and let it melt while stirring it occasionally. Ensure that the chocolate is not over heated.
- Put on your oven gloves and remove the bowl from the heat. Use a cooking thermometer to check the temperature. Let the mass cool down below the melting point approx. 26 and 29 °C (79 - 84 F) depending on the chocolate you use. When the mixture becomes tough, put it in the water bath again and warm it up briefly to the processing temperature depending on the type of chocolate. For chocolate tempering tips continue reading here.
- Using a spoon, scoop the chocolate into your mold, one tablespoon at a time while tilting the mold so that the chocolate covers the surface evenly. Tip any excess chocolate back into the bowl.
- Let the chocolate cool for some time. Take a butter knife and scrape around the rim of the mold to get a clean edge.
- Get greaseproof paper and place the mold on the paper with the flat side facing down for 15 min or until the chocolate has completely set.
- Repeat steps 4 - 6 for the other molds.
- Once the chocolate has set, repeat until you’ve built a layer that is half a centimeter thick. Place the molds into the refrigerator for another 15 min to allow the chocolate to harden further.
- Gently remove the molds from the chocolate by slightly squeezing the molds.
- Brush the remaining melted chocolate around the rim of your chocolate halves and press them together. Leave them for a few minutes to set.
- To add a little twist to your Easter eggs, fill them with smarties, peanut butter or nuts before putting the halves together.
- Once your chocolate eggs are complete, decorate the outside with melted white chocolate (dots, stripes etc).
That’s it, you have made yourself some beautiful and delicious chocolate eggs for your Easter. For more Easter DIY tips on how to naturally dye your boiled eggs read on here.
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