How to Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Egg in Three Easy Steps
Some of the happiest Easter memories are at home in the kitchen where baking brings out your bright side. Of course, chocolate is arguably one of the best things about Easter, both for little ones and for adults with a sweet tooth too! But rather than heading out to the shops, did you know that you can beat the Easter bunny to it and make your own chocolate Easter eggs at home?
Making your own Easter eggs can be a great way to get creative and have fun in your kitchen, especially when you can get the children involved. Why not whip up your own tasty treats this Easter? It’s surprisingly easy – just melt, mould and decorate!
Before you get to work in the kitchen, you’ll need to gather your ingredients and baking tools first. To make one egg, you will need the following:
- 1 x balloon, blown up to a small size
- 400-500g chocolate of choice
- A spoon for stirring
- A heatproof bowl
- A saucepan filled with water
- Roasting tray lined with greaseproof paper
- Extra chocolate, icing or sweet treats for decorating (optional)
Let’s get cracking
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients and tools, it’s onto the fun part! Remember to give your hands a good wash first.
Step 1 – Melt your chocolate
First things first, let’s get melting! Break your chosen chocolate into chunks and throw into a large heatproof bowl. Place this over a saucepan filled with very hot (but not boiling) water on the hob on a medium heat. Make sure that the bowl is not in direct contact with the water, but is resting safely over the pan. Melt your chocolate slowly, stirring occasionally so that all of the chocolate chunks melt. This can be messy, so you may want to wear an apron to protect your clothes, like this gorgeous bunny printed apron, before you hop to it! Once your chocolate resembles a silky smooth mixture, take it off the heat and allow to cool down slightly.
Step 2 – Mould, set and go!
Once your chocolate is melted, it’s time to mould it. This is the part where your chocolate forms an egg shape – how egg-citing!
Rather than using a pre-made mould, we prefer getting crafty and creating our own at home.
How to make your own DIY Easter egg mould
Once your chocolate has cooled down, simply take a balloon and inflate it to a small size. Holding the balloon by the knotted end, dunk it into the chocolate and coat the whole thing, leaving only the knot uncovered. Make sure that you set aside five spoonfuls of chocolate to patch your up egg later.
Then, place the balloon onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper and pop in the fridge. After 20 minutes, take your mould out of the fridge and, holding the balloon by the knotted end, pierce near the nozzle using a knife or some scissors (adults only). Remove the balloon from your egg-like shell. Using your excess chocolate, create a chocolate shaped disc to patch up the top of your egg where the knot was positioned. Allow the disc to set before attempting to patch up your egg.
Once your chocolate is set, it’s time to join them together to form a whole egg. Place your balloon shaped egg and chocolate disc together using the chocolate you set aside earlier (you may need to melt again if this has solidified), glue them in place. Place back in the fridge and allow to set before decorating.
Step 3 – Decorate your Easter egg
Of course, you can leave the egg as it is, sit back, and admire your chocolate creation. But if you’re feeling creative, or have ever fancied your chances on the Great British Bake Off, then you may want to go on that eggs-tra mile and turn your creation into a masterpiece! You could even turn this into an egg decorating competition.
You could decorate your egg with polka dots, flowers or stripes by painting them on using melted chocolate or icing. Or if you want to personalise your egg, why not write your name instead? You could adorn your egg with chocolate buttons, sweeties – anything, as long as it’s edible!
Once you have finished in the decoration station, place your egg in the fridge for at least an hour or two before getting stuck in. And there you have it, a quick and easy one-ingredient recipe for making your own Easter eggs.
Creating yummy treats is sure to brighten up your day, and eating them will too!
Want even more Easter fun? We’ve put together some fun Easter Activity sheets, including creative colouring in, delicious Easter baking recipes, a simple guide to making bunny ears and a wordsearch! Download the Easter Activity Sheets here.