Make your own chocolate Easter eggs

Impressive! Shun the shops and create your own show stopping chocolate Easter eggs...

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What you’ll need:

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  • 2 large Easter egg moulds
  • 2 x trays of small Easter egg moulds
  • 1kg cooking chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 100g white chocolate
  • ready to roll icing (range of colours)
  • cake sprinkles
  • pastry brush
  • greaseproof paper
  • plastic piping bag with the end uncut

BUY: Chocolate Easter Egg moulds £3.99 from Lakeland (set includes moulds for 2 large and 36 small eggs)

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Method

  • Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Make sure that the water doesn’t boil
  • Using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon paint the large Easter egg moulds with a thin layer of chocolate. Place in the fridge to set (approx 5 minutes)
  • Take the moulds out of the fridge and paint another layer. Repeat this process four times
  • Whilst you are waiting for the large eggs to set fill the small egg moulds with chocolate place in the fridge to set (approx 15 minutes)
  • Loosen the large eggs but keep them in the moulds. Fill with small eggs. Paint the rims of the large eggs with chocolate and stick the two halves together. Put back into the fridge to set
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To decorate

  • Loosen the eggs from the moulds and turn onto a chopping board. Try and handle the eggs was little as possible to avoid melting
  • Cut a heart from a square of greaseproof paper. Place the stencil over one of the eggs. Paint over the heart shape with chocolate and then fill with cake sprinkles. Leave for 5 minutes to set and then remove the stencil
  • On the other egg cut out shapes from coloured icing and stick using chocolate
  • To finish melt the white chocolate and use to fill a plastic piping bag. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly in the bag
  • Snip a very small hole in the end of the bag and drizzle the white chocolate over the eggs

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