Make your own chocolate Easter eggs: step by step guide

Wow! Here's how to create your own show-stopping chocolate Easter eggs...

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Stun your family – and probably yourself – by making your own Easter eggs this year. They take a little bit of time but they’re such fun to make (especially if you involve the kids, too) and they look AMAZING when they’re done!

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What you’ll need:

  • 1kg cooking chocolate (milk or dark)
  • pastry brush
  • 2 large Easter egg moulds (such as the bigger ones in this Chocolate Easter Egg moulds set, £3.99, from Lakeland)
  • 2 trays of small Easter egg moulds
  • greaseproof paper
  • 100g white chocolate
  • cake sprinkles
  • ready to roll icing (range of colours)
  • plastic piping bag with the end uncut
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How to make your chocolate Easter eggs at home

Each of the following steps is illustrated by the pictures above, starting on the top left, working across the top row, then along the 2nd row, working from the left.

  • Break the cooking 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 on another layer of melted chocolate. Repeat this process 4 times.
  • Whilst you are waiting for the large eggs to set, fill the small egg moulds with chocolate and place in the fridge to set (approx 15 minutes)
  • Loosen the large eggs but keep them sitting in the moulds. Loosen some of the small eggs from their mould and fill 2 of larger with them. Paint the rims of all the large egg with chocolate and stick them together to make 2 whole eggs. Put back into the fridge to set.
  • Cut a heart from a square of greaseproof paper. Melt the white chocolate in the same way as you melted the cooking chocolate. Wash your pastry brush. Loosen 1 egg from its moulds and turn onto a chopping board. Try and handle the egg as little as possible to avoid melting. Place the stencil over the egg.
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How to decorate your homemade chocolate Easter eggs

Each of the following steps is illustrated by the pictures above, starting on the top left, working across the top row, then along the 2nd row, working from the left.

  • With the stencil in place, use your pastry brush to paint over the heart shape with white chocolate.
  • Cover the white chocolate heart with cake sprinkles.
  • Leave for 5 minutes to set and then remove the stencil.
  • Cut out flower shapes from ready to roll icing. Loosen the other egg from its moulds and turn it onto a chopping board. Try and handle the egg as little as possible to avoid melting. Stick on the flower shapes, using the melted white chocolate as ‘glue’.
  • Fill a plastic piping bag with the remaining melted white chocolate. Remove the remaining small eggs from their moulds.
  • Snip a very small hole in the end of the bag and drizzle the white chocolate over the remaining small eggs and the 2 big eggs.
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