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Chocolate Easter Eggs: the delicious recipe you’ll love when making Easter eggs

Total time: 20 Min + Chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Why buy them at the store when you can make homemade chocolate Easter eggs? This is an easy, traditional dessert recipe to serve at Easter, especially in Italy. Crack them open and enjoy every last bite of chocolate. It’s easy to modify this recipe to your liking, so make sure to check out our tips below.

To make it, you only need chocolate and an Easter egg mold! Keep the chocolate eggs hollow, or fill them with a surprise. You can also use this sweet treat as a gift too. The giving of Easter eggs during the festive time is actually an old religious tradition, stretching as far back as the Mesopotamian era. It’s said that the eggs symbolize the resurrection or rebirth of Christ after His crucifixion—which is of course celebrated during Easter.

Chocolate Easter Egg Ingredients

Because there is only one ingredient used in the Easter eggs, there is no place for low-quality ingredients to hide. Use the best quality chocolate you can find. In this recipe we used both dark and milk chocolate, but feel free to use your favorite combination.

How To Make Chocolate Easter Eggs

Melt the chocolates separately in a double boiler. To set up a double boiler, you’ll need a medium-sized pot and a heatproof bowl (usually glass). Make sure that the bowl and pot fit nicely onto each other—the bowl should be resting on top of the pot (in other words it should be larger). Place water inside the pot (it should not touch the bowl) and place over medium heat.

Allow the chocolate to melt. Then cool until they reach 30ºC (86ºF). Pour the dark chocolate until the entire surface of the egg tray is covered. Let it set. Repeat the steps with milk chocolate. Remove the eggshells from the mold.

Heat a baking tray in a preheated oven at 200°C/392°F for 3 minutes. Use the tray to melt the edges of the eggshells and join two halves together. Use a knife to remove any excess melted chocolate.

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How To Decorate Chocolate Easter Eggs

You can decorate your chocolate Easter eggs as you want.

Drizzled Eggs

To make drizzled eggs, use a chocolate other than the type you used for the chocolate eggs. Melt the chocolate, dip in a wooden skewer and drizzle it across the eggs. A good combination for drizzled eggs are dark chocolate eggs with a white chocolate drizzle. You can even drizzle your name on top.

Shimmer Eggs

Once the eggs molds have set, use a paint brush to brush edible shimmer on the eggs. Go for silver, gold, and copper.

Filled eggs

One of our favorites! Before joining the two halves together, add a secret surprise in the center. Use your favorite candies or mini easter eggs.

Tips For Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

If you want the chocolate eggs to be shiny instead of dull, you’ll need to temper the chocolate and you will need a thermometer! Keep it on the heat until it’s up to temperature (118°F for the dark chocolate, and 112°F for milk chocolate). Then continue stirring while it cools down until it’s between 88 to 89°F.

If you don’t have bunny molds, you can use any other round mold.

How To Store Chocolate Easter Eggs

Store the chocolate Easter eggs in a cool dry place for up to 1 month. If you live in a warm area, rather store the chocolate eggs in the fridge, closed in an airtight container.

Ingredients
Milk chocolate
200 g
Dark Chocolate
200 g
egg mold

Instructions

Break the chocolate into pieces in a mixing bowl.

Melt the chocolates separately in a double boiler.

Then cool until they reach 30ºC/86ºF.

Pour the dark chocolate until the entire surface of the egg tray is covered.

Spread it well, then let it set.

Repeat the steps with milk chocolate. Remove the eggshells from the mold.

Heat a baking tray in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F) for 3 minutes. Use the tray to melt the edges of the eggshells.

Join the two halves together. Use a knife to remove any excess melted chocolate.

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