Make Your Own Easter Eggs: The Perfect Gift
Anyone fancy trying their hand at making your own Easter eggs? Us experimental crafty types are often looking for a challenge and if you add chocolate into the mix, we won’t say no! I can’t promise perfect re-creations of the wonderful, hollow egg shaped chocolates we all know and love but if you’re after a seasonal bakery challenge you should definitely try one of these DIY Easter egg recipes!
With a simple mould and your favourite chocolate you can make a variety of personalised Easter eggs. Add anything you like to your homemade chocolate eggs- like buttons, rainbow sprinkles or even smarties to make something delicious and decorative that will bring a smile to a loved one’s face (or your own if you decide not to share!)
DIY Easter Egg #1: Rice Krispie Chick
This krispie chick chocolate egg is the perfect idea for kids (and big kids too!). If you’ve ever made rice krispie cakes this will be a doddle! Hobbycraft sell small silicone egg moulds so you can melt your white, milk and dark chocolates to be easily set into perfect bite sized Easter eggs!!
175g milk chocolate, broken into pieces, plus extra for decorating
50g Rice Krispies cereal
2 x 50g bags chocolate mini eggs
2 white chocolate buttons
50g golden marzipan
25g white chocolate, broken into pieces, plus extra for decorating, melted and cooled a little
You will need this special equipment:
2 chocolate egg moulds, piping bag, rolling pin, flat pastry brush or small paintbrush
- Break the chocolate up into pieces and gently melt in the microwave in small 30 second bursts stiring until smooth – be careful not too overcook the chocolate!
- Stir the rice krispies into the chocolate and once all are covered spoon the mixture equally into the two moulds.
- Place the filled moulds into the fridge for five minutes until they are set (don’t leave any longer as the condensation in the fridge can make it go a funny colour.
- Take the eggs out of the moulds carefully, Fill one half with some mini eggs and then fix the two eggs together using melted chocolate. If there are any little holes you can patch them up with more melted chocolate and krispies. Leave to set.
- You can make eyes for the bird by painting melted chocolate onto the white chocolate buttons then fix to the bird with more melted chocolate.
- Spoon melted white chocolate into piping bag and then pipe a beak and wings onto the egg. Allow to set.
- For the feet, roll out the marzipan on grease-proof paper to around 1/2 cm thick. Use a knife to cut out two feet (large enough for the egg to sit on).
- Once the egg is set, place the chick on its feet, pressing it down so that it stands.
DIY Easter Egg #2: Edible Chocolate Bowls
This is a quick and east way to get all DIY at easter especially if you don’t have an egg mould to hand! Just grab a balloon and melt some chocolate to make these fun edible chocolate bowls! Fill them with mini eggs, fruit… cream. Or just eat the moment their set!
DIY Easter Egg #2: The Homemade Creme Egg
Almost everyone I know can be heard giving a big ‘woop’ when the Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are back in the shops. Try making your own take on these sweet creamy filled chocolate covered treats as a dessert to impress your family and friends!
Although not really possible to pop these in foil, I think you’ll agree these fruity egg desserts look like the real deal!
6-8 Hollow Easter egg shells
‘Egg white’ ingredients:
150g Cream cheese (softened)
30g icing sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
125ml double cream
1 passion fruit
1 tbsp apricot jam
1 tbsp butter
- Using a small knife carefully remove the tops of the eggs.
- Place eggs in the fridge to keep them chilled whilst you prepare the filling.
- Place the cream cheese, icing, lemon juice and vanilla in a bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. In a mixer this will take a few minutes but probably a bit longer by hand!
- In a separate bowl whip the double cream into stiff peaks then gently combine with the cream cheese mixture until smooth.
- Carefully spoon into the empty chocolate egg shells and chill for around 30 mins until set.
- For the passionfruit sauce, strain the pulp to remove the seeds and place in a pan with the butter and apricot jam. Place on a low heat and whisk until the butter melts then allow to cool.
- Place passionfruit mix in the fridge and it will thicken a little.
- Remove a small amount of the cheesecake mix in each egg and fill with some of the passionfruit sauce.
- Once all the eggs have been filled place back into the fridge for at least 30 mins.
Voila! Remove the eggs 10 mins before serving so that they are at perfect eating temperature.
This recipe is from Rasperri Cupcakes.
DIY Easter Egg #3: A Martha Stewart Easter Egg Delight
For something a little more grown up but still incredibly chocolatey, Martha Stewart’s chocolate egg recipe is worth a go. You’ll end up with an egg shell filled with a divine, gooey chocolate ganache. Make sure you have a bit of time and patience and it will be worth it.
DIY Easter Egg #4: Egg Decorating
Those of you looking for something less chocolatey and more arty, gather some inspiration from these beautiful egg design ideas. Spread some bright Easter cheer around your home or give as little gifts to family and friends. Egg decorating is also the perfect Easter Sunday activity to keep the kids occupied before breakfast.
Hopefully this has inspired you to get your craft on and try your hand at a lovely DIY Easter egg for your loved ones.