I know they look like they are complicated, but I promise you they aren’t! To make these adorable little treats all you need is a silicone mould (I got mine at Michael’s but I found lots of similar moulds on Amazon)
and a package of candy melts. For this project, I used light cocoa melts to make them look more like traditional easter candies, but you can use any colour you like.
To build your eggs:
Melt your candy melts. You can melt them in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave, but I find the consistency of the chocolate is smoother and easier to work with if you melt it in a double-boiler on the stove. Don’t have a double boiler? Neither to I. Instead I fill a pot with a couple of inches of water and put o to boil. Then I add my candy melts to a heat-safe bowl that fits overtop the pot (without the bottom of the bowl touching the water). Once the water reaches a boil, turn back and add your bowl. Stir occasionally until all the candy has melted then remove from heat.
I found it easier to melt 1/2 of the melts at a time so the chocolate doesn’t start to harden before you’ve used it.
Once you have your melted chocolate, take your mould and place it on a cutting board or other flat moveable surface. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each egg in your mould then using the spoon cover the bottom and sides with chocolate.
Gently tap the mould and tray it is sitting on, on the countertop to release any air bubbles then place in the freezer for a few minutes.
After a few minutes remove the mould from the freezer and add a bit more chocolate building up the sides of the eggs (if you don’t build up the sides, they will likely break when you try to remove them from the mould. Return the mould to the freezer for a few more minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
Once hardened, gently pull back the sides of the mould from one of the eggs and pop it out. This is why I prefer silicone mould because they make removing the eggs so much easier.
Once out, I used a small paring knife to gently remove any excess chocolate that had spilt over the edge of the egg and hardened.
I found it easier to fill 1/2 of the tray with chocolate, freeze, add chocolate to the sides of the chocolate eggs already formed, then add chocolate to the other half of the egg moulds. That way, each time I took the mould out of the freezer from then on I would be removing some eggs, starting more, and building the sides on the remaining eggs. It felt like it made things go more quickly but perhaps that was my imagination.
Once I had all my chocolate pieces, I pulled out one of my favourite meditation books and found some affirmations
that felt like they fit with an Easter theme, some of which you can see in the photo above. I wrote them out on small slips of paper and folded them up like a fortune from a fortune cookie.
To actually build the egg, I put an affirmation inside one-half of an egg, and using the back of a spoon covered in melted chocolate, I dipped the edges of the other half of the egg into the chocolate and then “glued” the egg together.
The melted chocolate “glues” the pieces together quickly so you should only have to hold the pieces together for a few seconds to get them to hold.
I found that one package of candy melts made 13 eggs, but how many you get will depend on how big your chocolate moulds are, and how precise you are with your filling. In typical Suzi fashion, I was a bit messy and likely could have made a few more eggs had I not been.
I will be teaching a yoga class on Easter Monday, and I’d like to think that I will make a batch of these eggs to give out to my students, but I’m concerned we might eat them all – – – again, haha.
For what it’s worth, I did give half of this batch to Emma so we didn’t actually eat them all ourselves.
If you’re into affirmations no problem – add fun little sayings, easter jokes or whatever you like inside your eggs.
You know what would be really tasty? If you filled some with Nutella. Yup. I just went there.
These sweet little eggs would make a wonderful addition to any Ester gathering, and because they are homemade they will mean that much more to everyone who receives one. <3
Some of my East Coast Blogger friends are also writing about Easter Eggs today, Check out some of the other posts in the linky below!