Happy Easter weekend sweet friends!

This holiday always marks the start of spring for me what with all the fresh cut flowers available and all the pastel colours (you know how much I love them!). We all know and love colouring the eggs each but this year I thought we’d level up and do something fun and crafty with the kids -enter: surprise filled chocolate eggs! Are my kids the only ones watching YouTube videos of all these kids unwrapping toys or shoving toys into PlayDoh and then revealing what’s inside? It’s a strange trend but addicting all the same. My girls even do it for their little brother who absolutely LOVES tearing open bits of dough so I figured this little treat would be so much fun to enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll need to create these:

  • chocolate egg mold (or any mold that can be paired together)
  • melting chocolate or candy melts
  • paint brush (to brush the sides of the mold)
  • parchment paper
  • candy or chocolate to fill your egg- I used sixlets which are candy coated chocolate balls!
  • ceramic plate (like a regular kitchen plate)
  • boiling water

In microwavable bowls, pour a desired amount of melting chocolate (about a 1/3c) or candy melts (note: you can’t use chocolate chips or baker’s chocolate for this!) and pop into the microwave for 30 second intervals until melted.

With a teaspoon, spoon the chocolate into the molds and using a paint brush, brush the chocolate up to the edge of the mold creating a tiny lip around the mold. Don’t worry if you over do it, this part will get melted anyways! Once the entire mold is covered and no gaps can be seen, flip the mold and allow the excess to drip over some parchment paper. When the chocolate stops dripping and all you see are tiny peaks, flip the mold back over.

Next, pop them in the fridge or freezer (if you need make this happen REAL quick, but take note that there’s a greater chance they can crack due to the shock of coming back to room temp) for about 5-6 minutes until completely solid. Using another piece of parchment, flip the mold over and gently tap the chocolate out of the mold. Be prepared to see some crack-age so don’t sweat it, just save the chocolate and remelt!

Before you add your fun treats inside, boil a kettle of hot water (definitely a parents job for the next part!) and once boiled, pour a small amount into the ceramic plate. This is intended to heat up the plate so that you can use it to melt off those extra bits of chocolate AND glue your two pieces together! After about a minute, pour the water out and dry the plate taking care not to burn yourself from the heat!

You need to work swiftly for this part, so have all of your fillings at the ready so you can sandwich them together right away! Place the egg halves open side down for a couple of seconds until you see the extra edge all soft and melty. From here take them off the plate, fill one half of the egg and sandwich the other half until sealed. This is going to be a trial and error thing LOL so be prepared to make LOTS of egg shells so that you can motor through this part. Also feel free to get creative and change up the colours you use! It took me about 3 eggs to figure out my system to make sure I didn’t have any breaks.

And voila!! I wish I had taken a photo of my littlest breaking open one of the eggs- it was priceless! I hope you get a chance to try this fun project out.

Happy Crafting!

xo, Izabela

 

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