Make your own eggs this Easter!


  • 400 g 70% dark chocolate (good quailty)
  • 12 small to medium chocolate egg moulds (make sure that they are dry and clean)
  • 50 g white chocolate (for decoration)
  • special chocolate colourings


  • Method to Temper the Chocolate
  • Step 1:- Melting the Chocolate:
  • Chop the chocolate quite finely and place 150g in a glass bowl
  • Melting the Chocolate – There are two ways of doing this:
  • Microwave and Bain-Marie:-
  • To Melt Chocolate using Bain Marie:-
  • Use a saucepan that is large enough to fit your glass bowl and half fill with water.
  • Bring the water to the boil and remove from the heat.
  • Place the glass bowl with the chocolate in it on top of the saucepan.
  • Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted.
  • Remove from the bowl from the saucepan and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  • Cooling Down the Chocolate:-
  • Stir the chocolate and add the remaining 50g of finely chopped chocolate.
  • Stir until melted and lump free.
  • Now we need to reheat the chocolate – if using the microwave method, use the lowest setting and place in the microwave for five seconds.
  • If using the bain marie method – heat the water in the saucepan, remove from the heat and place the bowl with the chocolate in it on top of the saucepan for 15 seconds only.
  • Making the Moulds:
  • Pour the chocolate into the eggs moulds. Make sure all the moulds are covered with an even layer of chocolate
  • Then turn the moulds up side down over the bowl to remove any extra chocolate.
  • Allow to set in a cool, dry place – not the fridge
  • Scrape away any remaining chocolate from the mould
  • Turn out onto a sheet of cling wrap or baking parchment
  • Carefully ease out of the mould
  • There are many ways of filling the Chocolate eggs:
  • Chop and roast 100g Hazlenut mix with 100g of chocolate spread.
  • Melt 150g of White chocolate with 4 fl oz UHT cream and 2 fl oz Raspberry coulie . Allow to cool and set. Then whip and fill.
  • 100g of Milk chocolate melted stir in 50g rice crispies, 50g dried cranberries.
  • Fill with you favourite sweets.
  • Once filled pipe a little melted chocolate around the edge and stick together.
  • Microwave Method:
  • Please follow instructions carefully:
  • Place the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave and heat on the lowest setting for 1 minute.
  • Stir with a spatula and heat again using the lowest setting for one minute.
  • Repeat this until the chocolate is melted.
  • Stir the remaining chocolate and leave for 5 minutes.

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