DIY Chocolate Easter Eggs
Be your own Easter Bunny this year and make delicious chocolate eggs with your choice of filling. This recipe is simple! The shell is made with our rich, semi-sweet Chocolate Chips; all you need is a silicone egg mold, a basting brush, and whatever surprise filling to be on the inside. If you want it to be simple, you can opt for a written note or fortune inside the egg. Follow along step-by-step as we show you how to make these egg-cellent Easter treats!
Ingredients For Sugar-Free Chocolate Easter Eggs
- 1 bag Lakanto Chocolate Chips
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Coconut flakes
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sugar-Free Sprinkles recipe
- Royal Icing recipe
- 1 medium glass bowl
- 1 pot
- Silicone egg molds
- Basting brush
- Rubber spatula
How to Make Chocolate Easter Eggs
- To create a double boiler - heat 2 cups of water in the pot to a simmer and place the glass bowl overtop the pot. Keep the heat on low and pour in the chocolate chips. Stir occasionally using the rubber spatula to make sure the chocolate melts evenly.
- Do not melt the chocolate chips in a microwave! They can burn very quickly.
- Make sure that no water overflows into the bowl while you are melting the chocolate
- Meanwhile, place the silicone molds on a small plate or baking sheet that can easily be moved into the freezer.
- Once the chips are melted, pour enough chocolate into each mold to ensure a thick layer. Brush up the sides to create an even coating. Pour out any excess if needed. Then, place the whole sheet in your freezer for 10-15 minutes. Reserve a little chocolate for fusing the eggs.
- Too thin - the shape will crack when you try and remove it
- Too thick - there won’t be enough room for filling and the ratio will be off
- Meanwhile, prepare your fillings. After the molds have solidified, remove them from the freezer, carefully peel them from the shapes and working quickly, fill half with whichever toppings you’d like.
- The colder the eggs are, the easier they will be to work with.
- Fill only one half so it’s easier to fuse.
- Using the melted chocolate (reheat over the double boiler if necessary), brush a layer on the exterior edge of the unfilled halves. Carefully press them together until they hold. Repeat with the remaining eggs and return to the fridge or freezer to help solidify.
- Remove and enjoy!
Looking for more fun Easter recipes? Check out our tutorial on how to make the perfect cut-out Sugar Cookies with two simple Royal Flood Icing recipes, here!