Hi Everyone! Easter is approaching so fast, and time just flew by! I put together a quick chocolate Easter Egg tutorial for you for your kids to enjoy or have your kids make them with you! I decided on pastel colors and baby chick Peeps for my Easter chocolate eggs, but you can be creative with yours! There are amazing options such as different colors, sprinkles, flecks or splatters of color, and many more. The supply list and instructions are below.
Easter Chocolate Eggs Tutorial
Best Chocolate For Molds
I feel that compound chocolate such as Guittard coating chocolate, Merckens, Fancy Sprinkles Easy Candy, Wilton candy melts are the best chocolates to work with molds because they do not require tempering as couverture chocolate (high-quality chocolate) will need tempering. You can use couverture chocolate to do Easter chocolate eggs, but it will be more difficult because you will need to temper them. If you would like to go ahead and do this method, check out the Sugar Geek Show guide on tempering. Using white compound chocolates, you will need to color them with oil-based colorings such as colour mill or Chefmaster. Fancy Sprinkles, Merckens, and Wilton, have limited color options. You can search on Google using the keyword “colored compound chocolates” to see more options. If you would like to know how to color chocolates, check out one of my cakesicles tutorials here.
Why is chocolate sticking to the mold?
If the chocolate is sticking to the mold, it is because the chocolate hasn’t hardened enough. The chocolate needs to be firm to touch before taking out of the mold. I usually refrigerate the entire mold for 5-10 minutes, depending on the season (longer if in the summer.)
Supplies Needed To Create Easter Chocolate Eggs
- Cake mixed with buttercream (I used vanilla cake scraps. You can use any flavor! You can also use edible cookie dough, peanut butter mixed with powdered sugar, and more fillings!)
- Fancy Sprinkles Easy Candy (I used Optic White, Slime Green, Parisian Blue, and Orchid Purple. With these products, you can microwave them, cut, and pour. I’ve got a 15% discount for any of their products at checkout. Use CAKEINSPO15)
- Egg Silicone Mold
- Fancy Sprinkles Prism Powder (Optional: to make glittery eggs. Same code above for a discount)
- Small Rubber Spatula (I love mine from Wilton. It’s perfect for applying chocolate in the molds.)
- Small Offset Spatula (To scrape the excess off the mold)
- Sprinkles (I used Fancy Sprinkles “Hello, Goodbye” sprinkle blend. You can find more sprinkle options on Amazon)
- Mini Chicks Peeps
Instructions How To Make Easter Chocolate Eggs
- Microwave the chocolates for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 15-20 seconds, and stir. (If using Easy Candy, microwave for 30 seconds, knead, microwave for another 15-20 seconds, then knead) You do not want it to be too hot because it can become stiff.
- Apply a drop of the oil-based coloring to the melted chocolate (if using white Guittard or any compound chocolates)
- Spread chocolate in the egg mold cavities using a small rubber spatula. Don’t use too much at first but make sure everything is covered with chocolate.
- Tap and angle the mold to get the chocolate to cover all of the cavities.
- Put the mold in the fridge to harden the chocolate quickly for a few minutes to 5 minutes.
- Reapply to the sides of the cavity, especially the thin coat areas. You want to make sure there are no empty or bald spots.
- Place it back in the fridge.
- Use approx 1 TBSP of cake mix or filling, put them in the mold cavities, and flatten them.
- Cover the cavities with chocolate.
- Scrap off the excess chocolate paying attention to the edges.
- Put the mold in the fridge for the last time.
- Once the chocolate is firm, the Easter chocolate eggs are ready to be popped out. Gently pop them out.
- Use a brush to brush on edible glitter on the eggs for extra sparkle!
- Snip off a small ziplock bag and pour in an accent color (the hot pink pictured). Drizzle over the eggs.
- Add sprinkles quickly and place the mini chicks on the chocolate before it hardens.
Let me know what you think of these Easter Chocolate eggs! Please drop a comment below or tag me on @findyourcakeinspiration if you create your own Easter chocolate eggs. I’d love to see your creations!
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