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Homemade Easter Eggs

Easter is here and we’ve found this great video on how to make your very own homemade Easter Eggs. Instead of going to the store and getting generic eggs, spend quality time with your family, make your own signature eggs and hide them on each other. For first timers or experienced

For first-timers or veteran Easter Egg makers, this guide has everything you need to get started. Make sure to share your tips with us.

Here’s what you need to make your homemade Easter Eggs.

Homemade Easter Eggs: Simple How To Guide.

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Tools:
  • Medium sized pot
  • Medium sized metal bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Silicone basting brush(s)
  • Small knife
  • Thermometer (Optional but recommended.)
  • Easter Egg Moulds (You can find these at Bulk Barn and seasonal sections of food stores)
  • Wax Paper/Piping Bag (Optional)
Ingredients:
  • 1lb of milk or plain chocolate
  • 1/4 lb of white chocolate (optional)
  • Candy Fillings (optional)
  • Coloured Chocolate (optional)

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Steps:
  1. Melt 3/4 of milk or plain chocolate in a double boiler using your medium pot and medium bowl on low. Continuously stir until smooth. (Adults only)
  2. Use the thermometer to make sure you keep chocolate is 48C. (If you don’t have one, and your temperature is off, your eggs may not have the attractive glossy effect.)
  3. Once melted,  stir in 1/4 of the remaining chocolate to temper. Stir with the spatula until all has melted and smooth.
  4. Use the silicone basting brush to paint a layer of melted chocolate onto the mould. (To get white chocolate marbling effect see marbling instructions below.)
  5. Set aside in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Repeat step 4 and 5, 2-3 more times to build sufficient wall thickness.
  6. Using the small knife, trim away excess chocolate to create flat edges. (Adults only)
  7. Holding one egg half, brush a small bead of melted chocolate along the edge, add the optional filling candy to the egg and press the other half gently to create a seal. Refrigerate.
Marble Effect Eggs:

To create a marble effect, use the basting brush with excess white chocolate to create a drizzle pattern on the mould. Use a different brush and then drizzle with regular chocolate. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then build up the wall with regular chocolate as above.

Watch this video from All Recipies to see how to make the marble effect on your homemade Easter egg yourself and a summary of these steps.

Decorate your eggs:

Pour white chocolate or coloured chocolate into a piping bag or wax paper cone with the edge cut off.  Draw your design onto the hardened chocolate eggs. Add Candies and other decorations by adhering them with blobs of milk chocolate.

Learn How to Decorate an Easter Egg.

If you are looking for other great seasonal treats for your family that are easy to make, check out our Easy Christmas Treat for Families Post.

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