We have been sent loads of goodies by Waitrose to help us create and decorate a giant Easter egg. We had loads of fun, and below you can find how to make one with your little ones too. By the way there are lots of Easter inspiration on their website!
250g of good quality dark or milk chocolate – remember to save a little extra for decorating
What you’ll need
2 chocolate egg moulds
Flat pastry brush or small paintbrush
Heat proof bowl
Step 1 – Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water in a pan.
Step 2 – Paint a thin layer of chocolate inside the egg moulds, making sure it meets the edges of the mould. Depending on the size of the moulds you may need more chocolate, have plenty on standby!
Step 3 – Chill for 5 minutes or until the chocolate is firm.
Step 4 – Spread another even layer of chocolate over the first layer and let cool for another 5 minutes or until firm.
Step 5 – Gently ease the mould away from the chocolate. Join the chocolate halves together with a little melted chocolate, using a flat pastry brush or small paint brush – That’s it! Well done, you have made your very own Easter egg!
Melt a little extra chocolate and use this to stick on chocolate buttons and small light sweets that won’t fall off like marshmallows or sugar-coated jellies
Using icing piping to draw on simple Easter shapes such as chicks, rabbits and lambs to give your egg a fun farm theme
Personalise your egg by writing the recipient’s name in icing piping and use decorative sweets that represent their personality
Why not turn you egg into a person or an animal? For example use sweets and chocolates for eyes and fur. For an Easter afternoon activity, make an egg that resembles a family member
Dip your finished egg in melted chocolate and roll in hundreds and thousands or popping candy for a textured knobbly effect
Why not try white chocolate to make your Easter egg
Before sealing the two halves, hide an Easter treat inside? Maybe some small sweets, a surprise Easter toy or just a note to say Happy Easter!
For a more indulgent egg why not add to the melted chocolate when you’re still preparing the egg, try butterscotch chunks or honeycomb pieces for a real treat!