Thanks to Stay in Devon, we were sent a Make Your Own Chocolate Egg kit to play with. Having two young children who love baking and getting messy in the kitchen this was ideal and they couldn’t wait to get started.
The kit came with two bags of chocolate buttons, a bag of sweeties and four half egg moulds. I cut the moulds in half so they each had two halves for their egg. I then melted the chocolate buttons in the microwave before we spooned a small amount into each mould and swirled it around to cover all of the sides. We then left it to set for ten minutes before adding another layer. In total we put three layers in each mould.
We left the chocolate egg moulds in the fridge overnight to thoroughly set, before turning them out in the next day. I was surprised at how easy they slipped out of the moulds, which I guess is partly due to the thin layer of oil that we wiped over each egg mould before starting as suggested in the instructions.
Miss M and Mister B were both keen to put the sweeties inside the egg so after dividing them up they filled an egg half with the sweets whilst I placed the other half of the egg on a hot baking tray to gently melt the edge. I then carefully placed the two halves together to form a whole chocolate egg.
Miss M then insisted we decorate the outside too, so we found a tube of Smarties in the cupboard which she proceeded to make face designs with to stick on to the eggs. We used a small amount of melted chocolate to stick them on.
Ta da – Miss M with the finished eggs!! Both children really enjoyed making these and can’t wait to crack them open on Easter Sunday.