Hollow Chocolate Easter Egg
Learn how to make hollow chocolate Easter eggs and fill these beautiful eggs with candies, toys, love notes, or anything else you can think of for Easter!
- Serves: 1 person
- Optional: 1/4 cup white candy coating (or colored candy coating for decoration)
- 4ounces chocolate candy coating (or tempered chocolate )
- 1egg-shaped chocolate mold with a separate top and bottom cavity, about 4" long
Step 1Gather ingredients and chocolate mold.
Step 2Make sure your chocolate mold is clean and completely dry. Wipe the inside thoroughly so that it's clean and streak-free, to give your candy the best possible shine.
Step 3If you want to decorate your egg with colored designs, melt your white or colored candy coating in the microwave in short intervals, stirring after every 15 to 20 seconds until melted and smooth.
Step 4Pour the candy coating into a plastic bag with a hole cut in the corner, or paint the coating on using a small paintbrush. Pipe the coating on the inside of the mold in the pattern of your choice. Stripes, swirls, flowers or dots are all great options. Remember that words are trickier because any words you write will appear backward on the outside of the egg. Once you have your design finished, refrigerate the mold briefly to set the design.
Step 5Melt the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Let it cool until it's still warm and fluid, but no longer hot to the touch.
Step 6Spoon several tablespoons of melted coating into each cavity. Swirl it around so that it starts to move around and cover the inside of the cavity, then use a clean, food-safe paintbrush to brush the chocolate in a thick layer up the sides of the cavities. Keep it in a thick layer so the egg will have structural integrity, and so that you don't drag your brush through the designs you've piped on the mold. Add more coating if necessary to the molds until you have enough to coat all the interior surfaces with a nice thick layer.
Step 7While the chocolate is still wet, scrape across the top of the mold with an offset spatula or a chef's knife, to clean off the edges of the mold so that the finished egg will have smooth edges.
Step 8Let the mold sit at room temperature to set the coating. Once set, refrigerate the mold briefly until the coating is very firm (this will make it easier to remove.) Turn the mold upside-down a centimeter or two above your work surface, and gently flex it to pop the egg halves out of the mold. If you have used the coating or tempered chocolate, it should release easily.
Step 9Fill the bottom of your egg with the treats of your choice.
Step 10To glue the top half to the bottom, smear a bit of melted chocolate onto the lip of the bottom half, and press them together. This will make a slightly messy line around your egg, so if you'd like you can use the extra coating to pipe some decorative dots or lines around the middle of the egg.