1、Simple chocolate button egg

Make your own Easter eggs. It's much easier than you'd think and you can add personal touch.

Simple chocolate button egg recipe

Ingredients

  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate, plus a little extra for decorating (we used Green & Black’s 82%)
  • 25g bag chocolate button
  • 25g bag white chocolate button, with speckles
  • ribbon, approx 50 cm long
  • 2 chocolate egg moulds, clean flat pastry brush or small paintbrush

Method

Stir until smooth, then take off the heat and leave until cool, but still runny. Spoon a quarter of the chocolate into one of the egg moulds and spread thickly over the inside with a flat pastry brush or paintbrush. Be sure to cover the sides well, as this makes it easier to join the edges. Check that the chocolate is even by holding the mould up to the light. Repeat with the other mould. Leave in a cool place to set, then chill for 5 mins. TIP: Putting the egg halves in the fridge once the chocolate has set makes it easier to add another layer of warm chocolate. Don’t be tempted to leave the moulds in the fridge any longer than necessary as condensation could cause the chocolate to discolour.
  • Re-warm the remaining chocolate and repeat the process for each side of the mould, saving about 1 tbsp of chocolate for later. Use a knife to scrape away any excess around the rim of the mould to give a clean, straight edge. Turn out each half onto a sheet of greaseproof paper, carefully pulling away the mould until it releases itself.
  • Place one half of the egg on its back (you can create a nest of scrunched greaseproof paper to stop it from rolling about). Warm the reserved chocolate and brush around the edge of the egg. Place the other half on top and press together. You can seal the join further by brushing with a little more chocolate and filling in any jagged edges or holes. Leave in a cool place to set firm.
  • To decorate, use the paintbrush to dab a little chocolate on the backs of the chocolate buttons. Gently press them onto the egg. For the finishing touch, tie the ribbon around the middle to hide the join

  • https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/simple-chocolate-button-egg-5762/

    2、Chilli chocolate egg lollies

    A chocolaty treat with a kick - easily adapted for the little ones
    Chilli chocolate egg lollies recipe

    Ingredients

    • 140g dark chocolate
    • 2-3 pinches hot chilli powder
    • edible red glitter or sprinkles and 12 lolly sticks, to decorate

    Method

    1. Draw an egg shape about 6cm long, and use as a template to draw about 10-12 shapes on sheets of baking parchment. Hole-punch a piece of paper a bit bigger than the egg shape, to make a polka-dot stencil. (By folding the paper in half, you can get holes right to the middle of it.)
    2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir in chilli (taste to check heat). Spread a spoon or two of chocolate inside each egg shape. Add a lolly stick to each. Hold the stencil just over the wet surface of one of the lollies and stick into place with Blu-Tack, but don’t let it touch. Sprinkle edible glitter or sprinkles over, then gently lift off the stencil. Repeat to decorate the rest, then leave somewhere cool to set.

    3、Chocolate truffle egg box

    Pop rich chocolate sweets rolled in nuts and cocoa in an empty egg box for an extra-special finish
    Chocolate truffle egg box recipe

    Ingredients

    • 150ml double cream
    • 100g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
    • 100g milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
    • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 50g chopped hazelnut
    • mini paper cases
    • empty egg boxes
    • ribbon (optional)

    Method

    1. Gently heat the cream in a pan. When hot, remove from the pan and leave to stand for 1 min. Add dark and milk chocolates to the pan, and stir until melted and smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl and chill in the fridge until firm.
    2. When the chocolate is firm, use 2 teaspoons to scoop out 12 walnut-sized truffles. Roll half the truffles in the cocoa powder and the other half in hazelnuts. Place the covered truffles in mini paper cases and pop into egg boxes. You can now tie up with ribbon and give to someone you love.

    4、Simple chocolate sauce

    Follow our step-by-step guide to melting chocolate, add cream, sugar and a glug of almond liqueur if you like
    Simple chocolate sauce recipe

    Ingredients

    • 50g good-quality dark chocolate (use at least 70% cocoa solids)
    • 25g butter
    • 125ml double cream
    • 1 tbsp caster sugar
    • 1 tbsp Disaronno liqueur (optional)

    Method

    1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water until completely smooth (see step-by-step).
    2. Heat all of the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan until evenly combined. Remove from the heat and stir through the melted chocolate. Serve warm over chocolate pudding, vanilla ice cream or both!

    More...