Pretty pastel Easter centerpieces are cool, but pretty pastel Easter centerpieces that are chocolate and homemade? Well, that’s taking it to a whole new level.
This surprisingly easy DIY is a chocolatey twist on the old yarn and balloon trick. Even the DIY-challenged will be able to pull off fancy eggs that no one will believe you made at home on the cheap. For an added bonus, you can take these eggs to the next level by hiding more candy inside and using them for Easter egg hunts.
Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe
Ingredients and supplies:
- Chocolate candy melts in pastel colors (1 cup solid candy melts = 3 hollow eggs)
- Piping bags or zip-close bags
- Latex balloons
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Straws or wooden skewers
- Plastic cups or glasses (larger than your inflated balloons)
- Small candies, like Robin Eggs (optional)
1. Inflate the balloons, and melt the chocolate
Inflate the balloons slightly, to about the size of a real egg or slightly larger. (Do not use water balloons. The latex is too thin and will burst when you pour hot melted chocolate on it.) Put 1 cup of chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until completely melted.
2. Drizzle chocolate on the balloons
Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag or zip-close bag. Cut off the tip. Working over the sink or newspaper, hold an inflated balloon by the tied end. Lightly spray your balloons with nonstick cooking spray, then drizzle melted chocolate across the bottom of the balloon in all directions. Turn the balloon over, and continue drizzling chocolate over the top and sides.
3. Hang to dry
Using a clothespin, clip the balloon to a straw or wooden skewer, and balance it inside a cup or glass to dry.
Next up: Finish your hollow chocolate eggs
Updated by Sarah Long on 4/5/17
4. Deflate the balloons
When completely dry, remove the balloon by clipping open the tied top to release the air.
5. Pull out the balloons
Slowly pull the balloon away from the inside of the chocolate egg, and carefully remove.
6. Optional: Hide candy inside
To create eggs with candy inside, put the candy inside the balloons before inflating. Removing the balloon is a little more difficult, so be patient.
7. Show off your handiwork
Display your decorative, edible Easter eggs before enjoying!
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