How to make chocolate Easter eggs

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Wondering how to make your own Easter eggs this year? Making your own Easter eggs is a fun task to do with the kids – and it’s not as hard to do as you might think. All you need is a Easter egg mould (you can buy them in places like Lakeland for as little as £4).

If you want to make your chocolate as shiny as the eggs you can buy in the shops, we would recommend tempering the chocolate before you use it. See our step-by-step guide to tempering your own chocolate. Tempering chocolate is a little fiddly so if you’re just making them for friends and family, we think plain old melted chocolate works just fine.

It’s easier to work with more chocolate than you need, so that you’ve extra to swirl around the moulds. Exact quantities aren’t given as it depends on the size of moulds that you’re using. We made ours using dark, milk and white chocolate, in assorted sizes, and we tried to make each one look slightly different.

Top tip: Woman’s Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon suggests wearing cotton gloves (get white ones from chemists) when handling the eggs to avoid getting fingermarks on them

Ingredients

For this Easter recipe you will need:

  • Roughly 500g chocolate to make 4 eggs (depending on the size of your moulds)