Easter weekend is a couple of days away so it’s time to channel your inner hunter gatherer and marshal the troops for the inevitable living room Easter egg hunt.
You’ll want to explore high and low when you discover how good these solid eggs taste. And just like traditional eggs, these orbs of deliciousness can be encased in pretty foil and hidden deep under the couch or buried in your favorite pot plant.
Just because it’s Easter, there’s no need to get embroiled in the supermarket price wars, just battle it out in your own home with healthy homemade creations.
Note these will melt on a hot day so if you want to avoid finding melted chocolate under the couch cushions in a few months then perhaps it’s better to move the hunt to the backyard.
Gather your ingredients, make these ahead of time and store in the freezer
Solid Chocolate Eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 TBS rice malt syrup or sweetener of choice
- ½ cup cacao powder
- 2 TBS shaved cacao butter or coconut cream
(You can find ingredients here)
- Melt coconut oil and butter in a small saucepan over a low heat
- Add remaining ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until combined
- Using an Easter Egg mold, or if you don’t have one you can substitute by using a mini muffin pan, (I used one for this photograph), egg cups, or rounded ice cube trays, grease the inside of your tray with coconut oil so the eggs don’t stick to the sides when you are removing them.
- Pour mixture in and place in the freezer to set. Minimum chill time is just 15 minutes in the freezer.
- Once set, remove them from the freezer and detach eggs from the mold or muffin pan by gently tapping on the base. Once removed, run your index finger the warm tap, being careful not to burn your fingers and with your index finger swipe over the egg to slightly melt chocolate at each base then sandwich both halves together. Return eggs to the freezer for five minutes to set.
For more Easter recipes why not try out these spegg-tacular creations and let me know what you’ll be making for Easter this year and don’t forget to share them on Instagram.
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