Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Chocolate eggs using real eggshells!

A friend of mine makes these using ostrich eggs, but since we now have an abundance of eggs thanks to our feathery ladies, we thought that we would make ours from chicken eggs. First try and crack your eggs open just using the base. It is a little tricky, I have been collecting my egg shells for a couple of weeks. Wash them as soon as you have broken them and let them dry. Sterilize them before you use them. Melt some chocolate. I used 100g which made 6 eggs. Put some melted chocolate inside and keep turning, if you have an area that just doesn't want to coat, just give the egg a little shake and it should get the chocolate flowing. I did 2 coats of chocolate. Leave to harden. Try and wipe off any chocolate on the shell, it can look like chicken poo! Then fill the eggs with some treats. And use some melted chocolate to stick them onto a biscuit. Then peel. Ta da! Yummy!

9 comments:

dorinalouise said...

that's so fun and looks so good! morgana wants to try it :)

Cheryl said...

Oh I love this idea. I've seen variations on the idea, but I love the idea of using a bisuit to close it up and putting a treat inside. I think my three will be waking up to this on Easter Sunday!

no spring chicken said...

Really? Can you really peel it? I've got to try this!

Gramerly said...

So cute. I will give it whirl. My Easter Eggers finally started laying again, so I'll have some green and blue to do.

Hannah said...

I was just reading about 3D egg moulds and thinking that it could be done with regular egg shells and then I stumbled on your post!
Thanks for sharing - we are definitely going to give this a go now!

MamaWestWind said...

These are so adorable!

K said...

But you've got to get the shells perfectly clean. Chickens tend to have Salmonella hanging about them, and the outside of the shell is often contaminated. Once the shell is broken, the inside gets that way, too. Which is why raw eggs can end up making you awful sick. So wash with hot water and soap. Sick on Easter - not good.

earthboysblog said...

What an amazing idea! There are no easter eggs here in DR so it's always hard to make a fun easter, last year Fabien found some round chocolates, the children didn't know any different but this would be better.
How are the chicks by the way? I posted about mine on the blog. Mom is here from England.
xxx

Bona Fide Mama said...

squeal... I love this! We have a chocolate business at our house. Chocolate is serious stuff for us.

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