Ann Reardon

5 Amazing Easter Eggs to make at home

make easter eggs at home
 

I’m sure everyone has tasted cheap Easter eggs. You know the ones … very sweet but not particularly chocolatey and after you swallow, it feels like there’s a layer of grease on the roof of your mouth. So here’s the secret to great-tasting eggs … use real chocolate. Today I’ll show you how to make truly beautiful Easter eggs by following the steps in the video below.

 

To make your own chocolate easter eggs at home you will need:

1 easter egg mold
Chocolate, if you don’t want that greasy mouth feel buy real chocolate that contains cocoa butter and temper it
white chocolate
oil based candy coloring (optional)

1. Spotty egg with m&m’s inside
spotty easter egg ann reardon how to cook that
Circle template for the dotty egg download pdf
Candy food coloring (this needs to be oil based coloring so it doesn’t seize the chocolate)

2. Easter Egg with nest inside
easter egg with nest ann reardon
White and dark chocolate
3 mini eggs (you can make these if you have a mini egg mold)
pashmak, persian fairy floss

3. The Golden Egg, filled with honeycomb
golden easter egg with honey comb
Milk or dark chocolate
edible gold luster dust

4. Nutella Easter Egg
nutella easter egg ann reardon
White and milk chocolate
nutella

5. Fanta Egg
fanta egg how to cook that
White chocolate
popping sugar
orange candy colour
orange flavored candy

HAPPY EASTER
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  1. Hello Anne,
    I tempered the chocolate correctly (tested it with little sticks, and it turned out yummy and still”snappy), but i am having troubles trying to get the cooled eggs out of their mould… do you have any suggestion/tips ?
    Thank you

    (Is it better to get the chocolate egg out of the mould quickly, or wait until they’re properly solid? They’re stuck inside now!)

    • Hi Sahara, Yes, once it is set put in the freezer for about 10 minutes and it will come out easily.

      • Rating: 5

        Thank you so much Ann! I made Minion easter eggs for my little boy, and he loved it!! It was a bit tricky to colur the chocolate, so I initially covered covered the small one in fondant.
        I also made a star wars one for my husband, with the first egg(the one that got stuck, and you helped me save…) It got a little ruined during transport but he got ( and appreciated) the idea and effort. i am very proud of my first ever eggs, i think i’ll do them again nex year

        • Rating: 4.5

          And this is the star wars one, on a “empire logo-base”

        • They look amazing Sahara!

  2. Rating: 5

    Oh these look so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  3. could you make a ginger, lemon or green tea truffle

  4. Rating: 4.5

    I hope that you make a murshmelow truffle that is shaped like a duky.
    Keep calm and cook on, because you are awsome.
    I can wathch your vidio’s all day long their so good.
    You make me jelious by eting thos egg’s. :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    • thanks so much Hannah, I’ll add you suggestion to the tally

    • Rating: 4.5

      Same!!

  5. Rating: 5

    hello ann! a wonderful tutorial like always! I was wondering if i could put in a request for a boxing glove cake / some tips or inspiration because i’m attempting to make one for my brother’s 21st birthday party that is coming up in a few weeks!
    thank you very much ! i love your channel and blog !!

    love,
    kat

  6. Rating: 4

    hi anne i’ve seen all your choc truffle videos an i <3 them all so can you plz make red velvet truffles

    • Hi Ann,
      Now that I watched your videos, I would like to use my chocolate molds,to make filled candies. Do you have a recipe for cream fillings; mint, lemon or orange?

  7. Hi my name is Sehri I have watched all your videos can you plz show as which brand chocolate you use plz plz plz plz

  8. Hi Ann could you make a popping candy truffle or an orange one

  9. hi anne could you make red velvet cake truffles pleeeeeaaaaasssseee

  10. can you list where you got the easter egg mold

    • Hi Morgan, lots of people are asking where to get an Easter egg mold: http://goo.gl/XnVbg8
      I suggest you tick ‘ships to your country’ in the left column to see just the ones that will deliver to you.

  11. Hi Ann, could you make a mint chocolate truffle?

  12. Rating: 5

    Hello, thank you so much for all of your great videos!
    I’m trying to find a way to color white chocolate with something natural to avoid artificial colors. I wanted to ask if you could think of anything to do this.
    Thank you very much once more!

    • Hi Oz, There are vegetable based colours available though you will need to test how they mix with the chocolate you are using.

  13. Rating: 5

    Great video again, Ann 🙂 I’ll be sure to try the Nutella ones for my family! I was wondering if you could make a Biscoff truffle for your truffles video? Many thanks 🙂

  14. Hi Ann,
    I made some Easter eggs last year inspired by your video, and I thought I would post a picture as they are similar to the ones above. I made a dark chocolate egg for my dad, decorated with white chocolate buttons and with nuts inside. For my mum I made a white chocolate and strawberry egg with dried cranberries inside, and for my sister I made a stripy milk and white chocolate egg. I also filled these with smaller chocolates! I made a bunch of mini eggs filled with nutella and decorated with various chocolate designs. My family was very spoilt, I must say!
    Thank you for your video on tempering chocolate, it was the most helpful one I’ve seen. I love your recent video, the idea of an egg with popping sugar is great and I think the gold egg looks really pretty!
    Best wishes, Daisy. 🙂

    • Thanks for all the ideas Daisy!

  15. Could you possibly make some Red velvet truffles with cream cheese/white chocolate ganache or a cinnamon/ gingerbread truffle?

  16. Hi Ann, I would like to know where you got you easter egg moulds. Can you find them at Target or Coles?

  17. Hey Ann, these eggs where totally cool. Can gift my friend for Easter. I have a probably the last doubt about your chocolate cake recipe. By how much does the volume of your chocolate cake rise after baking and by how much should it rise for a perfectly baked cake??

    • Apologies for grammatical mistakes. I was typing it in a hurry.

  18. hi! Can you make smores truffles or lemonade?
    PS.Pls make harry potter deserts!!! Im crazy for harry!

  19. mmmm… some alchohol flavoured truffles please 🙂

  20. can you make lemon filling chocolate truffles?

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