Easter’s just around the corner. And whether you celebrate it as a religious holiday or just enjoy eating a chocolate egg or two – it’s a fun day to have a great time with family and loved ones. And it always reminds me that spring is finally here!
This year, make your children’s day extra special by making your own chocolate covered eggs! I was inspired by the infamous Cadbury eggs that tend to pop up everywhere around this time of year.
This recipe is so simple, and your kids can partake in the fun!
- 2C Enjoy Life Mini or Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1Tbsp coconut oil
- 1C Icing sugar
- 1/4C Earth Balance Vegan Coconut Spread, or vegan spread of choice, softened
- 3Tbsp coconut milk, at room temperature
- 1/4Tsp turmeric powder
1. Have desired mold(s) ready. Set aside.
Tip: feel free to choose whichever mold you’d like to use to make these eggs. I bought mine at Michaels craft store and at Homesense (HomeGoods for my friends in the States). For this recipe, I used medium-sized easter egg molds, which make 12 eggs.
2. Melt chocolate chips in a double-boiler over medium heat. Once chocolate has melted, add coconut oil. Mix until oil is one with the chocolate and is silky smooth in texture.
3. Next, add a scant tablespoon into each cavity, ensuring you get the corners and edges of each egg, as shown.
4. Place in the freezer (if you have the space) for 7 minutes, until chocolate sets, or in the fridge for approximately 15 minutes.
While the chocolate is hardening, prepare the filling.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together icing sugar, softened coconut spread, and room temperature milk.
6. Next, remove mold from freezer/fridge and add about a tablespoon of filling per egg cavity. Make sure to reserve 2 teaspoons of the filling to make the yolk!
Tip: keep in mind that if you’re using a larger mold, then you may need more or less, depending on preference.
7. Next, in a small bowl, add turmeric and reserved filling, and mix until well combined.
8. Add a little amount – about 1/4 teaspoon – to each egg, as shown.
How cute do they look! Just like the real stuff, only fattier and yummier ;)
9. Finally, cover eggs with remaining chocolate, about 1 tablespoon per egg, and place back in the freezer to completely harden, about 20 minutes, or the fridge for approximately 40 minutes.
10. Remove from freezer/fridge and gently pop each egg out as shown.
Super cute! My kids were thrilled when they saw the finished product!
11. If you want, you may wrap each egg with foil wraps which can be purchased at your local bulk or craft store (I bought mine from Bulk Barn). If you choose not to wrap the eggs, then you’re all done! I think they look much prettier wrapped though :)
11.a) Place an egg face down onto the back of the foil, making sure it’s centered, and carefully wrap the egg just like you would wrap a gift…to that special someone…i.e. do it nicely!!
11.b) Then, Turn egg over and smooth out foil using your fingers to get the nice detail of the egg.
You are ready to hide them, put them in goody bags, or peel and devour! Hey, I never said these were the healthiest but you have to think, at least you know what’s in them, and they’re not as bad as anything you would buy from a store. Besides, having a nice treat once in a while is ok with me!
Bon appétit! xo