Make your own Easter eggs with our easy Chocolate Button Celebration recipe. It’s a lot easier than you think and you can add personal touches to create a unique and delicious treat. Gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in the joy of chocolate making. With just a few steps you will have beautifully handcrafted eggs that are perfect for gifting or enjoying. Get creative by choosing your favorite ingredients or fillings to make these eggs truly unique. Get ready to impress your family and friends with your homemade Chocolate Button Eggs this Easter!
- 200g good quality dark chocolate, plus some extra for decorating (we used 82% of Green & Black)
- 25g bag of chocolate buttons
- 25g bag of white chocolate buttons, with sprinkles
- Ribbon, approx. 50 cm long
- 2 chocolate egg molds, clean flat pastry brush or small brush
After a few days…
After a few days, your Easter egg will begin to ripen
“bloom” or take on a slightly mottled appearance.
This is simply fat and sugar that changes with the air
temperature-resistant and harmless.Other chocolate
The chocolate can be replaced with milk or white chocolate
Depending on your taste, chocolate or 70% dark.Goodbye fingerprints
If you have hot hands, try wearing rubber gloves
when handling the chocolate egg (especially if
by sticking the two sides together) to avoid fingerprints.
- Break the chocolate into pieces and carefully melt it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Be careful not to let the bowl touch the water.
- Stir the chocolate until smooth, then remove from the heat and let it cool but still runny.
- Pour a quarter of the chocolate into one of the egg molds and spread it thickly on the inside using a flat pastry brush or brush.
- Be sure to cover the sides well to make it easier to join the edges. Hold the mold up to the light to ensure the chocolate is even.
- Repeat the process with the other mold and leave to set in a cool place, then chill for 5 minutes.
- Reheat the remaining chocolate and repeat the process for each side of the mold. Save about 1 tablespoon of chocolate for later.
- Use a knife to scrape away any excess chocolate around the edge of the mold to create a clean, straight edge.
- Place each egg half on a sheet of baking paper and gently pull out the mold until it releases itself.
- Place one half of the egg on the back and form a nest with crumpled parchment paper to prevent it from rolling around.
- Warm the reserved chocolate and brush it around the edge of the egg.
- Place the other half of the egg on top and press together. Seal the joint even further by brushing it with a little more chocolate and filling in any jagged edges or holes.
- Let the egg set in a cool place.
- To decorate, use a brush to dab some chocolate on the back of the chocolate buttons.
- Gently press the chocolate buttons onto the egg.
- For the finishing touch, tie a ribbon around the middle to hide the join.
Easy Chocolate Button Eggs Recipe
Equipment and tools
To make this easy Chocolate Button Egg you will need the following:
- 2 chocolate egg molds
- Clean a flat pastry brush or small brush
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Milk (from chocolate chips)
Storage and leftovers
After a few days, your Easter egg will begin to “bloom” or take on a slightly mottled appearance. This is simply the change in fat and sugar with air temperature, which is harmless. For storage and leftovers:
- Store the chocolate button egg in an airtight container or wrap it in foil.
- Store it in a cool, dry place.
- For best taste and quality, consume within 2-3 weeks.
The health benefits of a simple chocolate button ice cream
When you think of healthy foods, chocolate might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it actually has some surprising health benefits. And when it comes to the Simple Chocolate Button Egg recipe, you can enjoy these benefits while treating yourself to a delicious Easter treat.
1. High quality dark chocolate
The main ingredient of this recipe is 200g of high quality dark chocolate. Dark chocolate, especially those with a high cocoa content like the Green & Black’s 82% used in this recipe, is rich in antioxidants. These compounds help protect your cells from free radical damage and oxidative stress, which can lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
2. Chocolate buttons
The recipe calls for both chocolate buttons and white chocolate buttons with sprinkles. Not only do these little treats add a delicious texture to the chocolate egg, but they can also provide additional health benefits. Dark chocolate chips contain a higher percentage of cocoa solids compared to milk chocolate chips, making them a better choice for health-conscious people. They are also a good source of minerals such as iron, magnesium and copper.
While the ribbon used in the recipe is primarily for decorative purposes, it is also a reminder that eating chocolate should be a mindful and enjoyable experience. Taking the time to savor each bite will help you better appreciate the flavors and textures and feel more satisfied with smaller portions.
4. Chocolate Egg Molds
Using clean, flat pastry brushes or small brushes to assemble the chocolate ice cream not only ensures a clean and professional-looking result, but also promotes portion control. By making smaller eggs using the indicated molds, you can enjoy the taste of chocolate without overindulging.
5. Tips for healthy enjoyment
The recipe includes some tips to improve your chocolate experience while making it healthier. Allowing the egg to bloom or develop a mottled appearance over time will not affect its taste or safety. Substituting milk or white chocolate for dark chocolate, or choosing 70% dark chocolate, allows you to adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences. Wearing rubber gloves when handling the chocolate egg can help prevent fingerprints and ensure the final product looks pristine.
So go ahead and enjoy the easy Chocolate Button Egg this Easter. Enjoy the rich flavor and smooth texture while reaping surprising health benefits!