When I was a kid, we used to dye eggs and leave them out for the Easter bunny to hide.
The bunny would hide them, we’d find them in the morning, and then I’d sit and peel a few and eat them for breakfast.
That is disgusting.
Eating hard boiled eggs that sat out ALL NIGHT?!?!
HOW AM I EVEN ALIVE RIGHT NOW.
Occasionally, an egg would go unfound and a few days later we would notice a fart smell permeating the house. That should have been a clue that warm hard boiled eggs were basically poison, but my naive mind was unable to put two and two together.
Needless to say, we only hide plastic eggs around here. I like to say that I fill my own, but I usually buy the Willy Wonka kind that already has Laffy Taffy and Nerds in them. I’ve found that Jon David forgets about them after a day or so, and then I can enjoy them while he’s at school.
Candy out of plastic eggs just tastes better because it’s like a present. I don’t know, that’s just how it is.
So, I got to thinking.
What could be better than a plastic egg with a candy present inside?
A CHOCOLATE EGG with a candy present inside, that’s what.
These are really easy and inexpensive to make.
- Candy coating or almond bark — I used Candiquik, which I purchased in the baking aisle at Walmart
- An egg candy mold — I bought mine HERE
- Candy for filling the eggs — I used these fun bunny teeth gummies, but any candy or small toys/stickers would do
Melt candy coating according to package directions. Put a spoonful of chocolate in each mold and using the spoon, spread evenly as possible up the sides. Once all the molds are coated, place in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.
Gently wiggle the candy mold like you would an ice tray, and carefully remove egg halves. Fill with candy.
Using a small brush or even a knife, spread melted chocolate along the edge of one egg half. Press egg half over the egg half holding the candy to adhere.
I drizzled my eggs with some melted white Candiquik. It helps to hide any imperfections in your chocolate eggs.
Once the eggs are firmly “glued”, you can put them in treat bags and tie with ribbon.
Isn’t that easy?
Chocolate eggs whoop plastic eggs any day, if you ask me.
Enjoy and have a happy Tuesday!!