Recipe: Edible Hollow Easter Eggs
Last year I did the craft that looks just like these that uses yarn and glue on balloons. They came out really cute, but after Easter, they were pretty mangled, so we tossed them. Instead, I think we may make this edible version from She Knows - and they are SUPER CUTE!
- Chocolate candy melts in pastel colors (1 cup solid candy melts = about 3 hollow eggs)
- Piping bags, frosting, or zip-closed sandwich bags
- Small latex balloons (DO NOT USE WATER BALLOONS!)
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Straws or wooden skewers
- Plastic cups or glasses (larger than the inflated balloons)
- Optional: Small Easter candies like jelly beans
- Inflate balloons to about the size of a real egg or slightly larger. (Do not use water balloons. The latex is too thin and will burst when you pour hot melted chocolate on it.)
- Put one cup of chocolate candy melts in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag or zip-closed bag. Cut off the tip or corner or the bag.
- Work over the sink or a newspaper and hold the inflated balloons by the tied end. Grab each balloon by the end, and lightly spray your balloons with non-stick cooking spray, then drizzle melted chocolate across the bottom of the balloon in all directions. Turn balloon over and continue drizzling chocolate over the top and sides.
- With a clothespin, clip the balloon to a straw or wooden skewer and balance inside of a cup or glass to dry.
- Once the chocolate is completely dry and cooled, deflate your balloon by clipping the tied end with scissors to release the air. Let it release the air on its own, don’t rush it.
- Very carefully and slowly pull the balloon out of the hole that is left where the tie of the balloon was.
- You can either leave the eggs as they are, or you can break some of the candy and use it as a basket. Fill with little candies for extra fun!