Tuesday, 26 March 2013

DIY Chocolate Eggs

DIY Chocolate Eggs

If you've been following along for a while, you probably know that my son is allergic to dairy. This makes it pretty difficult to find Easter candy in the UK that he can enjoy. I have not been able to find any eggs, bunnies, chicks or any other Easter-themed candy that is anything other than milk chocolate. Oh, wait. I did see some white chocolate eggs, but those are also full of dairy. 

Dairy Free Chocolate Eggs

So, I have solved the problem by making my own dairy free chocolate candies for us to enjoy this Easter. They are made from dark chocolate, which is totally dairy free...and delicious!

Silicon Molds
Microwave Safe Dish for melting chocolate
Chocolate Bar Foil Wrapper (or foil)

Make your own chocolate

1. Very carefully open the foil wrapper so that you can reuse it to wrap the chocolate candies.
2. Break chocolate bar into pieces and place in your microwave safe dish.
3. Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring at 20-second intervals to prevent burning.
4. Carefully spoon melted chocolate into silicone mold.
5. Place in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Turn silicone mold upside-down and pop out chocolate candies. If the candies don't pop out easily, return to freezer for a few more minutes.

While your chocolates are freezing, cut foil wrapper into pieces that are large enough to completely cover all sides of the chocolate candies. If the wrapper isn't large enough to make pieces for all the chocolates, you can use kitchen foil. We always wash and save our foil because it is such an easy thing to reuse. So, I took some smaller pieces our and flattened them when I realized I didn't have enough G&B foil. 

DIY Chocolate Eggs

After the chocolate has hardened and you've popped it out, place it upside-down on a small piece of foil. Then bring all the corners and sides up and over and press them down.

Dairy Free Chocolate Eggs

If you press gently on the top of your chocolate egg, the design will show through the foil. You've now got a foil-wrapped chocolate candy!

DIY Chocolate Eggs

We're stuffing ours into plastic eggs for an egg hunt we'll host on Friday.

DIY Chocolate Eggs


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  1. I want to always copy you!!!
    These look delicious......Michaels...here I come. I think they have molds there for candy!
    Don't laugh....I may just try this:)

  2. Do you store these in refrigerator in the plastic eggs?

    1. No...I'm storing them in the cute baskets you made for the kids, far away from the radiator :-)

  3. I love your chocolate eggs. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  4. They look yummy. My grandson just turned one maybe next year... ;)
    Happy Easter!

  5. These look great! I haven't utilized molds before like this. Thanks for giving me the push I need to try it out! Great post :) Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

  6. What a great idea! I love how you wrapped them in the foil! They look absolutely adorable.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/03/real-family-fun-7.html
    Take care,

  7. So cute! Love these. I may do these next year instead of cake pops! Lol

  8. Very cute and creative! Stopping by from Bloom :)


  9. Hi Jessica, Your being featured on DearCreatives.com at Inspiration Spotlight! Drop by to see your feature & grab a featured button! Thanks so much for linking up & sharing. Hope you had a great Easter with your family!!& have a happy weekend ahead.

  10. Hi Jessica, your being featured on DearCreatives.com Not sure if you got my other note.


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