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Hollow chocolate Easter eggs

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

The Easter Bunny has nothing on you!

Need a homemade treat for your Easter baskets? Hop to it! These hollow chocolate eggs are easier than they look — they just require a little patience.

Here's an edible twist on an Easter egg craft that normally uses yarn and glue. Melted chocolate drizzled over a balloon creates a decorative hollow egg that's good enough to eat. For an added bunny bonus, you can even hide candy inside!

hollow chocolate easter eggs

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

Ingredients and supplies:

  • Chocolate candy melts in pastel colors (1 cup solid candy melts = 3 hollow eggs)
  • Piping bags or zip-closed bags
  • Latex balloons
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Straws or wooden skewers
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic cups or glasses (larger than your inflated balloons)
  • Small candies, like robin eggs (optional)

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe


1. Inflate balloons and melt chocolate

Inflate balloons slightly, 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. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until completely melted.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

2. Drizzle chocolate on balloons

Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag or zip-closed bag. Cut off the tip. Working over the sink or newspaper, hold an inflated balloon by the tied end. 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.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

3. Hang to dry

Using a clothespin, clip the balloon to a straw or wooden skewer and balance inside of a cup or glass to dry.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

4. Deflate balloons

When completely dry, remove the balloon by clipping open the tied top to release the air.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

5. Pull out balloons

Slowly pull the balloon away from the inside of the chocolate egg and carefully remove.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

6. Optional: Hide candy inside

Optional: To create eggs with candy inside, put the candy in the balloons before inflating. Removing the balloon is a little more difficult, so be patient.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

7. Show off your handiwork

Display your decorative, edible Easter eggs before enjoying!

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

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