Here is a selection of treats I made this Easter. This was my first time experimenting with chocolate. I made the eggs using Belgian chocolate called callebaut. This chocolate comes in the form of buttons. It can be bought in Ireland in special cake decorating supply shops. I don’t think it is available in any ordinary grocery shops, but it is possible to make chocolate Easter eggs using good quality dark or milk or white chocolate. The Callebaut needed to be tempered, so this took me a while to get right, not all of the eggs came out perfectly, but I did manage to get some to come out very well. See below some I made and piped on the initial or name of the person I was giving them to with white chocolate.
Next I made some chocolate sweets with the same Callebaut milk chocolate. I used a silicon mould ice-tray which worked really well. I think silicone is easier than plastic moulds for chocolate – at least it is easier to remove the chocolate. I put peanut butter as the filling for some, and made some chocolate ganache for the filling for others. They were all delicious and easier to make than the chocolate eggs! I also made the chocolate basket using a mould.
I made an Easter Chocolate Bunny for my niece Marie who is 3 years old. I piped her name using white chocolate. I covered up a break in the chocolate by putting in 2 white chocolate buttons – I don’t think anyone noticed!