Today was full of chocolate delight ;)
I make these marshmallow eggs every year for my FIL, Ray.
Actually everyone gets them, but mostly for my FIL.
One year I made him a huge one. The mold was for a large hollow chocolate egg, but I filled it with marshmallow. He ate the whole thing in a day or two. My MIL, Cil, was not impressed, lol.
Don't they look yummy......they are ;)
I thought I would give you a little tutorial on how I make them.
You will need a egg mold (actually any shape will do ;)
Some Chocolate wafers. I like Merkins light. They are a milk chocolate, not light as in diet ;)
Lastly some marshmallow spread.
You can either melt the chocolate in the microwave, which I used to do.
But I prefer to melt it on the stove top now, as I make bigger batches.
I make a double boiler from a pot (put water in the pot) and put the bowl on the top. Make sure your bowl can handle the heat.
Dump some of your chocolate in the bowl and wait for it to melt.
Once the chocolate is melted you want to keep it at a low heat. Chocolate will clump if it is to hot.
If this happens I lift the bowl off the pot for a few seconds. I also add more chocolate waffers as this will also cool it down.
Now its time to fill your molds. I like to fill mine up as I want the chocolate to go all the way up the mold form.
Now I turn the mold upside down on wax paper to let the chocolate drip out.
We just want the molds to be coated at this point.
See the molds are now coated.
Every once in a while you want to put the excess chocolate (on the wax paper) in the freezer to solidify so you can remelt it for more chocolaty goodness ;)
See here are the chocolate egg cups.
I also take a flat piece of plastic and scrap the tops of the eggs. I want to get the excess chocolate off the molds. It just make your finished product look more clean and professional, and you won't have to scrap the edges of the chocolate eggs when you are done.
After that you put the mold in the freezer to solidify for the next step.
Now time for the yummy marshmallow :)
I buy marshmallow spread to put inside the eggs. You can add anything you want to the inside of it.
But if you are using the marshmallow spread, it is very sticky. So once you put a blob in there let it sit for a bit to settle down. Or another trick is to have a glass of water and dip your finger (or the back of a spoon) in the water and press the marshmallow down a bit. The water keeps the marshmallow from sticking to your finger. You just want to dampen you finger.
Now to cover up that marshmallow, or what ever you are putting inside them.
Put on enough chocolate to cover the the filling and so it is level to the mold edge.
Then tap the mold on the counter ( just pick it up and drop it) to get any air bubbles out.
You don't want any marshmallow filling to peek out of the chocolate. If it is the marshmallow will slowly seep out of your egg.
Put it in the freezer one last time to solidify the chocolate and then enjoy :)
I cut one in half so you can see the ooey gooey goodness inside ;)
These are so good. I think I may try caramel in the next batch. Kind of like my chocolate turtles I make at Christmas but for Easter treats. Now those sound good as well ;)
As I was making these, Kristy was decorating a cake for her boyfriend. It is his birthday tomorrow and she wanted to make him a cake.
I will share that with you tomorrow, I don't want to overload you on sugar now do I ;)
Hope you all had a creative Saturday :)
Oh and I am so happy you all had a good chuckle out of my story yesterday. I love some of your responses. You ladies crack me up.
Thanks for that :)