Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter DIY: Chocolate Mousse-Filled Eggs

Last year, I blogged about a few fun Easter egg DIY decor ideas. This year, it's all about the dinner table! These whimsical little eggs are filled with lusciously airy chocolate mousse and the eggs are simply dyed using pastel food colouring. You can easily store these in the fridge in their original container, which makes it easy to bring them as a hostess gift for any spring celebration. To plate, use a pretty egg holder with a small spoon.

The first step to making these is emptying the eggs. Gently tap the egg around its narrower top with a small pairing knife until the egg starts to crack. Running the knife along the top you want to remove, gently tap to crack the shell. Once you've removed the top piece, smooth the edge to get rid of any small pieces of shell -- and then empty the egg. Remove the membrane and wash the inside of the egg. In a large bowl, add a few drops of food colouring until you've reached your desired colour. Mix in a couple drops of white vinegar. Add your eggs - the longer you keep them in the water, the darker they will become. Let dry completely on a cooling rack.


In the meantime, make your favourite chocolate mousse (or try my Orange and Chocolate Mousse recipe). Fill the eggs with the mousse using a piping bag or a ziploc bag with a snapped off corner. Top with sprinkles -- or candied orange, or chocolate shavings, or all of the above. Enjoy!


29 comments:

OohLookBel said...

Your coloured eggshells look absolutely lovely. And the delicious mousse takes them to another level.

La Table De Nana said...

They are adorable..I love soft pastels..Easter..Spring..cute cute~

The Cooking Actress said...

These are stunning-so beautiful. And the mousse looks positively scrumptious

Chocolate Shavings said...

OohLookBel: Thank you - and they're so easy to make too!

Chocolate Shavings said...

La Table de Nana: I agree! And pastels are always a great way to welcome the spring months.

Chocolate Shavings said...

The Cooking Actress: Thank you! I always love a chocolate mousse, it has such a lovely, indulgent texture yet it's so easy to put together!

Carolyn Jung said...

These are beautiful! Plus, even more special to find amongst the Easter goodies than even the usual chocolate eggs. ;)

ThisGirlBlogs said...

Such a cute and fun idea! :-)

CateyLou said...

What a great idea for Easter! Gorgeous!

Carol | a cup of mascarpone said...

Ingenious! I absolutely love these!!!

Patty said...

Pretty colored egg shells! The chocolate mousse looks scrumptious inside the eggs-perfect for Spring or Easter ;-)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

ohhh those look so tasty and perfect for Easter!

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kale said...

pretty photos!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen said...

I love this idea! Your chocolate mousse looks so delicious too!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

New followers!!! Love these these chocolate mouse filled eggs.. What a brilliant idea!

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Jan @ Family Bites said...

These are so pretty! I love the look of the blue and pink shells and the chocolate mousse is a brilliant dessert option for Easter.

bellini said...

The kids and kids at heart would enjoy these for the Raster holidays.

Monica said...

What a nice Easter dessert for kids and adults alike! Orange and chocoalte mousse sounds wonderful. Just discovered your lovely blog and really looking forward to checking out your recipes...I see some very nice savory dishes to try!

Claudia said...

This is such a grand idea - I cannot think how I have had all those Easters without doing this. So very pretty with such chocolate-goodness inside. I'm ready.

Claudia said...

Gorgeous beautiful dessert. Ready to dig in.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Monica: Thank you!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Claudia: Let me know how yours turn out!

Lulu said...

Who would have thought to put mousse in egg shells! Very clever.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

love this fun for Easter

Chocolate Shavings said...

Rebecca Subbiah: Thank you!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

I love how creative this is!! And the pastel colored eggs looks so festive for Easter.

ps: thanks for visiting my blog!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh why didn't I see this before Easter? I'm going to remember this for next year.

La table lorraine d'Amélie said...

Une belle idée de présentation. C'est très joli ! Bonne soirée

RoseNoisettes said...

That's a really lovely idea I saw on the Internet too ~
Yours are beautiful!

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