Finding Easter Eggs in Bangkok is never easy and they can be expensive when you do discover them. We have already seem how to make them using moulds but here are some alternatives which are even easier still… so you have no excuse now!

Coconut Cream Eggs

Courtesy of Rainbow Hot Coupons


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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp softened Butter
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Shortening
  • 2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until blended.
  2. Incorporate powdered sugar and coconut. 3.jpg
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to mold with hands.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with wax or parchment paper.
  5. Dust your hands with powdered sugar and mold mixture into egg shapes.  4.jpg
  6. Place on a prepared baking sheet.
  7. Place in freezer for 2 hours or until eggs are firm.
  8. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  9. Dip eggs into chocolate mixture insuring that they are completely coated. 5.jpg
  10. Place back on prepared pan.
  11. Refrigerate until hardened.

 


Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

Courtesy of She Knows

Ingredients and supplies:Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

  • Chocolate
  • 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)

 

Directions:

Inflate your balloons to the size you want them. Do not use water balloons or make the balloons too big as the thin latex will burst when you pour on the melted chocolate. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until completely melted.

Pour the melted chocolate into the piping bag. Hold the tie of the balloon and lightly spray your balloons with non-stick cooking spray

Next drizzle the 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

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

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

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

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

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe

To create eggs with candy inside, put the candy in the balloons before inflating. Keep the candy small because removing the balloon can be slightly tricky.

Hollow chocolate Easter eggs recipe


Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Courtesy of butter with a side of bread 

2 packets of unflavored gelatin
2/3 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup light corn syrup
flavoring/food coloring
1 packet chocolate

Fill your dish with flour, about an inch thick. The flour will not mix with the gelatin so you can reuse the it afterwards. Use a plastic Easter egg and press into the flour to make the forms for your marshmallows.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Soften the gelatin in cold water in a saucepan.  Heat to medium-high heat and add sugar.  Stir until dissolved (about 3-4 minutes).

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Get your corn syrup ready in a bowl and then pour the hot mixture into the corn syrup.  Immediately start beating the mixture on high speed.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Add flavor and food coloring if desired.  Continue beating until thick, fluffy and air-filled.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Spoon the mixture into your prepared molds.  When the molds are filled, cover the eggs completely with flour and then let them sit out overnight.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

The next day, pull the eggs out of the molds and brush all of the excess flour off.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Melt the chocolate and dip the bottom of the egg in. Place the chocolate side down on waxed paper.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Once that chocolate has set (only takes a couple of minutes), you can dip the top in chocolate as well.  Make sure to place the bottom of the eggs (dry side) back on the waxed paper so that the tops stay smooth and rounded.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

You can either eat the eggs just like that, or you can add some decorations to make them a little fancier. Either way, they are soooo delicious!  Enjoy!

Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
Butter With a Side of Bread: Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

 

Shredded wheat nests

Courtesy of BBC Good Food

Shredded Wheat nests

Ingredients:

  • 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 85g shredded wheat, crushed
  • 2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs

 

Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir well to combine.
  2. Spoon the chocolate wheat into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest. Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hours until set.

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