These are like cake pops, these are simple enough for you to get the kids involved. If you prepare the eggs in advance then the kids could do the dipping, sprinkling and adding the eggs, the really fun bits. A bunch of theses in a nice box would make a super Easter present, something different from a mass-produced chocolate egg.
For make Easter Egg Pops recipe you will need
- White chocolate (or if you prefer icing)
- Yellow colour
- Baking parchment/greaseproof paper
- Piping bag
- Pack of marshmallows
- Cake pop sticks
- Milk chocolate
Start by piping fried egg shapes onto baking parchment in melted white chocolate; make sure that they are small enough to fit onto the top of one of your marshmallows. Fill in the middles of the eggs and allow to set.
We have chosen chocolate, but if you prefer mix a little icing sugar with water to make a thick icing. Icing versions will take longer to set but will look just as good.
I make may own paper piping cones, take a look at my Paper Piping Cone post.
Add some colouring to a little melted white chocolate.
It is important that you use the right colouring, chocolate colours are oil based and icing colours are water based. You could use white chocolate for the egg whites and icing for the yolks.
Pipe little dots on the middle of the egg whites to create the yolks. Put aside to set.
Step 5 & 6
Dip the marshmallow into melted milk chocolate, do not cover the bottom of the marshmallow as this would dribble down the stick.
Step 7 & 8
You can tap the stick on the side of the bowl to speed up this part of the process.
Next take hundreds and thousands (or any other decorative sprinkle) and sprinkle them on the sides of your marshmallow whilst the chocolate is still wet.
Then add one of your decorative fried eggs to the top of your chocolate covered marshmallow. If the milk chocolate is still soft them just press the egg in place, if it has set too much just add a tiny dot of melted chocolate as glue.
Set the marshmallows aside to dry. I have a cake pop stand (£3.99 from Lakeland), this keeps them upright and separated whilst they set – however you could use polystyrene blocks – like the ones you get as packing in boxes, simply push the sticks into the polystyrene.
We served ours in decorative glasses, you could serve them in the cake pop stand or take a polystyrene block and wrap it in pretty Easter paper, pierce a hole in the paper and push the sticks into the block. Finally make sure that you don’t put all of them out on your Easter table, as before you know it they will all be gone before you get a taste!
Finally, here is my Godson Alex, a wonderful young man. He thinks that Mrs Mann is the best teacher in the world, so he was delighted to take a bunch of egg pops for Mrs Mann – opps spoiler, hope Mrs Mann is not reading!