Chocolate Easter Egg Recipes

Homemade Chocolate Easter Egg CakeColorful Giant Chocolate Easter Egg Cake

Thanks to Grandma's vintage chocolate easter egg recipes, you can make your own chocolate fudge eggs that are so good tasting they'll simply melt in your mouth. These candy eggs are perfect for use as place settings, gift giving and traditional Easter egg hunts. And because they're homemade, they'll be thought of as very special treats and will be much appreciated.

Homemade Chocolate Easter Egg Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

Your homemade chocolate eggs mightn't turn out as perfect as the store-bought variety on your first try, but what they lack in appearance, they more than make up in delicious taste. Plus, your friends and family will appreciate the thought and love you crafted into them!

Coconut Rolled Chocolate Easter Egg Recipe

Plateful of Homemade Chocolate Easter EggsHomemade Chocolate Easter Eggs Rolled in Coconut
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2 egg whites (pasteurized)
22 marshmallows, cut fine (or 2 cups miniature marshmallows)
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/3 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 cup shredded coconut

Beat egg whites until they are stiff and stand up in peaks. Add marshmallows, melted chocolate, cream of tartar and sugar, and mix together well.

Shape chocolate mixture into small egg shapes. Roll in shredded coconut. Chill in refrigerator until firm before serving. Makes about 2 dozen small eggs, depending on the size you make them.

Chocolate Fudge Easter Eggs

Evaporated Milk

One cup half and half or 1 cup light whipping cream can be substituted, but for the closest flavor to evaporated milk, gently simmer 2-1/4 cups whole milk in a saucepan until reduced to 1 cup.

So delicious, and so easy!

2/3 cup undiluted Evaporated Milk
1-2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups diced marshmallows (16 medium sized)
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips (about 9 oz)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix Evaporated Milk, sugar, and salt in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until boiling, then cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add other ingredients. Stir 1 to 2 minutes, or until marshmallows melt. Let stand until cold; then form into egg shapes about 2 inches long x 1 inch wide.

If desired, roll in coconut tinted with food coloring or decorate with icing. Makes about 30 chocolate fudge Easter Eggs. Wrap in colored cellophane for gift giving.

Giant Chocolate Easter Egg Cake

Make a wonderful chocolate surprise for your Easter table thanks to this unique chocolate Easter egg recipe. The festive layer cake that's featured above tastes as delicious as it looks! You can easily make this vintage egg-shaped dessert cake without a cake mold; it's all in the cutting, and it's all explained below.

Illustratio of How to Cut Easter Egg CakeStep 2

Step 1. Bake your favorite white or chocolate cake in two round 8-inch cake layer pans.

Step 2. Cut each cake layer in two, about 1 inch off-center. This will create two large and two smaller pieces.

Step 3. Position the four pieces together with chocolate icing between them, the smaller pieces on the outside, standing upright, their cut sides facing down on a cake plate.

Illustration of How to Assemble Eater CakeStep 3
Illustration of How to Shape Easter CakeStep 4 & 5

Step 4. Use a sharp knife to trim the outside pieces at the top outer edges to round off sides of cake for an egg shape.

Step 5. Trim lower ends of outside pieces, slicing diagonally, to give the cake an oval egg-like shape at the base.

Step 6. Generously cover the shaped cake with remaining chocolate icing, filling in areas to make an egg shape. Decorate with bands of white and tinted icing and colorful jellybeans. Make a nest of green-tinted coconut around the egg.

To serve, cut across the egg, making four-layer slices of cake as illustrated.

White House Easter Eggs

Antique Stereoscopic ImageEaster Eggs on Easter Morning in the White House, c. 1904
(Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., LC-USZ62-116138)

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The double image is an old fashioned stereoscopic photograph. It can be viewed by leaning close and staring through the images while slightly crossing the eyes until the two images converge to form one 3D picture in the center. Some people find this method easier to do than others, but it is fun to try.

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