Easter Peanut Butter & Chocolate Egg Cups Plus Easter Egg & Nest Activity
Happy Easter! I hope you’re enjoying your Easter holidays and indulging in chocolate Easter eggs. The family and I decided to do something a little different this year and make our own Easter eggs. Thankfully, Eric Lanlard and the happy egg co. were at hand to provide us with an awesome recipe, using happy eggs, and, to push the boat out a bit more, we created a lovely nest out of the happy egg box, with a couple of ceramic eggs from Poundland to accompany our tasty egg treats. Check out the recipe and activity plan below for more information on how to recreate our delicious Easter eggs and nest.
Eric Lanlard’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate Egg Cups
125g Dark Chocolate (70%)
30g Peanut Butter (Smooth)
3 The happy egg co. eggs (large), separated
50g Golden Caster Sugar
100g Dark Chocolate, melted
25g Salted Peanuts, chopped (or bashed)
Colourful sugar strands or edible confetti
Melt the chocolate gently on a Bain Marie or a pot of boiling water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
Add the peanut butter, sugar and three egg yolks. Stir gently until smooth.
In a separate bowl, using an electric hand whisk, beat the egg whites until they form a stiff peak.
Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and transfer into a clean bowl. Cover with kitchen film and place in the fridge to set for a minimum of three hours, or even overnight.
When the mousse mixture is firm, transfer into a piping bag and pipe into large egg cups. Pile high and using a small palette knife or knife, shape it into an egg shape (you can use egg shaped moulds, for ease!)
Place in the fridge to reset again for a couple of hours.
Melt the remaining chocolate on a Bain Marie – once melted, leave to cool.
Once completely cool, drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of your mousse egg and sprinkle the sugar strands and chopped peanuts over the top for added crunch and decoration.
Serve and Enjoy!
A word from the happy egg co. – “This delicious recipe was created by celebrity chef, Eric Lanlard, and made using happy egg co. eggs. The happy egg co. are committed to providing the highest possible standard of welfare for their hens, with the belief that tastier eggs are laid by happier hens. For more mouth-watering recipes, visit www.thehappyegg.co.uk. ”
Easter Eggs and Nest Activity
What you need
- One happy ego co. large egg box (holds 10 eggs)
- 2 x ceramic eggs with paints from Poundland
- Some Easter arts and crafts string from Poundland
- All the kiddie-friendly paint you can muster from your household
- Paintbrushes to paint with
- Pot of water to wash paintbrush
Grab your happy egg co. egg box and paint it in whichever colour you like – make sure you get creative with the colours and cover the whole egg box, including the inside.
Leave on the side to dry.
Paint your ceramic eggs and get equally as creative with the colours. Don’t forget to add your name and date to the egg, so you know which is yours.
Leave aside to dry
Once your egg box is dry, you can add the string to resemble the nest.
Add your ceramic eggs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Egg Cups to complete the look.
Don’t forget to tweet your Easter craft pics, tagging @M_Diaries and @thehappyeggco, so we can check out your awesome skills too.
Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend! 🙂
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