Easter Peanut Butter & Chocolate Egg Cups Plus Easter Egg & Nest Activity

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Easter Peanut Butter & Chocolate Egg Cups Plus Easter Egg & Nest Activity
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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


Step One:

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.

Step Two:

In a separate bowl, using an electric hand whisk, beat the egg whites until they form a stiff peak.

Step Three:

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.

Step Four:

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!)

Step Five:

Place in the fridge to reset again for a couple of hours.

Step Six:

Melt the remaining chocolate on a Bain Marie – once melted, leave to cool.

Step Seven:

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.

Step Eight:

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

  1. One happy ego co. large egg box (holds 10 eggs)
  2. 2 x ceramic eggs with paints from Poundland
  3. Some Easter arts and crafts string from Poundland
  4. All the kiddie-friendly paint you can muster from your household
  5. Paintbrushes to paint with
  6. Pot of water to wash paintbrush


Step One:

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.

Step Two:

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

Step Three:

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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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/