Easter Chocolate Eggs Made with a Mold


This recipe explains how to make a chocolate egg with a mold for Easter. You can make one giant Easter egg or several smaller eggs, depending on your egg mold sizes. You can fill the egg with candy, chocolates, or small toys.

close up view of Chocolate Egg halves on a wooden cutting board
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 18 ounces good-quality milk chocolate, chopped

  • egg-shaped plastic mold(s)


  1. Place 3/4 of the milk chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted and has a temperature of 113 degrees F (46 degrees C), about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir in remaining milk chocolate until smooth and chocolate has a temperature of 86 degrees F (30 degrees C).

  3. Spread one layer of chocolate evenly in the Easter egg mold halves using a pastry brush; refrigerate for 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and add another layer of chocolate to each egg half. Chill for 10 minutes. Brush a third time with chocolate and chill for a final 10 minutes.

  4. Unmold egg halves carefully and trim the edges with a sharp knife. Brush the edges with a little melted chocolate, then carefully bring two halves together to form a single egg. Set back in the mold carefully and chill until set, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Tempering the chocolate isn't necessary, but it will prevent your chocolate egg from blooming, turning a matte, grayish color after a few days. Tempering ensures your chocolate egg will be shiny and look more professional! To prevent finger marks, wear rubber gloves when handling the eggs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
25g Fat
50g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 6g
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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