Chocolate Nut Easter Eggs With Dried Fruit Mix!

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As Easter approaches, there’s no better way to indulge in the spirit of the season than by crafting delicious homemade treats that embody the essence of Easter joy.

These Chocolate Nut Easter Eggs are a delightful fusion of rich, velvety chocolate and the satisfying crunch of mixed nuts, all wrapped up in the whimsical shape of Easter eggs.

Bursting with flavour and adorned with festive decorations, these eggs are not only a joy to make but also a delightful addition to any Easter celebration.

Whether you’re creating them as a delightful surprise for loved ones or simply indulging in some culinary creativity, these Chocolate Nut Easter Eggs are sure to spark joy and spread sweetness this Easter season.

So gather your ingredients, unleash your inner chocolatier, and let’s embark on a delightful journey of Easter-inspired confectionery bliss!

  1. Prepare the Nut Mixture:
    • In a bowl, mix together the chopped nuts and dried fruits. Set aside.
  2. Melt the Chocolate:
    • Place the chopped dark chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl.
    • Either microwave in short bursts, stirring in between, or melt over a double boiler until smooth and fully melted.
    • Stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  3. Combine the Ingredients:
    • Add the nut and fruit mixture to the melted chocolate. Stir until everything is well combined and coated in chocolate.
  4. Shape the Easter Eggs:
    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Using a spoon or your hands, scoop out portions of the chocolate mixture and shape them into egg shapes. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Chill the Eggs:
    • Once all the eggs are shaped, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
  6. Decorate (Optional):
    • Once the chocolate eggs are firm, you can decorate them with sprinkles, edible glitter, or edible gold leaf for an extra festive touch. Simply press the decorations gently onto the surface of the eggs.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once decorated, serve your Chocolate Nut Easter Eggs on a decorative platter or package them in colourful foil wrappers for a delightful Easter treat!

Feel free to customize these Easter eggs by using different types of nuts, and dried fruits, or even adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the chocolate mixture for extra flavour.

Enjoy your Easter celebrations!

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), chopped.
  • 50g mixed nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts), chopped.
  • 50g dried fruit (such as cranberries, raisins, apricots), chopped.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • Optional: Decorations such as sprinkles, edible glitter, or edible gold leaf.

Recipe by:
Bestnut.