Coconut Creme Egg!
Easter has really snuck up on me this year! I know, I know, all the crap in supermarkets should have made me aware that it was approaching.... but to be fair, the supermarkets have had Easter chocolate for sale since before the new year!
Personally, I'm not a fan of Creme Eggs, they're just waay too sweet for me. No I'm not losing my sweet tooth, Creme Eggs are just pure sugar! So when my friend Sarah mentioned that they were her favourites, I thought it only fair that the Easter Bunny brought her her favourite Easter treat.
Before attempting this bake (This one technically isn't a bake, more of a deconstruct, re-assemble and refrigerate kind of deal) I researched a lot of different Creme Egg recipes, hunting for something that wasn't just confectioners sugar and food colouring! But to no avail, so I went it alone, and I've been told by credible, non bias sources (*cough cough* my husband) that they're better than the original!
MY TIPS FOR MASTER THIS 'BAKE'
#1 Whenever you're working with chocolate, having everything laid out and ready to go is ideal, things can get messy and chaotic quickly when it comes to chocolate, so being organised prior to starting will allow you to work through the chaos.
#2 I made this mistake when making these! When you split you Cadbury Hollow Eggs into two, set the halves next to one another, not in random places on your bench like I did.. like I said being organised is the key. Setting them down next to one another means when it comes to joining them back together you know which half goes with which to create a perfectly uniform join.
#3 Handle your Chocolate Eggs as little as possible to avoid warming them up too much. If the chocolate warms too much you may find that your eggs collapse where you're holding it.
#4 Along the same lines as above, if you have thin plastic gloves, you may wish to adorn one hand (the hand you'll be holding your eggs in, usually your non dominant hand) with said glove to avoid leaving fingerprints on the surface of your chocolate eggs as you handle them.
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