Candy-Filled Chocolate Easter Egg

Prep Time
1h 40 min
8 - 10 servings

Piñatas aren’t just for birthdays. This Easter-inspired treat breaks open with a whack and will have everyone diving for the candy that pours out.



1 9-by-1-inch
confetti cake round
lb(s) milk chocolate, finely chopped
cups assorted colorful candies, such as Cadbury Mini Eggs®, Neapolitan M & M's®, Starburst Minis and Beans® and Lindt Mini Eggs®, plus more for decorating



Special equipment: one 2-pound plastic Easter egg chocolate candy mold; 1 pastry bag fitted with a small round tip

Step 1

Using a 2-pound plastic Easter egg chocolate candy mold as a guide, cut the cake to fit inside the base of the mold; set aside (discard the extra cake). Refrigerate the mold to chill, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Put half the milk chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining chocolate and continue to stir until smooth; this will result in a tempered chocolate that will set hard. Transfer 3/4 cup of the chocolate to a small bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Swirl half the remaining chocolate inside the mold to coat completely. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Repeat with the other half of the chocolate, swirling to create a thick layer; refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Fill the egg with the candy. Top with the cake cutout and press down firmly so the cake is flush with the mold (trim away any extra cake with a serrated knife).

Step 5

Microwave the reserved chocolate to remelt if needed, then measure out 1/2 cup. Spread the chocolate over the cake with a spatula to cover completely. Refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes.

Step 6

Invert the egg onto a serving platter or cake stand; remove the mold. Microwave the remaining chocolate to remelt if needed, then transfer to a piping bag with a small round tip. Use the chocolate to attach candies to the outside of the egg. Chill until ready to serve.

Step 7

Serve the egg with a big spoon or meat mallet and encourage guests to crack it open and watch the candy pour out.

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