• Chocolate candy melts in pastel colors (1 cup solid candy melts = 3 hollow eggs)
  • Piping bags or zip-closed bags
  • Latex balloons
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Straws or wooden skewers
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic cups or glasses (larger than your inflated balloons)
  • Small candies, like robin eggs (optional)

Melted chocolate drizzled over a balloon creates a decorative hollow egg that’s good enough to eat. For an added bunny bonus, you can even hide candy inside.

Preparation
Inflate balloons and melt chocolate.
Inflate balloons slightly, about the size of a real egg or slightly larger. (Do not use water balloons. The latex is too thin and will burst when you pour hot melted chocolate on it.) Put one cup of chocolate candy melts in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until completely melted. Drizzle chocolate on balloons. Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag or zip-closed bag. Cut off the tip. Working over the sink or newspaper, hold an inflated balloon by the tied end. Lightly spray your balloons with non-stick cooking spray, then drizzle melted chocolate across the bottom of the balloon in all directions. Turn balloon over and continue drizzling chocolate over the top and sides. Hang to dry. Using a clothespin, clip the balloon to a straw or wooden skewer and balance inside of a cup or glass to dry. Deflate balloons. When completely dry, remove the balloon by clipping open the tied top to release the air. Pull out balloon. Slowly pull the balloon away from the inside of the chocolate egg and carefully remove. Optional: Hide candy inside. Optional: To create eggs with candy inside, put the candy in the balloons before inflating. Removing the balloon is a little more difficult, so be patient. Display your decorative, edible Easter eggs before enjoying!