Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Marshmallow Easter Eggs (Homemade)

I first made these in my "Home Economics" Class in College. They are really simple and don't require many ingredients. This recipe doesn't require you to boil the gelatin, water and sugar mixture as other marshmallow recipes I've tried do. So its really easy to get the kids involved with or eventually (depend on age and ability) do themselves with little supervision!

Homemade Marshmallow Easter Eggs


1 cup Water
2 Dessertspoons Gelatin
1 Cup Sugar
Vanilla Essence

[Chocolate coating]

2/3 cup Chocolate
Coconut (optional)

  1. Pour hot water over gelatin, stir to dissolve - cool. 
  2. Use moulds or make moulds by placing flour in roasting trays and using a egg to press egg shaped indents in the flour. 
  3. Add sugar and essence to gelatin and beat with electric mixer until thick.
  4. Spoon into molds (I find teaspoon size good - but it depends on how bit you want your eggs.) 
  5. When set join halves together and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until chilled right through (you don't want the marshmallow to melt in the chocolate!). 
  6. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, cool a little and work quickly to coat the marshmallow eggs so as not to melt the eggs and roll in coconut.

Savvy Tips...

# A Dessertspoon is equal to 2 teaspoons.

# Make sure to have some baking paper ready to lay your chocolate coated eggs on.

# Keep the mould quite shallow if your going to sandwich 2 together.

# You can make large eggs but making deeper indents and filling Tablespoon lots of the marshmallow - these look best if coated with coconut as they're aren't as uniform in shape.

# Have fun with the flavour, rose or orange water are a nice change. Adding in freeze dried berries works well too. 

# It is possible to halve this recipe to make a small batch.

Hope you'll give these a try. They are a little fiddly the first time, but once you've mastered the recipe they are such to be a yearly treat. I know they will be from now on for my little family.

Better go get busy as I've had a few orders for these!

Trish x

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