Chocolate Flowers for Easter

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Chocolate Flower Molds

For my wedding reception my sister-in-laws made white chocolate flower lollipops for the guests.  They were gorgeous!  Ever since then I’ve tried and tried to make white chocolate treats.  I’ve had many fails but I think I’ve got it figured out!

Here are my tried and true tips.  I hope they help you!

  •  –  Don’t overheat your chocolate.  This was my number one mistake!  If it burns you’ll have yucky lumps in your chocolate.  Take your time and stir every 30 seconds, eeeeeevery 30 seconds.  It’s painstaking at first but you have to do it.
  • –  Don’t over-fill your molds or else you’ll have ugly blobs that you’ll have to chip off.  Fill it just under full.
  • –  Let the chocolate harden completely for easy removal.
  • –  If you’re making special chocolates for a party you can save time the week of by making them months in advance.  Simply store them on wax paper (and wax paper between layers) in a sealed container at room temperature.
  • –  I personally prefer the silicon molds over the hard plastic ones so I can stretch them and pop them out easily.

Now onto the Chocolate Flowers for Easter!

Ingredients:
–  White Wilton chocolate melts
–  Easter egg sprinkles
–  Vanilla extract

You will also need:
–  Silicone flower mold
–  Freezer
–  Microwave
–  Small bowl
–  Tablespoon

Directions:

Chocolate Flowers
1. In a small bowl, microwave your white chocolate melts on 50% power for 4-5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted
2. Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix

Easter Sprinkles
3. Place a 1/2 tablespoon of sprinkles in the bottom of each flower mold

Chocolate Candy Mold
4. Spoon your melted chocolate into your flower molds over your your sprinkles
5. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes or until hardened

Chocolate Flowers!
6. To pop them out, stretch the sides of the flowers and press up on the bottom of each flower.  Voila, beautiful chocolate flowers!!

 

Easter Bunny Egg Holder Craft

Easter Bunny Egg Holder
Are you looking for a fun craft idea for Easter?  Try this cute grass stand to hold your Easter eggs and if you want to go the extra mile you can turn your egg into a cute critter.

This is my first Pinterest remake.  I took the idea from this pin and put my own little spin on it!

The idea is very simple!

Materials Needed:
– Colored foam
– Glue
– Scissors
– Tape or a stapler

Instructions:
1. Cut a strip of green foam to the approximate size of the egg but giving it room to wrap around slightly.  Cut the strip as tall as you want the grass to be.
2. Use fancy scissors to cut the grass strips or do like I did and free hand it.  Then secure the foam around the egg using tape or a stapler.
3. Free hand bunny ears and paws (or a chick’s beak and wings, etc.).  Use a Sharpie to add any small details.  Use glue to adhere these to your egg and you’re finished!

Remember, it’s okay if it’s not perfect!  How likely is it that you’ll keep it for more than a few weeks?  Not very, right?  So, don’t worry about it and just have fun.  It’s not like you’ll draw lopsided eyes on your bunny and take a picture for all the world to see.  I’ve already done that so no worries.  ha!

My daughter and I had a lot of fun with this craft.  I did the cutting and drawing myself (with her instructions of course) and let her glue the pieces together.  She loved this craft!  I’m glad we used a paper egg because she has carried that bunny around with her everywhere!  Casserolie as she calls him.  Which is an absolutely hilarious name for a bunny; I love it!

Here are more Pinterest remakes from a few of my favorite bloggers:

Christmas Deviled Eggs

Christmas Deviled Eggs

Aren’t these Christmas deviled eggs cute?  You could also make these in Easter colors if you wanted.

Basic Instructions:

  • – Boil eggs.
  • – Slice and remove yoke.
  • – Die egg whites like you would Easter eggs with the shell on.

Tips for Peeling Boiled Eggs:

  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover them with cool water by 1 inch.
  2. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium/medium high heat.
  3. When the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 12 minutes.
  4. Transfer eggs to a strainer and place under cool running water to stop the eggs from cooking.
  5. Once eggs are cooled they can be peeled immediately.  You could also refrigerate them till you’re ready to peel and die them the next day.

Dying Eggs 101:

  • Drop the food color into wide mouth glasses and then add water.
  • Carefully drop the egg white halves.
  • Don’t forget, the longer you let the eggs sit in the food color, the darker the colors will be.

Enjoy!!