Easter DIY: Chocolate Mousse-Filled Eggs

Last year, I blogged about a few fun Easter egg DIY decor ideas. This year, it’s all about the dinner table! These whimsical little eggs are filled with lusciously airy chocolate mousse and the eggs are simply dyed using pastel food colouring. You can easily store these in the fridge in their original container, which makes it easy to bring them as a hostess gift for any spring celebration. To plate, use a pretty egg holder with a small spoon.

The first step to making these is emptying the eggs. Gently tap the egg around its narrower top with a small pairing knife until the egg starts to crack. Running the knife along the top you want to remove, gently tap to crack the shell. Once you’ve removed the top piece, smooth the edge to get rid of any small pieces of shell — and then empty the egg. Remove the membrane and wash the inside of the egg. In a large bowl, add a few drops of food colouring until you’ve reached your desired colour. Mix in a couple drops of white vinegar. Add your eggs – the longer you keep them in the water, the darker they will become. Let dry completely on a cooling rack.

In the meantime, make your favourite chocolate mousse (or try my Orange and Chocolate Mousse recipe). Fill the eggs with the mousse using a piping bag or a ziploc bag with a snapped off corner. Top with sprinkles — or candied orange, or chocolate shavings, or all of the above. Enjoy!


30 Comments on Easter DIY: Chocolate Mousse-Filled Eggs

  1. OohLookBel
    March 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Your coloured eggshells look absolutely lovely. And the delicious mousse takes them to another level.

  2. La Table De Nana
    March 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm (5 years ago)

    They are adorable..I love soft pastels..Easter..Spring..cute cute~

  3. The Cooking Actress
    March 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm (5 years ago)

    These are stunning-so beautiful. And the mousse looks positively scrumptious

  4. Chocolate Shavings
    March 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm (5 years ago)

    OohLookBel: Thank you – and they’re so easy to make too!

  5. Chocolate Shavings
    March 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm (5 years ago)

    La Table de Nana: I agree! And pastels are always a great way to welcome the spring months.

  6. Chocolate Shavings
    March 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm (5 years ago)

    The Cooking Actress: Thank you! I always love a chocolate mousse, it has such a lovely, indulgent texture yet it’s so easy to put together!

  7. Carolyn Jung
    March 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm (5 years ago)

    These are beautiful! Plus, even more special to find amongst the Easter goodies than even the usual chocolate eggs. 😉

  8. ThisGirlBlogs
    March 25, 2013 at 5:03 am (5 years ago)

    Such a cute and fun idea! 🙂

  9. CateyLou
    March 25, 2013 at 9:44 am (5 years ago)

    What a great idea for Easter! Gorgeous!

  10. Patty
    March 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Pretty colored egg shells! The chocolate mousse looks scrumptious inside the eggs-perfect for Spring or Easter 😉

  11. kale
    March 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

    pretty photos!

  12. Mr. & Mrs. P
    March 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm (5 years ago)

    New followers!!! Love these these chocolate mouse filled eggs.. What a brilliant idea!

    Hope you check out our blog…

  13. Jan @ Family Bites
    March 30, 2013 at 8:08 am (5 years ago)

    These are so pretty! I love the look of the blue and pink shells and the chocolate mousse is a brilliant dessert option for Easter.

  14. bellini
    March 30, 2013 at 8:25 am (5 years ago)

    The kids and kids at heart would enjoy these for the Raster holidays.

  15. Monica
    March 30, 2013 at 8:59 am (5 years ago)

    What a nice Easter dessert for kids and adults alike! Orange and chocoalte mousse sounds wonderful. Just discovered your lovely blog and really looking forward to checking out your recipes…I see some very nice savory dishes to try!

  16. Claudia
    March 30, 2013 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

    This is such a grand idea – I cannot think how I have had all those Easters without doing this. So very pretty with such chocolate-goodness inside. I’m ready.

  17. Claudia
    March 30, 2013 at 10:21 am (5 years ago)

    Gorgeous beautiful dessert. Ready to dig in.

  18. Lulu
    March 31, 2013 at 12:30 am (5 years ago)

    Who would have thought to put mousse in egg shells! Very clever.

  19. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    April 3, 2013 at 2:33 am (5 years ago)

    I love how creative this is!! And the pastel colored eggs looks so festive for Easter.

    ps: thanks for visiting my blog!

  20. Ciao Chow Linda
    April 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh why didn’t I see this before Easter? I’m going to remember this for next year.

  21. RoseNoisettes
    May 26, 2013 at 4:39 am (5 years ago)

    That’s a really lovely idea I saw on the Internet too ~
    Yours are beautiful!


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