White & milk chocolate Easter egg slab
I love Easter. It has the same amount of wonderful food as Christmas but without the stress of having to buy ridiculously pricey presents for everyone.
Like Christmas, it's also the perfect opportunity to share all that wonderful food with family, friends and loved ones.
This recipe is the perfect sharer.
And it makes a great gift for the person you're not sure what Easter egg to buy for - because you can literally put any sweet treat in it.
I opted for mini Creme Eggs and mini Oreo filled eggs, but you could use Mini Eggs, jelly sweets, literally anything that goes well with chocolate.
You can also use any chocolate you want too.
These slabs seem to be all the rage in High Street chocolatiers in the UK.
But the difference is that the High Street versions cost an arm and a leg.
All you need for this recipe is a couple of chocolate bars and a couple of packets of mini eggs.
My version worked out to cost about a fiver and it was equally delicious.
And the best bit?
They are literally the easiest thing ever to make. Melt the chocolate. Pour it how you want. Chill it for a couple of hours. And it's (very) good to eat.
How to make it...
Makes one 23cm x 17cm slab
200g milk chocolate
100g white chocolate
89g mini Creme Eggs
89g mini Oreo eggs
OPTIONAL: A few drops of yellow food colouring
Take two heatproof bowls. Break up the milk chocolate into small chunks and put it in one of the bowls.
Break up the white chocolate and put it in the other bowl.
Heat a small saucepan of water over a medium heat until it comes to a simmer.
Rest the heatproof bowl with the milk chocolate in on top of the saucepan to melt the chocolate, making sure the bowl isn't touching the water.
Stir the chocolate every so often to ensure it melts evenly.
While the milk chocolate is melting, line a baking tray (I used a 23cm x 17cm tray) with baking paper.
Once the milk chocolate is melted, set aside and allow to cool slightly while you melt the white chocolate.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 with the bowl of white chocolate, then set the bowl aside.
Next, pour the chocolate into your tray. It's up to you how you do this. I poured mine so that the slab was two thirds milk chocolate and the bottom third was white. Of course you can try swirling the types of chocolate or using different quantities of milk and white. NOTE: If you're using the yellow food colouring to decorate, leave a little of the white chocolate behind.
Chop the Creme Eggs and Oreo eggs in half lengthways.
Once the chocolate slab is at room temperature, scatter the egg halves randomly around the slab and press them down so they're embedded.
If you're using yellow food colouring to decorate, mix a little into the remaining white chocolate until it's a vivid yellow colour.
Then haphazardly drizzle the yellow coloured chocolate over the slab.
Put the slab in the fridge for a few hours to cool and set.
Take from the fridge shortly before serving to avoid broken teeth.