What you need:
- White Chocolate (I used melts)
- Food colouring (I opted for the natural food colouring from Queens)
- Sprinkles (optional but fun)
- Silicone chocolate moulds (you can also use silicone ice cube trays if you have them). I bought these from Daiso.
- Melt chocolate using your prefered method, microwave, Thermomix or in a bowl over a simmering pot of water. I like to use a glass bowl over hot water.
- Once the chocolate is melted, section a few tablespoons into smaller bowls to colour. Tip: have a baking tray with hot water ready in case you need to keep the chocolate at a runny consistency. I find it can cool quite quickly when transferred to a small bowl to colour.
- Add a few drops of colouring at a time and stir until you get the desired colour.
- I also used some sprinkles, and kept a section of uncoloured chocolate for those.
5. Once you have the chocolate ready, it’s a simple matter of spooning the chocolate in the moulds with a teaspoon. For some of the chocolates, I put down a layer of sprinkles first and then added white chocolate.
If you’re wanting to try this activity with kids, I would have all the chocolate melted and ready to go. Then set the kids up with a teaspoon and a small bowl of chocolate. It can get a bit messy with kids doing this, but if you’re working on the bench, chocolate is easy to clean. It’s best not to overfill the moulds, but if they are a bit full, simply use the back of a kitchen knife to wipe off excess.
I did this for my kids not with my kids this time. I believe there is a misconception that you need to include the kids with everything that you’re doing to make it fun. Sometimes I organise things for my kids that are fun, but I don’t feel the need to always include the kids. If you read the post, 5 Ways I’m Not a Fun Mum, I explain this more fully. If you would enjoy doing this with kids — awesome — but if like me you think it’s a fun idea to make something like this for the kids for Easter, that is great too.
6. Allow chocolate to set in the fridge or freezer for about half an hour, until set. Then all you need to do is push the chocolate out of the moulds and you have gorgeous pastel chocolates! they were surprisingly easy to make and such a fun idea for making Easter fun at home.
I’ll share further below some of the techniques I tried.
- I pulled out this bunny plate I bought last Easter to serve. So cute! These would also work on an Easter platter.
One of my daughter’s favourite was the multi-coloured bunny below on the left. I just spooned in a little of the different coloured choices to get that effect.
For the pink bear on the right, and the white bunny in the middle, I placed sprinkles strategically in the ears (for the bunny) and the bow-tie (for the bear) before pouring over white chocolate mix.
The get the marble effect in the yellow and pink kitten near the base of the platter, I add just a little white chocolate first and then the respective colours. Then just used a knife to lightly mix it.