Chocolate Refrigerator Eggs
These tasty chocolate eggs are a easy and fun for children to make as gifts for friends, family and school teachers for Easter – or of course enjoy eating themselves!
150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp finely grated orange zest
225g digestive biscuits
Smarties or similar small sweets/cake decorations
50g dark chocolate, melted
1 empty egg box
cellophane and tissue paper for wrapping ribbon
Put the chocolate, butter, golden syrup, cocoa powder and orange zest in a saucepan and gently heat until everything has melted together, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile crush the digestive biscuits to a fine crumb either in food processor or for more fun, place in a freezer or large sandwich bag and bash with a rolling pin. Stir into the melted chocolate mixture until combined.
Transfer to a bowl and leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is cool enough to handle.
Using clean hands, divide the mixture into six, and firmly mould into egg shapes. Wrap each one in a piece of cling film and twist to seal and hold the eggs in their shape. Sit each one in the egg box and put in the fridge for around 1 hour until firmly set.
Remove the cling film and decorate the eggs with whatever decorations you fancy using the melted chocolate to act as a glue. Once finished the eggs can be individually wrapped in cellophane and tissue paper, tied with ribbon, or returned to the egg box (lined with tissue paper) and presented as a box of six delicious Chocolate Easter Eggs.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.