Yesterday I tried out this little Easter egg recipe from http://www.carnation.co.uk. You just blitz (or grate) shop-bought Madeira cake, mix with Carnation tinned chocolate sauce, make the mixture in to balls, roll them in sprinkles and refrigerate for 30 mins (or overnight). Hello Easter eggs!
You could push lolly sticks in to the Easter eggs if you fancy, but they are perfectly fine without. Don’t expect perfect balls – expect slightly clumsy looking homemade charm! This is a nice recipe to make with kids, although mine were too comfortable on the sofa…
Fuss-free Easter eggs (makes approx 25 smallish eggs )
300g Carnation chocolate filling and topping
400g Madeira cake
Break up the Madeira cake and tip into a food processor. Blend until you have fine crumbs, or grate the cake on a fine grater. Tip into a large bowl, then spoon in the Carnation Chocolate filling and topping gradually and mix with a spoon until combined.
Pour your decorating sprinkles in to a small bowl. Roll the cake mixture into round balls and then roll in the sprinkles until evenly covered.
Press a lolly pop stick or skewer into each coated ball if you fancy. Refrigerate the balls/lollies for 30 minutes or until they are firm to touch (overnight is fine). Enjoy over Easter!