Making the Chocolate Egg Shells
1) Melting the chocolate
Tempering the chocolate
Decorating the Chocolate Eggs
Filled Chocolate Egg Halves
Whole Chocolate Eggs
Double Layer Whole Chocolate Eggs
Make some classic brigadeiros or spring-inspired brigadeiro shapes from your leftover brigadeiro filling.
Filling: Wet or lightly butter your hands. Scoop some brigadeiro (not the spread) from the container and gently roll it in your hands until it is round. Roll quickly or it will become too soft to work with. You can also get creative and shape the brigadeiro into a spring-inspired shape like an egg or a flower!
Decorating: Choose one or more toppings and roll your brigadeiro in the topping/s on the plate until evenly covered. Roll it gently in your hands or press it with your fingers to make sure the toppings are firmly attached to the brigadeiro. Place it in a paper cup or on a plate. And that’s it. Just taste, repeat using different flavors and textures, and enjoy!
To make a marbled chocolate shell, melt the two chocolates separately and spoon some of each into a separate bowl. With the stick end of a spoon, gently pull the stick across the bowl 2-3 times before adding to the mold as per the instructions above.
The chocolate egg shells can be prepped in advance. Just store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fill and decorate them!
Try filling your chocolate eggs with some other pantry goodies like your favorite candy, some crushed cookies, or some crumbled cake mixed with brigadeiro.
You can save some chocolate to melt and use to ‘glue’ candy or other edible decorations to the outside of the chocolate egg.
The passion fruit brigadeiro spread is great to use on toast or baked goods. You can also warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds and turn it into a pourable sauce for ice cream!