We all know that this time of year means that whether you like it or not and let’s face it, who is not going to like it, you’re going to overdo it on the chocolate front. The shops are busting at the seams with all sorts of tidbits calling your name as you push your trolly past Easter displays hoping that your willpower will prevent you from buying your 8th box of marshmallow eggs!
I have to admit I’m slightly addicted to them which means that our pantry is currently stocked with a couple of boxes. Yesterday I was looking at the numerous wrappers leftover from one of my marshmallow egg binges and I thought to myself, you know what would be amazing? Chocolate Marshmallow Egg Mousse!
I started by Googling a recipe for marshmallow mousse, a few came up, which meant I was off to a good start. I then decided that I’d make my own version of it by using chocolate marshmallow eggs instead of normal marshmallows and then place my gooey chocolaty concoction inside a bowl made of chocolate! I mean who wouldn’t want a chocolate dessert that comes in a chocolate shaped bowl that you can eat afterwards?!
After gathering up my ingredients, I played a bit with the measurements and the flavours and in the end, I managed to create a dessert that is pretty damn delicious and would make an epic ending to any dinner party. This mousse is light and airy, sweet and a little bitter and full of chocolatey goodness from start to finish.
Here’s the good news, you only need 6 ingredients, including the eggs that you’re going to spoon your mousse into. The recipe is easy to execute the only thing you must account for is how much time it needs to set. So if you’re going to be making it for a dinner party make sure you give yourself at least a couple of hours of chill time in the fridge. Otherwise, stick a straw in it and BOOM you’ve got yourself a Chocolate Easter Egg Milkshake.
If you’d like to try your hand at another Easter themed sweet, that is slightly more challenging but equally delicious then you should give these Easter Bunny Oreo cupcakes a whirl. You won’t be sorry.
· 200 grams chopped up marshmallow easter eggs – I like the Cadburys ones.
· 225 grams dark chocolate – I used 70% dark chocolate, I reckon even darker would have been nice.
· 500mls whipping cream.
· 125mls milk
· A pinch of salt
· For the bowls – 6 x real egg-sized hollow chocolate eggs. This recipe makes quite a fair amount of mousse so you can either buy more eggs or just fill some dessert glasses 🙂
- Heat the marshmallows, dark chocolate and milk in a pot over a medium heat, make sure you are continuously stirring the mixture. Heat until the marshmallows and chocolate are melted then cool completely.
- Using a hand-held mixer whip your cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form.
- Then gently fold your cooled marshmallow/chocolate mixture into the whipped cream until well mixed. Make sure you do this nice and gently so you don’t knock too much air out of it.
- Now to make your chocolate bowls. Using a sharp knife that you’ve heated in a glass of boiling water, carefully slice the top of the chocolate eggs off one by one, dipping the knife back into the hot water before slicing each egg.
- Spoon or pipe your mixture into your chocolate egg bowls, I filled mine to the top and then kept the lid for decoration. I used an egg carton to hold them upright in the fridge to set.
- You can then cut the egg carton up to use as little stands to serve your eggs in, or you can just place them in an egg cup.