Easter Showstopper!

Easter is coming! I saw a picture of this chocolate basket on the internet and thought I would give it a go and this was the outcome….Ta Dah!

Homemade Chocolate Easter Basket

This basket would make a brilliant place to put an assortment of fresh berries, a delicious batch of homemade cookies or of course Easter eggs. It could even become a cereal bowl on Easter Sunday morning!
It’s very easy to make
although a bit time consuming! The hardest part is tying a knot in the end of the balloon. 

All I used was 700g of chocolate (I chose milk and white).

Place the balloon in a bowl and secure with sellotape.

Fixing the balloon

Then melt 200g of milk chocolate over a pan of boiling water. Leave the melted chocolate to cool for a few minutes. Then drizzle over the balloon. Let it drip down as much as it wants to.

Homemade Chocolate Basket

This is when it starts to look like something from an Alien movie. Then put it in the fridge to set for about an hour. 
Repeat this again with 200g of white chocolate.

Pouring the chocolate on

Put the balloon back in the fridge for and hour in between each layer. 
I then did one more layer each of 100g milk and 100g white chocolate, getting a bit more adventurous with the patterns. As usual I made a complete mess doing this.

Making the Chocolate Basket

Then put a big dollop of melted chocolate on a board (using the left over 100g). Carefully take the sellotape off the bowl, turn the balloon upside down and plonk it in the melted blob of chocolate. Hold it for a few seconds just to let it settle. Then pop in the fridge for an hour.

Chocolate basket

So far so good! Then comes the scary part, time to pop the balloon.

Popping the balloon

Et Voila….

Chocolate Basket filled with Easter Eggs

If your feeling really brave you could even fill the basket with homemade Easter eggs. 

Easter Chocolate Basket & Picnic
Easter picnic anyone?!

Looks like chicks my only taker!

Easter Chick

Time to sit back and relax and enjoy this lovely weather we’re having today! Have a Happy Easter!





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