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DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs Recipe

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to fill Easter baskets this year, these DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs are perfect. They take a little time, but they’re so worth it.

Make this the best holiday yet with inspiration from these other Easter posts.

Four homemade smash eggs, surround by candy, and the words "DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs" digitally written on top.

Smash eggs have become really popular in the last year or so. I’m not sure if they went viral on social media or if people just needed something to resolve a little aggression after the recent state of the word. But either way, they’re a big hit (literally and figuratively).

Basically, smash eggs are a chocolate egg-shaped piñata. You hit the chocolate egg with a wooden mallet and it cracks, revealing treats that flow over the table.

They’re inexpensive if you need to buy one, but once you start needing a few of them, the cost really adds up. I needed six this year and just didn’t want to pay that much for them. So I decided to make my own.

Smash eggs take a while to make, but it’s so, so worth it.

We also made the wooden mallets to go with them, but you could just purchase a pack of those online. Either way, don’t forget them. Your gift recipient needs them in order to smash the chocolate eggs.

Candy Melts in a bowl with the words "Tips For Using Candy Melts" digitally written on top.

You’ll need to use three colors of candy melts in this Smash Egg recipe. If you’ve never used them before, check out our Tips For Using Candy Melts before you start this recipe.

DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs Recipe

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This Smash Eggs recipe using this silicone egg mold, which comes as a set of two molds with six egg halves in each, making six full-sized smash eggs.

The recipe is enough to make those six eggs. If you’re using another mold, or making less eggs, you may need to adjust your ingredient amounts.

DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs Ingredients:

How To Make Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs:

Purple candy melts melted in a bowl.

Melt the purple candy melts according to the package.

Quick tip if you’ve never used candy melts before: Microwave them for one minute, then stir. If they’re not melted, microwave them for an additional 30 seconds, then stir again. Continue at 30 second intervals until the candy melts are completely melted.

Since you’re only using a couple for this, you should be fine after the first 30 seconds.

Another quick note: You won’t need as much purple as 15 candy melts makes. Same with the green and yellow. However, if you don’t use enough candy melts, they’ll harden very quickly because there’s not enough residual heat to keep them warm.

A silicone egg mold being painted with purple candy melts.

Use a (brand new) paint brush to paint some of the lines and dots in the silicone egg mold purple.

While you’re painting, keep in mind the lines or dots that you’re painting purple. Paint coordinating lines or dots in the second mold the sample color.

Melted green candy melts in a bowl.

Melt the green candy melts according to the package. Use the paint brush to paint some of the lines and dots in the mold green.

Green, purple, and yellow dots and lines painted in a silicone egg mold.

And, finally, melt the yellow candy melts according to the package and paint the remaining lines and dots yellow.

Melted white chocolate in a bowl.

Melt one square of the vanilla almond bark.

Melted white chocolate in a silicone egg mold.

Spoon some of the melted almond bark into three of the six cavities in the silicone egg mold. Use the back of the spoon to spread the melted almond bark over the entirety of the cavity.

Do this will the coordinating cavities in the second mold.

This Oreo chocolate bark is delicious, easy to make, and is a good gift idea if you need to make some neighbors gifts this holiday season.

Melt one square of the chocolate almond bark.

White and dark chocolate in a silicone egg mold.

Divide it between the six remaining cavities in the molds.

Put the molds in the freezer for 20 minutes.

White chocolate being poured into a silicone egg mold.

Melt one square of the vanilla almond bark. Split it between the six vanilla eggs, making sure to spread it out using the back of a spoon.

Melt one square of the chocolate almond bark. Split it between the six chocolate eggs, spreading it out with the back of the spoon.

Put the molds back in the freezer for an additional 20 minutes.

Chocolate egg halves laid on a cutting board.

Remove the molds from the freezer and the homemade chocolate eggs should pop right out.

If they don’t, that means your layers were too thin. Don’t force them out. Add a third layer of almond bark and freeze them an additional 20 minutes. You shouldn’t have to do this, but just in case.

Half a chocolate egg filled with candy.

Fill one half of the eggs with various Easter candy. You can use any candy as long as it’s not exposed chocolate. So candy-coated chocolate, marshmallows, and anything gummy will work really well. A chocolate bar chopped into pieces will not work.

Half a chocolate egg on a plate.

Heat a plate in a microwave for one minute.

Put one half of the chocolate egg on the plate for three to five seconds to slightly melt it.

A chocolate egg.

Place it on top of its coordinating half, holding until the two halves are molded together.

Store these in the fridge until you’re ready to package them.

To package them, add a bit of green paper shred, plus white paper shred for the vanilla eggs and brown paper shred for the chocolate eggs, to the bottom of a treat bag.

Carefully place one smash egg in each treat bag.

A chocolate egg and a wooden mallet.

Add a wooden mallet (you can purchase them online. We made ours and there will be a tutorial for those soon).

Tie with a piece of green tulle.

Depending on where you live, and how hot the weather is, we would recommend keeping these in the fridge until you’re ready to gift them.

Chocolate smash eggs surrounded by Easter candy.

DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs: Frequently Asked Questions

What else can you do with the silicone egg mold?

If you want to justify buying the silicone egg mold, you can also use it to make homemade peanut butter eggs. Follow this recipe, just apply it to the egg mold instead of the owl mold that’s in that post.

Can you use chocolate chips instead of almond bark?

Can you? Yes. Should you? No.

Chocolate chips don’t melt as well as almond bark does. With chocolate chips, you run the risk of the chocolate hardening too quickly (and then you can’t remelt it) or burning (because you heated it for too long).

Almond bark is very forgiving. If it hardens before you’re done with it, you can just microwave it again. And it’s very, very difficult to overheat it or burn it, so it’s easy to work with.

Plus, I personally think vanilla almond bark tastes better than white chocolate does.

If you have leftover almond bark, you can use it in the following recipes:
Chocolate Covered Pretzels 
Mint Chocolate Bark
Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cookies

Do you have to color the eggs using candy melts?

If you don’t want to, you can skip the steps of melting the candy melts and painting the eggs with them. This recipe goes a lot quicker if you omit that step.

But, the smash eggs look so much more festive if you paint them. So I don’t think it’s a step you should skip, but you might disagree.

What type of candy works best in Easter smash eggs?

Any sort of candy that has either a candy shell or is a jelly will work. Anything that has a chocolate outside won’t work.

You can use any candy you like, but we used: mini marshmallows, pastel M&M’s, mini Reese’s pieces, and Peeps hard candy.

Two breakable Easter egg Smash egg jelly beans and mnms.

Purchase Smash Eggs Online:

If you like these Easter Smash Eggs, but you just don’t want to make them, you can purchase some (like the Breakable Easter Egg Smash Eggs above) online.

Be sure to check a store’s minimum cart total to qualify for free shipping. Also, consider instore or curbside pickup to avoid shipping charges.

Two bunny-shaped Easter baskets with the words "Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers For Kids" digitally written on top.

More Easter Ideas:

If you’re getting ready for Easter, we have a few other posts that might interest you.

Yield: 6 Smash Eggs

Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to fill Easter baskets this year, these DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs are perfect. They take a little time, but they’re so worth it.

Prep Time 1 hour
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 purple candy melts
  • 15 green candy melts
  • 15 yellow candy melts
  • 2 squares (4 oz.) vanilla almond bark
  • 2 squares (4 oz.) chocolate almond bark
  • Various Easter candy

Instructions

  1. Melt the purple candy melts according to the package. Use a (brand new) paint brush to paint some of the lines and dots in the silicone egg mold purple. While you’re painting, keep in mind the lines or dots that you’re painting purple. Paint coordinating lines or dots in the second mold the sample color.
  2. Melt the green candy melts according to the package. Use the paint brush to paint some of the lines and dots in the mold green.
  3. And, finally, melt the yellow candy melts according to the package and paint the remaining lines and dots yellow.
  4. Melt one square of the vanilla almond bark. Spoon some of the melted almond bark into three of the six cavities in the silicone egg mold. Use the back of the spoon to spread the melted almond bark over the entirety of the cavity.
  5. Do this will the coordinating cavities in the second mold.
  6. Melt one square of the chocolate almond bark. Divide it between the six remaining cavities in the molds.
  7. Put the molds in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  8. Melt one square of the vanilla almond bark. Split it between the six vanilla eggs, making sure to spread it out using the back of a spoon.
  9. Melt one square of the chocolate almond bark. Split it between the six chocolate eggs, spreading it out with the back of the spoon.
  10. Put the molds back in the freezer for an additional 20 minutes.
  11. Remove the molds from the freezer and the homemade chocolate eggs should pop right out. Fill one half of the eggs with various Easter candy.
  12. Heat a plate in a microwave for one minute.
  13. Put one half of the chocolate egg on the plate for three to five seconds to slightly melt it.
  14. Place it on top of its coordinating half, holding until the two halves are molded together. Store these in the fridge until you’re ready to package them.

Notes

If the eggs don't easily pop out of the silicone mold, that means your layers were too thin. Don’t force them out. Add a third layer of almond bark and freeze them an additional 20 minutes. You shouldn’t have to do this, but just in case.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 186Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 0gSugar 29gProtein 0g

Have you tried this DIY Chocolate Easter Smash Eggs recipe yet? Let us know how it went in the comments.

Nancy

Friday 10th of June 2022

This was the funnest thing to make with my kid ! She enjoyed smashing it a lot!! Kids and breaking things you know ;)

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