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DIY Easter Surprise Eggs are easier than you think

This DIY Easter Surprise Eggs recipe is a new Easter favourite. In fact, I might be make them 123,045 times before this easter.

My little one LOVES surprise eggs. Like is seriously-obsessed-to-the-point-that-it-drives-me-crazy obsessed. But I can’t bear to have any more little plastic toys filling up our home, and she really shouldn’t be chowing down on full size big-kid eggs.

So I decided to try and make some at home.

Turns out, they are actually very easy. These ones are quite small. If you buy the same mold,  you might be able to fit a goldfish in there – or some other tiny treats like a couple of Cheerios, or some mini M&Ms like we used.

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DIY Easter Surprise Eggs


Easter egg mold

Candy melts

filling (I used mini M&Ms)

microwave safe dish

frying pan




Have everything ready at the start. The candy melts firm up quickly so you don’t want to be digging for tools or filling.

Place the candy melts in the microwave safe container.

At 70% power, microwave candy melts in 30 sec increments, stirring in between, until melted.

Gently spoon into egg mold until mold is about 1/3 full, one egg at a time.

Spread the candy to make sure it covers the whole egg half, right up to the rim.

Move to the next egg.

Once the mold is full, place in the fridge for about 10-15 min (until hardened).

Take them out and pop the eggs out of the mold.

You need to work quickly during this part:

Warm the frying pan on the stove over med heat.

Very gently place the egg into the frying pan, rim down.

As soon as it starts to melt (3-10 sec), use the lifter to take it out and place round side down (rim side up) and insert filling.

Place the next egg into the pan (again rim side down). Once the rim gets a little melty, remove the egg and place over the filled egg to seal it up.


And voila!

Prepare to achieve hero status with all the surprise egg fans in your life.

Easter Roundup #CANrecipes

This week I’m excited to be getting together with other Canadian bloggers to bring to you delicious Easter favourites. You can find the recipes listed here or look for them on social media under the hashtag #CANRecipe. 

From the top:

Easter Eggs from Mommydo.com
Whole Roasted Cauliflower from Maple and Marigold
Gluten Free Carrot Cake from The Inspired Home
Dairy-free Sugar Cookies from Allergy Girl Eats
Ontario Lamb Dinner from Off The Porch