Chocolate Nests with Sea Salt Caramel Eggs

Barocco Choco

Vegan sweet treat

Make these adorable mini salted caramel eggs in their little chocolate nests for Easter. A mini Easter egg mould is required.

  1. Chocolate Nests:
  2. 1 bar Barocco Choco Dark Chocolate
  3. 125g desiccated coconut
  4. Sea Salt Caramel Eggs:
  5. 2 Bars Barocco Choco Dark Chocolate
  6. 10 Medjool dates
  7. 2tsp vanilla extract
  8. 10tbsp water
  9. 2tbsp + 1tsp coconut oil
  10. A large pinch of sea salt

Makes 10 – 12 Chocolate Nests and 36 Mini Eggs.

You will need a mini Easter egg mould to make these.

 

Chocolate Nests:

  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Stir in the desiccated coconut.
  • Place 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture in a greased cupcake tin and mould into a cupcake shape. Put in the freezer for 5 minutes to set.

Mini Eggs:

  • Melt the chocolate with 1tsp of coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Using a pastry brush, brush the Easter egg mould with a layer of chocolate then tap down on the work surface to get rid of any air bubbles. Set aside and let cool. You should have just under half the melted chocolate left in the bowl.
  • Make the Sea Salt Caramel – Put the dates, vanilla, 2tbsp coconut oil, water and sea salt in a processor and cream until smooth and caramel-like. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate has set in the moulds, spoon the sea salt caramel inside them, making sure not to overfill.
  • Re-melt the chocolate in the pan and cover the moulds with a layer of chocolate and smooth with a pallet knife. Leave to set until completely hard.
  • Pop out of their moulds by tapping them on a work surface or pushing them out and arrange in the chocolate nests.

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