Happy Sunday! This week the lovely Carla of Chocolate Moosey is hosting our Easter/Passover themed #SundaySupper. If you’re looking for a recipe to celebrate with family and friends, we’ve got it covered.
When I think of Easter treats, chocolate instantly enters my thoughts. Whether it be in the form of hollow chocolate bunnies, peanut butter eggs, pastel candy-coated morsels, or those ubiquitous Cadbury eggs, chocolate is definitely a prominent theme during the Easter holiday.
I miss the basket and easter egg hunting days. My mom would dress us up in little sailor outfits (this I don’t miss, so much) and take us to our grandparents house for yummy food and Easter egg hunts. My Mom-mom had the best Easter egg hunts. She would fill all of the brightly colored plastic eggs with the best chocolates and money. We would grab our baskets and run around the yard collecting as many brightly colored eggs as we could, each of us trying to out do the other. I remember shaking the eggs to see if I was lucky enough to get one with money. If they jangled, they were filled with quarters. If you were really lucky, you would shake a few silient eggs. They were the eggs filled with dollar bills– jackpot!
There was one Easter in particular that I remember very well. It was the Easter my brother and I found a very special gift in each of our baskets. The “Easter Bunny” brought my brother a hollow chocolate molded airplane, and I received a hollow chocolate molded computer equipped with a mouse and keyboard. It was the coolest gift ever, which is probably why I remember that Easter so well. Then there was the time my mom and dad bought my brother and I a real, live white bunny. We named him Thumper, and he lived outside in a bunny castle crafted by my father.
I decided to make chocolate covered Nutella eggs for this week’s #SundaySupper.
These eggs are so smooth and creamy inside. They literally melt in your mouth as soon as the chocolate center comes in contact with your tongue. They remind me of a truffle, only buttery.
These are a bit tedious to make since the Nutella filling has to stay cold in order to make it easier to handle, but they’re totally worth the work.
I topped half of the eggs with festive Easter sprinkles and the other half with toasted hazelnuts. They’re the perfect Easter treat.
Check out the other Easter/Passover recipes:
- How To Color Easter Eggs Naturally from Shockingly Delicious
Breakfast, Breads, and Buns
- Bunny Rabbit Bread from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Easter Brunch Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal from In The Kitchen With KP
- Fresh Blueberries Hot Cross Buns from My Cute Bride
- Jamaican Easter Spice Bun from The Lovely Pantry
- Paska – Ukranian Easter Bread from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Portuguese Easter Bread | Folar de Pascoa from Family Foodie
- Resurrection Rolls from Neighbor Food
Appetizers and Sides
- Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini from Daily Dish Recipes
- French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise) from Simply Gourmet
- Lemon Glazed Carrots from Curious Cuisiniere
- Not So Deviled Eggs from Country Girl in the Village
- Orange Raisin Couscous from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Potato and Leek Gratin from Webicurean
- Spinach Spaetzle (Spinat Spaetzle) from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham from The Meltaways
- Sicilian “Enchiladas” from The Cooking Actress
- Alebele – Goan Coconut filled Pancake from Masala Herb
- Bunny-Approved Baked Easter Doughnuts from The Weekend Gourmet
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Chocolate Moosey
- Carrots in Dirt from The Urban Mrs
- Coconut and M&M’s Cookie from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream from Juanita’s Cocina
- Coconut Cupcakes from Magnolia Days
- Cream Cheese Candies from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Easter Egg Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Easter Simnel Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Exotic Walnut Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Honey Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier Mixed Berries from Gourmet Drizzles
- Japanese Easter Petit Fours and Flowers from Ninja Baking
- Nutella Easter Egg Candy from The Messy Baker
- Old-Fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Painted Sugar Cookies from Ruffles and Truffles
- Strawberry Bundt Cake from Basic N Delicious
- Apple and Cranberry Charoset from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Flourless Chocolate Torte from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Moroccan Haroset from MarocMama
- Pavlova with Red Berries, Lime and Hibiscus from YinMom YangMom
Wine Pairing Recommendations for #SundaySupper Religious Feasts from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, March 24 to talk all about Easter and Passover recipes! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.
- 1 cup Nutella
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room-temperature
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbs. shortening
- ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup colorful sprinkles
- In a large bowl, add nutella, butter, and cream cheese. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients together until smooth.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Cover the mixture and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Using a 1-inch scoop, scoop the nutella mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Roll the balls in the palm of your hands until smooth. Press gently on the balls to flatten slightly. Place back in the freezer for another 15 minutes.
- Shape the balls into eggs. I had to place the cookie sheet back in the freezer twice to allow the balls to firm up in between shaping. When you’re finished shaping the balls, place the cookie sheet back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- While the eggs are firming up, melt the chocolate. In a double boiler, or heat-proof bowl over simmering water (do not allow the bowl to touch the water), add the chocolate and shortening. Melt, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is smooth.
- Dip the eggs into the chocolate, one at a time, and flip with a fork to coat. Remove it from the chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off before placing the egg onto a clean wax-covered cookie sheet. Top with colored sprinkles or toasted chopped hazelnuts. Repeat until all of the eggs are finished. Place the eggs back in the freezer if necessary to firm up between dippings.
- Allow the eggs to firm up and chocolate to set before placing in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.