Why not exchange the plastic wrapped chocolate eggs from the store for a homemade version ? All it takes is a few good ingredients to make a delicious (and addicting) treat, containing less (and no refined) sugar, no additives, and lets you be creative by adding your own twist on top.
One of the main differences between organic and conventional chocolate is that organic chocolate is created using cocoa beans which have not been treated with synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. And chocolate is sadly a product in which these are widely used. So, another good reason to make your own chokolate treats is the possibility for you to choose and support ingredients from a sustainable organic production.
Make homemade marzipan in minutes with the following ingredients:
200g almond flour (almond flour from the store or make your own from raw almonds in a food-processor)
2 tablespoon pure maple sirup
A few drops (max one teaspoon) ‘almond essence’ if desired (optional)
A pinch of pure vanilla powder (optional)
Egg white from one egg (add gradually until the marzipan sticks together without being too wet).
One plate of organic chocolate (100-150 g.)
Topping; nuts, dried berries or you name it!
It is easy to kneed all ingredients together with the hands, gradually adding egg-white until the marcipan sticks together without being too wet. Roll the dough into a ball, cover and leave to rest cold for an hour or so. Hereafter you can roll teaspoon sized heaps of marzipan into small balls / egg shapes by hand.
Choose a possible topping for the chocolate eggs; nuts, dried berries, raw licorice or what you like and chop finely. A tablespoon will get you a long way here..
Melt one plate of (preferably organic) chocolate of your choice in a bowl over water in a pot, low heat. Dip each marzipan egg in melted chocolate and place them on a glazed tray or baking tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle each egg with finely chopped nuts etc. before the chocolate hardens, or leave as is.
Place the tray in the fridge for about an hour before indulging.