Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For Two

Easter Tradition – Chocolate Mousse Egg for Two

  As much as I love all the ‘cutesy’ Easter baking going on, I decided to attempt an Easter treat with more of an ‘adult’ appeal.

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoWARNING!!!!  Do not, I repeat DO NOT try to make  these chocolate shells with ‘water bomb’ balloons!!  I learned the hard way! I innocently thought, “I know I have water ballons in the closet somewhere,…they are the perfect size!  Yay!  This will save me a trip to the store.” 5 exploded water bombs later,  a kitchen splattered in chocolate, and 3 changed shirts {yes I attempted it multiple times,..I’m a dork} I finally discovered it was the ‘BOMB’ part in water bomb that wasn’t working for me. {Ha Ha. Laugh it up}. 😉 Do yourself a favor,…get small, normal party balloons to try this.  They work flawlessly.

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoPrepare melted chocolate (chocolate melting discs work best). Simply dip the balloon half way.  To make full chocolate eggs,…tape down the top end of a similar sized balloon and dip the top end.  Place on wax paper and let chocolate harden.  I stuck them in the fridge to speed things up.  These were super fun to make {once I got the right blasted balloons}!  Enlist the help of your sweetie and make them together as a part of your Easter Tradition!
Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoOnce the chocolate has cooled, pop the balloon near the top.  Gently remove the balloon from the chocolate shell…

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoChocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoIsn’t it pretty?  The options are endless for what you could fill the chocolate egg with.  Fresh Fruit?  Baked Treats?

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoI filled my chocolate eggs with a decadent chocolate mousse found on ‘Sprinkle Bakes‘…

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoA little powdered sugar on top…

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For TwoAnd a few more calories aren’t going to make that big of difference. Go ahead and add some whipped cream and a little more chocolate…Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For Two

Heavenly.  Impressive.  Easy.

This is an Easter Tradition that will definitely be repeated yearly in our home.  Possibly even monthly?! ;)

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg For Two

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg

Chocolate Mousse Easter Egg



  1. Prepare melted chocolate (chocolate melting discs work best). Simply dip the balloon half way. To make full chocolate eggs,…tape down the top end of a similar sized balloon and dip the top end. Place on wax paper and let chocolate harden. I stuck them in the fridge to speed things up. These were super fun to make {once I got the right blasted balloons}! Enlist the help of your sweetie and make them together as a part of your Easter Tradition!
  2. Once the chocolate has cooled, pop the balloon near the top. Gently remove the balloon from the chocolate shell…
  3. The options are endless for what you could fill the chocolate egg with. Fresh Fruit? Baked Treats?
  4. I filled my chocolate eggs with a decadent chocolate mousse found on ‘Sprinkle Bakes‘…

    1. March 31st, 2010 at 3:03 am
      Lynn says:
      Cute! My mother actually told me about this idea once! But instead of using it for Easter, she sat the dipped chocolate balloon on a melting chocolate piece for a base, put some chocolate in a plastic bag, cut the corner off and on wax paper, drew out some handles with the chocolate. Then she attached the handles with a little melted chocolate, filled it up with chocolate mousse and whip cream and Ta-Da! You've got yourself a litle chocolate cup of (hot) cocoa. Very fun to make and so cute to look at!
    2. March 31st, 2010 at 6:53 am
      Liz@HoosierHomemade says:
      Wow! I'm rolling on the floor! You & I should have been together yesterday when I was fighting with the chocolate eggs!LOL
      Anyway...they are brilliant! And yes, I think we should make the Spring Hop a tradition! Heck, maybe we should do one in the Fall and Christmas too! What do ya think? You in? :-)
      Thanks so much for sharing these!
    3. March 31st, 2010 at 6:57 am
      Jess says:
      That is freakin" adorable. I tried making choc cups with cupcake wrappers years ago BK (Before Kids). What a mess. I will have to try this.
      Thanks again for all the great ideas. As well as keepin' it real.
    4. March 31st, 2010 at 7:55 am
      Lacie E says:
      Oh my gosh i love it (i'm sure you get sick of hearing how fab you guys are right) lol this really is amazing
    5. March 31st, 2010 at 8:04 am
      Tiffany says:
      These look so good!! I want to try to make these, but I am not known to be the best cook. Does anyone have any advice on what Chocolate to use for the shell?
      • March 31st, 2010 at 10:42 am
        Shelley says:
        I use the wilton chocolate melting discs. You can also try the big chunks of chocolate found in the bulk section (if you have a winco). Melt for 30 sec,..then stir,...30 seconds,...then stir....REPEAT until the right consistency.
        • March 31st, 2010 at 11:39 am
          Tiffany says:
          Thank you!!
    6. March 31st, 2010 at 8:24 am
      Jennifer Orme says:
      You are amazing Shelley! Thanks for the incredible ideas!
    7. March 31st, 2010 at 8:48 am
      Shanyn says:
      Love this! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am for sure doing this! So awesome! Thank you!
    8. March 31st, 2010 at 8:53 am
      Heather says:
      I love this idea!! I'm going to try this IMMEDIATELY! : )
    9. March 31st, 2010 at 9:38 am
      Jen says:
      Shell, you left out the part about two toddler shirts being cut ;) Sorry, I just had to tease you! They look delicious!
      • March 31st, 2010 at 10:40 am
        Shelley says:
        Ha seriously!! Ill add it here,....I was watching my little boy and his friend,....well more like NOT watching them. During this 'mess' these two little boys found scissors and decided to cut each others shirts open!! I'm was so neglecting my motherhood duties (obviously)! ;)
    10. March 31st, 2010 at 9:51 am
      Liz J says:
      very cute.
    11. March 31st, 2010 at 10:38 am
      Kat says:
      This sounds like my valentine's last year! I made these and filled them with fresh strawberries. Everything was going fine until the chocolate became to hot and my balloons began to pop!! Yes, I too, did it a few more times to figure out what was going on. :) It is amazing how far chocolate splatter can go. :)
    12. March 31st, 2010 at 10:52 am
      shelly (cookies and cups) says:
      Those are so awesome! Want to come over and make some for me?!?! :)
    13. March 31st, 2010 at 11:26 am
      Diane {} says:
      I'm so glad you kept trying! They look so delicious :) Great job!!!
    14. March 31st, 2010 at 11:47 am
      Summer says:
      wow - these are amazing! love taking a 'simple' treat and turning it 'gourmet' with ease! ingenious!
    15. March 31st, 2010 at 12:38 pm
      Misty says:
      So super cute!!! What a fun idea!
    16. March 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm
      Julie @ Practically Spent says:
      Oooo ~ I would have been soooooo mad about your beginning disasters, but since it wasn't my kitchen, I couldn't help but chuckle in hindsight. Thanks for takin' one for the team. They're awesome.
    17. March 31st, 2010 at 4:13 pm
      SteviKay White says:
      MMMMM Looks good thaks for the idea..
    18. March 31st, 2010 at 6:01 pm
      Penny says:
      Mmmm....they look delicious! You are so creative. I'll have to give it a try!
    19. March 31st, 2010 at 7:13 pm
      Angela says:
      oh my, these are amazing! What a great idea.
    20. April 1st, 2010 at 1:22 pm
      kelley clayton says:
      Mercy...that looks awesome! Almost too good to eat...almost =)
    21. April 1st, 2010 at 2:21 pm
      ALyssa says:
      This sounds like a fantastic idea. Does anyone know if there are latex allergies in the family is the chocolate going to be safe to eat after teh balloon has been removed?
      • March 23rd, 2012 at 7:33 pm
        Chrissy says:
        My daughter has HUGE latex allergies, so we don't do latex balloons to do this for sure! We use a plastic large egg to do this. I tape a straw to the inside bottom of it, to put it in the chocolate, and, as soon as it's done cooling, it pops right off ;) They also make metal egg tins that you can do it with as well ;) It really is awesome, my kiddos LOVE doing these!
    22. April 1st, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      Raina (The Garden of Yum) says:
      Those look really super! My family love mousse. What a wonderful presentation.
    23. April 2nd, 2010 at 6:34 am
      bridget {bake at 350} says:
      Oh my gosh!!! These are incredible!!!
    24. April 2nd, 2010 at 6:45 am
      TidyMom says:
      OMG those are GREAT Shelley!! but I had to laugh at your multiple chocolate explosions! LOL........I would love for you to link this up at my I'm Lovin' Party!!

      Have a HAPPY Easter!!♥
    25. April 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 am
      TidyMom says:
      Thanks for linking up!! I'll stumble this too!!
    26. April 2nd, 2010 at 9:40 am
      Marsha says:
      YUM!!! I am so glad you gave the water bomb warning. I have a ton of those around the house and would've tried it this afternoon. Yikes! Like I don't already have enough to clean up around here.
    27. April 2nd, 2010 at 6:08 pm
      Sarah Marie says:
      I will DEFINITELY be trying this! So cool ... I had to repost it on my blog! Thanks for sharing. It's a sure way to impress. Happy Easter and happy I found your blog!
    28. April 2nd, 2010 at 10:00 pm
      Nicky Hurt says:
      I love it! I'll bet they'll go great at a bake sale, too!
    29. April 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 pm
      Julie says:
      OK I have to say those are amazing! As I sit here cruising the web while babysitting my sleeping granddaughter... I am truly impressed! Looks like a lot of work but well worth it!!!
      Happy Easter!
    30. April 3rd, 2010 at 12:53 pm
      Jen says:
      My husband LOVES chocolate mousse! I'll have to try and make this for him!
    31. April 3rd, 2010 at 7:34 pm
      Erin says:
      I used white chocolate and am going to fill them with strawberries, cut up pound cake and whipped cream! YUM! I am so excited! Thanks for the great idea!
    32. April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 am
      Sue says:
      I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! Thanks for sharing and working out all the kinks for all of us! :)
    33. April 5th, 2010 at 9:06 pm
      Sarah Marie says:
      I tried these and all I could think of was ... "HOW DOES SHE" make it look so simple! hahaha! I will have to try again with the chocolate discs like you suggested in an earlier comment. Chocolate chips didn't quite melt properly for me or "stick" to the balloon! It was also 2am Easter morning when I tried, might not have been a good idea :-) I'll try again though!
    34. April 6th, 2010 at 8:44 am
      Ciaochowlinda says:
      These are gorgeous for Easter, for a dinner party - for anything where you want to make a spectacular statement.
    35. April 14th, 2010 at 10:44 am
      Natasha says:
      I made these and filled them with the Jello brand No-Bake cheesecake, with a couple of cherries from cherry pie filling on top. They were wonderful and everyone was amazed with them. Then I had to tell them how easy they really were. Oh Well!
    36. August 10th, 2010 at 7:46 am
      Victoria says:
      These are adorable! I attempted to make them last evening, but when I went to peel away the balloon from the chocolate, the chocolate stuck to the balloon and the shell cracked!! Am I using the wrong chocolate? Is there some secret non-stick spray that I should coat the balloon with before dipping in the chocolate?
      • August 12th, 2010 at 5:58 pm
        Shelley says:
        Oh No! I didn't seem to have that problem. I'd think that non stick spray would help. Maybe try another go around with a different brand of balloons? Let me know how it goes. :)
    37. March 28th, 2011 at 9:18 pm
      Tracey Marzich says:
      I was searching for an elegant way to make Buckeyes and came across this post and your website! I'm addicted to dipping chocolate (because there is more left over to eat than what I produce)??? How do you girls stay so thin?
    38. April 6th, 2011 at 11:34 am
      Amber says:
      I actually did the water bomb ballons like this last fall with a pumpkin mousse in them. They worked fine for me but I think the trik was to melt your chocolate without getting it too hot. It was fun and very yummy. I'm looking forward to trying it with the Chocolate Mousse! Thanks for all the fun ideas!!
    39. April 7th, 2011 at 7:19 pm
      Jenny says:
      It is hard to tell by the pics, how big are these eggs?
    40. April 11th, 2011 at 1:32 pm
      bree says:
      Hello! I'm wondering if you have another mousse recipe without coffee and rum that you love? That looks AMAZING!
      Thanks for sharing!
    41. April 13th, 2011 at 8:23 am
      Deb says:
      Shelley, thank you for providing this great recipe! It will be our newest tradition for Easter.....always looking for ways to improve and wow my family. Have a Blessed Easter! Deb
    42. April 19th, 2011 at 4:20 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I am featuring this idea tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!!!
    43. April 20th, 2011 at 5:28 pm
      Noel says:
      These are absolutely fabulous - and will be duplicated in my home! And thanks for the heads up on the water balloons ... I know that is what I would have dug out of my cabinets.
    44. April 21st, 2011 at 8:42 am
      Something Swanky says:
      Love these! And such great pictures!! I'm featuring this post on my blog today, Feel free to grab a featured button!
    45. April 21st, 2011 at 3:39 pm
      Liz Hurd says:
      let the chocolate cool for a bit, I had it covered in chocolate and it exploded everywhere... it took a while to clean up, but was super worth it at the end when the others turned out.
    46. April 27th, 2011 at 11:23 pm
      TwinMaMa says:
      I made these for our Easter brunch. Everyone was really impressed. I used two bags of white chocolate discs and dyed them with gel food coloring. I had some pink, some blue and some purple. They looked like cute little Easter eggs sitting on the platter. I filled them with 4 different kinds of berries and topped with whipped cream. They were delicious! Would definitely do these again.

      The pumpkin mouse that someone else mentioned sounds yummy.
    47. February 26th, 2012 at 7:18 am
      Mary says:
      This is a very cute idea but I have to ask. Is there any residual "balloon latex" taste in the chocolate? I also wonder if you serve this and a person had a latex allergy if there would be a problem. Let me know what you think, thanks.
      • February 27th, 2012 at 11:36 am
        Shelley says:
        There was no balloon taste, or residue at all. :) --I have no idea about the latex allergy problem though... hope that helps. :)
    48. February 29th, 2012 at 5:02 am
      Meki says:
      Wow! Perfect perfect perfect :)
    49. March 19th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
      ScrapBazaar says:
      That is SO perfect. Thank you so much, my kids (and me) will love to try these.
    50. March 20th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
      darlene says:
      Can't wait to try this!! Maybe it will be our new tradition!
    51. March 20th, 2012 at 7:54 pm
      mheanne ojeda says:
      i will definitely try this for a different Easter treat! i love chocolates and i love having Easter eggs! this post can make the two combined!!!thanks so much.
    52. March 22nd, 2012 at 1:24 pm
      Mandie Metier says:
      I once had mouse in a chocolate shell at a fancy restaurant and always wondered how they made the shell. Thanks for all the awesome tricks you share!
    53. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm
      Oopsey Daisy says:
      YUM! That mousse looks incredible!! I think I need some of these for my Easter! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
    54. March 24th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
      Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says:
      WOW so awesome! What a great idea. Perfect for Easter :)
    55. March 30th, 2012 at 2:07 am
      Amelia says:
      Hi, this is so cute and pretty. I might try it out and if it turn out I'll post in my blog.

      Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. *Hugs*
    56. April 7th, 2012 at 10:38 am
      Mary says:
      Hi, I'm planning on making these this afternoon and was wondering how much the mousse recipe makes? I am going to make 14-16 eggs, do you think that there would be enough mousse to fill all of those?
      Thank you!

      P.S. They look amazing! I'm so excited to get started.
      • April 7th, 2012 at 11:35 am
        Shelley says:
        It's been a while since I made the mousse. I kind of don't think that recipe will be enough for 14-16 eggs. Another option is to buy a mousse mix (there are some delicious ones in the pudding aisle). I'm sure there is serving sizes on the box. Good Luck! I hope everyone loves them! :)
    57. April 7th, 2012 at 11:01 am
      Sara says:
      I LOVED this idea so much I decided to make them this weekend for Easter! But....I'm just wondering about something....

      Will the eggs break once people are trying to eat the mousse from them!?!? They seemed so fragile when I was removing the balloons....which left empty holes in the bottom which I filled with melted chocolate from a piping bag. So I know the bottoms are stable but what about the sides???

      I've made the shells so far but haven't added the mousse as the unveiling isn't until tomorrow nights dinner ;)
      • April 7th, 2012 at 11:33 am
        Shelley says:
        Gosh, it's been a while since I made these, but if I remember correctly, the bowls were fairly sturdy. Of course the will break with a spoon if you want to eat bowl. That's part of the fun. :)
    58. April 14th, 2014 at 10:21 am
      Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends says:
      This is such a great idea, and your eggs turned out so cute! I featured this recipe in our Feature Friday post for 20 'Egg'stra Special Easter Desserts! Here is the link: I hope we can work together again soon!
    59. April 19th, 2014 at 6:38 am
      Maryam says:
      i tried this chocolate eggs, but the the balloons didnt come out of the chocolate also the chocolate was so thick. would you please clarify how you malt the the chocolate and thank you. :D
      • April 24th, 2014 at 12:02 pm
        Shelley says:
        Of course! :) Make sure you are using melting chocolate (not any other kind) and that it doesn't get too warm. It should come right off, but if you are still having problems, add a little coconut oil to your chocolate mixture. Hope that helps!
    60. November 11th, 2014 at 6:49 pm
      Nick Peter says:
      Ohhh ... Really its awesome Idea. Its Eco Friendly too. No waste is left behind. Thanks I will surly try this on Christmas for my family.
    61. December 12th, 2014 at 12:48 pm
      Lori says:
      I had tried this a long time ago with great success. I didn't really remember what type of balloon I had used before but this time I used the water balloons. When I went to pop the balloons and peel them away, all of it came off except the bottom. I put them back in the fridge with hope that would help, but no success. I was just getting ready to start all over again when I thought about putting them in the freezer for a few minutes. Success!!! The little bit of balloon left in the bottom peeled right out!
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