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Homemade marshmallow Easter eggs – just 53 calories!

WOW, hold onto your Easter bonnets ladies.

28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Eleanor Hannah has been cooking up a storm in preparation for Easter.

Eleanor says, “From my experience over the last 5 years on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, I have learnt to swap and change ingredients to make recipes a little healthier.

“I have 4 kids and they all LOVED these!”

At just 53 calories each, these homemade goodies are a far cry from the Cadbury Marshmallow Eggs that pack a whopping 92 calories and 3.5 tsp sugar into each egg.

Why not make them for your family?

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Ingredients (makes 50 whole eggs)

Marshmallow
  • 3 tbsp powdered gelatine (48g)
  • 1 cup cold water (250ml)
  • 1.5 cups hot water (375ml)
  • 1 cup honey or maple syrup (250ml)
  • Pinch of rock salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (5ml)
  • Food colouring (optional)
Chocolate coating
  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa) plus extra chocolate to stick eggs together (optional)
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted (60ml)

Method

  1. First add the gelatine and 1 cup cold water to a small bowl stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Then in a pan over low heat, add 1.5 cups hot water, the honey or maple syrup, and 1/4 tsp rock salt.
  3. Stir gently until it reaches 240C (use a candy thermometer) or the soft ball stage, then remove from heat. To test the soft ball stage, get a teaspoon and drip some mixture into a glass of cold water – the drip should form a soft ball in your fingers.
  4. If the mixture is not removed from the heat in time and the mixture gets too hot the marshmallows just wont be as fluffy and will be denser.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer with a whisk attachment to very slowly begin to break up the gelatine mix.
  7. Very slowly add the honey/syrup mix, then turn the mixer to high.
  8. Add a few drops of food colouring if desired, and the vanilla essence.
  9. Whip for 5-10 mins until the marshmallow is thick.
  10. In a baking dish filled with flour make egg shaped dips in the flour – use a spoon or an actual egg to get your egg shaped moulds ready.
  11. Fill the dips with marshmallow mixture, and then place in the fridge to set for an hour.
  12. Carefully pull them out and place into a container in the freezer until cold.
  13. When ready, gently melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water, and then add the coconut oil. Mix well.
  14. Dip the egg halves into the chocolate and put on a tray lined with baking paper.
  15. Once set you can join the halves together with a bit more melted chocolate, or just serve half an egg (and eat more of them!).
Recipe notes

Makes around 50 full eggs or 100 halves, depending on how big you make them.

53 calories per full egg

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27 calories per half egg

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