These bad boys seem to be everywhere at the moment, certainly on my Instagram feed so I thought I would have a go at them, you know me, I love a confectionery bandwagon to jump on. I also wanted to see if I could adapt a recipe for use with the Thermomix as so far I have only used mine for Thermomix recipes but know I can use it for so much more. So call this a chocolate baptism of fire.
I must warn you now, you will get messy. So don’t try and do it like I did, during the day whilst feeling ill, and juggling work phone calls and emails. That won’t work. You need to have a clear run at it.
- 6 Creme Eggs, wrapping removed
- 6 chocolate muffins
- 60g caster sugar
- 175g butter, cut into cubes
- 4 tbs cocoa
- 60g milk
- 600g chocolate
- Place muffins in Thermomix and blitz to crumbs for 20 seconds, speed 6.
- Empty into a mixing bowl
- Pour caster sugar into Thermomix and blitz for 20 seconds on speed 10
- Insert butterfly whisk
- Add butter, milk and cocoa powder
- Mix 3 minutes on speed 3
- Scrape down sides and mix 30 seconds speed 3
- Remove butterfly whisk
- Spoon half the buttercream mix into the reserved muffin crumb and stir with a spoon
- Continue adding buttercream until it becomes a malleable dough
- Take about a spoon full and slightly flatten on palm of hand, sit a Creme egg on top and then add similar amount of dough to cover the Creme Egg. Smooth down
- Place on greaseproof paper
- Repeat until all Creme Eggs are covered
- Place in fridge to set
- Wash Thermomix bowl and dry thoroughly
- Put chocolate, broken into pieces in Thermomix and blitz for 20 seconds on speed 10. Remove ⅓rds and put to one side
- Melt remaining ⅔rds of chocolate still in Thermomix for 6 minutes at 37 degrees on speed 2
- Scrape down sides and melt for further minute if needed
- Remove eggs from fridge and cover with melted chocolate, using a pastry brush to do the sides
- Sprinkle with the reserved grated chocolate
- Return to fridge
If you dont have a Thermomix you can make them by crumbling the muffins by hand and making chocolate butter cream using your usual recipe, then melting chocolate over boiling water. Still super simple but just all takes a bit longer.
If you want to nudge it up a gear I have seen people use toasted coconut on the outside, or broken mini eggs, you could also use nuts if you wanted to.
I would suggest cutting them in half before serving, nobody could eat a whole one!