Easter Eggypops!

My Eggypops still give you a great bite with a chocolate hit and come in 2 sizes

a large, 5pp/approx.200kcal one

and a

small, 3pp/approx.120kcal one.


They are made of tightly compacted rice krispies, bound together with molten marshmallow and drizzled with chocolate and sprinkles before being adorned with a cute Easter chick!

They are really fun and low cost.

They make great gifts too.


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You Will Need: (per Eggypop)


For the Large Eggypop


30g rice krispies

3 sugar free marshmallows

10g chocolate

1/2 teaspoon sugar sprinkles

1 decorative chick

1 decorative straw, lollipop stick or skewer

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For the Small Eggypop


15g rice krispies

2 sugar free marshmallows

8g chocolate

1/2 teaspoon sugar sprinkles

1 decorative chick

1 decorative straw, lollipop stick or skewer


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Weigh out the rice krispies.

(Make each eggypop individually).

I used this own brand range. This 440g bag (enough for 29 large eggs!) cost 77p.


Add the marshmallows to the bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.


Work quickly but carefully as the marshmallows are molten hot at first. Bring the rice krispies together with the marshmallow, a bit like making pastry, scooping and squeezing the mixture together. Insert your stick and continue to squeeze the mixture together. Soon you will find that it comes together and you can form it into an egg shape. Make sure that the rice krispies are tightly compacted together so they won't fall apart when you bite into the eggypop.


Once you have a pleasing shape, weigh and melt the chocolate.


Using a spoon, drizzle the eggypop with the melted chocolate. You should be able to virtually coat the small version.


There's enough chocolate to generously drizzle over the top third of the larger version. While still wet, scatter with sugar sprinkles and press a decorative chick into the chocolate.


 You could add a decorative paper case. You just need to fold it in half and make a quick snip with some scissors so that you can thread it onto the stick.

Pop in the fridge to set thoroughly.


Once set, you can pop them into cellophane bags and tie with rustic string for a gorgeous, low fat Easter alternative to a traditional chocolate egg.


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N.B.


If making these with young children please take extreme care initially as the marshmallows are extremely hot. Once the mixture has come together and started to cool, this is an ideal family activity!


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