This is a fun thing I do for my nephews at Easter. I hide clues/ challenges around the house that ultimately leads them to the Pinata where they smash it open to reveal their Easter present!


Ingredients (makes 1 Giant chocolate pinata)

  • 3-4 bags Chocolate melts (plus a bit extra to use for decorating)
  • Assorted lollies for decorating
  • Assorted treasures to put in the middle!
  • Spray oil

Method

  1. Lightly spray a large bowl with the oil.
  2. Melt 1 bag of the melts in the microwave in 30 second bursts until smooth and melted.
  3. Pour the chocolate into the bowl, and slowly swirl around to cover the whole inside of the bowl evenly. Keep moving it around until it starts to thicken, then place into the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes or until completely set
  4. When set, repeat steps with all bags of chocolate until you have a thick chocolate bowl.
  5. Tip upside down and using a face washer that's been soaked in hot water, rub over the bowl to release the chocolate. Once it's out, melt the extra chocolate and use it as a glue to stick on your decorations. I used easter eggs, giant freckles, sour mini worms, skittles and marshmallow rope, but you can use what ever you want to.
  6. Once decorated, carefully tip upside down and fill with lollies and small toys etc. Place some melted chocolate around the edge and place the plate you want to use on top and allow the chocolate to dry so the shell sticks to the plate. carefully turn the right way up, and you're ready to go!

Notes... Can be kept in the fridge until needed, just keep in mind, some candies like skittles etc will go a bit funny when stored in the fridge, so I usually put these on just before serving. You can fill with anything you like, lollies, small toys etc - be creative!

  • Such a great idea! Could be changed around to suit birthdays too!

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  • I am thrilled to find this recipe! I’ve been buying them already made for $30+. Now I can make my own for a fraction of the cost and fill with what I choose to suit all occasions. Thank you

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  • That looks really effective and yummy too!

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  • Very creative! An added magic for Easter. Thank you for sharing.

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  • This looks spectacular. If I put toys in them I would put them in glad wrap so the food isn’t contaminated. I found skittles were harder than Smarties or similar. Children tend to bite and chew them thinking they are soft. I don’t know if they would go soft in the fridge or not.

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  • What a clever idea – thanks for sharing.

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  • Now this is my cup of tea! I am making this for my birthday!

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  • This looks delicous I love the decoartaions great looking surprise cake thanks

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  • This looks great! Almost seems a shame to smash it open after the effort of making and decorating, lol!
    Your nephews are very lucky to have an Aunty make such a creative and fun Easter gift.

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  • Lovely, thanks!

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  • Looks amazing! Very creative. Love the little sour worms you have put on it :)

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  • What a great idea, we do one with rice bubbles in a dome. Like your one better.

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  • This is a fantastic idea you sound like an amazing Aunty.

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  • This looks very impressive and sounds fun.

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  • I’m definitely trying ths – it looks so easy.

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