The brownie baked inside an eggshell is a fun little tradition we started in our family about 2 years ago. This fun alternative to the traditional Easter eggs is always a big hit, especially when you share it with people that have never heard of something like this before.
This year we wanted to surprise our youth group (we teach high school youth at a local church) with some brownies baked inside of eggshells, so between cooking, shooting a wedding, and planning a birthday party for our 2 year old son (Yes, K. turned 2 today… oh, how time flies!) we were able to bake some brownies inside of eggshells, paint them and take them to church this morning. Our youth LOVED them! Their snapchats were filled with brownies baked inside of eggshells!
If you are looking to add something new to your Easter traditions, you can follow the recipe below to make your own brownies inside of eggshells!
BROWNIE BAKED INSIDE AN EGGSHELL RECIPE
Step 1: Use a corkscrew bottle opener or a small knife to poke a small hole at the bottom of the eggs. Make sure the hole is big enough to fit the tip of a piping bag inside.
Step 2: Empty the inside of the egg (I used a wooden skewer to help get all of the egg out of the shell).
Step 3: Rinse the inside of the shells under cold water and sink them in salt water for about 30 minutes. In order for the eggshells to sink they need to be filled with salt water.
Step 4: Rinse the shells and let them dry.
Step 5: Pour about 1 teaspoon of oil inside the eggshell using a small funnel and shake it until the inside is completely covered. Drain the excess oil.
Step 6: Prepare the brownie mix following the instructions on the box.
Step 7: Fill the eggs half way, place them in a brownie pan and bake them for 20 min at 350F. Make sure not to overfill the eggs with batter because the cake might overflow during cooking.
And that’s it! Super easy, right?! Some people like to make these for Easter or April Fool’s Day.