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Chocolate Mousse Filled Easter Eggs

These adorable chocolate mousse filled Easter eggs are sure to steal the show. An easy three ingredient chocolate mousse piped into the tops of hollow Easter eggs, this Easter treat minimum effort and maximum impact.

Chocolate mousse filled Easter eggs in a white egg carton.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Eggs

As someone who adores easy yet adorable recipes, these chocolate mousse-filled Easter eggs hit all the marks. When I stumbled upon a bulk bag of hollow milk chocolate eggs at Costco, I instantly knew they were destined to be filled with something delicious for our Easter celebration. And this simple mousse proved to be the perfect way to achieve that!

Chocolate Easter eggs filled with chocolate mousse and topped with mini chocolate eggs.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Mousse Easter Eggs

  • Hollow Chocolate Eggs – These are the fun part! They provide the edible vessel for the delicious chocolate mousse.
  • Milk – Used to prepare the instant chocolate pudding. Make sure it is cold!
  • Instant Chocolate Pudding – Serving as the base for the mousse, instant chocolate pudding lends its rich flavor and thick texture.
  • Whipped Topping – Light and airy whipped topping is folded into the chocolate mousse mixture, contributing to its smoothness and creamy finish.
Ingredients needs to make the chocolate mousse Easter eggs displayed on the counter.

Making the Easy Chocolate Mousse

  1. Mix the mousse – Start by whisking the milk and instant chocolate pudding in a large bowl until well combined. You’ll notice the mixture will be thick, which is exactly what we want for a stable mousse.
  2. Chill and prep – Gently fold in the whipped topping until everything is nicely incorporated. Then, pop the bowl into the fridge for about an hour to let the mousse firm up a bit.
  3. Prepare the eggs – While the mousse is chilling, it’s time to prepare the eggs. Grab a sharp knife and run it under very hot water to heat the blade. Once it’s nice and hot, dry the blade and carefully cut about half an inch off the top of each hollow egg. You can save and chop the top piece to sprinkle on the eggs. 
  4. Fill the Eggs – Now comes the fun part! Transfer the chilled mousse into a piping bag fitted with a large tip. Carefully pipe the mousse into each hollow egg, filling them to the brim
  5. Add the finishing touches – Finally, for an extra festive touch, top your chocolate mousse-filled eggs with mini eggs, chopped chocolate, or Easter sprinkles if desired. Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy these delicious treats.
Collage showing four steps to make the chocolate mousse and filled the eggs.

Variations and substitutions

White chocolate mousse – Instead of regular chocolate pudding, try using white chocolate pudding mix to make a creamy white chocolate mousse. The process remains the same, just swap out the chocolate pudding for white chocolate pudding.

Homemade whipped cream – For a fresher twist, consider using 3 cups of homemade whipped cream instead of whipped topping. Simply whip 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream mixture into the chocolate pudding as you would with the whipped topping.

Lower calorie mousse – For a lighter option, you can make a lower-calorie version of the mousse using sugar-free pudding mix, skim milk, and fat-free whipped topping.

Serve in a small bowl or glass – If you prefer not to use hollow chocolate eggs, you can serve the chocolate mousse in small glasses or bowls. For a festive touch, you can still garnish with toppings like mini eggs, chocolate shavings, or Easter sprinkles.

Six chocolate eggs filled with mousse in an egg carton on the counter.

Tips for success

  • Chill ingredients – Ensure the milk and whipped topping are well chilled before mixing them into the mousse. This helps to achieve the desired consistency and creamy texture for the mousse.
  • Use a hot blade – When cutting the hollow chocolate eggs, run a sharp knife under hot water to heat the blade. This makes it easier to cut through the chocolate and creates clean edges. To avoid cracking the egg, try cutting halfway through first, then turning it over and cutting through the rest.
  • Decorate just before serving – Wait until you are ready to serve before decorating the mousse. This prevents any risk of the decorations running color into the mousse.
  • Alternative piping method – If you don’t have a piping bag and tip, you can use a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off to pipe the mousse into the eggs. Using a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off is way easier and more precise than attempting to spoon the mousse in, guaranteeing a clean and polished final touch.
Chocolate mousse filled egg in a pink egg cup.

How to Store the Easter Chocolate Mousse Eggs

To store the chocolate mousse-filled Easter eggs, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.

The mousse should not be frozen as the mousse will separate when thawed.

Chocolate eggs filled with chocolate mousse.

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Hollow chocolate eggs filled with easy three ingredient chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Mousse Filled Easter Eggs

Impress your family and friends with these adorable chocolate mousse-filled Easter eggs. Featuring a creamy three-ingredient mousse piped into hollow chocolate shells, they are a decadent addition to any Easter gathering.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 20 hollow chocolate eggs
  • 1 cup milk chilled
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub of whipped topping, thawed

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the milk and pudding in a large bowl until well combined. The mixture will be thick.
  • Gently fold in the whipped topping until well combined. Refrigerate the mousse for an hour to allow it to firm up.
  • While the mousse is chilling prepare the eggs. Run a sharp knife under very hot water to heat the blade. Dry the blade and cut 1/2 an inch off the top of the eggs.
  • Transferred the chilled mousse to a piping bag fitted with a large tip and pipe it into the hollow eggs.
  • Top with mini eggs, chocolate savings or Easter sprinkles if desired and enjoy.

Notes

  • To store the chocolate mousse-filled Easter eggs, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.
  • The mousse should not be frozen as the mousse with separate when thawed.
  • The exact yield will depend on the size of the eggs you use. I used Jacquot Milk Chocolate Hollow Eggs.
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