How to Make a Candy Easter Basket

Make this all-edible Easter basket from chocolate-covered wafers.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

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5 crisp wafer chocolate bars
3 ounces chocolate
edible Easter grass
jelly beans or other small Easter candy
licorice twist
2 ounces modeling chocolate or chocolate fondant

Yield: one basket

Melt Chocolate

Unwrap the candy bars and set aside. Melt the 3 ounces of chocolate at 30 second intervals in the microwave until it can be stirred smoothly, or warm on low heat in a small saucepan. Transfer the chocolate to a piping bag with the tip snipped. 

Build Basket

Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a work surface. Place a chocolate bar ridge side up on the paper. Pipe the chocolate around the edges of the candy bar. Place two candy bars, ridge side out along the long edges of the candy bar. Hold until the pieces stand on their own, or use soup cans to hold them upright. Pipe chocolate on the ends of each standing chocolate bar, and cap each end with two more chocolate bars to create a basket. Let stand until set.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Fill Basket

Fill the basket with edible Easter grass, and top with your favorite candies.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Create Handle

Roll the piece of modeling chocolate or fondant into a long flat piece about 1/4" thick. Wrap the licorice twist in the chocolate, and bend into a handle shape. Affix to the candy basket with more melted chocolate. 

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